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BoydI-64 cable barrier work in Carter, Boyd
Motorists should watch for lane closures as work starts this month on a $3 million Interstate 64 cable median barrier project in Carter and Boyd counties - from mile marker 161 at the Tygarts Creek bridge in Olive Hill to mile marker 181 at the US 60 overpass at the Boyd County line.

Contractors expect to start construction Monday, Aug. 15, in Carter County and progress eastward to Boyd County, working in approximately two-mile sections of highway at a time.

During construction, one-lane traffic is possible with intermittent shoulder and fast lane closures inside those two-mile work zones. Motorists should watch message boards for instructions and heed warning signs. Speed limits may be reduced in work zones.
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ElliottKY 7 reconstruction in Elliott County
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, rough pavement and other impacts daily, and should be mindful of trucks or other heavy equipment entering and leaving the highway.

Contractors will be switching traffic onto new pavement near the Carter County line/Grayson lake by the week of July 11, and have already switched traffic onto newly-built portions of KY 7 at the KY 885 intersection and across the Hilltop area.

Motorists should expect to encounter lane shifts, as well as new driveway and county road entrances. In addition, traffic was previously shifted onto a new section of KY 7 in the Bruin area near what’s called tanker curve.
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GreenupUS 23 at Russell viaduct
On US 23 at Russell in Greenup County, the construction of the new Ironton-Russell bridge will create additional traffic impacts at the KY 244 (Russell viaduct) intersection:

-- Both northbound and southbound US 23 have returned to two lanes open in each direction, and traffic from both directions must stop at the new signal. (Previous continue thru lane on US 23 South has been removed.)

-- All KY 244 (Bellefonte Street) traffic is restricted to one lane near the US 23 intersection. Temporary traffic signals will control traffic flow. Expect significant delays.

-- The continuous right turn from US 23 north onto the Russell viaduct has been removed. All Russell-bound traffic will now use traffic signals.
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GreenupLane closures KY 750 in downtown Flatwoods
Paving and sidewalk ramp installation along two and a half miles of KY 750 (Lexington Avenue-Powell Lane) is taking place from US 23 to KY 1172-Seaton Avenue in downtown Flatwoods. Daily lane closures and flagged traffic is possible. Full paving operations are set to begin by Aug. 22 – watch for lane closures, and expect lengthy delays during daytime working hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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MasonAA Highway (KY 9) north of Maysville
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, with two-way traffic maintained and speed limit reduced to 45 miles per hour.

All traffic is restricted to 8-foot wide loads June through November from mile markers 12.6 to 17.5. Motorists should watch for occasional flagged traffic, construction equipment on roadways and daily blasting through September. Each blast will require all AA Highway traffic to stop for 5 to 10 minutes. No blasting will occur before 8:30 a.m. or after 3 p.m. Motorists are advised to watch signs and message boards, and obey flaggers.

KY 435 south of the AA Highway intersection has reopened and KY 435 is now closed at the AA on the north side/intersection. Motorists needing to use KY 435 to reach Minerva must detour. Likewise, southbound KY 435 motorists coming from Minerva must detour to reach the AA Highway. The suggested state highway detour route is: KY 8 through Dover using KY 1235 to connect to and from KY 435, and using KY 576 and KY 3056 to connect to and from the AA Highway, especially motorists heading east (toward Maysville) on the AA. Detour signs will be posted along this KY 435-KY 8-KY 576-KY 3056 route. Minerva area residents needing access to the AA west toward Cincinnati may also use KY 435 to reach connecting routes at Augusta.
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MasonMaple Leaf Road reconstruction
Contractors are working to widen and reconstruction Maple Lead Road (KY 1448) between US 62 and the AA Highway in Maysville.

Construction of the new roadway is now taking place alongside the existing highway throughout the project area. That work will continue through the fall and winter, advancing toward full paving operations. Maple Leaf Road motorists should expect daily traffic impacts with flaggers stopping traffic to allow equipment to cross the existing highway or to allow for culvert and pavement work. Other traffic changes to accommodate construction, such as shifting lanes onto new pavement, will be announced.

While there will be traffic impacts near the schools each week, contractors will work to eliminate or minimize traffic stoppages during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal times. Parents and other motorists are reminded to take it slow, watch for rough pavement and be ready for changing traffic conditions until construction is complete.
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RowanKY 1722 closed at Fleming-Rowan line
Contractors are rebuilding KY 1722 at the 9 mile marker where a slip has undermined surface pavement. Repairs include full excavation of the roadway, stabilization of the embankment, installation of new drainage measures, new pavement and other work – all of which requires temporary closure of the highway.
 
The road is closed at the work site. A detour has been posted, which includes using KY 111 through Hillsboro in Fleming County:
 
-        Motorists on the Fleming County side of the work site needing access to KY 1722 in Rowan County or KY 801 should take KY 111 at Grange City to KY 158 east to KY 801 south.
 
-        Motorists on the Rowan County side of the work site needing access to KY 1722 in Fleming County should take KY 801 north to KY 158 to Hillsboro, then use KY 111 to return to KY 1722 at Grange City.
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RowanKY 519 rebuild south of Morehead
Contractors have begun work on a $10 million highway improvement project along KY 519 in Rowan County that includes a new roadway, drainage and other work between KY 801 near Cave Run Lake north two miles to the bottom of Clack Mountain where it ties in with a previous improvement project.
 
Motorists should watch for occasional flagged traffic, and reduced speeds through work zones.
 
Culvert, bridge work and roadway excavation will take place through spring, with the first paving and traffic changes expected by late summer. Construction will continue throughout the year. Project completion is expected by the end of 2017.
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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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Recent News Releases
  
​Work starting on $3 million I-64 cable barrier project in Carter, Boyd counties
Traffic Advisory: Work starting on KY 750 improvements in downtown Flatwoods
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