Road work takes a break for the holiday

Mary Ann Kearns - [email protected]
Motorists traveling Kentucky 9 AA Highway should be aware that the speed limit in the area of surface paving has been lowered to 25 miles per hour. Terry Prather -

Officials said Friday there will be no active road construction projects in the area over the holiday weekend.

However, that does not mean there won’t be some areas motorists will still want to avoid if possible.

“There are a few ongoing work zones, and at least one continuing traffic impact (Kentucky 8),” Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesperson Allen Blair said Friday. They include:

— The Kentucky 9 AA Highway paving project between Kentucky 11 and U.S. 68-Clyde Barbour Parkway. Work is mostly complete around the AA-Kentucky 11 intersection on past the Walmart-U.S. 62 area. No lane closures will be in effect over the holiday, but motorists are advised to continue driving with caution on new pavement and areas where lane markings might not be restored. Loose gravel remains a possibility.

The project includes a special and sometimes controversial paving technique called a cape seal, which will be applied along 5 miles of the highway between Kentucky 11 and the U.S. 68-Clyde Barbour Parkway, mile markers 7 to 12 in Mason County.

The cape seal treatment begins with a layer of small limestone chips rolled into an oil-based sealant, which is often termed a chip seal. It must cure under traffic for several days, then a thin layer of traditional blacktop will be applied on top to create a smoother, final driving surface.

Work is expected to resume Tuesday, with paving work starting then or soon thereafter on the AA Highway between U.S. 62 and the Clyde Barbour Parkway.

— Kentucky 8 at Maysville between mile points 9.5 and 10.5, between U.S. 68 near the William Harsha Bridge and Kentucky 3056 near downtown Maysville remains closed where contractors are installing soil nails under the roadway at two locations to repair roadside slip areas and to support the embankment to prevent future slips. A signed detour remains in effect using Kentucky 3056 (Germantown Road) and U.S. 68 (Clyde Barbour Parkway).

— U.S. 68 reconstruction in Nicholas County between Carlisle and Millersburg is ongoing. No traffic impacts or lane closures expected over the weekend or during the holiday, but motorists should drive with caution due to the potential for gravel, mud or other debris near travel lanes.

Motorists traveling Kentucky 9 AA Highway should be aware that the speed limit in the area of surface paving has been lowered to 25 miles per hour. Terry Prather
https://maysville-online.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_rdworks.jpgMotorists traveling Kentucky 9 AA Highway should be aware that the speed limit in the area of surface paving has been lowered to 25 miles per hour. Terry Prather

Mary Ann Kearns

[email protected]