Burdsall / Allentown / Thompson Reconstruction
Project Close-out: Straight Edge Construction is complete with all of the major tasks for this project. They still have a few spot repairs of concrete and other minor items to complete, but should be finished with everything by mid-November.
Asphalt Resurfacing Work:
The city is bidding out resurfacing contracts for work to be done in the Spring of 2018 for the following streets:
– Pleasant Ridge (Dixie to Carlisle)
– Pleasant Ridge (Grace to Beechwood)
– Greenbriar Avenue (All)
– Carlisle Ave (both sections)
Other streets that are due to be resurfaced but waiting on utility projects to be complete:
– Highland Avenue (Longmeadow to end)
– Grace Avenue (Pleasant Ridge to Grace Ct.)
– Oak St. (All)
Dixie/Beechwood Left Turn Lane Project
In January 2015, the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments, OKI, awarded the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet $2.2 million for the design and construction of a left turn lane on Dixie Highway to Beechwood Road. The widening is likely to occur all on the west side (Beechwood Rd. side) of the highway. Work should begin near Woodlawn with a gradual widening to a full lane width allowing traffic to turn left without impeding through traffic on NB Dixie. Included in this project will be drainage improvements including curb and gutter between Woodlawn & Beechwood Rd. The transportation cabinet’s local District 6 office is in the design phase for this project. The proposed schedule called for preliminary engineering to be conducted in 2017, right-of-way in 2018 and construction in 2019. No local match will be required for the project.
Representatives from KYTC District 6 presented their preliminary design at the October 16th council meeting. The preliminary design is CLICK HERE.
Orphanage Road Sidewalk
The sidewalk project along Orphanage Rd. between Jerry’s Lane & Ivy Hill is progressing. The city took another look at adding curb between the new sidewalk and the car lane on Orphanage and found that it is a feasible option to address drainage issues. Safety for pedestrians along this stretch will be greatly enhanced with the addition of curb and gutter. Construction is scheduled for spring 2018.
Grandview Drive Sidewalk
The City has identified a need to construct the missing link of sidewalk between Mercury Avenue (on the Grandview Tavern side) and across from the entrance to Fort Mitchell Place Condominiums. Two grant applications have been submitted to get this sidewalk constructed the results of which will be announced in early 2018. The project includes a 5 feet wide sidewalk with a ADA compliant curb ramp as well as curb and gutter installation. The existing guard rail will be relocated and a retaining wall will need to be constructed as well. CLICK HERE for Project Map.
Bromley-Crescent Springs Road Project
Section one of the Bromley-Crescent Springs Road project is currently in the design stage. After collecting community input, the preferred alternative was selected by the City of Ft. Mitchell, the City of Crescent Springs, and the Kenton County Fiscal Court in the Fall of 2015. However, due to major geotechnical constraints, the initial estimate for the preferred alignment was found to be over the allotted grant budget. Working with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), the Fiscal Court asked GRW Engineering to develop an alternative that meets the original scope and budget for the project. This work is ongoing and the team anticipates presentation of the proposal by late 2017.