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News Release


Kentucky Department of Highways District 9

Contact: Allen Blair

606.845.2551 (office)

606.748.3716 (cell)​

Traffic Changing on US 68 Project in Nicholas County for New KY 36 Intersection
Part of $16 million state highway rebuild


FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (Oct. 2, 2020) – Drivers using US 68 through Nicholas County should watch for additional traffic changes next week as work on the new KY 36 intersection nears completion.

In late August, contractors closed the KY 36 "traffic islands" intersection and detoured all Carlisle traffic along newly-opened US 68 travel lanes and KY 32 (Old Paris Road) so that the new KY 36 intersection could be finished and connected to the new highway.

Next week, around or after Wednesday, Oct. 14, contractors expect to fully connect and open the new KY 36 (Concrete Road) intersection. Detours will cease, and traffic flow along new US 68 from KY 1455 (Lake Road) to Millersburg will be close to its final configuration.

Motorists who use US 68 between Carlisle and Maysville or Paris and other destinations should note the following traffic patterns that will be in place Wednesday or shortly thereafter:

  • All traffic on US 68 will be using new travel lanes west of KY 1455 (Lake Road) and east of Millersburg.
  • Traffic to and from Carlisle will use the new KY 36 (Concrete Road) intersection near the old traffic islands. It will feature a new "exit" lane from eastbound US 68 to KY 36 toward Carlisle. Stop signs and new turning lanes on KY 36 coming from Carlisle will control traffic in that direction. Traffic on US 68 will move continuously through the intersection with no stops.
  • Motorists needing access to KY 32 (Heaquarters Road) or KY 1244 (Barterville Road) should use old US 68 from the new KY 36 intersection or from the new KY 32 intersection. (An access road to old US 68 near Lake Road is pending, and should be complete within several weeks.)
  • Motorists using KY 32 (Old Paris Road) will use the new intersection crossing the new US 68 travel lanes west of Lake Road. All KY 32 traffic will face a two-way stop, while US 68 traffic will be continuous.

The US 68 construction area remains a work zone. Motorists should use caution, slow down, and heed all warning and traffic signs, and watch for occasional flagged traffic.

The US 68 reconstruction project, which began in March 2018, is the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's $15.7 million effort to build a new, wider roadway between Millersburg and KY 1455 in Nicholas County and enhance safety along the highway. The project ties in with previous reconstructions of US 68 between Millersburg and Paris.



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