FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (Nov. 21, 2022) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reminds motorists to watch for lane closures, delays, and traffic changes across the Commonwealth this week.
In addition to providing real-time traffic information online at GoKY.ky.gov or via Waze on your smartphone, the Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 updates road work on social media at Facebook.com/KYTCDistrict9 and at Twitter.com/KYTCDistrict9.
The following major work zones and traffic changes on state highways in northeast Kentucky are being reported for the Nov. 21-23 work week. Offices are closed, and state maintenance operations suspended, Nov. 24-25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. However, work zones will remain and traffic impacted before and after the holiday as follows:
- US 60 and KY 1331 (Peeled Oak): Contractors are trimming brush and trees along these highways, Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 21-23. Expect flagged traffic, delays.
- I-64: While barrels and lane closures have been removed on the I-64 rehab project between Cannonsburg and Catlettsburg exits (mile markers 184 to 191), work is not scheduled to be complete until Nov. 30. Lane closures possible.
- US 60 (Coalton to Cannonsburg): Road reconstruction taking place on 4 miles of US 60 between I-64 at Coalton and the Cannonsburg intersection. Lane shifts from Princess to Coalton, and a KY 5 detour via Princess Drive and temporary US 60 intersection through winter. Watch for intermittent flagged traffic, narrow travel lanes, speed limit changes, blasting daily as needed. Expect delays.
- KY 7/KY 1 (Carol Malone Boulevard): A widening project along 1.5 miles of KY 7/KY 1 at downtown Grayson has all traffic shifted into a new three-lane configuration – one lane each direction with a center turn lane – between Academic Parkway and the Little Sandy River. Side streets and entrances closed at times. Use caution. Speed limit reduced to 25 miles per hour.
- US 60 East of Grayson: Repair work finishing up along five miles of US 60 east in Carter County from Wilson Creek Road (milepoint 30) to nearly the Boyd-Carter county line (milepoint 34.8). One-lane, flagged traffic in work areas as needed.
- KY 111: Coming soon, this week or in the next few weeks, paving along six miles of KY 111 from KY 1515 to KY 32 (milepoint 7.2-13.2).
- KY 57 North of Tollesboro: Contractors are applying rock to shoulders on KY 57 from KY 10 at Tollesboro to KY 984 (milepoint 5.1-10.5). Blacktop paving is complete. Watch for flagged traffic in work areas. Expect delays.
- KY 10: Coming soon, this week or in the next few weeks, paving from the Bracken-Mason line at Germantown to the AA Highway (KY 9), mile markers 0-4.
- KY 377 at Cimmaron Road: Occasional intersection traffic changes possible for bridge construction project on Cimmaron Road. Use caution.
- KY 2522 (Old 60 at Farmers): Contractors are trimming brush and trees along the highway, Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 21-23. Expect flagged traffic, delays.
- KY 32 (near I-64): A private contractor is working on KY 32 westbound (outbound from Morehead) at the Kroger shopping center intersection. Lane closures, flagged traffic possible.
Motorists should also watch for lane closures and flagged traffic where crews are performing daily maintenance activities such as paint striping, pothole patching, ditching, mowing, and other roadway repairs in District 9’s service area of Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas and Rowan counties.
Road work schedules are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Motorists are asked to heed all warning signs, slow down in work zones and remain aware of workers and construction equipment when traveling.
WORK ZONE TIPS
- Slow down, buckle up, and expect the unexpected.
- Stay alert, and avoid distractions.
- Don’t tailgate. Keep a safe braking distance between you and the vehicle ahead, and between construction workers and equipment.
- Obey road crew flaggers, and pay attention to message boards and warning signs.
- Plan ahead: Visit ky.gov or use Waze to see where road work is taking place. Or visit your highway district’s social media accounts. Find your district at https://transportation.ky.gov/DistrictPages.