NORTHERN KENTUCKY (FOX19) - UPDATE: The I-75/I-71 Cut in the Hill (188-191 milemarker) work for this weekend has been cancelled due to impending inclement weather on Saturday. Ramps will be opened.
As part of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's "Revive The Drive" project, I-71/75 will be reduced to one lane over the weekend throughout Northern Kentucky.
"Revive The Drive" is a project that's main goal is to rehabilitate old pavement on Northern Kentucky's Highways.
According to the Kentucky Department of Transportation, these are the lane closures motorists should be aware of:
- I-75 NB (MP 186-191) CUT IN THE HILL IN KENTON COUNTY REVIVE THE DRIVE – NKY Interstate Project - Traffic will be restricted to one lane on Northbound I-75 between Dixie Highway Exit 188 and MP 191 starting at 11:00 p.m. Friday May 6 until 5:00 a.m. Monday May 8. The Northbound exit to 12th Street (Exit 191) will also be closed during this time. A signed detour will be in place. Expect Long Delays and Trucks Entering and Exiting Traffic. Take alternate route.
- I-275 WB (MP 77 to MP 82.4) IN KENTON AND CAMPBELL COUNTIES REVIVE THE DRIVE – NKY Interstate Project – Watch for new traffic patterns. Nightly lane closures are possible from 7 pm until 7 am on I-275 WB from KY 9 to US 25 Dixie Highway. Traffic is currently restricted to two lanes on I-275 WB at Exit 77 (KY 9 – Wilder) and the closure is scheduled to remain in place until Friday, May 6, 2011. During off-peak periods, lane restrictions may be in place on KY 9 for overhead bridge work on I-275. The entrance ramp from KY 17 to I-275 WB is scheduled to be closed from 7 pm on Friday, April 29, 2011, until 6 am on Monday, May 9, 2011. The entrance ramp from KY 1303 (Turkeyfoot Rd) to I-275 EB (Exit 82) is scheduled to be closed from 7 pm on Friday, May 6, 2011 until 6 am on Monday, May 16, 2011. These closures are weather permitting. Watch for trucks entering and leaving the roadway. Expect delays particularly during peak traffic times.
- I-275 WB (MP 1.08 to MP 4.07) IN BOONE COUNTY REVIVE THE DRIVE – NKY Interstate Project – Pavement Repair project will be from Turfway Road Overpass to Airport Exit 4. There will be various lane closures weekdays from 7 PM to 5 AM and weekends with no time restrictions for pavement repairs and grinding. There may be shoulder closures weekdays during the day for shoulder repairs. Watch for trucks entering and leaving roadway.
- I-71 NB & SB (59 – 77.7 mile-marker) IN GALLATIN AND BOONE COUNTIES REVIVE THE DRIVE – NKY Interstate Project – There will be lane closures on I-71 NB and SB between MP 59 in Gallatin County to the I-71/75 split in Boone County. These closures will be in place Sunday night beginning at 10:00 PM until noon on Friday while crews are performing base failure blow-up repairs and various other repairs. Please use caution when approaching the work zone areas. For more information, you can go to the Kentucky Department of Transportation's website.