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KYTC District 6 Road Report

Update of all current construction projects in the Northern Kentucky district

 
COVINGTON, KY (June 24, 2022) - 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

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 18 (Burlington Pike) 10.6 - 14.3 mile-marker - A milling and resurfacing project is in progress on a section of KY 18 from Orient Street to Ridge Road ). All work will take place during nighttime hours of 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.   Workdays will be Sunday nights until Friday mornings.   Motorists should exercise caution and watch for flaggers, traffic control devices, construction personnel and equipment entering and leaving the work zone. Estimated completion July 30th, 2022.

​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 addistion, an approximately 3-mile section of I-75 will be repaved between the split and the Boone/Kenton County line. 

Friday, June 24 - Saturday, June 25, weather permitting:

Beginning at 8 p.m., one lane of travel on I-71/75 southbound will be closed from one mile south of the Richwood Rd. (KY 338) interchange to the Mt. Zion Rd. (KY 536) interchange. At midnight, an additional lane of travel will be closed, and travel will be reduced to a single lane. 

All lanes of travel will be open by 5 a.m., Saturday morning.

For more information, visit Driving NKY Progress


​Boone County

KY 3159 (Ted Bushelman Blvd.) 0 – 0.6 mile-marker A widening and road improvement project on KY 3159 (Ted Bushelman Blvd) is in progress.  Motorists should be alert in the work zone. This project has a July 31, 2022 completion.

​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

New I-275 – Graves Road Interchange The new DCD interchange is OPEN to traffic.  The new Graves Rd./KY 495 exit is Exit 8.  The existing Hebron exits are now renumbered to 6A and 6B.  Work will continue on a new road connecting to KY 20 (Petersburg Road).  

** Access to Lauren Meadows Dr. from KY 20 has been reopened. ** 

Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24, weather permitting:
Beginning at 7 a.m., each morning, final paving will take place on Graves Rd between KY 20 and KY 237. Periodic lane closures will take place, and traffic will be maintained with flaggers. Work will be concluded by 5 p.m., each day.

For more information, visit Driving NKY Progress

​Boone County

KY 237 (Pleasant Valley Road)A construction project is in progress on Pleasant Valley Road between Valley View Drive and Rogers Lane. 

Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 2, weather permitting:

Beginning at 9 a.m., each day, crews will be working on Pleasant Valley Rd./KY 237 between the roundabout and Oakbrook Dr. 

Paving work will require various lane closures, but one lane of travel in each direction will remain open at all times. 

Work is expected to be completed by 3 p.m., each day.

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 US 25 (Dixie Highway). 

Friday, June 25 - Monday, June 27, weather permitting:

Beginning at 7 p.m., Friday evening, several travel restrictions will be put into place over the weekend in the Mt. Zion Rd. (KY 536) project area as improvement work continues. 

• Travel on Mt. Zion Rd. will be reduced to a single lane in each direction from Tiburon Dr. to Biltmore Blvd. 

• There will be no access to I-71/75 northbound for eastbound Mt. Zion Rd. traffic. 

• Traffic traveling from I-71/75 northbound exiting to Mt. Zion Rd. will only be able to head east. 

All work will be completed, and the normal traffic pattern will be restored by 6 a.m., Monday morning. 

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26, weather permitting: 

Beginning at 10 p.m., Saturday night, the exit ramp from I-71/75 northbound to Mt. Zion Rd. (KY 536) will be CLOSED. 

The ramp will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m., Sunday morning.

For more information, visit Driving NKY Progress


​Boone County

KY 338 (Richwood Road) Double Crossover Diamond (DCD) interchange and U.S. 25 Dixie Highway SPUI – Work is in progress. 

 *** 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.

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.

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 will be installed 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 intersection of Paddock Rd. and Richwood Rd. (KY 338) has been reopened. Traffic on Richwood Rd. from the Frogtown Connector west to the new roundabout is using the new pavement to allow for improvements on the south side of the road. 

This travel pattern is expected to be in place through the end of 2022.

Railroad Crossings Update: 

The Old Lexington Pike railroad crossing just south of Richwood Rd. is closed. ​

All traffic will use Chambers Rd. to access US 25 and I-71/75. Temporary traffic signals have been installed at the intersection of Chambers Rd. and US 25 to help improve traffic flow. 

This traffic pattern is expected to be in place throughout the duration of our construction work, which is scheduled to continue through 2022, but options to reduce the length of this closure are being evaluated. ​​

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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 new traffic signals are operational and timed to help ease congestion and support traffic flow through the intersection.

This closure is needed so that temporary railroad tracks can be built in the project area to allow for major intersection improvements at Richwood Rd. and US 25.  

For more information, visit Driving NKY Progress

Campbell County

KY 8 (Mary Ingles Highway) 18 milepostA bridge rehabilitation project is in progress on the truss bridge that crosses Twelvemile Creek.  Due to weather, the total closure will remain until July 1, 2022.    Motorists will be encouraged to use the signed detour by taking KY 8 (Mary Ingles Highway) to KY 2828 (Ivor Road) to KY 9 (AA Highway) to KY 547 4 Mile Road) to KY 8 (Mary Ingles Highway).  

​Campbell County

U.S. 27 (17.1 – 19.3 mile-marker/ 0 - 1 mile-marker) – A safety improvement project is in progress on U.S. 27. Construction will focus on three areas: the KY 177 intersection (17.1-17.5 marker ) going northbound to just past KY 3162 (Lock Road) intersection, the Boss Dunaway Road intersection (19 milepost) in northern Pendleton County and the intersection of Plum Creek Church Road (1 milepost) in southern Campbell County. Motorists should be aware of crews and lanes closures in the work zone areas.

Gallatin County

I-71 (59.9 – 69.9 mile-marker) A resufacing 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 projcet.  This has an August completion. 

​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. 

​Grant County

I-75 Northbound (143 – 145.7 mile-marker)A resurfacing project is in progress on a section from the Scott County line to Ragtown Road. A single lane closure will be in place during daytime hours of 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. A double lane closure will be in place during nighttime hours of 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. Work is wather dependent. Expect short delays. Be work zone alert of crews and equipment.  Project has an August 15, 2022 completion. 

​GRANT COUNTY

KY 36 – A resurfacing project along several sections of roadway. Base failure work will take place first, then resurfacing and striping. Work to be completed by June 30. Work days are weather dependent. Watch for crews and lane closures in the work zone. 
• Jonesville Road 0 – 6.4 mile-marker from Owen County line to KY 22. 
• Stewardsville Road – 12.7 – 13.7 mile-marker from Heekin-Clarks Creek Road to Lynnwood Drive. 
Cynthiana Road – 22.5 – 24.3 mile-marker from just past Scaffold Lick Creek Road to the Harrison County line.

​Kenton County

KY 17 (Madison Pike) 13.4 – 18.6 mile-markerA resurfacing project on KY 17 (Madison Pike) is in progress. Milling and resurfacing work will take place during the hours of 6 p.m. – 6 a.m., Sunday – Friday. A single lane closure will be in place and will be removed by 6 a.m. each morning. The project area is from KY 17X/Pelly Road the I-275 interchange.

​Kenton County

Texas Turnaround ProjectThe new travel pattern will help traffic move more efficiently from 4th St. in Covington to I-71/75 northbound. Once construction is completed, the existing entrance ramp from 4th St. in downtown Covington to I-71/75 northbound will be permanently closed. Following clearly-marked signage, drivers will access Pike St. by using the existing ramp that carries traffic to I-71/75 southbound, then turn left onto a new ramp, then left again onto I-71/75 northbound. There will be no traffic signals throughout this movement. 

The right lane of the ramp from I-71/75 southbound to Pike St. IS CLOSED. One lane of travel will remain open on the ramp at all times. This travel pattern is expected to remain in place for approximately three months through mid-June. 

The entrance ramp to I-71/75 northbound from Pike St. IS CLOSED for 180 days. A detour route will be put into place and marked with signage. Traffic will be directed to follow Bullock St. to I-71/75 southbound to Kyles Ln., and then re-enter I-71/75 northbound. 

The exit ramp from I-71/75 northbound to 5th St. IS CLOSED for 180 days. A detour route will be put into place and marked with signage. Traffic will be directed to use the 12th St. exit from I-71/75 northbound to Simon Kenton Way to Pike St. to Main St. to 5th St.

The entrance ramp to I-71/75 northbound from 4th St. will not immediately be closed. 

​Kenton County

KY 17 (Madison Pike) 4.3 – 4.8 mile-marker/7.8 milepostA highway safety improvement project is in progress to improve sight distance between the area of KY 14 and Cruise Creek and realign the KY 17 intersection at KY 2042 (Moffett Road).  Motorists should watch for crews, equipment, flaggers and possible lane closures during the project.

​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.  


​Kenton County

KY 2373 (Bromley-Crescent Springs Road) – 3.1 – 3.8 mile-marker – A safety improvement project is in progress between Anderson Road and Amsterdam Road.  The road is closed to through traffic until Fall 2022 so that crews can install a box culvert and retaining wall.  Motorists may use Anderson Road (KY 2373) to Buttermilk Pike (KY 371) to Collins Road to Amsterdam Road as a detour.   This project has a Fall 2022 completion. 

​Pendleton County

U.S. 27 (17.1 – 19.3 mile-marker/ 0 - 1 mile-marker) – A safety improvement project will begin on U.S. 27 on May 10. Construction will focus on three areas: the KY 177 intersection (17.1-17.5 marker ) going northbound to just past KY 3162 (Lock Road) intersection, the Boss Dunaway Road intersection (19 milpost) in northern Pendleton County and the intersection of Plum Creek Church Road (1 milepost) in southern Campbell County. Motorists should be aware of crews and lanes closures in the work zone areas.  

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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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