Road Report


KYTC District 6 Road Report

Update of all current construction projects in the Northern Kentucky district

COVINGTON, Ky. (May 20, 2019) - 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 Eastbound (1.5 – 0/83.7 – 82.4 mile-marker)A pavement rehab project from Mineola Pike to Dixie Highway will be in progress until November 2019. Motorists should watch for work crews, equipment, lane closures and trucks entering and exiting traffic throughout the work zone. A reduced speed limit will be posted in the project area. All work is weather dependent.   Click here for more information 

Weekend Schedule for Fri., May 17 - Sun., May 19: Beginning at 8 p.m., each night, there will be various lane closures within the project area and traffic could be reduced to a single lane. By 6 a.m., the following day, two lanes of traffic will be open

Beginning at 6 a.m., Mon., May 20, two lanes will be open and traffic for the first phase of work on I-275 eastbound will be in its final configuration. Traffic will use the outside lanes of the interstate while work occurs on the inside lanes.

I-275 (Combs-Hehl Bridge) 73 – 71 mile-marker ODOT 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: 

• Single lane closures on east and west I-275 between Four Mile Road and the Kentucky side of the Combs Hehl Bridge nightly from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday, May 20 through Thursday, May 23. 

• Single lane closures on east and west I-275 between Four Mile Road and the Kentucky side of the Combs Hehl Bridge daily from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 24. 

• Various lane closures on Kellogg Avenue at the I-275 overpasses daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

• Single lane closure on west I-275 from Four Mile Road to the Kentucky side of the Combs Hehl Bridge daily from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

• Various lane closures on Four Mile Road at the I-275 overpass daily from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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

I-75 Northbound Rest Area The I-75 NB Rest Area is scheduled to be closed for repair work on Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. and reopen on Thursday, May 23 at midnight. The right lane of I-75 is scheduled to be closed Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. and reopen on Thursday, May 23 at 5 a.m. for repairs to the rest area ramps. Motorists should watch for work crews, equipment, lane closures and trucks entering and exiting traffic throughout the work zone.

​Boone County

​KY 717 (Turfway Road)A highway safety project is in progress to straighten a 90-degree curve. A six-week closure of KY 717 (Turfway Road) from KY 1017 (Aero Parkway) to KY 236 (Donaldson Road) will be required as part of the project, and the public will be notified once closure dates are confirmed. The detour during the closure will be KY 842 (Houston Road) to KY 236 (Donaldson Road). Local traffic will have access.

​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. The project has a December 2020 completion date.  Click here for more information 

​Boone County

A safety improvement project which includes improvements to signals, striping, signing, and sidewalk crossings has started at the following locations: 
  • Intersection of US 25 (Dixie Highway) and KY 1829 (Industrial Road). 
  • The project has a 7/31/2019 completion date.

​Boone County

​I-75 NORTHBOUND (MP 178.02 to 183.08)An interstate rehabilitation project has begun on I-75 in Boone County between Mt. Zion Road (MP 178.02) and the Kenton County Line (MP 183.08). 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 zone​  Click here for more information
​Construction is expected to be completed in two phases: 

• Phase 1, construction of the northbound merging lane and northbound pavement work from the Mt. Zion Road interchange north to mile marker 183, will take place between spring and fall 2019. 

• 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. 

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

Boone County

US 42/KY 842 (Weaver Road) intersection (Jug-handle) – An intersection improvement project at US 42 and Weaver Road is in progress. Work will consist of constructing a new “Jug-Handle” or road named Quadrant Road, that will accommodate all left turn traffic from this intersection. Construction will take place in several phases, which will require various lane shifts and narrowing of the existing traffic lanes. As the project continues, motorists and pedestrians should pay attention to all construction and traffic signals and signage, and watch for construction vehicles and equipment entering and exiting the work zone. Anticipated completion is June 1, 2019.  Click here for more information

​Boone County

KY 237 (North Bend Road) A project is in progress on KY 237 (North Bend Road). A northbound lane will be added from the I-275 ramp to South Park Drive. The roadway will also be improved and sidewalks added from South Park Drive to the roundabout at Cardinal Way. The project also includes several improvements to Worldwide Blvd. Motorists should watch for crews, equipment and lane closures.

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. Old Union Road is closed to through traffic from Hathaway Road to US 42 so roundabout construction can occur. Through vehicles wishing to access US 42 shall access US 42 from Hathaway Road. Also, beginning on October 8, 2018, the existing entrance to Golden Pond Drive will close. Vehicles wishing to access Golden Pond shall enter via Indian Hill Drive, then proceed down the new pavement to Golden Pond Drive.  Motorists should exercise caution when travelling the work zone. Slow traffic and possible delays should be expected. The posted speed limit is 35 MPH.  Click here for more information

Bracken County

KY 1159 (Bladeston-Brooksville Road) A highway safety improvement project starting north of Bracken County High School to KY 1011 is in progress. The project will improve the alignment of three areas: Fronks Lane, the area between Lake Lane and Badger Road and then approximately 0.50 mile north of Badger Road. Motorists should watch for lane closures with flaggers on each end of the work zone to control traffic during working hours and trucks moving on and off of the highway. Expect minor delays. Work is weather pending. This project has a July 1st, 2019 completion date.

​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. Until repairs are made, motorists can take KY 8 to I-471 to US 27 to KY 8 (former KY 1998 – Industrial Road) as a detour.​

​Campbell County

US 27 (Alexandria Pike)/I-471 Interchange – A pavement rehabilitation project will begin April 1 on the US 27/I-471 interchange in Southgate, KY. The project will require lane closures and weekend ramp closures. There will also be a closure on KY 1632 (Moock Road) at US 27. Message boards will be in place to notify the public of the closures once dates are confirmed. Lane closures will be in place starting the week of April 8.

​Grant County

I-75 NB/SB (152 – 157.7 mile-marker) – A pavement project will resume on I-75 southbound and northbound in Grant County. The project area is just south of Dry Ridge to south of Williamstown (158 – 152 mile-marker). There will be shoulder closures and single lane closures during daytime hours. Double lane closures may be in place from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Crews can work Monday through Sunday. The speed limit will be reduced to 55 MPH in the work zone. Work is weather dependent. Motorists should expect short delays.

​Grant County

KY 36 (14.4 - 13.7 mile-marker) A road improvement project is in progress on KY 36 and the I-75 Exits 154 to Williamstown – Owenton. Besides the exit ramp work, KY 36 will be improved from the I-75 overpass to Lynwood. KY 2943 (Skyway Drive) will also be reconstructed and relocated. The contractor is in the process of clearing right of way, weather permitting. The main construction will start in the spring. Motorists should be mindful of lane closures and traffic control in the work zone. The project has a Nov. 1 completion.

​Kenton County

KY 1486 – (Fowler Creek) – 3.1 mile-markerKY 1486 (Fowler Creek Road) will be reduced to one lane on April 24th due to a slide near the 3 mile-marker which is approximately .50 miles north of Pelly Road. A temporary traffic signal will be in place until the repairs are complete. The project is expected to take two weeks.

​Kenton County

​John A. Roebling Bridge (KY 17)The John A. Roebling Bridge is closed until further notice. Vehicular traffic and the east side pedestrian walkway is closed. The west side pedestrian walkway will remain open to pedestrians. The timeline will be determined once an in-depth inspection is completed to inform the type of temporary repairs we can make on the historic bridge.

​Kenton County

​KY 17 (3 L Highway) 3.9 – 9.5 mile-marker - A highway safety improvement project is scheduled to start Feb. 18. The project area is between KY 14 and KY 16. Several curves will be improved and ditch and shoulder areas will be addressed. While most of the work will be done using flaggers for traffic control, there will be times when the road will be closed to through traffic between 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Portable message boards will be in place to give advance notice of closures. Motorists should be mindful of lane closures, crews and equipment in the work zone. The project has a July 31, 2019 completion.

​Owen County

​KY 355 (Gratz-Worthville Road) 9 – 10 mile-markerMonday, May 20 through Friday, May 24, KY 355 will be closed to through traffic ​between KY 3548 (Fairview Road) and KY 1982 (Squiresville Road) so that crews can clean-up a landslide. The closure will be during the hours of 8 am. until 3 p.m. daily. Motorists should seek an alternate route during the closure.

​Pendleton County

​KY 22 East (Brooksville Road) - KY 22 (Brooksville Road) is closed to through traffic due to several slides between KY 159 and KY 3173 (Loop Road). The closure will remain until repairs are made. Motorists can take KY 159 to KY 3173 (Loop Road) to KY 22 as a detour.
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.
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