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Kentucky Department of Highways District 9

Contact: Allen Blair

606.845.2551 (office)

606.748.3716 (cell)​

Traffic changes start May 4 for Russell viaduct bridge replacement project

Kenwood Drive (KY 750) access closed until further notice


FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (April 30, 2020) – Construction of the new KY 244 and replacement of the Russell viaduct in Greenup County will require a temporary closure on Kenwood Drive (KY 750) and other traffic changes:

·       Beginning Monday, May 4, contractors will close access to KY 750 at the US 23 intersection, and all traffic will be detoured to KY 207 and KY 693 (Diedrich Boulevard), or other routes, until further notice.

·       In June, blasting will require rolling road blocks, lane closures or other traffic restrictions along US 23, KY 244, and the Ironton-Russell bridge.

Construction schedules and traffic restrictions will be announced as work progresses. Signs and electronic message boards are being placed in the project area, and will be used to communicate traffic changes.

Motorists should use caution and watch for construction vehicle traffic and should be prepared for reduced speed limits throughout the KY 244 Russell viaduct replacement project, which will continue through this year and next.

During construction, access into Russell along the existing viaduct will be maintained – a key need for emergency and commercial vehicles.

To learn more about the KY 244 project, view flyover diagrams and get project updates, link to District 9's "Russell Viaduct Project" at or bookmark the web page at




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