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The latest Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 update on projects in Northern Kentucky

Spring is here and that means highway construction season is gearing up again.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 would like the public to be aware of the following conditions and/or operations that are being reported in Northern Kentucky.  

Remember – You can get Northern Kentucky road construction updates here.  Follow KYTC District 6 on its Facebook page  or on Twitter.

Motorists should be aware of possible delays or lane closures on the following projects:


 *I-71/I-75 SB and NB (186.9 – 182.9 mile-marker) – A pavement repair project on I-71/I-75 SB from just before the KY 371 (Buttermilk Pike) Exit 186 to KY 1017 (Turfway Road) Exit 182 and I-71/I-75 NB from KY 1017 (Turfway Road) to the I-275 interchange has resumed and is expected to continue through April 19.

Nightly lane closures will be in place at 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.  Friday through Sunday.

During weekend daytime hours, two lanes of traffic will be maintained.

The weekend of April 12 – 15, work will take place between 10 p.m. on Friday until 7 a.m. Monday. There will be no KY 236 (Donaldson Road) exit or entrance closures on the weekend of April 12-15.  Weekday work will take place Monday – Thursday between 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.

There will be no restrictions during weekday daylight hours.  The speed limit will be reduced to 55 MPH in the work zone.  Double fines will be issued in the work zone.

Motorists should watch for lane closures, lane switches, crews and equipment. Weather permitting, the project work will be complete by April 19.


 *I-275 (Combs-Hehl Bridge) 73 – 71 mile-marker – ODOT has a pavement resurfacing and bridgework 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 this week:

*Close the contraflow lane on east I-275 from the Kentucky side of the Combs-Hehl bridge to Four Mile Road from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, April 6 for equipment relocation. Traffic will be maintained.

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.


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 *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.


 *I-75 NORTHBOUND (MP 178.02 to 183.08) – An interstate rehabilitation project is in progress 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 areaDouble fines will be issued in the work zone.

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.

*KY 237 (Pleasant Valley Road) – A 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.

*A safety improvement project which includes improvements to signals, striping, signing, and sidewalk crossings has started at the following locations:

o   The intersection of US 25 (Dixie Highway) and KY 536 (Mt Zion Road);

o   The intersection of US 25 (Dixie Highway) and KY 1829 (Industrial Road).

o   The project has a 7/31/2019 completion date.

 *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.

 *KY 237 (North Bend Road) – A construction 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.    

 *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 for roundabout construction. Through vehicles wishing to access US 42 shall access US 42 from Hathaway Road. Also, the entrance to Golden Pond is close. Vehicles wishing to access Golden Pond Drive shall enter via Indian Hill Drive, then proceed down the new pavement to Golden Pond Drive. Motorists should watch for flaggers and exercise caution when traveling through the work zone.  Motorists should exercise caution when travelling the work zone.  Slow traffic and possible delays should be expected.  The posted speed limit is 35 MPH.


*KY 1936 (Kenton Station Road) – A pipe replacement and milling/paving project is in progress from Lees Road to Wolf Road (1.7 – 3.6 mile-marker). There will be road closures each day between March 25th and April 12th for pipe replacements. Milling and paving will follow upon completion of the pipework.  Motorists should seek an alternate route during the closure.

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.  Knowing where the construction zones are prior to the trip can minimize frustration and delays.

10.  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.

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.

KYTC District 6


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  1. Lannie says:

    Could the someone fix all the pot holes near the intersection of Turfway road and Pacific Avenue please? I have pictures if you would like to see?


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