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KYTC District 6 Road Report

Update of all current construction projects in the Northern Kentucky district

 
COVINGTON, KY (Jan. 27, 2023) - 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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Navigate traffic with GoKY  or via Waze on your smartphone!

​Boone - Kenton Counties

KY 536 (Mt. Zion Road) Corridor The road is being widened from two to four lanes between U.S. 25 (Dixie Highway) and KY 1303 (Turkeyfoot Road). 

     Two roundabouts will be built: 
  • at the intersection of Mt. Zion and Sigmon Lane 
  • On Mt. Zion Road approximately one-third of a mile west of Turkeyfoot Road. 

Utility relocation is currently taking place. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2022. Project completion is the end of 2023. 

For more information, visit Driving NKY Progress

Boone County

KY 3076 (Mineola Pike) 0.0 – 0.9 A widening and improvement project on KY 3076 (Mineola Pike) is in progress. The project will widen the road to 5-lanes and add a sidewalk on the southside of the road and a multiuse path on the northside. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained throughout the project. Motorists should watch for crews and equipment in the work zone.

​Boone County

I-71/75 SB and NB (178. – 169.4 mile-marker) A resurfacing project is in progress on a 6-mile section between Mt. Zion Rd (KY 536) interchange and the I-71/75 split in Walton, KY. In addition, an approximately 3-mile section of I-75 will be repaved between the split and the Boone/Kenton County line. 

For more information, visit Driving NKY Progress 


​Boone County

U.S. 42 Bridge (13.9 mile-marker) over I-71/75 (180 mile-marker) – Work is in progress on a project that will add a new westbound lane and pedestrian sidewalk.  Both shoulders are closed within the project area for approximately one-quarter mile at the US 42 interchange on I-71/75 north and southbound.   For more information, visit Driving NKY Progress

​Boone County

KY 536 (Mt Zion Road) Double Crossover Diamond (DCD) interchange – Construction is in progress between Tiburon Drive and U.S. 25 (Dixie Highway). The project has a estimated completetion date by the end of 2023, weather permitting.

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With the new interchange open, crews will closely monitor the new traffic pattern and will make adjustments to traffic signal timing to ensure traffic is moving efficiently through the new interchange. 

Even though the new travel pattern will be in place, this will still be a very active construction area with crews continuing to work on ongoing improvements. Please be mindful of crews working in the project area through the remainder of the year. For more information, visit Driving NKY Progress

Learn more on how to navigate the Double Crossover Diamond on our Street Talk page.

​Boone County

KY 338 (Richwood Road) Double Crossover Diamond (DCD) interchange and U.S. 25 Dixie Highway SPUI – Please be aware of occasional daily lane closures throughout the project area. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers when needed. This is an active work zone with construction vehicles entering and exiting the project area.

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A new travel pattern is in place on Old Lexington Pike. Local traffic may access Old Lexington Pike via Shorland Drive as well as Chambers Rd. but there will be no access for truck traffic to Old Lexington Pike at Chambers Rd. 

Transport Dr. at US 25 is CLOSED. The closure is expected to remain in place indefinitely per order of the Boone County Sheriff as a result of multiple vehicles attempting to travel around construction barricades. Traffic should use Logistics Blvd. 

The existing intersection of Richwood Rd. and Dixie Hwy. (US 25) is permanently closed. 
  • Traffic on US 25 is using the new pavement between Duffel Ln. and Logistics Blvd. Signage has been put into place to direct drivers through the new traffic pattern, and a new traffic signal is operational at the intersection of Best Pal Dr. and Richwood Rd. 
  • This travel pattern is expected to be in place through project completion, which is expected in late summer 2023. 

The railroad crossing at Richwood Rd. and US 25 is permanently closed. 
  • During construction, traffic will cross the railroad tracks at the intersection of Shorland Dr./Winning Colors Dr., where traffic signals are operational and timed to help ease congestion and support traffic flow through the intersection. 
  • This closure is needed to allow for major intersection improvements at Richwood Rd. and US 25.
For more information, visit DrivingNKYProgress

​Bracken County

KY 1951 (South of Snag Creek Road) 2.44 mile marker – Beginning Thursday Dec. 1, KY 1951 will be closed at Snag Creek. The road will be closed to through traffic until further notice to repair the bridge. Please take alternate route.

​Gallatin County

U.S. 42 (3.1 – 4.6 mile-marker)U.S. 42 IS CLOSED to traffic from the Markland Dam to Craigs Creek for a landslide repair project until Nov. 2023. A signed detour will be in place to direct vehicles onto KY 1039 to I-71 to KY 35. 

​Gallatin County

I-71 SB/NB (59.9 – 69.9 mile-marker) – A resurfacing project is in progress on a section of interstate between the Boone County line and KY 35 near the Kentucky Speedway. Work will take place during nighttime hours of 8 p.m. until 8 a.m. the following morning. Work days are Sunday night through Friday morning, weather permitting. Motorists should watch for lane closures and crews in both directions during the project. This project has an anticipated completion date of Summer 2023.

​Kenton County

KY 3716 (Waymans Branch Road) 0.0 – 1.4 mile-marker – A project to replace culvert pipes and perform other maintenance on Waymans Branch Road (KY 3716) is in progress. The project area is between Hands Pike (KY 1501) and KY 16. A lane closure will be in place during daytime working hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with flaggers for traffic control on both ends of the work zone. Waymans Branch Road also is scheduled to be resurfaced in Spring 2023. This project has an expected completion date of Spring 2023.

​Kenton County

KY 1501 (Hands Pike) – Construction on a new, two-lane road will realign Hands Pike from the KY 17 (Madison Pike) and KY 3035 (Old Madison Pike) intersection to Crystal Lake Drive is in progress. Motorists should watch for construction crews and equipment in the project area. KY 3035 (Old Madison Pike) is closed to through traffic between KY 17 and 1501. Please use KY 17 to KY 1501 to KY 3035 as a detour. A right lane closure on KY 17, just south of KY 3035, is in place for the project. 

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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 http://transportation.ky.gov/DistrictSix/Pages/default.aspx. Follow KYTCDistrict6 on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/KYTC.District6 or on our Twitter page at https://twitter.com/KYTCDistrict6
  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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