FOR MOTORISTS

 

​Know before you go ... Call 511 or click the link below to view statewide work zones!

Or, download the 511 app! (Just don't use it while driving!)


See who's tweeting about work zones by searching for the #kywz hashtag, or follow us on Twitter!
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 FOR WORKERS

 

​Visit the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse online at WorkZoneSafety.org to learn about awareness week around the country, and access training webinars!

Pay tribute to fallen workers across the country by visiting the Online Work Zone Memorial:

Let others know ... Please use the #SafeWorkZones hashtag when tweeting tributes, safety tips or info about work zones.
 
 

 FOR MEDIA

 

Work Zone Awareness Week kickoff press release!

Seasonal construction list!

Or, download a Work Zone Safety Fact Sheet!

Are you a reporter and want to visit a work zone, learn about highway construction in Kentucky, or have other questions? Please email District 9's Information Officer: Allen.Blair@ky.gov

View and download photos, including photos from work zones and the March 23 Work Zone Safety press conference, from District 9's Flickr page:

​Click to email a photo that stands out!           
 

 GET INVOLVED: Stand Out for Work Zone Safety!

 

​Work zones are about more than just the crews and contractors who work there ... What happens in them impacts the lives of families, and entire communities.

You can "stand out" for our dads and moms, coaches, pastors, community leaders, and others who are in our work zones! Dress in fluourescent yellow or other bright colors, and submit a photo of support to KYTC.District9Info@Ky.Gov or post to our Facebook Page, or LEARN MORE!

All photos will be posted to our public Flickr Group -- To show the world that we should keep workers - and ourselves - safe by slowing down and reducing distractions in all work zones!

 

 Stand Out for Work Zone Safety Slideshow!

 
 
 

 Current Work Zones

 
  
Description
Bath
Work to replace more than 50 drainage pipes under KY 36 between the 1 and 8 mile markers, from Main Street at Sharpsburg to a half mile east of Powers Branch Road, is now under way.

Currently: A temporary daytime closure of KY 36 is scheduled for March 29, 8-3, at a culvert at milepoint 7.7 between KY 1325 and KY 1944 intersections. Seek alternate routes.

During construction, the roadway will be one-lane and/or restricted to local traffic each day where crews are working, and will be restricted to a 9-foot width limit. Work will take place now through summer, with a final completion date of Oct. 15. Some pipe replacements will require temporary closures and detours.

Motorists should watch message boards for details. Trucks larger than 9 feet wide should reroute using US 60 or KY 11 and other connecting state routes. A detour will not be posted.
Carter
US 60 @ Stinson Road near Grayson, milepoint 26.1, construction until May 1, 2017:

-- Bridge replacement project has traffic shifted onto a diversionary route that will bypass the adjacent construction site just west of the old fairgrounds. Motorists should reduce speeds and heed curve warning signs while approaching the area.
Lewis
All traffic on KY 8 at Garrison is detoured as the Kinniconnick bridge has been closed for replacement.

Demolition of the old bridge, excavation for new piers and other work will take place through spring. Steel beam placement and concrete work on the new bridge is set for summer and fall. The new bridge is expected to be open for traffic by Nov. 15.

During the bridge closure, KY 8 traffic should reroute using KY 1306 and KY 3311 nearby. A detour will be marked.
Mason
The AA Highway (KY 9) widening project in Mason County from US 68 north of Maysville to just north of KY 435 at Fernleaf is continuing:

-- AA Highway (KY 9) @ Maysville, milepoints 12.6-17.5, construction until May 1, 2017: Two-way traffic maintained for roadway widening, with speed limit reduced to 45 miles per hour, intermittent flagged traffic and travel lane shifts.

-- As of Dec. 7, 2016, contractors have shifted all traffic over to the most recently paved side – what will become the southbound side of the four-lane highway. All intersecting roads and intersections are open. The new traffic pattern will remain in place as construction continues throughout winter on the $18 million project to add another 5 miles of four-lane capacity to the AA Highway corridor at Maysville.
Mason
Contractors are working to widen and rebuild Maple Leaf Road (KY 1448) between US 62 and the AA Highway in Maysville:

-- KY 1448, Maple Leaf Road @ Maysville, milepoints 5.4-7, construction until early 2017: New road construction with intermittent flagged traffic and detours daily. Watch for shifting travel lanes and expect delays.

Temporary closure from 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, until Friday, Dec. 16 to connect sections of rebuilt highway throughout the area. Traffic control:

-- Motorists accessing homes/businesses on Hollan Circle and north of Hollan on Maple Leaf (US 62 end) will need to use US 62 and the north end of Maple Leaf to reach their destination.

-- Motorists accessing homes/businesses south of Hollan (AA end) will need to use the AA and the south end of Maple Leaf to reach their destination.

-- A short temporary gravel diversion will be used on the south end during this time to maintain traffic to Mefford Heights and the Maysville Nazarene Church.
Nicholas
Motorists should watch for one-lane traffic on KY 386, KY 32, KY 57 and KY 1285, with traffic controlled by temporary signals, on the following schedule:

• KY 386 (Carpenter Road) bridge over Big Rush Creek (at milepoint 4.2 about a mile east of US 68), work and traffic changes expected to start on or about Monday, Feb. 27
• KY 32 (Myers Road) bridges over Scrub Grass Creek (at milepoint 15.2 near the KY 57 Cassidy Creek Road intersection) and over Fleming Creek (at milepoint 17.2 at Pleasant Valley), work and traffic changes expected to start on or about Monday, March 6
• KY 57 (Gravel Road) bridge over Somerset Creek (at milepoint 4.2 a half mile north of the KY 1285 intersection), work and traffic changes expected to start on or about Monday, March 13
• KY 1285 (East Union Road) bridge over Somerset Creek (at milepoint 0 at the KY 57 intersection), work and traffic changes expected to start on or about Monday, March 13

Motorists should expect one-lane traffic, day and night, for up to 30 days after construction starts at each location. Delays are possible.
Rowan
Contractors are working on a $10 million highway improvement project along KY 519 @ Cave Run Lake, from KY 801 to the bottom of Clack Mountain, milepoints 2.3-6, construction through the end of 2017:

New roadway being built adjacent to highway. Watch for intermittent flagged traffic, blasting and other impacts daily. Construction will continue throughout the year. Project completion is expected by the end of 2017.
Rowan
Bridges are being painted on KY 1274 and KY 7 in Rowan and Carter counties, with temporary signals controlling traffic in both directions. Motorists should expect delays. Message boards will be used to warn travelers.

The work is part of a $1.2 million project that includes painting of the KY 1274 bridge’s steel beams, and of the steel substructure of two Carter County bridges: the KY 7 bridge over the Grayson Lake dam spillway (milepoint 3.9) and the KY 7 bridge over Clifty Creek (milepoint 1.7). Painting is expected to take place April through August, and will also reduce bridges to one lane for about a month each. Specific schedules will be announced.

The KY 7 bridge at Grayson Lake will be one lane from March 24 through March 31.
 

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Contact Information Contact Info
Department of Highways District 9
P.O. Box 347
822 Elizaville Ave
Flemingsburg, KY 41041
Toll Free: (800) 817-2551
Phone: (606) 845-2551
Hours: 8am - 4:30pm EST, M-F
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Media Contact: Allen Blair
(606) 748-3716
allen.blair@ky.gov
 

 Recent News Releases

 
  
Traffic Advisory: One-lane traffic KY 7 at Grayson Lake starts Friday, March 24
Traffic Advisory: Temporary closure March 29 of KY 36 near Reynoldsville
Garrison bridge closes March 15 for $4.4 million replacement project
Traffic Advisory: Daily closures begin March 6 on KY 36 for safety project
Traffic Advisory: Bridge upgrades mean one-lane traffic on KY 386, KY 32, KY 57, KY 1285
Bridge repair, painting starts Monday on KY 1274 bridge at Rowan-Menifee line; part of three-bridge project that includes KY 7
Replacement work starts on KY 8 bridge at Garrison
Safety improvements begin on KY 36 in Bath County
Replacement of Simon Kenton bridge ‘necklace’ lights nearly complete
Locks and dam work to affect Jesse Stuart Memorial Bridge (KY 10) traffic
Maps of Kentucky’s snow plow priority routes available online
Northeast state highway crews prepared for winter storm
Northeast state highway crews preparing for possible winter weather this weekend
Plow blades down! Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews ready for snow and ice season
Traffic Advisory: Local traffic only on Maple Leaf Road (KY 1448) in Maysville begins Wednesday
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet working to replace Russell viaduct (KY 244) bridge
Traffic Advisory: New bridge means new four-way intersection on US 23, KY 244 at Russell
Project to replace Simon Kenton bridge ‘necklace’ lights starts Nov. 14
District 9 Road Report: Work zones on I-64, AA Highway, KY 1167, elsewhere in northeast Kentucky
State highway workers compete, win trophies at national ‘Roadeo’ event