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.
Between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., traffic will be shifted into a new pattern so that improvement work can continue throughout the project area.
Traffic will be shifted to the outside lanes of US 42 between Whispering Trail and Brilliance Ave., while work takes place on the construction of the median islands.
Once the traffic shift is completed, there will be two lanes of travel in each direction. This traffic pattern will be in place for approximately one month. Occasional single lane closures may take place during this time during off peak travel times, but traffic will be maintained.
The intersection of NEW Mt. Zion Rd. and US 42 is open, traffic signals are operational, and traffic is moving smoothly as work continues throughout the area. Please remember, the traffic pattern has changed and this is an active work zone. Reduced speed limits remain in place and will be enforced. Traffic wishing to enter a roundabout always yields to traffic already in the roundabout.
much will the project cost?
The construction cost is expected to be approximately $26 million.