​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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​Visit the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse online at 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.



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:

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

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 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

A 5-mile highway safety improvement project on KY 3294 (Cannonsburg Road) includes not only removal of trees near the state highway, but also guardrail work, shoulder repairs, replacement of more than two dozen drainage pipes and culverts, and blacktop patching along KY 3294 from Adams Drive at Cannonsburg past the KY 538 intersection to Johnda Drive on the Catlettsburg side.

The public should expect delays with lane closures controlled by flaggers for ditching and pipe replacements. Contractors will replace pipes half at a time to avoid complete closures. However, some full road closures will be required and will be announced. Motorists should watch message boards and signs for traffic announcements.
One lane traffic on US 60 west of Ashland and temporary traffic closures at the KY 716 intersection for $3.4 million Us 60 upgrade, including removal of median, new blacktop and new turn lanes ...

All traffic on US 60 will shift to one lane beginning Friday, March 27, as contractors close the inside left lane along the entire two-mile work zone in each direction from Summit to Rose Hill.

The following traffic restrictions at the KY 716 intersection will be in effect for approximately one week, Friday, March 27, through April 5:

 -- No left turns at KY 716. Eastbound US 60 traffic (traveling toward Ashland) cannot turn left onto KY 716 at the traffic light, and must detour using KY 3292 (Roberts Drive) and KY 766 (Bob McCullough Drive). Detour will be marked. The Summit Road intersection west of the work area will not be affected.

-- Right in, right out. Westbound US 60 traffic (coming from Ashland) can turn right onto KY 716, but cannot turn left at the light. Traffic coming from KY 716 will be able to make a right turn only onto westbound US 60. Summit traffic needing access to eastbound US 60 toward Ashland must detour using KY 3292 (Roberts Drive) and KY 766 (Bob McCullough Drive). Detour will be marked. The Summit Road intersection west of the work area will not be affected.
As part of a $26.5 million road improvement project in Elliott County, five miles of KY 7 is being rebuilt from just north of KY 706 to the Elliott-Carter county line. Motorists should expect possible lane closures, lane shifts, flagged traffic and other impacts, and should be mindful of trucks or other heavy equipment entering and leaving the highway in that area throughout the winter.

Motorists should expect rough pavement on existing KY 7 in some areas, especially near Hilltop.
Motorists using the Carl Perkins Bridge (KY 8S) to cross the Ohio River at South Portsmouth should watch for traffic changes next week as workers perform a biennial inspection of the structure.

No lane closures are expected, but beginning Monday, March 23, the bridge’s roadway shoulder will be coned off where inspectors are working. Intermittent flagged traffic is possible. Heed all warning signs.
Motorists should watch for weekday lane closures along the AA Highway (KY 9 and KY 10) in northeast Kentucky this spring as contractors replace guardrail from Maysville to Greenup.

Currently, contractors are working sections of KY 10 in Greenup County between US 23 and Quincy. Due to equipment in the roadway, one lane of the highway will be closed where contractors are working. Traffic is being controlled by flaggers. Expect delays.
During initial construction, all traffic on US 62 – which was known as US 68 hill until the bypass opened – will be switched into one lane each direction with a center turn lane between the AA Highway and Moody Drive.

Beginning Monday, March 30, motorists should expect the following traffic changes to take place after morning rush hour:

-- Inbound (east) US 62 traffic heading down the hill toward downtown will transition into one lane near Kmart just prior to the AA Highway intersection. Once past the intersection, traffic will shift left onto newly-striped pavement, and remain in one lane until past Moody Drive. A center turn lane will be available for left turns, and right-turning traffic will be able to cross the work zone at designated areas when construction is not taking place.

-- Outbound (west) US 62 traffic heading away from downtown will transition into one lane prior to Moody Drive, and remain in that one lane past the AA Highway intersection. A center turn lane will be available for left turns. Right-turning traffic will not be affected.

-- On the AA Highway, left-turning traffic approaching the US 62 intersection will be limited to one left-turn lane only. The right two lanes will be for through traffic and right-turning traffic. Lanes will be marked.

Work will continue through early August. Follow or search @US62Maysville on Twitter for updated traffic changes.
Contractors are working along KY 32 north of Morehead between Park Hills and the Fleming County line. Watch for flaggers and intermittent stopped traffic each weekday during roadside and culvert construction, which will take place the next four to five weeks. Once full pavement replacement begins in late April or early May, traffic will be one lane in the area with delays likely during workdays.
Motorists should expect flagged traffic at various locations along several state highways in northeast Kentucky for installation of horizontal alignment signs as part of a safety improvement project.

Contractors are finishing work along KY 799 (Big Perry Road) in Rowan County, and will advance soon to KY 377 (Cranston Road) in both Rowan and Lewis counties. Other highways where new signage will be installed include US 60 in Rowan County, KY 7 in Carter County, KY 5 in Greenup County, and KY 3, KY 5, KY 1937 in Boyd County.

 Remember ...


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
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 Recent News Releases

Work on US 62 (old US 68 hill) begins Monday at Maysville: One-lane traffic AA to Moody Drive
Safety project brings new signs to northeast Kentucky roads
Traffic restrictions begin Friday, March 27, for state’s $3.4 million upgrade of US 60 west of Ashland
KYTC children urge drivers to be ‘work zone alert’ while their parents are at work: Work Zone Safety Week March 23-27
Stand out for work zone safety! Construction coming to northeast Kentucky highways
Work continuing on Cannonsburg Road (KY 3294) safety improvements
Work under way on $3 million upgrade to KY 32 in Park Hills area
KYTC Storm Update 7 AM March 6: Plows now working partly, mostly covered roads; slick conditions still the rule
Storm Update 5 PM Thursday, March 5: Crews continuously plowing, making headway; roads remain snow covered, travel not advised
11 AM Storm Update March 5: Crews focused on plowing, all roads covered, travel not advised
KYTC D9 Update: Crews Will Work Around the Clock on Flooding, Snow Removal; Avoid Travel
State highway crews in northeast Kentucky starting 12-hour snow plow shifts at noon today
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet eyes improving travel between Vanceburg and Morehead
Weather postpones second public meeting for KY 7 improvements in Elliott and Morgan Counties
Engineering scholarship provides career path for northeast Kentucky students
February 20: State salt truck, plow crews in northeast Kentucky mobilizing at midnight
KYTC D9 Update 6 AM, Feb. 19: Plow crews continue to work snowy roads in subzero temps, snowy roads slick
KYTC D9 Snow Response 5 PM Feb 18: Some headway made on mains, others snow covered
KYTC District 9 Snow Update 7 PM Feb 17: Main Roads Clear, Snow Cover Remains on Back Roads
Plow crews to remain on 12-hour shifts, focused on clearing main routes