FLEMINGSBURG – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reminds motorists to watch for lane closures, delays, and traffic changes across the Commonwealth this week and throughout the summer 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 Aug. 8-12:
- US 60: Contractors will resurface US 60 from the Montgomery-Bath county line to KY 1198 (mile point 0-3.25). Watch for one-lane traffic controlled by flaggers, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
- I-64: Milling and paving on I-64 between the Cannonsburg and Catlettsburg exits (mile markers 184 to 191), with one-lane traffic each direction and traffic shifts inside the work zone as needed. Approaching the work zone, merge left as the right lane is closed. Where indicated, on-ramp traffic entering the highway must yield to oncoming traffic. Speed limit is 55 miles per hour. Watch for trucks entering and leaving the roadway. Use caution, expect delays.
- 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 854 near Garner: Now through Wednesday, Aug. 10, crews will close KY 854 about a half mile west of the KY 3 intersection (milepoint 7.15), between Walker Lane and Middleton Lane, to install a concrete retaining wall along Garner Creek. Detour using KY 3 and Trace Road (KY 966) or KY 854 through Rush, or local traffic can use Jacks Fork (KY 1945) and Bolts Fork (KY 773).
- KY 3294 (Cannonsburg Road): Paving between KY 538 and US 23 at Catlettsburg. Watch for one-lane traffic controlled by flaggers, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Sidewalk work possible on downtown Catlettsburg portion of KY 3294, with paving later in August.
- 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. Use caution. Speed limit reduced to 25 miles per hour.
- KY 750 (Kenwood Drive)/KY 3105/KY 244: Paving complete. Crews continue to work on finalizing sidewalk work, shoulder repairs, etc. Watch for intermittent lane closures with flagged traffic during daytime work hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- KY 59 (Fairlane Drive): Paving in downtown Vanceburg between the AA and KY 8, with one-lane traffic controlled by flaggers, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
- KY 8 at Vanceburg: Paving from KY 3037 through downtown to Bradford Lane. Watch for one-lane traffic controlled by flaggers, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
- US 68: Work has resumed on US 68 improvement project in Mason County. Paving, repairs from the Fleming County line (milepoint 0) to just past Ross Drive (milepoint 6). Expect lane closures with flagged traffic for the next few weeks.
- KY 419 (Wards Pike): Closed around mile marker 3 at the North Fork of the Licking River in Mason County during daytime work hours, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., this month for slide repairs. Barricades at Clift Pike and Key Pike, with only local traffic permitted past up to the work site. The road will reopen overnight, but traffic will be restricted to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals. Traffic can use KY 324 and KY 11 to detour.
- 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 Tip
- 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.