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Road report: KYTC District 6 announces road work in the region this week, beware delays, closures

KYTC District 6 reports the following work on the regions roadways this week. Inclement weather or other unforseen circumstances may occur. Drivers should be alert for construction traffic, closures, or delays.


No work scheduled for the week of Jan. 28. 
Major work on this large-scale resurfacing project has been completed. The last task is adding a bore for traffic sensors. Once the work is scheduled we will provide an update. Once all project items are finished, the original speed limit will be restored.


Weather permitting, beginning Thursday, Feb. 1, contractors will shift I-275 westbound traffic in the project area to the outside lane to remove existing pavement markers. The left two lanes will be closed. On Sunday, Feb. 4, contractors will begin diamond grinding operations.


Work is now wrapped up for the winter. Lanes have been put back to their original configuration. Crews will return to this project Spring 2024.


• KY 536 (Mt. Zion Road) Corridor 13.2 – 14.7/ 0 – 1 mile-marker – The road is being widened from two to four lanes between U.S. 25 (Dixie Highway) and KY 1303 (Turkeyfoot Road). Watch for flaggers and a single lane closure in the work zone. Two roundabouts will be built:
at the intersection of Mt. Zion and Sigmon Lane and on Mt. Zion Road approximately one-third of a mile west of Turkeyfoot Road. Project completion is Spring 2024.


• Interstate 75 Northbound – 164-169.4 mile points – A resurfacing project is underway on I-75 northbound from one mile south of the Crittenden exit to the Boone/Kenton Co. line. Crews will be working on pavement repairs and resurfacing, drainage repairs, guardrail work, cross slope correction and erosion repairs. In 2024, crews will address any remaining work on northbound lanes, and then switch to southbound lanes in the same project area. This project is expected to be completed by November 2024.
All lane closures have been removed for the winter months. Work will continue on this section of I-75 next Spring (2024).


• KY 18 (Burlington Pike) – 5.2 – 8.3 mile points – The Boone County Water District is installing a water main on KY 18 from Green Acres Lane to Botts Lane. Crews will be working Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Temporary traffic signals will be installed during those hours to direct traffic around the work zone. The signals will be removed at the end of each workday. This project has a completion date of June 2024.

• U.S. 42 – 10.6 – 11.3 mile points – A new access point for the future Union Promenade development is being added on U.S. 42 westbound between Sweet Harmony Lane and Fowler Lane. All turn lanes have been completed, but will not open to traffic until new signals have been installed. The signals should be fully functionable mid-February 2024. Temporary striping will be applied as soon as weather permits with permanent striping in Spring 2024.

• I-275 – 1.58 – 7.25 mile points – A resurfacing project on I-275 from Hebron to Mineola Pike is underway. The project will include partial/full-depth concrete patching and diamond grinding. Additionally, the KY 3076 (Mineola Pike), KY 212 (Airport Access Road), and KY 237 (Hebron) on/off exit ramps will be resurfaced. The project will require the off-ramp from I-275 westbound to KY 212 (Airport Access Road) to be temporarily closed on pre-approved scheduled weekends. KYTC will make an announcement via press release/social media ahead of the closure to keep motorists informed, and provide detour information during the closure.
Traffic may be reduced to one lane in each direction during the following times: Weeknights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and weekends from 9 p.m. Friday, until 5 a.m. the following Monday. The contractor will maintain a minimum of two lanes of traffic in each direction at all other times.
The project is expected to be completed by June 30, 2024.

• KY 236 (Donaldson Highway) 0.0 – 1.6 mile-marker – A widening and safety improvement project on KY 236 (Donaldson Highway) between KY 842 (Houston Road) and KY 3076 (Mineola Pike) is in progress. The project will widen the 2-mile stretch of road to five lanes with curb and gutter, including two through-lanes in each direction with a center turn lane. A sidewalk and multiuse path also will be added. The project has a completion date of September 2025.

PROJECT UPDATE: A traffic switch included shifting lanes between KY 3076 (Mineola Pike) and South Airfield Drive (1.56 mile point) to the south. Another traffic switch took place north of KY 717 (Turfway Road) (0.81 mile point). This traffic switch shifted lanes to the north.
The entrance to the Wayfair Distribution Center will be right-in/right-out. Vehicles traveling south on Donaldson Highway to this business can detour by taking KY 3076 (Mineola Pike) northbound to Jamike Avenue, to Cox Avenue, to Donaldson Highway.

This phase of the project is expected to be in place for six months.

• KY 3147 (Ohara Road) entrance from KY 236 (Donaldson Highway) – 0.6 mile point – The entrance to KY 3147 from KY 236 will be closed daily from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Monday, Jan. 29. After 4 p.m., the entrance will open, and steel plates will cover the work area. Contractors will be installing a storm sewer crossing at this intersection. This work is part of the on-going KY 236 widening project. Weather permitting, this work and associated closures is expected to be complete on Friday, Feb. 2, at 4 p.m.

• KY 3076 (Mineola Pike) 0.0 – 0.9 mile-marker – A widening and improvement project on KY 3076 (Mineola Pike) is in progress.  The project will widen the road to 5-lanes and add a sidewalk on the southside of the road and a multiuse path on the northside. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained throughout the project. Motorists should watch for crews and equipment in the work zone. This project has a estimated completion date of Late Summer 2024.

PROJECT UPDATE: Traffic has transitioned to the newly paved western portion of the Mineola Pike improvement project. The traffic switch will be on Mineola Pike between Olympic Boulevard (mile point 0.818) and KY 236 (Donaldson Highway) (mile point 0.002). The traffic switch will have one lane in each direction, with shoulders on each side. Signals will be adjusted to line up with the new traffic configuration. Access to businesses, and county/city roads will be maintained. This traffic pattern will be in place through Summer 2024.


• KY 1951 (South of Snag Creek Road) 2.44 mile marker – KY 1951 closed at Snag Creek. The road will be closed to through traffic until further notice to repair the bridge. Please take alternate route.

• KY 8 (Mary Ingles Highway W) 3.59 – 13.95 mile-marker – A safety improvement project on KY 8 from Willow Creek Road to Big Bracken Creek bridge just east of KY 19 is in progress. Motorists should expect traffic impacts during different phases of construction within the project limits. This project has a completion date of late July 2024.


• KY 8 (W. Third Street) – 0.18 – 0.35 mile points – A daytime road closure will be in place beginning Monday, Jan. 22 to allow crews space to remove a crane from a nearby development project. Crews will be closing KY 8 from the entrance/exit of the roundabout on W. Third Street in Newport (0.35 mile point) to Columbia Street (0.18 mile point), a distance of 0.17 miles. This closure will be in place during daytime working hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Due to inclement weather, the daytime closure on KY 8 in Newport is expected to go through Tuesday, Jan. 30. No work will be performed during the weekend, and all lanes will remain open in the area.

• I-471 – 0.75 – 4.78 mile points – a safety improvement maintenance project is underway. Crews will be clearing brush from the median wall on I-471. This project will require a left lane closure on I-471 northbound, and a left shoulder closure on I-471 southbound, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. 

PROJECT UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, crews will not be performing work this week. Brush clearing operations will continue later this winter/early spring. We will advise once we have a new schedule.

• I-471 (Northbound/Southbound) – 0.0 – 4.75 mile point – A resurfacing project is underway. This project will include resurfacing I-471 northbound and southbound, exit on/off ramps, the ramps from I-275 to I-471, and a small portion of KY 471 on the southern end of the project. This will entail overnight and weekend lane closures. Lane closures will be permitted during the following times:

On I-471 Northbound/Southbound: Weekdays: single lane closures between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Traffic may be reduced to one lane beginning at 11 p.m. All lanes must reopen by 5 a.m. Weekends: beginning Friday at 8 p.m. through Monday at 5 a.m., traffic in a single direction of I-471 may be reduced to one lane. Only one closure in a single direction may be in place at any time.

Exit Ramps: All work on two-lane ramps will be performed using part-width construction while maintaining one lane of traffic. Single lane closures on two lane ramps can take place between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Overnight single lane ramps may be closed between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. No two ramps in the same direction will be closed the same evening.

• KY 6335 (Mary Ingles Highway) – 1.76 – 4.636 mile point –  a slide repair project is in progress from Tower Hill Road to KY 445, a total of 2.869 miles. The road will be closed to traffic during the maintenance repairs. The project will entail excavating, installing railroad rails, wall cribbing, adding multiple soil nail walls (retaining walls) to shore up the hillside, reconstructing a shoulder area, removing/replacing pipe, adding culverts, milling/paving and adding guardrail. The project is expected to be completed late June 2024.


• KY 36 – 2.182 – 8.132 mile points – A safety improvement project will begin on Monday, Oct. 2, on KY 36 from the intersection of Hunter Heights Road to the intersection with U.S. 42. Crews will be working on ditching, drainage, and seeding work between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Temporary traffic signals will be installed on Monday, Oct. 2, at both ends of the work zone to direct traffic. The signals will be in operation 24/7. This project is expected to be completed by June 24, 2024.


• Old Lair Road (CR 1124) – A bridge replacement project on Old Lair Road (County Route 1124) is underway. A road closure is in place until the end of April 2024. A signed detour will be in place to guide motorists around the work zone.

• I-275 – 77.6 – 82.5 mile points – A diamond grinding project on I-275 from Campbell/Kenton County line to the U.S. 25 overpass will begin Thursday, Feb. 1. The project will include diamond grinding and grooving of pavement, crack sealing, cleaning bridge drains and placing permanent striping and pavement markers.
Traffic impacts associated with the work: Contractors will primarily work Sunday night through Thursday night. Other nights will be utilized if weather prohibits work during the weekday. Single lane closure permitted nightly at 8 p.m. Double lane closure permitted nightly beginning at 10 p.m. All lanes must be reopened by 6 a.m. All on and off ramps will remain open throughout the project duration. This project is expected to be completed by June 30, 2024.

• I-71/75 Northbound – 188.5 – 190.2 mile point – A right lane and right shoulder closure is in place on I-71/75 northbound between the Kyles Lane interchange and the 12th Street exit ramp in Covington. This nightly closure will be in place between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Crews will be completing preliminary work associated with the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project. The nightly closures will take place through Friday, Feb. 2.

• Crescent Ave (City Route) – Transparent noise barriers are being installed along about 1,000 feet of the east side of Crescent Avenue between Fifth and Ninth Streets in Covington. Contractors are working on clearing brush and performing other site preparation work. Retaining walls will be built over the winter and crews are installing the see-through panels.


• KY 22 (Owenton-Crittenden Road) – 11.05 – 15.59 mile points – single lane closures are in place between KY 227 and KY 845 to allow crews to work on clearing and grubbing ahead of a safety improvement project. Temporary single lane closures may be required while crews are present. When these lane closures are in place, flaggers will guide traffic through the work zone. Crews have begun earthwork on the project. Motorists should expect temporary lane closures through December 2023.

PROJECT UPDATE: Temporary traffic signals have been removed for the winter. Beginning Monday, Dec. 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. flaggers will be on-site to guide traffic around the work zone. This work is expected to be complete by Friday, Dec. 22. Work will continue on this project in Spring 2024.


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 in a construction zone.

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. Check our social media to plan ahead before your travels on Facebook or Twitter.

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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