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Kentucky Department of Highways District 9

Contact: Allen Blair

606.845.2551 (office)

606.748.3716 (cell)​

District 9 Road Report: State Highway Work Zones Sept. 19-25
Temporary lane and road closures scheduled in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Greenup, Lewis, Nicholas Rowan counties


FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2021) – Motorists should expect state highway work zones in several northeast counties in the Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 region next week, the week of Sept. 19-25:


  • KY 1325 (East Fork Road): Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 21-22, crews will replace two culvert pipes under KY 1325 just off KY 36 east of Sharpsburg. Work will begin about 7:30 a.m. each day, after school buses run, and KY 1325 will be closed to all thru traffic between the KY 36 and KY 1106 (Mount Pleasant Road) intersections, milepoint 0-0.5. The road should be reopened each afternoon in time for the buses to return. Detour through Sharpsburg using KY 11 and either KY 1106 at Bethel or KY 1325 at Sherburne.

  • Ashland bridge inspections: Beginning Monday, Sept. 20, contractors will inspect structural components of the 12th Street (green) and 13th Street (blue) bridges that carry US 23 and US 60 traffic between Kentucky and Ohio. The inspection will require daily lane closures – between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – on each bridge and on US 23 (Greenup Avenue). Lanes closed on the 13th Street bridge Monday through Thursday. Lane closures on Greenup Avenue Friday. Lane closures on the 12th Street bridge on Saturday, Sept. 25.

  • Carol Malone Boulevard (KY 7/KY 1): An ongoing widening project on KY 7-KY 1 between I-64 and US 60 in downtown Grayson has shifted all traffic into a three-lane configuration – one lane each direction with a center turn lane – during construction, which will continue through the summer of 2022. The speed limit has been reduced to 25 miles per hour.

  • US 23 paving at South Shore: Motorists should expect one-lane traffic either direction on US 23 between South Shore (mile marker 26 near King's Addition) and the downtown Portsmouth bridge (mile marker 29). One-lane traffic will remain in place day and night through the end of September. During construction, speed limits will be reduced for safety.
  • US 23 at Russell, and Kenwood Drive (KY 750) at US 23 intersection: US 23 southbound restricted to one lane, and KY 750 closed for the Russell viaduct replacement project.
  • KY 503 bridge replacement: Motorists should use caution on KY 503 just south of KY 207 near Flatwoods where traffic has been shifted to a diversionary route adjacent to the bridge.


  • KY 3310 (Oak Ridge Road) in Lewis County: Crews will close parts of KY 3310 over two days next week. On Thursday, the road will be closed at milepoint 1.4 between Toller Branch and Mud Lick roads during work hours, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., for a pipe replacement. On Friday it will be closed at milepoint 4.4 (about a half mile from the KY 989 intersection) during work hours for a pipe replacement.

  • KY 36 (Moorefield Road): Contractors are making road and safety improvements between Carlisle and KY 11 near Sharpsburg. Ditching, shoulder work, culvert extensions and replacements, guardrail enhancements, and pavement widening are ongoing. Watch for flagged traffic and lane closures in work areas.  

  • US 60 West of Morehead, Rowan and Bath County: Crews will be installing guardrail and signs along US 60 from Cherry Lane (milepoint 17.4) in Bath County through Midland to the Rowan line (milepoint 0) at Farmers and east to KY 519 (milepoint 7) near Morehead. Watch for one-lane traffic controlled by flaggers during daytime work hours between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • US 60 East of Morehead, Rowan County: Crews are installing signs and finishing up improvements along US 60 from Bramblewood Lane (milepoint 10.8) to the Rowan-Carter county line (milepoint 17). Flagged traffic possible during daytime work hours.

Motorists should also watch for crews performing daily maintenance activities such as pothole patching, ditching, mowing and other repairs on state highways in District 9's service area of Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas and Rowan counties.

Road work schedules are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Motorists are asked to heed all warning signs, slow down in work zones and remain aware of workers and construction equipment when traveling.



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