COVINGTON, KY (May 11, 2023) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 6 Office announces single lane closures ahead of a widening project on U.S. 27 (Alexandria Pike) beginning Monday, May 15. Crews will be working on U.S. 27 from Johns Hill Road (mile point 16.33) to Marshall Lane (mile point 16.51). The scope of the project includes widening U.S. 27 southbound to three lanes through the project area.


Monday, May 15 beginning at 6 p.m. to Tuesday, May 16 at 7 a.m.: U.S. 27 northbound and southbound will be reduced to one lane to allow crews time to install traffic control devices, and new striping for the project. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times during this traffic shift. The traffic control being set up will be in place through Thursday, June 29.
Tuesday, May 16 beginning at 7 a.m.: U.S. 27 southbound traffic will be maintained with two lanes of traffic. U.S. 27 northbound traffic will resume its normal three lanes of through traffic. This traffic pattern will be in place throughout the entirety of the project.

The following closures will also be in place for the duration of the project:

  • Marshall Lane – between U.S. 27 and Bluegrass Drive
  • Alexandria Way – between U.S. 27 and Elblaine Drive
  • Bluegrass Drive connector (between Applebee’s and Walgreens) – closed at U.S. 27

Local traffic will still be able to access businesses/homes near the work zone. On the western portion of the project, local traffic can take Johns Hill Road to Bluegrass Drive. On the eastern portion of the project, local traffic can use the southern entrance of Alexandria Way.
The project will include a sidewalk closure on U.S. 27 southbound between Marshall Lane and the Bluegrass Drive connector.

Detour for pedestrians:
 U.S. 27 southbound, west on Marshall Lane, south on Bluegrass drive, east on Bluegrass Connector, and back on U.S. 27 southbound.
Crews will be working on-site from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The project is expected to be completed by Saturday, September 30. The $434,390.68 widening project was awarded to Sunesis Construction Company.

The date, time, and duration of work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur. Motorists can get Northern Kentucky road construction updates on the District 6 Roadshow. Follow KYTC District 6 on Facebook or Twitter. For Kentucky’s latest traffic and travel information, visit GoKyTRIMARC, and WAZE.