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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:

·  Monday, Aug. 19 – Close the contraflow lane on west I-275  from Four Mile Road to the Kentucky side of the Combs Hehl bridge from 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 until 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19.

· Monday, Aug. 19 through Thursday, Aug. 22
– Close the left lane of west I-275 from Four Mile Road to the Kentucky side of the Combs Hehl bridge nightly from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m the following day.

· Monday, Aug. 19 through Friday, Aug. 23 – Close the left lane of 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. the following day.

REMINDER – Traffic will be switched for the next phase of this project this weekend (Aug. 16 – 18). Traffic going into Ohio from Kentucky will use the inside (median) lanes while work takes place on the outside (far right) lanes. The contraflow lane will remain in the same pattern.
Closures will not take place until two hours after completion of any Riverbend events.

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-471, I-275 and I-71/I-75 – A guardrail crew will be repairing end treatments and guardrail, Monday and  Tuesday night, August 19 and 20th, starting at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning.  Watch for lane closures and crews. Work is weather dependent.


· 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.  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.


· I-275, KY 20, KY 237, KY 338 – A district-wide pavement marker project is ready to start, August 12. Work will take place during the hours of 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning, Monday through Saturday morning. Motorists should watch for crews, equipment and lane closures. Work is weather dependent.

· US 42 (Warsaw-Union Rd) – Work is in progress on US 42 from the Gallatin/Boone County line to KY 338 (0 – 5.6 mile-marker). Pipe replacements and base failure repairs will be performed prior to resurfacing. A temporary signal is in place at US 42 and South Fork Road for a culvert replacement. The signal will remain in place until approximately Sept 5. Motorists should exercise caution and watch for flaggers, traffic control devices, construction personnel and equipment entering and leaving the work zone. Delays can be expected.

· KY 717 (Turfway Road) 0.7 – 1.0 mile-marker – A safety improvement project along Turfway Road (KY 717) at the 90-degree bend near the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati Airport is in progress. Construction will take place in multiple phases, which will includes a 6-week full closure of the roadway from Saturday, July 13, to Saturday, August 24, to complete tie-ins to the exist roadway on each end.  The detour during the closure will be KY 842 (Houston Road) to KY 236 (Donaldson Road). Local traffic will have access. Motorists should watch for work crews, equipment, lane closures, and trucks entering and exiting traffic throughout the work zone.

· 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. Resurfacing is in progress along mainline I-71/75 northbound. Significant impacts to traffic are expected while this work takes place. Please expect delays, be courteous to other drivers and when possible, seek an alternate route. *All work is weather permitting.*

Additional lane closures will continue throughout the month of August and will be announced once they are scheduled.

• 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. 

· 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. On August 19, the transition to the new Quadrant Road will start after the morning rush hour. 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 536 (Mt Zion Road) – Work continues on the KY 536 corridor in Boone County extending from Old Union Road to I-75. Traffic is on the new roadway between the Harmony roundabout to Gunpowder Road. Work on the northern half of the roadway will begin. Old Union Road remains closed within the construction area. 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 915 (Licking Pike) – Starting Monday, August 19th, KY 915 (Licking Pike) will be closed to through traffic for a slide repair. The closure will occur weekdays, Monday – Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Tippenhauer Road and AA Highway. The repair is expected to take 7 to 10 days, local traffic will be maintained and the work is weather dependent.

• KY 2921 (Painter Road) – A bridge maintenance project is in progress on KY 2921 over Twelve Mile Creek. The bridge will be closed daily, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. but will reopen nightly.  This project is estimated to be complete by September 15.  

A detour has been posted directing traffic to use KY 1566 to KY 8 to the other end of KY 2921.

· KY 2345 (Johns Hill Road) – Starting Wednesday, August 7th, KY 2345 (John’s Hill Road) will be closed to thru traffic for a slide repair. The road will be closed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Sentinal Drive and KY 2238 (3-Mile Road). Local traffic will be maintained and the work is weather dependent. Work is estimated to take 7 – 10 days.

· KY 9 (Licking Pike) 21.7 milepoint – KY 9 is open. There 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. Watch for lane closures, crews and equipment.


· KY 17 (Madison Pike) 4.9 – 7.9 mile-marker – A resurfacing project will begin August 19 on KY 17 from the Cruises Creek Bridge to KY 2042 (Moffett Road). Milling will take place Monday and Tuesday. Paving operations will begin on August 21 and will take approximately 5 working day. Motorists should watch for lane closures, flaggers and equipment. Work is weather dependent.

· US 25 (Dixie Highway)  – A pavement rehabilitation project is in progress on US 25 (Dixie Highway) from KY 1072 (Sleepy Hollow Road)  to KY 371 (Orphanage Road) in Ft. Mitchell. Milling and paving operations will be scheduled at a later date.  Motorists should watch for lane closures, crews and equipment in the work zone.

· US 25/Beechwood Road intersection – Construction continues on the left turning lane from US 25 to Beechwood Road. Motorists should be aware of lanes closures, crews and equipment in the work zone.

For the latest up-to-date information on road conditions throughout Kentucky, motorists can go to GoKY.

KYTC District 6

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