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Road Report: KY Transportation Cabinet cites work in District 6; be alert for closures, delays


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 reports the following conditions and/or operations for highways in District Six. Motorists should be aware of possible delays or lane closures on the following projects:

KENTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY – HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO

• Brent Spence Bridge – I-71/75 Southbound/Northbound (191.3 – 191.8 mile-marker) –  A routine maintenance project to clean and paint the Brent Spence Bridge is underway. The project will require various lane closures on both the north and southbound decks of the bridge, as well as the closure of several ramps that provide access to the bridge.

New Traffic Pattern for I-71/75 Northbound 

• The far left lane on I-71/75 northbound will be open for drivers wishing to access I-75 northbound in Ohio.

• The far right lane on I-71/75 northbound will be open for drivers wishing to access I-71 northbound in Ohio.

• The two center lanes will be CLOSED. Changing lanes on the bridge will not be possible. If you are in the left lane, you will proceed to I-75; if you are in the right lane, you will proceed to I-71.

This traffic pattern is expected to remain in place through Sunday, Aug. 29, weather permitting.

No changes are planned for the southbound travel lanes. The two right (westernmost) lanes of travel on I-71/75 southbound are open; the two left (easternmost) lanes of travel are closed.

Drivers are encouraged to plan their drive, and when possible, use alternate routes to get around the bridge. The project is expected to be complete by Nov. 15.

For updates and detours, please go to BrentSpenceBridgeInfo.org                  

BOONE COUNTY  

• KY 3159 (Ted Bushelman Blvd.) 0 – 0.6 mile-marker – A widening and road improvement project on KY 3159 (Ted Bushelman Blvd.) is in progress.   Motorists should be alert in the work zone.
  
• U.S. 42 Bridge (13.9 mile-marker) over I-71/75 (180 mile-marker) – A project is in progress that will add a new westbound lane and pedestrian sidewalk will begin. A project is in progress that will add a new westbound lane and pedestrian sidewalk will begin. The traffic pattern for the first phase of work has been set.


   
Monday, Aug. 2 – Wednesday, Sept. 15, weather permitting:

Beginning Monday, Aug. 2, the ramp from US 42 eastbound to I-71/75 northbound will be CLOSED. The ramp closure is expected to be put into place early Monday morning at approximately 2 a.m.

The ramp will remain closed until Wednesday, Sept. 15, weather permitting. The closure is needed so that crews can safely work on the expansion of the WB 42 bridge over I-75/71.

A detour route using US 42 and KY 1017 (Turfway Rd.) will be put into place and marked with signage. Drivers will be able to access I-71/75 northbound via KY 1017 (Turfway Rd.).

This closure is needed so that crews can continue work on the US 42 Safety Improvements project, specifically on the bridge that carries westbound traffic over I-71/75.

• KY 20 (Petersburg Road) 11.4 – 14.2 mile-marker – Work is near completion on a safety improvement project on KY 20 from west of KY 228 to Watts/Graves Road.  Motorists should watch for crews, equipment, and lane closures.
   
• I-75 SB (183 – 178 mile-marker)
– There are no lane closures or impacts to traffic as a result of our work in the area.  Please drive safely.  An interstate rehabilitation project is nearing completion between US 42 to KY 536 (Mt. Zion Road).

• 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. Traffic is on the new alignment from just north of Oakbrook Road/Carters Mill Lane to Rogers Lane to allow for the next phase of construction. The new traffic pattern will keep one lane open in each direction on KY 237 and Camp Ernst Road. All traffic will utilize the new roundabout intersection of KY 237 and Camp Ernst Road. This traffic pattern is expected to remain in place through project completion, which is expected by summer 2021.
 
Ongoing traffic impacts:

The intersection of Pleasant Valley Rd. (KY 237) and Thunder Ridge  Dr. remains closed. Residential traffic will not be able to access Pleasant Valley Rd. from Thunder Ridge Dr., and traffic on Pleasant Valley Rd. will not be able to access Thunder Ridge Dr. The intersection is expected  to remain closed until this area is complete.

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• KY 536 (Mt Zion Road) Double Crossover Diamond (DCD) interchange – Construction is in progress between Tiburon Drive and US 25 (Dixie Highway). The new single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Sherwood Lakes Dr. and the Biltmore Connector is now OPEN. The new connection that runs from Biltmore Blvd. to Investment Way also is open. As a reminder, traffic wishing to enter the roundabout should always yield to traffic already circling the roundabout.

Monday, July 19 – Friday, August 17, weather permitting:

Following the reopening of Investment way, crews will continue improvement work in the Mt. Zion Road Interchange area. This work will require a short-term closure on Sherwood Lakes Drive NE between Biltmore Blvd. and Investment Way. Access to the area will be via Biltmore Blvd., Investment Way and Demia Way.

The closure is expected to remain in place through Friday, August 27.
 
Ongoing traffic impacts, weather permitting:

Crews will be working along Mt. Zion Rd. between Tiburon Dr. and Dixie Hwy. (US 25). Occasional lane closures may occur, but traffic will be maintained with flaggers when needed.

The access road that connect Berberich Dr. and Sam Neace Dr. is open.

• KY 338 (Richwood Road) Double Crossover Diamond (DCD) interchange and U.S. 25 Dixie Highway SPUI – Work is in progress.  Traffic on U.S. 25 is in a new traffic pattern as work continues within the project area.
 
Ongoing Traffic Reminders:

The right lane of I-71/75 northbound is closed from approximately one-half mile south of the Richwood Rd. (KY 338) exit to the bridge over Frogtown Rd. (The length of the closure is approximately one mile.) This closure is expected to remain in place through the end of the year while improvement work continues in the northbound ramp area.

In addition, the right lane of I-71/75 southbound is closed at the Richwood Rd. (KY 338) exit for approximately one mile. This closure is expected to be in place through the end of the year
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Crews are working along Richwood Rd. (KY 338) between Triple Crown Blvd./Grand National Blvd. and Dixie Hwy. (US 25), and along the US 25 corridor. Occasional lane closures may occur, but traffic will be maintained with flaggers when needed. Please be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the project area.

Crews also are continuing work on Best Pal Dr., Winning Colors Dr., and Triple Crown Blvd. weekdays between 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. During this time, temporary road closures may be needed, and short-term detours will be put into place.

Railroad Crossings Update:

The Old Lexington Pike railroad crossing just south of Richwood Rd. is closed.

All traffic will use Chambers Rd. to access US 25 and I-71/75. Temporary traffic signals have been installed at the intersection of Chambers Rd. and US 25 to help improve traffic flow. (Signals will remain flashing until operational.)

This traffic pattern is expected to be in place throughout the duration of our construction work, which is scheduled to continue through 2022, but options to reduce the length of this closure are being evaluated.
 
The railroad crossing at Richwood Rd. and US 25 is now permanently closed.

During construction, traffic will cross the railroad tracks at the intersection of Shorland Dr./Winning Colors Dr., where new traffic signals are operational and timed to help ease congestion and support traffic flow through the intersection.

This closure is needed so that temporary railroad tracks can be built in the project area to allow for major intersection improvements at Richwood Rd. and US 25.

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• New I-275 – Graves Road Interchange – The new DCD interchange is OPEN to traffic.  Work will continue on a new road connecting to KY 20 (Petersburg Road). Graves Road is closed between Worldwide Blvd. and Sequoia Dr. Access for residential traffic only will be permitted. The closure is expected to remain in place until Nov. 2021, weather permitting, and is needed so that construction of the new roadway can take place.

CAMPBELL COUNTY

• KY 9 (Licking Pike) 20.9 – 21.9 mile-marker – During the week of Aug. 3 – 6, KY 9 will be closed to through traffic between Aspen Ct and W 12th Street for floodgate work. The daily closure will be during the hours of 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Local traffic will have access, but no access through the floodgate area. The signed detour will be KY 9 to KY 1632 to U.S. 27 to KY 1120 to KY 9.

• KY 915 (Camel Crossing – Licking Pike) 020.9 – 2.3 mile-marker – Starting the week of Aug. 2, a milling and resurfacing project will start on a section of KY 915 from U.S. 27 to KY 10.  Motorists should watch for lane closures, flaggers and equipment in the work zone during the hours of 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

• KY 9 (AA Highway) 18 – 20.1 mile marker – An asphalt overlay project is ready to begin on a section of KY 9 from I-275 heading north to KY 1632 (Moock Road). Resurfacing work has been rescheduled to start the  week of August 9. Motorists should watch for crews, equipment and lane closures during daytime hours.

• U.S. 27 (0 – 1 mile-marker) – A safety improvement project is in progress on U.S. 27. Construction will focus on three areas: the KY 177 intersection (17.1-17.5 marker ) going northbound to just past KY 3162 (Lock Road) intersection, the Boss Dunaway Road intersection (19 milepost) in northern Pendleton County and the intersection of Plum Creek Church Road (1 milepost) in southern Campbell County. Motorists should be aware of crews and lane closures in the work zone areas.

GALLATIN COUNTY

• U.S. 42 (3.1 – 4.6 mile-marker) – A project to reconstruct a section of U.S. 42 that has been prone to landslides that was to begin July 30 has been delayed.  Once a start date is confirmed, a total closure of the roadway will be in place until the project is completed in November 2023.   A signed detour will be in place to direct vehicles onto KY 1039 to I-71 to KY 35.
 
GRANT COUNTY

• KY 467 (Warsaw Road) 2.5 – 11.7 mile-marker/Curry Road (0 – .08 mile-marker) – A base failure and resurfacing project is in progress on KY 467 from KY 1132 (Folsom Road) o KY 22 in Dry Ridge. All of Curry Road will be resurfaced. Crews will work during daylight hours. Some weekend work is possible. Motorists should exercise caution and watch for flaggers, traffic control devices, construction personnel, and equipment entering and leaving the work zone.

KENTON COUNTY 

• I-71/75 Southbound (189-188 mile-marker) – A pothole repair project requiring a single-lane closure on I-71/75 southbound in Fort Mitchell will take place tonight, July 30.  The right lane will be closed between Kyles Lane and Dixie Highway from 8 p.m. until midnight.  Watch for crews and equipment.


• KY 17 (Madison Pike) 18.6 – 20.4 mile-marker – A microsurface pavement project on a section of KY 17 from I-275 north to Latonia Ave. has been rescheduled to a later date, TBA.
 
• KY 2373 (Main Street) 5.3 – 5.6 mile-marker – A project to install lighting conduit and construction of new sidewalks between Hightower and Boone Street is in progress. Work will take place, Monday – Friday, during the hours of 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. A lane closure will be in place during this time. Motorists should be aware of equipment and flaggers in the work zone. The updated completion date is Aug. 15.

• KY 17 (Madison Pike) 17.8 – 17.2 mile-marker – Bridge repair work continues on the bridge over the CSX RR/Banklick Creek will resume the week of Aug. 2 – 6, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily.  A single-lane closure will be in place from near KY 3148 (Old KY 17) going southbound to the Pioneer Park area.  Watch for crews and equipment in the work zone.
  
• KY 17 (Madison Pike) 4.3 – 4.8 mile-marker/7.8 milepost – A highway safety improvement project has begun to improve sight distance between the area of KY 14 and Cruise Creek and realign the KY 17 intersection at KY 2042 (Moffett Road). Utility work is currently in progress. Motorists should watch for crews, equipment, flaggers, and possible lane closures during the project.
 
• KY 1501 (Hands Pike) – Construction on a new, two-lane road will realign Hands Pike from the KY 17 (Madison Pike) and KY 3035 (Old Madison Pike) intersection to Crystal Lake Drive is in progress. During the week of Aug. 2, there will be a single lane closure between Crystal Lake Drive and Waymans Branch Road.  Watch for flaggers during the hours of 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Motorists should watch for construction crews and equipment in the project area.
 
• John A. Roebling Bridge (KY 17) – The John A. Roebling Bridge is completely closed to vehicular traffic for a lengthy restoration project to preserve the 154 year-old historic landmark. A pedestrian walkway will remain open during the project. The bridge is scheduled to reopen to traffic by the end of November and the overall project is expected to be complete by Dec. 31. Motorists may use the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge (U.S. 25) or the 4th Street/Veterans Bridge (KY 8) to the Taylor Southgate Bridge (U.S. 27) as a detour. 

• KY 2373 (Bromley-Crescent Springs Road)
– 3.1 – 3.8 mile-marker – A safety improvement project is in progress between Anderson Road and Amsterdam Road.  Watch for crews, equipment and lane closures in the work zone.  The road is closed to through traffic until October, so that crews can do utility work and install a box culvert and retaining wall.  Motorists may use Anderson Road (KY 2373) to Buttermilk Pike (KY 371) to Collins Road to Amsterdam Road as a detour.
 
OWEN COUNTY

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• KY 35 (Sparta Road) 0 – 4.1 mile-marker – A resurfacing project is complete on KY 35 from US 127 extending north to the Owen/Gallatin County Line. Striping and thermo work continues. Lane closures possible in the work zone.
 
PENDLETON COUNTY

• KY 159 (Pleasant Hill Road) (4.6 milepost) – A bridge replacement project on KY 159 (Pleasant Hill Road) bridge over North Little Kincaid Creek is in progress.  The project will require a full closure.  A signed detour will be in place using KY 609 to KY 177 to KY 159. 
The road will re-open on August 7.
  
• U.S. 27 (17.1 – 19.3 mile-marker) – A safety improvement project is in progress on U.S. 27. Construction will focus on three areas: the KY 177 intersection (17.1-17.5 marker ) going northbound to just past KY 3162 (Lock Road) intersection, the Boss Dunaway Road intersection (19 milepost) in northern Pendleton County and the intersection of Plum Creek Church Road (1 milepost) in southern Campbell County. Motorists should be aware of crews and lane closures in the work zone areas.

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WORK ZONE TIPS

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 TRIMARC or via Waze on your smartphone!
10.  You can follow us on the social media links below.
11.  Knowing where the construction zones are prior to the trip can minimize frustration and delays.
12.  Be patient and stay calm.





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