UPDATE POSTED 8:30 A.M. FEB. 25, 2021
COVINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 6 Office advises motorists that Grant County highway crews will be patching potholes on I-75 southbound and northbound Thursdayday. Expect delays with rolling roadblocks.
- I-75 SB (154- 142 mile-marker) – Starting approximately 9:00 a.m., crews will be patching potholes on I-75 just south of Dry Ridge southbound to 142 mile-marker near the Scott County line. A rolling roadblock will be used so that crews can address potholes on all three lanes in a safe manner. The rolling roadblock will be in place for approximately 30 – 45 minutes. Motorists can expect delays during this time.
- I-75 NB (142 – 154 mile-marker) – Starting approximately noon, crews will be patching potholes on I-75 starting at the Scott County line going northbound toward Dry Ridge (154 mile-marker). A rolling roadblock will be used so that crews can address potholes on all three lanes in a safe manner. The rolling roadblock will be in place for approximately 30 – 45 minutes. Motorists can expect delays during this time.
ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 6 P.M. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2021
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists that highway crews are using a break in winter weather to address maintenance issues, including pavement items such as potholes.
The traveling public can expect to see maintenance work for varied locations in District 7, which includes Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Scott, and Woodford counties.
Motorists should be prepared to slow down and/or stop when encountering a work zone.
Three factors produce potholes; excessive amounts of moisture beneath the pavement, the freezing/thawing cycle, and traffic volume. Potholes begin with water seeping into roadway cracks. The small cracks can quickly become potholes.
Freezing and thawing temperatures cause pavement to expand and break apart. Potholes increase due to extreme cold temperatures and the amount of precipitation.
A cold mix is used to repair potholes during winter months.
Once spring arrives the potholes are repaired with a hot asphalt mix. The hot mix assists with smoothing out rough spots on the asphalt.
Pothole patching is a mobile operation — motorists are advised to watch for signage and flashing arrows directing of the ongoing work.
Motorists in Kentucky may report potholes for state routes through the following:
- Toll free: 1-877-FOR-KYTC (1-877-367-5982)
- Toll free: 1-800 PATCH IT (1-800-728-2448)
Residents can report road hazards, including potholes, under the “Contact Us” menu at the top of the KYTC website found here: http://transportation.ky.gov or via this link: