Big road construction projects underway in NKY


HE WAS ARRESTED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON LEAVING THE SCENE OF ONE OF HIS CRIMES. MID AUGUST BUT THE SUMMER ROAD CONSTRUCTION SEASON, NOT OVER YET, NOT BY A LONG SHOT. ROAD RUES IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY WORKING ON ROADS THAT ARE BEGINNING TO SLIDE. ANDREW SETTERS HAS A LOOK AT THE WORK AND THE ROAD CLOSURES YOU MAY RUN INTO. YOU’LL SEE MORE SIGNS LIKE THIS ONE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS ROAD CREWS WORK. TODAY DRIVERS ON AMSTERDAM ROAD WERE BLOCKED. THIS MACHINE WAS BEING USED TO DRILL HOLES. IT’S A BAND-AID FIX BUT IT WORKS. BUT UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE A LOT OF SECTIONS THAT WE HAVE TO WORK ON. KENTUCKY TRANSPORTATION WORK ERGS AND CONTRACTORS ARE STABILIZING THE ROAD BECAUSE AMSTERDAM CUTS THROUGH SOME HILLY TERRAIN. THE ROAD IS SUSCEPTIBLE TO MUDSLIDES. THE OLDER ONES THAT HAD THE LANDSCAPE OF BIG HILLS, BIG DROPOFFS ON THE SIDE. EROSION. THIS IS A TYPICAL REPAIR WE DO. ONCE THE RAILS ARE DRIVEN INTO SOLID GROUND, GUARDRAILS WILL BE INSTALLED AND BACKFILLED. ANOTHER — THEY DO ANOTHER SECTION OF AMSTERDAM ROAD NOT THAT LONG AGO. WE’VE DONE A LOT OF REPAIRS ON THAT ONE. THIS OPERATION WILL BE MOVED TO SLEEPY HOLLOW ROAD LATER ON. THERE COULD BE BIG DELAYS ON A BIGGER PROJECT NEXT WEEK. SOME OF THESE ROADS WOULD NOT BE BUILT TODAY BECAUSE OF OUR STANDARDS HAVE UPGRADED. WE STILL MAINTAIN THE ROADS WE INHERITED, MORE OR LESS. CREWS ARE DOING WHAT THEY CAN TO MINIMIZE DISRUPTION. THEY’RE CLOSED FROM 7:30 IN THE MORNING TO 6:00 IN KENTON COUNTY. ANDREW SETTERS, WLWT NEWS 5. STARTING MONDAY SIMILAR WORK WILL GO ON ALONG KENTUCKY 184 STARTING AT KENTUCKY 47.

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