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

Construction season is winding down, but there is still plenty of work to be completed on Northern Kentucky roadways. 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:

Wednesday, December 4 through Saturday, December 7 – Double lane closure on I-275 West from Four Mile Road to the Kentucky side of the Combs Hehl Bridge; ramp closure from I-275 West to Kellogg Avenue (Exit 72); ramp closure from southbound Kellogg Avenue to I-275 West to Kentucky from midnight Wednesday until 6 a.m. Saturday.

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 Westbound (1.5 – 0/83.7 – 82.4 mile-marker) – A pavement rehab project from Dixie Highway to Mineola Pike will begin in the spring of 2020.    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 on NorthernKentucky projects.


·         I-71/I-75 northbound and southbound rest areas (177 milepost) – A roof replacement project is scheduled.  The southbound facility is closed until Monday, December 16.  Signage will be in place to provide advance warning of the closure. Commercial truck parking will still be available.

·         KY 1017 (Aero Parkway) – Starting Wednesday, November 6, Amazon site construction will require short closures on KY 1017 (Aero Parkway) between KY 18 and Ted Bushelman Blvd.  The days of closures will be intermittent over the next two months. When needed, there will be 5-minute rolling roadblocks between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Motorists should expect short delays.

·         KY 536 (Hathaway Road) 0 – 1.2 mile-marker – A slide repair project has begun on two locations on KY 536 (Hathaway Road) in between KY 338 and just before Victory School Road.  A temporary traffic signal and a lane closure are in place on KY 536 until crews can repair the slide area. Motorists should expect short delays.

·         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.

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 is complete.

• 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.

·         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 is in progress.  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 2345 (Johns Hill Road) – A temporary traffic signal and a lane closure are in place on KY 2345 (Johns Hill Road) until crews can repair the slide area. Motorists should expect short delays.

·         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.   Motorists can take KY 8 to I-471 to US 27 to KY 8 (former KY 1998 – Industrial Road) as a detour.


·         I-71/I-75 NB to I-275 WB and I-71/I-75 SB to I-275 EB – On Wednesday, December 11, the I-71/I-75 northbound to I-275 westbound and I-71/I-75 southbound to I-275 eastbound will be closed for a bridge maintenance project.  The closure will begin at 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. Thursday, December 12.  Detours will be in place.  Work is weather dependent.

·         KY 177 (Decoursey Pike) 17.3 – 17.6 mile-marker – KY 177 (Decoursey Pike) is closed to through traffic for a slide repair project.  The daily closure will start at 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, until project is complete.   Motorists can travel around the closure via Wards Lane and KY 1930 (Locust Pike).  Work is weather dependent.

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/district-6/Pages/default.aspx. Follow KYTC District 6 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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