Traffic Alert: Expect delays on US 60, US 62, I-64 and more
While most highway construction will cease over the holiday weekend, barrels will still line some highways and mark traffic changes.
In Ashland, concrete pavement work has closed all traffic access to the KY 716 (Summit) intersection at US 60 for concrete pavement construction from the Kentucky State Police post to Speedway. No turns into KY 716 or out of KY 716 are being permitted.
All traffic that needs access to KY 716 in the Armco Park area, to the federal prison or to residential areas along Little Garner Road (KY 3293) may detour using Roberts Drive (KY 3292) and Bob McCullough Drive (KY 766). Detour will be marked. Also, motorists should note that the Summit Road intersection west of the work area is not affected by construction.
In Mason and Fleming counties, US 62 will remain one lane each direction at Maysville and traffic on a portion of the KY 11 (Flemingsburg Bypass) will remain shifted to roadway shoulders during the weekend. In addition, a slide area along I-64 near the Rowan-Carter county line has westbound traffic one lane at the 150 mile marker.
In Kentucky Department of Highways District 9, expect the following major road construction work zones for the work week beginning July 6:
One-lane traffic continues on US 60 at Ashland between Rose Hill and the KY 716 intersection in Summit, with KY 716 intersection closed. Watch signs and message boards for detours, and expect possible flagged traffic during daytime work hours.
A 5-mile highway safety improvement project on KY 3294 (Cannonsburg Road) is continuing with guardrail work, shoulder repairs, replacement of more than two dozen drainage pipes and culverts, and blacktop patching along KY 3294 from Adams Drive at Cannonsburg past the KY 538 intersection to Johnda Drive on the Catlettsburg side. Watch for flagged traffic, other changes.
On I-64 in Carter County, the right lane is closed between mile markers 149 and 150 just east of the Rowan County line due to an embankment failure. Repairs are expected to begin in July.
Beginning Monday morning, July 6, KY 486 will be closed west of Willard at the Carter-Elliott county line near Dobbins for T-rail installation. The road will be closed for several days from about 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day or until work is complete. Motorists should watch message boards for exact closure schedules. Traffic may detour using KY 1, KY 1496 and KY 1122, or local routes.
KY 7 is being rebuilt from KY 706 to the Elliott-Carter county line; possible lane closures, lane shifts, flagged traffic and other impacts.
Along the Flemingsburg Bypass (KY 11), contractors are rebuilding the roadway between Elizaville Road (KY 32) and Mt. Sterling Road (KY 11) intersections. Two-way traffic is being maintained on roadway shoulders, with daily flagged traffic possible around work zones. Speed limit is reduced. Watch for traffic shifts, narrow lanes and rough pavement.
In Greenup County, the Carl Perkins Bridge (KY 8S) is closed for painting. All traffic is being rerouted along the nearby U.S. Grant Bridge. See info and detailed detour information at http://bit.ly/PerkinsDetour.
Paving is expected to begin soon along eight miles of the AA Highway (KY 9) in Mason County from KY 11 to the Lewis County line. Watch for one lane traffic controlled by flaggers. Expect delays.
At Maysville, US 62 is one lane each direction between the AA Highway and Moody Drive. Inbound and outbound vehicles are now traveling on new pavement. Right lane closed approaching the work zone from downtown, and left lane closed approaching the AA Highway intersection. Within the next one to two weeks, work will start in the middle lanes – and all traffic will be shifted into outside lanes, with left turns only allowed at signalized intersections. Traffic will have to make U-turns at those locations to access entrances and side streets blocked by construction. See http://bit.ly/US62Rebuild for traffic changes, and for details on how the highway is being rebuilt from the ground up. Follow @US62Maysville on Twitter or text “follow @US62Maysville” to 40404 for updates via text messaging.
A roadside slip on Sardis Road (US 62) in southwest Mason County has closed the highway near the 6.5 mile marker between Middleton Hill Road and Murphysville Road east of the KY 596 intersection. Use KY 324 and US 68 to detour.
Beginning Tuesday, July 7, and continuing for about two weeks, crews will close KY 3056 (Germantown Road) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday between Big Pond Pike at the 1.9 mile marker and KY 576 at the 4.3 mile marker for slip repairs. Traffic may detour using US 68 and the AA Highway to reach locations on either side of the work area.
In Nicholas County, a $3 million project to replace the KY 32 bridge over Scrubgrass Creek near Myers is under way. Watch for traffic shifts onto new pavement on either side of the work area, as well as possible flagged traffic.
KY 32 north of Morehead is being rebuilt between Park Hills and the Fleming County line. Watch for flaggers and intermittent stopped traffic.
KY 1722 is closed at the 9 mile marker where a slip has undermined the road. Repairs under way now include full excavation of the roadway, stabilization of the embankment, installation of new drainage measures and other work – all of which will require the road’s closure until late August. Detour using KY 111 through Hillsboro in Fleming County to reconnect with KY 1722 via KY 158 and KY 801 in Rowan County.
For updated traffic information, follow Highway District 9’s Road Reports online at http://bit.ly/D9Roads or on social media at http://twitter.com/kytcdistrict9, http://facebook.com/kytcdistrict9. For statewide travel information, call 511, or visit http://511.ky.gov online. Know before you go!