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News Release


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 May 18-25
Lane and road closures, flagged traffic, delays possible; no work Memorial Day weekend


FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (May 18, 2020) – Motorists should expect state highway work zones in several northeast counties in the Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 region this week. Then, this Memorial Day weekend, all work and lane closures will be suspended for the holiday.

Please note the following work zone locations in northeast Kentucky this week, the week of May 18:


·       I-64 mile markers 181-191 in Boyd County, left lanes in both directions closed for cable barrier installation, weekdays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Speed limit reduced, various work zones, expect delays.


·       KY 32 in Fleming County, lane closures and flagged traffic for roadway rehab and paving between Goddard and the Rowan County line (mile markers 18-28), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; speed limit 45 mph.


·       KY 1459 between Messer Road and Carter Hollow (milepoints 2.36-2.55), slide repairs beginning Tuesday, May 19. The road will remain closed day and night for about a week. During the road closure, traffic may detour using KY 1 and KY 2 through US 23 at Greenup.

·       Kenwood Drive (KY 750) at US 23 intersection in Russell closed for viaduct replacement project, until further notice. All thru traffic detoured to KY 207 and KY 693 (Diedrich Boulevard), or other routes.


·       KY 1068 (Laurel Creek) in Lewis County, work zone just west of Deep Hole Branch (milepoint 1.7), bridge replacement with adjacent creek crossing detour.


·       US 68 over Lawrence Creek in Mason County, mile marker 17, bridge repairs, traffic in narrow lanes with barrier walls, speed limit 35 mph. No wide loads or overweight vehicles. (Lane closures will remain in place during Memorial Day holiday.)

·       Davis Lane in Mason County closed over the North Fork of the Licking River, bridge replacement. Detour using KY 1237 (Bridgeport Road), KY 1234 (Mt. Carmel Road), Polecat Pike and Dixon Pike.

·       Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge (US 62) at Maysville in Mason County, bridge closed for cable repairs. Detour via US 68 and William Harsha Bridge. (Bridge remains closed during Memorial Day holiday.)

·       KY 3056 at Maysville remains closed about two tenths of a mile east of Jersey Ridge Road to stabilize a slide area, make pavement repairs. Until reopened, anticipated by late May or early June, detour via KY 8 and US 68, or other routes. (Closed during Memorial Day holiday.)


·       Ditch maintenance on KY 377 (Cranston Road) in Rowan County, one-lane traffic mile markers 5-6 in the Clear Fork Road area, weather permitting.

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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