Mt. Zion Rd. Reconstruction 


is the scope of the project?

Mt. Zion Rd. (KY 536) is being widened from just west of US 42 to I-75. A three-mile section of the roadway will be widened from two lanes to five lanes – two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane – with a multi-use path in both directions.


Two new roundabouts will be built at the intersections of Mt. Zion Rd. and Old Union Rd., and at Mt. Zion Rd. and Harmony Rd.


Curb and gutter improvements, as well as storm sewer and drainage work will be completed as part of this project. 


are these improvements taking place?

The widening of Mt. Zion Rd. will improve safety and support better traffic flow in this growing area.


will work begin and end?



Work is expected to be completed in 2020.

Want to see how things are coming along? View project-area photos here.


will there be impacts to traffic because of the project work?

Saturday, April 3 - Sunday, April 4, weather permitting: 


Beginning at 7 a.m., Saturday morning, crews will begin paving work at the intersection of Mt. Zion Rd. (KY 536) and US 42. Various lane closures will be in place on US 42, with traffic reduced to one lane in each direction throughout the day. All lanes of travel will be open by 6 a.m., Sunday morning. (This work will be taking place on the NEW portion of Mt. Zion Rd., not the old roadway.)


Reminder: Traffic has been shifted to the newly constructed southern portion of the roadway to allow for roadway construction and other work within the northern half of the project. 


Crews are currently focusing on the area between Gunpowder and Tiburon. This work may require temporary lane closures on Haven Hill and North Tiburon. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic when temporary lane closures are needed.  


The intersection of Blacksmith Dr. and Mt. Zion Rd. is open, and one lane in each direction is open on Mt. Zion Rd. (KY 536) within the project area.


much will the project cost?

The construction cost is expected to be approximately $26 million.


can I contact if I have questions or comments?

We would love to hear from you. Please e-mail us at [email protected] with questions, comments or input on our work.

Contractors may reference Item No. 6-158.

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