Friday, July 22, 2016
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 Has Announced the following closure and detour.
KY 9 Expansion - Newport – North Section - Construction is in progress on a new alignment between 5th Street and the Taylor Southgate Bridge. The new section of roadway will consist of 2 roundabouts and a new road connecting them. This project is the northern-most phase in a multi-phase plan to reroute the KY 9 corridor from Wilder all the way to the riverfront. 3rd Street in Newport is closed between York Street (US 27) and Columbia Street. York Street (US 27) will be closed between 3rd Street and 4th Street beginning Monday, July 25, 2016. Traffic wanting to travel US 27 south via York Street should follow the signed detour East on 3rd Street, then south onto Monmouth Street; traffic will then turn right onto Westbound 4th Street and the detour will end at the intersection of 4th Street and York Street. Access to Riverboat Row and B.B. Riverboats via Columbia Street flood wall gate will remain open to traffic.