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Drivers who use KY 594 (Red Lick Road) in Estill County will have to find an alternate route for the next few weeks, as repairs are planned that will require the road to be closed during working hours.

Daytime closures will begin on Monday, Jan. 25, to repair a major break in pavement at milepoint 4.7, which is 0.5 miles west of Horns River Road and 4.7 miles east of the Madison County line.

WYMT

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) snowfighters deployed in various sections of the commonwealth today to get a jump on an approaching weather front bringing snow.

Forecasters warned of a squall-like system moving into western Kentucky early today and spreading eastward, beginning with rain and a few light snow showers but turning increasingly to snow toward evening with less than 1 inch accumulation over most of the state.

KSOO

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will close two culvert bridges in Fleming and Mason counties after an engineering analysis found issues with the structures. Until repairs are made, the structures will remain closed to all traffic for the public’s safety.

Kentucky Department of Highways, District 9

All lanes of KY 801 near Billy’s Branch at Cave Run Lake in Rowan County are currently blocked by a landslide.

The slide occurred this morning between mile markers 7.5 and 8 just north of the Billy’s Branch picnic area. Barricades have been placed at the ranger station on the US 60 side of the slide and at the Scott’s Creek Marina boat ramp.

Racine County

Drivers who use KY 594 (Red Lick Road) in Estill County will have to find an alternate route for the next few weeks, as repairs are planned that will necessitate the road's closure during working hours.

Work is tentatively planned to begin by Monday, Jan. 18, to repair a major break in pavement. Initially, traffic will be able to pass through the work area, but most of the repairs will require the road to be closed during the day.

The work zone location is at mile-point 4.7, which is 0.5 miles west of Horns River Road and 4.7 miles east of the Madison County line.

WYMT

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) snowfighters are on alert for some wintry Christmas weather.

Temperatures that were unseasonably warm today are forecast to start dropping rapidly tonight and into Christmas Eve, along with precipitation that can freeze quickly on roadways. Chances of measurable snow increase as a winter storm moves from west to east. Accumulations of 1 to 1.5 inches in Central Kentucky and 3 to 5 inches in Eastern Kentucky are expected.

LoopNet

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a $6 million contract to improve Carol Malone Boulevard (KY 7/KY 1) at Grayson.

The project will include wider travel lanes, new right- and left-turn lanes, including additional turn lanes at US 60 (Main Street), and other work to reduce congestion, improve traffic flow, and enhance safety along 1.5 miles of the four-lane state highway from Academic Parkway to the Little Sandy River.

Kentucky Department of Transportation

Gov. Andy Beshear and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Jim Gray today announced the end of a six-week emergency repair project to restore and reopen the Brent Spence Bridge one day ahead of the scheduled completion date.

Travel lanes and various access ramps leading to the bridge will gradually reopen to full capacity throughout the afternoon and evening, once lane striping on the upper and lower decks is complete.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

2020 was a year of great success for the Mountain Parkway Expansion project.

In June, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) was awarded a $55 Million federal INFRA grant that will help to fund what will be the fifth segment of the Mountain Parkway Expansion to go under construction—the Wolfe County segment. In doing so, the Mountain Parkway Expansion continued their mission to reduce state costs for the project while moving the Expansion project forward.

Twitter, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Routine repairs to the KY 799 overpass on I-64 in Rowan County will require temporary traffic restrictions this month.

Beginning this week, contractors will reduce westbound I-64 to one lane at the KY 799 overpass near mile marker 146 for concrete patching of bridge piers.

Motorists should expect one-lane traffic to start shortly after the weigh station, and will remain in place during daytime work hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for several days. (No work or traffic restrictions will take place during the Christmas holiday, or weekends.)

Review Journal

Upgrades to navigational lights on the US 60 bridge (Billy C. Clark Bridge) over the Big Sandy River between Catlettsburg and Kenova will require temporary traffic restrictions this month.

Beginning Monday, Dec. 7, contractors will reduce the US 60 bridge to one lane with all traffic controlled by temporary signals. The signals – one in Catlettsburg and one in Kenova – will alternate one-way traffic across the bridge through Friday, Dec. 18, or until the project’s complete.

Mountain Parkway Expansion

One year ago this month, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) completed work on the Restaurant Row segment of the Mountain Parkway Expansion as the new roadway fully opened to traffic in Salyersville. The opening marked a major milestone for a community and business district ravaged by a tornado in 2012.

Kentucky Tourism

Gov. Andy Beshear today announced that contractors have successfully stabilized the flood-damaged Grange City Covered Bridge in Fleming County.

“With the bridge now protectively cradled by steel support beams, this historic structure treasured by the people of Fleming County and the entire Buffalo Trace area is once again safe,” Gov. Beshear said.

In late May, floodwaters inundated the 1860s covered bridge where it spans Fox Creek adjacent to KY 111 just north of Grange City.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Today, Gov. Andy Beshear and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Jim Gray provided a public update on the progress of an emergency project to repair and reopen the fire-damaged Brent Spence Bridge between Covington and Cincinnati, Ohio.

WCPO

Today, Gov. Andy Beshear and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Jim Gray updated Kentuckians on the early morning vehicle crash and fire on the I-75 Brent Spence Bridge between Covington and Cincinnati.

Fortunately, there are no known serious injuries or deaths resulting from the crash or fire, according to reports from the scene.

WTVQ

The eastbound lanes of the Mountain Parkway between exits 33 and 40 in Powell and Wolfe counties have reopened. Repairs to the sinkhole which developed near the Tunnel Ridge Road overpass at the county line have progressed to the point where one direction of travel has been restored, one day ahead of schedule.

Mass Transit

Gov. Andy Beshear and other state leaders on Tuesday announced $8.5 million in transportation funding to replace about 170 buses and support other efforts to expand reliable and sustainable transportation in Kentucky.

The funding will go toward the purchase of cleaner emission transit buses in areas of Kentucky challenged with meeting federal air quality standards.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

A new kind of Kentucky license plate has begun appearing on motor vehicles in the Commonwealth.

The most significant difference is in their manufacture – digitally printed on flat aluminum instead of traditional, embossed metal with raised letters and numbers.

The larger, unseen difference will be in savings to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) on storage space, bulk manufacturing and unused inventory. With digital technology, standard and specialty license plates can be produced as needed rather than having to be mass-produced.

Brayman Construction

Motorists using US 23 through Russell can expect early-morning traffic stoppages on Saturday, Aug. 29, for utility work at the KY 244 viaduct replacement project in Greenup County.

This Saturday morning, from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m., flaggers will temporarily stop all traffic on US 23 and on the Ironton-Russell Bridge for up to 15 minutes at a time so contractors can safely relocate underground utility lines between the bridge and Kenwood Drive.

Motorists should expect significant delays, and plan travel accordingly. Detouring to alternate routes is suggested.

Kentucky Today

Work to improve two more AA Highway bridges in Lewis County is now under way as part of a $1.4 million Transportation Cabinet seven-bridge improvement project in northeast Kentucky.

With work complete on the AA Highway (KY 9) bridge over Salt Lick Creek at Vanceburg, crews have moved to the KY 9 (AA) bridge over Ben Willen Branch at milepoint 17.3 five miles north of Vanceburg, and to the KY 9 (Grayson spur) bridge over Kinniconnick Creek at milepoint 4.3.

Both bridges will be reduced to one lane with traffic controlled by temporary signals for about the next 30 days.

WDAM

The Kentucky Department of Highways will close part of KY 503 in Greenup County the week of August 10 to replace a damaged bridge.

The steel beams and concrete foundation of a culvert-style bridge that spans Uhlens Run just south of Yates Road (milepoint 7.89) have deteriorated and must be replaced.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, District 10

The westbound lanes of the Mountain Parkway have been closed indefinitely at milepost 35.8 in Powell County, just west of the Wolfe County line, due to the collapse of the roadbed beneath the pavement. This location is near the Tunnel Ridge Road underpass at the top of Slade Hill.

Westbound traffic is being detoured at Exit 40 in Wolfe County onto northbound KY 15. Drivers can re-enter the Mountain Parkway at Exit 33 at Slade. Signs are in place to inform drivers of the closure. The westbound lanes of the parkway are blocked at Exit 40 at Pine Ridge in Wolfe County.

National Capital Industries

Improvements to several AA Highway bridges in Lewis County are coming soon under a $1.4 million Transportation Cabinet seven-bridge improvement project in northeast Kentucky.

Weather permitting, contractors plan to start resurfacing work Wednesday, July 22, at the AA Highway (KY 9) bridge over Salt Lick Creek just north of Vanceburg at milepoint 13.6. The bridge will be reduced to one lane with traffic controlled by temporary signals for 30 days.

Mountain Parkway Expansion

The next phase of planning for the newest segment of the Mountain Parkway Expansion is set to begin this month.

In June, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) awarded the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) a $55 Million federal Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to partially fund construction on the Wolfe County segment of the Mountain Parkway Expansion. Preparation for this segment will move forward as KYTC begins delivering letters to impacted property owners along the Parkway, detailing the purchasing needs for land surrounding the project site.

KY Forward

Kentucky’s rich and varied musical heritage is highlighted and celebrated in the 2020-2021 Official Highway Map of the Bluegrass State.

“Music is part of life in Kentucky and crosses many genres,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. “By the same token, our official highway map is much more than a display of route lines and numbers. It symbolizes connection to the things and places that matter most to us.”

WAFB

Part of Crooked Creek Road (KY 1244) in Nicholas County will be closed this month to repair an embankment slip.

Beginning Monday morning, July 27, state highway crews will close KY 1244 at milepoint 3.4, about two tenths of a mile west of Barterville. The road will remain closed there, day and night, for two weeks as crews excavate the slope and place rock along the roadside to rebuild the embankment.

Fox 19

As part of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s yearly bridge inspection program, the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge (US 62) in downtown Maysville will be closed next Tuesday for several hours.

Weather permitting, engineers will close the Ohio River bridge Tuesday, July 21, at 9 a.m. to inspect the steel support towers, main suspension cable, and other structural components. The bridge should reopen by 3 p.m. or when inspections are complete.

Message Media

Work continues this week on a $1.4 million Transportation Cabinet seven-bridge improvement project in northeast Kentucky as contractors begin resurfacing today on a Flemingsburg Bypass (KY 32) bridge in Fleming County.

The KY 32 bridge, which spans Fleming Creek about a mile east of KY 11-Mt. Sterling Avenue (towards Morehead) at Flemingsburg, will be one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals for about the next 30 days.

Gibraltar Cable Barrier System

With work complete on new median cable barrier along 10 miles of I-64 in Boyd County, contractors have moved cable installation to eight miles of Rowan County interstate.

Work zone signs and barrels are in place now on I-64 from mile marker 129 near the Bath County line to mile marker 137 at the Morehead exit, and crews are installing new median cable barrier there.

Mountain Parkway

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday that his administration successfully secured for a $55,150,000 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to fund the Mountain Parkway Expansion through Wolfe County.

The grant was awarded to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC).

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