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Closure to Start Nov. 1 for U.S. 42 Landslide Repair Project in Gallatin County

A two year-long detour will be in place

                                                                            Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

COVINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 25, 2021) – A complete closure for a project to reconstruct a 1.2-mile section of U.S. 42 that has been prone to landslides in Gallatin County will begin Nov. 1.  The two year-long closure is needed so that crews can relocate utilities, install a tie-back wall, and construct a new roadway. 

"Crews have been doing preliminary work since July, and now the next phase of the project is ready to go," said Bob Yeager, chief district engineer for the Department of Highways District 6 office. "The project will greatly improve safety by correcting landslide problems between Markland Dam and Craigs Creek."

The signed detour will direct vehicles onto KY 1039 to I-71 to KY 35.

The $18 million project was awarded to Schnabel Foundation Co. This project has a November 2023 completion date. 

Motorists can get Northern Kentucky road construction updates on District 6 Road Report.  Follow KYTC District 6 on our Facebook page at KYTC District 6 or on our Twitter page at KYTC District 6.  For Kentucky's latest traffic and travel information, visit GoKy or navigate traffic by downloading the free Waze app at WAZE

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