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KYTC District 6 road report update on current construction projects in Northern Kentucky

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


·  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:

·  Left lane closure on west I-275 from Four Mile Road to the Kentucky side of the Combs Hehl Bridge nightly from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 11. All ramps will remain open.

·         Various lane closures on Kellogg Avenue at the I-275 overpasses daily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. from Monday July 8 through Saturday, July 13.

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.


·  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 2.   

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.  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.  Click here for more information.


·  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.  Click here for more information https://www.drivingnkyprogress.org/

· I-75 NB (178 – 183 mile-marker) – 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. Click here for more information.

The speed limit will be reduced by 10 MPH in the project area. 

Double 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 the 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.   Click here for more information https://www.drivingnkyprogress.org/

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

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

–  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 traveling the work zone.  Slow traffic and possible delays should be expected.  The posted speed limit is 35 MPH.


·  KY 9 (Licking Pike) 21.7 milepoint – KY 9 is open. wThere will be one northbound land and two southbound lanes open.  There is still some work that needs to be addressed before all lanes are open.  Be aware of the northbound lane closure.

·  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.

·  US 27 (Alexandria Pike)/I-471 Interchange – A pavement rehabilitation project is in progress on the US 27/I-471 interchange in Southgate. 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.


·  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.

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

–  KY 17 (Greenup Street) between East 6th Street and East 4th Street.

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

·   KY 17 (3 L Highway) 3.9 – 9.5 mile-marker – A highway safety improvement project is in progress 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.

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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