KY 536 Widening Project Will Include Roundabouts, Multi-Use Paths
The first segment of Kentucky 536 across Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Counties will be improved soon.
Construction work will begin on the expansion of Mt. Zion Road in Boone County - a $26.1 million project designed to improve traffic flow and increase safety in Union.
The roughly three miles of roadway will be widened from two lanes to five lanes from the I-71/75 southbound entrance and exit ramps westward to U.S. 42. Continuing west from U.S. 42 to Hathaway Road, the five lanes will shift to two lanes at Old Union Road.
In the vicinity of U.S. 42, Kentucky 536 improvements will be on a new alignment, tying into Hathaway Road approximately 2000 feet west of Old Union Road.
Roundabouts, paths to be added
This project includes two roundabouts: one will be constructed at Old Union Road and 536 and the second will be west of Golden Pond Drive. Multi-use paths will frame both sides of KY 536. Between the two roundabouts, sidewalks will be constructed instead of the multi-use paths.
“This project has been designed to accommodate the Union Town Center development,” said Bob Yeager, acting chief district engineer for Department of Highways District 6, in Covington. “There will be raised medians on the new Kentucky 536 and U.S. 42 to further enhance pedestrian friendliness. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continues advancing design for improvements to the other Kentucky 536 segments through Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Counties.”
The WL Harper Co., along with Bluegrass Paving, Inc. of Hebron was awarded the low-bid contract for this project.
On December 6, construction crews will begin clearing trees and conducting excavation along the corridor. Major work will begin this spring and will continue until the project’s anticipated completion date in the fall 2018.