Bridge Hunter

The Goddard Covered Bridge in Fleming County will be closed for the next seven to 10 days for maintenance.

Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 3, the Kentucky Department of Highways structures crew will make timber repairs and do other work at the historic bridge off KY 32 at Goddard. Work will take about 10 days, or until Friday, Aug. 13, to complete.

During construction, the bridge will be closed day and night to all traffic. Motorists may detour using the nearby Goddard Road Bridge.

Lexington Herald-Leader

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of a scheduled project for the Clays Ferry Bridge on Interstate 75 Southbound. Temporary lane closures will be necessary for bridge deck overlay work.

This project was awarded to M&M Services on May 21 in the amount of $4,451,122.81. The anticipated date for completion is Thursday, October 7. The Clays Ferry Bridge (H520-034-B00153N) is located on the Fayette-Madison County line.

Interstate 75 – Southbound

•Work will be in effect between milepoints 97.541 and 97.703

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Culvert repairs on US 60 east of Morehead in Rowan County will restrict part of the highway to one-lane traffic in the coming weeks.

On Monday, July 26, Kentucky Department of Highways crews will start concrete repairs at a deteriorated culvert that carries Schoolhouse Branch Creek under the highway about four-tenths of a mile east of Christy Creek (KY 32) near Morehead.

Zimmerman Paint

Work begins next week along nine miles of US 60 in Bath and Rowan counties under a $1.4 million Kentucky Transportation Cabinet safety improvement project.

The project includes new, more visible road signs – especially to mark curves – better roadway paint striping, new guardrail, drainage repairs, new blacktop, a curve realignment, and other work to reduce the risk and severity of crashes on US 60 from Cherry Lane at Farmers to KY 519 at Morehead.


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has launched a service to provide online renewal of driver’s and motorcycle licenses.

“This is a dramatic step forward for customer convenience – the ability to go online to renew your driving credential and save yourself a trip to a licensing office if you don’t otherwise require in-person service,” Gov. Beshear said. “Modernizing state services puts Kentuckians in the driver’s seat to choose how they want to be served and make a Better Kentucky.”

National Capital Industries

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will temporarily close part of US 60 east in Rowan County on Tuesday, June 1,  for nearly two weeks to replace a deep culvert under the highway.

Beginning June 1 and continuing through June 12, contractors will close US 60 just west of Glenwood Hollow Road (about a mile from the county line at milepoint 16.22) to excavate the highway, remove a deteriorated concrete culvert, pour concrete to build a new culvert, then backfill and rebuild the road.

Bridge Hunter

On Friday at Elliott County High School, Gov. Andy Beshear presented a $989,445.60 ceremonial check for a state project to restore and reopen the historic Old Laurel Gorge Bridge on Little Sandy River.

The steel truss bridge, opened in the 1930s, has been a gateway to the scenic Laurel Gorge for generations of fishermen, kayakers and other recreation lovers.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

As the Memorial Day holiday approaches, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety is joining law enforcement around the commonwealth for the annual Click It or Ticket campaign, encouraging motorists to buckle up and stay safe.

The federally funded campaign is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) high-visibility seat belt enforcement effort running May 24 – June 6.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Motorists should expect one-lane traffic each direction on US 23 at Russell for continued overhead bridge work on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s KY 244 viaduct replacement project in Greenup County.

Contractors are installing bridge components above the highway at the new KY 244 overpass just north of the Ironton-Russell bridge intersection. While working overhead, crews will shift traffic on US 23 below into one lane northbound and one lane southbound to protect motorists.

Trip Advisor

Drivers who use the Nada Tunnel on KY 77 in the Red River Gorge in Powell County should expect delays on Tuesday, May 25, as an inspection has been scheduled for the tunnel.

Personnel from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and U.S. Forest Service will jointly inspect the one-lane former railroad tunnel that serves as an iconic gateway to the Red River Gorge National Geological Area.

First State Update

Drivers who use KY 3354 (Cat Creek Road) in Powell County will need to find an alternate route beginning Monday, May 24. The bridge crossing Cat Creek at milepoint 4.1 will be closed for up to 60 days for replacement.

The project to replace the bridge 1.1 miles south of KY 11/KY 15 is part of the Bridging Kentucky program.

Kentucky Today

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reminds motorists that roadside mowing and cleanup operations are now taking place across northeast Kentucky.

State highway crews in Boyd, Carter, Greenup, and Lewis counties have already begun mowing rights of way along state highways. Mowing operations in Bath, Elliott, Fleming, Mason, Nicholas, and Rowan counties will begin next week, the week of May 17.

Exact dates of work vary by county, and work is weather dependent.

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Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray has signed an official order temporarily suspending certain restrictions on motor carriers engaged in transporting petroleum products and ethanol to states affected by the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline Co. transmission system.

“Many states are working in concert to minimize the disruption of fuel supplies,” Secretary Gray said. “Our Cabinet is doing its part to help ensure that needed relief gets to the affected areas.”

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will begin treating for noxious and nuisance weeds throughout the state this month.

The treatments aid in controlling the spread of undesirable plants along state highway rights of way to improve driver safety and ensure efficient maintenance operations.

The Cabinet, in accordance with KRS 176.051, targets Johnson grass, giant foxtail, Canada thistle, nodding thistle, common teasel, multiflora rose, Amur honeysuckle, poison hemlock, marestail, Japanese knotweed and kudzu.

Bridge Hunter

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will conduct an inspection of the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge (US 62) in downtown Maysville on Monday, March 22, which will require a temporary bridge closure.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, engineers will close the Ohio River bridge to inspect cables and other structural components. The bridge should reopen by 3 p.m. or as soon as inspections are complete.

The inspection is weather dependent. In case of windy conditions or rain, the bridge inspection and closure will be rescheduled for Tuesday, March 23, or on the next available date.

Kentucky Department of Highways, District 9

Work will start this month on a $1.3 million Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project to upgrade the William H. Harsha Bridge (US 68) at Maysville.

The project includes a new latex concrete surface on all driving lanes, joint and seal replacements, and other improvements to the 2,100-foot bridge that carries US 68 across the Ohio River between Kentucky and Ohio.

Contractors will set up traffic control on the bridge the week of March 15, then begin milling and paving operations. Work will continue through July.


Westbound I-64 will be closed between the Olive Hill exits in Carter County for several hours Friday as Kentucky State Police conduct a crash reconstruction.

Beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing until about 2 p.m. Friday, March 5, I-64 west will close at mile marker 160 and all traffic will be detoured at Exit 161 to US 60 through Olive Hill to KY 2 to return to I-64 at Exit 156. Eastbound I-64 traffic will not be affected.

Motorists should use caution and expect delays along the detour route.

(provided by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 9)


Monday, March 1, 2021

KYTC District 9 Weather Response 11 AM

The Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 reports state roadways are blocked or otherwise impacted by high water this morning at the following locations:

Bath County

•KY 211 at Salt Lick (milepoint 6-6.8)

Boyd County

•KY 854 at Rush, in two locations (mile markers 1-2 near KY 1654 intersection and 4-5 near Garner)

•KY 3 near Trace Creek (milepoint 5-6)

•KY 966 just north of KY 3 at Trace (milepoint 1-2)

Press Herald

Kentucky Department of Highways salt truck and plow crews are out in force across northeast Kentucky tonight treating roads as freezing rain and snow move across the region.

As of 9 p.m., crews report a rain or freezing rain mix in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, and Rowan counties, with a rain and snow mix along more northern Ohio River counties. Icy conditions are reported at bridges, cold spots, and higher elevations. It’s expected that freezing rain and ice will be falling in all counties – and affecting all roads – by midnight.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Salt truck and snow plow crews in northeast Kentucky are ready to roll as an approaching winter storm threatens the region with freezing rain, snow and ice.

In Kentucky Department of Highways District 9, crews spent the day sharpening chainsaws, putting chains on trucks, loading salt, and preparing for an extended winter weather response.

Kentucky Department of Transportation

State highway crews will remain on duty overnight to keep roadways passable as a winter storm continues to impact northeast Kentucky.

As of 4 p.m., road conditions were reported as mostly wet with possible slush in some areas. Air and pavement temperatures are averaging 29 to 33 degrees. Fast-moving bands of snow and temperatures falling into the low 20s could create icy road conditions overnight.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Kentucky Department of Highways salt truck and snow plow crews will report for duty at midnight tonight in northeast Kentucky.

The National Weather Service expects light snow before dawn Monday with accumulations of 1 to 2 inches or more through Tuesday and high temperatures around 31 degrees.

State highway crews in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, and Rowan counties will begin 12-hour duty shifts at midnight tonight, ready to treat roadways. A second shift will report for duty at noon Monday to continue clearing roads as needed.


Kentucky Department of Highways snow and ice removal crews are standing by ready to roll tonight when wintry weather moves into northeast Kentucky.

The National Weather Service expects rain and snow showers to begin after 5 p.m., with precipitation changing to all snow by or after midnight. Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches of snow are possible into Thursday morning.

North State Public Radio

State highway crews will continue daytime road closures on KY 1444 in Carter County over the next two to three weeks for drainage pipe replacements.

Work to replace several pipes underneath the highway began Jan. 19, but has been delayed due to weather.

When weather allows this week and next – now through Feb. 5 – crews will close KY 1444 about 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day between its KY 7 and KY 773 intersections to replace pipes. Work, and road closures, are also possible the week of Feb. 8-12.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

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.


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.


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.


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.