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KYTC District 6 Road Report

Update of all current construction projects in the Northern Kentucky district

COVINGTON, KY (April 3, 2020) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 would like the public to be aware of the following conditions and/or operations that are being reported for highways in District Six.  Changes and/or additions from last report are in red. Motorists should be aware of possible delays or lane closures on the following projects:
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​Boone & Kenton Counties

I-275 Westbound (82.4 - 83.7/0 – 1.5 mile-marker)A pavement rehab project from Dixie Highway to Mineola Pike is in progress. Please slow down to merge!  Traffic has been shifted into a new traffic pattern for the first phase of work. The left lane and left shoulder are closed from Turkeyfoot Road to Mineola Pike. Traffic is using the right lane and right shoulder to move throughout the project area. Two lanes of travel will be maintained throughout the day and during peak travel times. Nighttime lane closures that reduce traffic to a single lane may occur periodically. All work is weather dependent.  For more information, visit Driving NKY Progress


I-275 (Combs-Hehl Bridge) 73 – 71 mile-markerODOT has a pavement resurfacing and bridge work project planned for I-275 that includes bridge deck overlays and rehabs of four I-275 twin bridges at Four-Mile, Sutton Road, Kellogg Ave. and the Combs-Hehl. The project requires the following restrictions: 

Friday, April 3 through Monday, April 6 - Single-lane restriction (right lane closure) on U.S. 52 (Kellogg Avenue) and the U.S. 52 westbound ramp to I-275 will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday for pavement repairs.

Sunday, April 5 through Saturday, April 11 - Various lane closures on U.S. 52 (Kellogg Avenue) at the I-275 overpasses daily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for bridge painting

Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 10 - Single-lane closure on I-275 East and West daily between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for pothole patching

The following restrictions will be in place for trucks entering Ohio from Kentucky: 

• 10’ wide 

• 75’ overall length 

• Weight restriction of 120,000 lbs. 

Motorists should be alert when entering the work zone. Lane closures are to shift traffic to the outside shoulder of west I-275 in preparation of a contraflow configuration that will begin near Sutton Road and end on the Kentucky side of the Combs-Hehl Bridge. The contraflow lane will remain in place until approximately late November. Click here for more information about this project:  ODOT - I-275 Repaving and Bridge Work Project​

​Boone County

New I-275 – Graves Road Interchange Traffic is reduce to one lane along Graves Road between I-275 and just north of Worldwide Blvd. Graves Road is permanently closed to all traffic at the I-275 bridge. A cul-de-sac will be constructed just beyond the intersection of Graves Road and Williams Road and traffic will no longer be permitted to cross over I-275. A culd-de-sac will also be built on Graves Road just south of the I-275 bridge. 

Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Weather permitting, lane closures will be in place Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will continue approximately until April. In addition, a barrier wall has been set in the shoulder of I-275 east and westbound between the existing Grave Road overpass and the Petersburg Road exit while crews work outside the travel lanes.  For more information, visit Driving NKY Progress

Boone County

I-71/I-75 southbound rest area (177 milepost) closed for a roof replacement project - The SB rest area is closed to the public. The closure will be in until project is complete.  Facilities are available in a secondary truck building on site.  Commercial truck parking will still be available.

​Boone County

KY 237 (Pleasant Valley Road)A construction project is in progress on Pleasant Valley Road between Valley View Drive and Rogers Lane. The roadway is being widened and re-aligned and includes construction of a bridge and roundabout. The project will also include a multi-use path on both sides of the road. Motorists should be aware of flaggers for lane closures throughout the project.   For more information, visit Driving NKY Progress

​Boone County

​I-75 SOUTHBOUND (MP 183.08 to 178.02)An interstate rehabilitation project is in progress on I-75 in Boone County between the Kenton County Line (MP 183.08) just north of the Turfway Road interchange and Mt. Zion Road (MP 178.02). The project will consist of an asphalt pavement rehabilitation/resurfacing and the addition of auxiliary lanes on I-75 in both directions from KY 536 (Mt. Zion Road) to US 42. The speed limit will be reduced by 10 MPH in the project area.  Double fines will be issued in the work zoneFor more information, visit Driving NKY Progress

​Construction is expected to be completed in two phases: 

• Phase 2, construction of the southbound merging lane and southbound pavement work from the mile marker 183 south to the Mt. Zion Road interchange, is anticipated to take place between spring and fall 2020.  Lane shift is in place.  Pavement work will require the following lane closures on I-71/75: 

Thursday, April 2 - Friday, April 3, weather permitting: I-71/75 southbound from KY 18 to Mt. Zion Rd. (KY 536) 

• At 7 p.m., one lane will be closed.  
• At 8 p.m., two lanes will be closed. 
• At 10 p.m., three lanes will be closed and traffic will be reduced to a single lane – expect back-ups. 
• By 6 a.m., four lanes will be open and traffic will be shifted into the new configuration that will allow for ongoing construction work in the shoulder and outside the mainline travel lanes. 

Friday, April 3 – Saturday, April 4, weather permitting: I-71/75 southbound from KY 18 to Mt. Zion Rd. (KY 536) 

• From 7 p.m. – 7 a.m., one lane will be closed.

Sunday, April 5 - Monday, April 6, weather permitting: I-71/75 southbound from KY 18 to Mt. Zion Rd. (KY 536) 

• From 7 p.m. – 7 a.m., one lane will be closed.

Motorists should watch for work crews, equipment, lane closures, and trucks entering and exiting traffic throughout the work zone. 

Boone County

KY 536 (Mt Zion Road) – Work continues on the KY 536 corridor in Boone County extending from Old Union Road to I-75.  Traffic is on the new roadway between the Harmony roundabout to Gunpowder Road.   A new traffic pattern is in place from Gunpowder Road to I-75.  Old Union Road remains closed within the construction area. Motorists should watch for flaggers and exercise caution when traveling through the work zone. Motorists should exercise caution when traveling the work zone. Slow traffic and possible delays should be expected. The posted speed limit is 35 MPH.  For more information, visit Driving NKY Progress

​Boone County

KY 536 (Mt Zion Road) Double Crossover Diamond (DCD) interchange – Construction is in progress.  

Monday, March 23 - Friday, April 3, weather permitting: Crews will be working on Biltmore Dr., Biltmore Blvd., and Sherwood Lakes Dr. daily between 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. During this time, temporary road closures may be needed and short-term detours will be put into place

Utility relocation has started within the project area, but there are no significant impacts to traffic related to construction at this time.  Occasional lane closures may occur, but traffic will be maintained with flaggers when needed.  For more information, visit Driving NKY Progress

​Bracken County

KY 8 (Mary Ingles Highway) 1.2 milepost – Off roadwork has started on a bridge rehabilitation project on KY 8 over Holts Creek. Motorists should be aware of a possible lane closure. For more information on Bridging Kentucky, or to access a public feedback form on these and other bridge projects, please visit Bridging Kentucky

​Bracken County

​KY 2228 (Foster Road) – KY 2228 is closed to through truck traffic with barricades across the inbound lane at KY 9 and at KY 8 due to repeated truck impacts to the bridge over Holts Creek and guardrail at the KY 2228 and KY 8 intersection. A truck detour is posted to take KY 9 (AA Highway) to KY 19 to KY 8. Local traffic will have access. Closure will remain in place until further study is done.

Campbell County

KY 1892 (Grand Ave.) 1.6 – 1.8 mile-markerA lane closure will be needed so that crews can repair storm drains and the pavement. The lane closure will be in place Monday through Friday during the hours of 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Motorists should be aware of lane closures, crews and equipment. 

​Campbell County

KY 6335 (Old KY 8)KY 6335 remains closed to through traffic between KY 445 (River Road) and Tower Hill Road due to a slide. Motorists can take KY 8 to I-471 to US 27 to KY 8 (former KY 1998 – Industrial Road) as a detour.​

​Gallatin County

US 42 (Carrollton-Warsaw Road) – 4.670 milepost - A navigational lighting project is scheduled to begin on US 42 over Craig’s Creek (B00039N) on April 6.  A lane closure with flaggers will be in place during working hours only. Motorists should exercise caution and watch for flaggers, traffic control devices, construction personnel and equipment entering and leaving the work zone

Grant County

KY 22 (Taft Highway)Three bridge replacement projects and highway safety improvement project on KY 22 (Taft Highway) will begin by the end of the month. The project will require a full closure. This project will have two phases of work and road closures. 

Phase 1 – Feb. 1 to May 30 – KY 22 (5.7 – 10.7 mile-marker) will be closed to through traffic from KY 467 (Warsaw Road) to KY 36 for a bridge replacement over Baton Rouge Road and Clarks Creek and for highway safety improvements. Traffic will have access to Ruthman Drive. A signed detour will be in place using KY 36 (Stewartsville Road) to I-75 NB to the Dry Ridge – Owenton Exit 159 to KY 22. 

Phase 2 – June 1 – Nov. 30 – KY 22 (5.7 – 0.6 mile-marker) will be closed to through traffic from KY 36 (Stewartsville Road) to KY 1993 (Lawrenceville Road) for bridge replacements at Rattlesnake Creek and Eagle Creek. Detour information will be confirmed before this work starts. 

Access will be maintained for residents who live along the closed sections.  For more information on Bridging Kentucky, or to access a public feedback form on these and other bridge projects, please visit Bridging Kentucky.

​Harrison County

U.S. 62 (Jonesville Road) - 21.8 mile-marker - A bridge restoration project is in progress on U.S. 62 over the Licking River in Harrison County. Crews will be working Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. A temporary traffic signal will be in place during the project. The project has a 30-day completion.

Harrison County

KY 32 (East Pike Street) 9.8 – 10 mile-marker - A highway safety improvement project is in progress. The project area is between Oxley Ave. and Culpepper Drive.   Traffic has switched and work is progressing along the hospital side of the project. Work is weather dependent. Work is weather dependent.

Kenton County

U.S. 25 Dixie Highway – KY 1072 (Kyles Lane) intersectionAn intersection improvement project has begun on this intersection. There will be alternating lane closures throughout the project in both directions. Motorists should expect delays and avoid the route, if possible. When approaching and traveling around the intersection, drivers should slow down and use extra caution. This has an August completion.

​Kenton County

KY 2045 (Independence Road) 0.400 milepostA 60-day closure is in progress since Monday, Feb. 17 for a bridge replacement over Brushy Creek. A signed detour will be in place routing drivers to use KY 536 (Shaw Road) to KY 17 (Madison Pike). For more information on Bridging Kentucky, or to access a public feedback form on these and other bridge projects, please visit Bridging Kentucky
Pendleton County

KY 17 – On Wednesday, April 1, KY 17 will be closed to through traffic for a slide repair project at MP 4.8. The closure will start at 8 a.m. until 5 p.m daily until the work is completed.  Work is weather dependent. Motorists should seek an alternate route during this time

The KYTC offers the following tips for motorists when they approach a work zone:
  1. Expect the unexpected.
  2. Slow down.
  3. Don’t tailgate. Keep a safe distance between you and the car ahead of you.
  4. Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the construction workers and equipment.
  5. Pay attention to the signs.
  6. Obey road crew flaggers.
  7. Stay alert and minimize distractions.
  8. Keep up with the traffic flow.
  9. Navigate traffic with GoKY or via Waze on your smartphone!
  10. You can get District 6 road construction updates on Follow KYTCDistrict6 on our Facebook page at or on our Twitter page at
  11. Knowing where the construction zones are prior to the trip can minimize frustration and delays.
  12. Be patient and stay calm.  
Remember construction and maintenance activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions, emergencies, and other factors beyond the control of the Department of Highways.  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates your patience during the construction process.
Motorists are urged to use caution in work areas, and to be alert for flaggers, workers, and equipment which may block a portion of the roadway, and other items of concern in work zones.  Motorists are asked to pay careful attention to warning signs alerting them of the roadwork and obey work zone speed limits where applicable.
For the latest up to date information on road conditions throughout Kentucky, motorists can go to GoKY​.

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