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Roebling Bridge to Close & Other Notes from the Roads

The Roebling Suspension Bridge will close next  Wednesday, May 1 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Originally, when this story was posted, the KYTC said work would also happen on Tuesday next week but that is no longer the case.

Workers will be performing an inspection on the north tower. Motorists can use the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge as a detour option.

In October, the weight limit on the bridge was reduced to three tons forcing TANK buses to use a detour but that limit was lifted in December and up to eleven tons were permitted again.





Taylor Mill Road – Southern End - KY 16 (From Sunbrite Drive to Klette Road) - Construction continues on Taylor Mill Road (KY 16) between Sunbrite Drive and Klette Road.  Traffic patterns have been shifted to a different alignment on the new pavement.  Access for Maple Road will be via a combined access point at Laurel Road, directly across from Hands Pike. Use caution and watch for flaggers and construction traffic entering and leaving the roadway. The speed limit throughout the project is reduced to 30 MPH.

Taylor Mill Road – Middle Section - KY 16 (From Sunbrite to Blackstone) – Work to connect the North and South End of KY 16 has begun.  At this time most operations will be off the highway and no access points have changed.  It is important for motorists to use caution and watch for construction traffic that may enter and exit the roadway.

Taylor Mill Road - Northern End - KY 16 (From Blackstone to I-275) - Taylor Creek Drive and Old Taylor Mill Road are open to traffic.  In order to access Scott High School, Woodland Middle School or Floral Hills Cemetery, motorists may take KY 16 south to the Old Taylor Mill Road south entrance or they may use the new section of roadway to Old Taylor Mill Road.  Sandmann Drive is permanently closed at the BP station and at The Farm Apartments.   The new route to KY 16 can be accessed by Honeysuckle Drive, Honey Road and Old Taylor Mill Road. Motorists will have access to all businesses in the area.  Please watch for flaggers and for trucks entering and leaving the highway.  Limited road work until spring 2013.


KYTC will be performing bridge inspections on the Mall Road Ramp bridges Sunday, April 21st through Tuesday, April 23rd.  Inspections will begin Sunday night, weather permitting.  Lane closures will be as follows:

Sunday, 10pm – 5am

Right 2 lanes SB 71/75 closed

Right 2 lanes NB 71/75 closed

Monday, 10pm – 5am

Left 2 lanes SB 71/75 closed

Left 2 lanes NB 71/75 closed

Tuesday, 10pm – 5am

KY 18 to I-71/75 SB ramp closed

I-71/75 NB ramp to KY 18 closed


KY 1292 – (Beaver Road) at the 1.8 mile - marker - Starting Monday, April 22nd roadway will be reduced to one lane of traffic for a maintenance project. Temporary signals will be used to control traffic until work is complete. The estimated date of completion is the 10th of May. Motorists are encouraged to reduce speed and use caution when traveling through the work zone.

KY 20 (Mile Hill Road) from 19.7 - 20.7 marker – KY 20 will be closed to thru traffic until further notice.  The closed section is in between KY 8 and KY 212 (Airport Connector).  A signed detour will be in place for motorists to take KY 2846 (Tanner Road) to KY 237 (Northbend Road) to I-275 EB to Exit 4, KY 212 (Airport Connector). 

Camp Ernst Road (KY 237) from Rogers Lane to Golf Club Drive – As construction begins on this project, please watch for flaggers and for trucks entering and leaving the highway.  Expect minor delays.

Source: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Photo: Roebling Suspension Bridge/RCN file