The 2012 General Assembly appropriated approximately 26 million dollars to Connect Ky. Rt. 9 (AA highway) to the Taylor Southgate Bridge in Newport. This Boulevard will provide a new four lane entrance to the city of Newport. The project will be highlighted by two roundabouts, one at the base of the Veteran’s Bridge and one at the base of the Taylor Southgate Bridge. Economic development in Newport, utilization of the Taylor Southgate Bridge, access to Covington will all be enhanced by the creation of this new roadway.
Construction of Route 9 has started. Equipment has been moved in and crews are on-site.