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Dixie/Beechwood Left Turn Lane Project (KY – State Project)

In January 2015, the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments, OKI, awarded the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet $2.2 million for a left turn lane on Dixie Highway to Beechwood Road. The widening will all occur on the west side (Beechwood Rd. side) of the highway. Work will 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. Utility relocation work was started in Winter of 2018-19.  Road construction is scheduled for Summer 2019

Orphanage Road Sidewalk

The sidewalk project along Orphanage Rd. between Jerry’s Lane & Ivy Hill is moving forward. In addition to the sidewalk, the city will be adding curb between the roadway and sidewalk to improve pedestrian safety and to control drainage. Construction is scheduled for 2019. 

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. Previous grant applications were not successful, but the city will continue to apply for grants as they come available.  This short project is surprisingly complex with design challenges.  The overall concept includes 5 feet wide sidewalk with ADA compliant curb ramps, curb and gutter enhancements, and other improvements including relocating the existing guardrail and improving the existing retaining walls.

Bromley Crescent Springs

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.

Kenton County Judge Executive Kris Knochelmann presented an update on the Bromley Crescent Springs Road Project at the 4/2/18 City Council Meeting. The bid date is tentatively scheduled to be in December 2019, and construction is expected to start in 2020. Once construction begins it could take up to 24 months to complete. CLICK HERE to view presentation (starts at minute 4 and ends at min 14).

CLICK HERE for more information about the Bromley Crescent Springs Road Project.

Five Year Road Plan

The City has a five-year street plan that is used to comprehensively analyze infrastructure replacement needs and use the funds collected from the road tax to objectively address those needs. Every two years street conditions are reassessed and the list is re-evaluated. The street plan is used for planning purposes and may change after the two year evaluation based on road conditions and needs at that time.

Resurfacing projects consist of removing and replacing the top 2 inches of asphalt to give a new riding surface. These projects are typically completed in a 2-4 week time frame.
Reconstruction projects are more extensive and include removing existing pavement and constructing brand new curbs, asphalt and so on. These projects are typically completed in a 2-3 month time frame.

 2019-20

  • Highland Ave. Waterline (Dixie to Oak, & Floral to Longmeadow) – NKWD Watermain Reconstruction – Scheduled Start – July 8th thru Fall 2019
  • Highland Ave. Resurfacing (Dixie Hwy to Longmeadow) – Note – ongoing Traffic / Parking Study may call for reconstruction of some sections
    • Oak St. Resurfacing (All – Will be scheduled with Highland Avenue Work)
    • Ridge Rd. Reconstruction (St. Johns Rd to End)
    • West Orchard Rd. Reconstruction (Dixie Hwy to Iris)
    • Coleman St. Resurfacing (All)
  • Pieck Ln. Resurfacing (E. Orchard to City Limit)
  • Anthony Ln Resurfacing (All)

2020-21

  • Requardt Ln. Reconstruction (All)
  • Virginia Resurfacing (All)
    • Cornell Ave. Reconstruction (#7 to Superior)
    • Ana Jo Ln. – Partial Reconstruction (Sections as needed)
    • Grace Ave. Partial Reconstruction (Sections as needed)

2021-22
• Watch Hill Rd. Reconstruction (All)
• Cook Book Ln. Partial Reconstruction (Sections as needed)

2022-23 & 2023-24

The priority of these streets has not been set yet, but they
• Cherrywood (Fortside Circle to Diane)
• St. Johns Rd Resurfacing (Ridge to End)

  • Huckleberry Hill (Dixie to End)
  • Plantation Dr. (Orphanage to End)
    • Harvard Drive (All)
  • Beechwood Rd (Grandview to R/R Crossing)

Other Street Needs / Studies
Royal Drive – Reconstruction needed. Awaiting possible realignment of the street with redevelopment of the Drawbridge Inn property