FLEMINGSBURG – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reminds motorists to watch for lane closures, delays, and traffic changes across the Commonwealth this week and throughout construction season.
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 Sept. 26-30 work week:
- I-64: Work is wrapping up on I-64 renovations, including guardrail, drainage, and pavement repairs between the Cannonsburg and Catlettsburg exits (mile markers 184 to 191). One-lane traffic each direction. Approaching the work zone, merge left as the right lane is closed. Traffic entering the interstate must yield to oncoming traffic. Speed limit is 55 miles per hour. Watch for trucks entering and leaving the roadway.
- US 60 (Coalton to Cannonsburg): Road reconstruction taking place on 4 miles of US 60 between I-64 at Coalton and the Cannonsburg intersection. Traffic has been shifted to new pavement in some areas. Watch for intermittent flagged traffic, narrow travel lanes, and speed limit changes. Minor blasting is taking place near Princess noon to 3 p.m. daily as needed. Expect delays.
- KY 503 (Naples Road): Watch for paving between the Boyd-Greenup county line and KY 5, which should start Wednesday or Thursday. One-lane, flagged traffic when crews are working.
- KY 1945 (Jacks Fork): Jacks Fork closed about a mile north of Bolts Fork (KY 773) at milepoint 0.9 to replace a culvert. Road will remain closed day and night until at least Thursday, Sept. 29. Motorists may detour using KY 3 and Bolts Fork through Garner.
- Paving on KY 3294, KY 168, KY 3, KY 757, KY 1945: Beginning Friday, or next week, contractors will patch KY 3294 at eight locations between Cannonsburg and Shopes Creek (milepoints 0-3.7) for a total of 2,700 feet of new blacktop; patch KY 168-South Belmont at West Grove/Thornwell (mile marker 4) in Ashland with 264 feet of new blacktop; patch KY 3 at three locations north of Trace Road (milepoints 4.8-6.1) with 1,320 feet of new blacktop; patch KY 757-Whites Creek at four locations on the US 23 end (milepoints 4.1-6.2) for a total of 1,950 feet of new blacktop; and patch KY 1945-Jacks Fork near Bolts Fork. One-lane, flagged traffic when and where crews are working.
- 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. Approaching the work zone, traffic will merge into a single thru lane between Academic Parkway and the Little Sandy River. Side streets and entrances along south side of highway could be closed at times. Use caution. Speed limit reduced to 25 miles per hour.
- US 60 East of Grayson: Ditching, culvert, shoulder work, and pavement repairs ongoing 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 through fall.
- I-64 West of Grayson: For the next two weeks, contractors will patch blacktop along I-64 from the Rowan County line to Grayson, mile markers 148 to 170. One-lane traffic in work zones. Motorists should watch for new lane closures, merging traffic, and other changes in different areas each day through early October.
- KY 706: From 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, crews will close KY 706 about three miles south of Isonville (milepoint 3.2) near Oliver Branch to replace a drainge pipe.
- Paving on KY 1, KY 3306, KY 207, KY 2: This week, beginning as early as Tuesday, contractors will patch KY 1 at seven locations between the Carter County line and Oldtown (milepoints 0-4) for a total of 2,600 feet of new blacktop; patch KY 3306-Tunnell Branch Road at four locations on the KY 1 end (milepoints 0-1.4) for a total of 800 feet of new blacktop; patch KY 207 near Tom Road (milepoint 13.8) with 200 feet of new blacktop; and patch KY 2 at eight locations between Warnock and W Hollow (milepoints 7-15) for a total of 1,850 feet of new blacktop. One-lane, flagged traffic when and where crews are working.
- AA Highway (KY 9): Paving six miles of the AA Highway through Tollesboro, from the Mason County line (milepoint 31.2) east to the Cabin Creek bridge (milepoint 25.5). Expect one-lane, flagged traffic and delays.
- Commonwealth Road at AA (KY 9): The AA Highway entrance to Commonwealth Road is closed because of an adjacent business construction project. Use the nearby Lions Lane (KY 2523) entrance.
- KY 10 at Kennedy Creek Road: Contractors rebuilding bridge near Maysville. Possible lane closures during working hours. Use caution, expect delays.
- KY 519: Resurfacing starts soon on about two miles of KY 519 (West Liberty Road) from the Morgan-Rowan county line north to near KY 801. Watch for one-lane, flagged traffic, and delays.
- KY 377 at Cimmaron Road: Occasional intersection traffic changes possible for bridge construction project on Cimmaron Road. Use caution.
- 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.