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Asphalt Resurfacing Work 2018

• Pleasant Ridge, Carlisle, Parts of Thompson, Highland & Grace – Complete
• Greenbriar Avenue – Complete
• Pleasant Ridge Resurfacing (From Dixie Hwy to Carlisle) – Complete
• Carlisle Ave. Resurfacing (Both Sections) – Complete
• Pleasant Ridge Ave. (Grace Ave. to Beechwood) – Complete
• Grace Ave. Resurfacing (Pleasant Ridge to Grace Ct.) – Complete
• Highland Ave. Resurfacing (~Longmeadow to End) – Complete
• Thompson -Resurfacing (At the end of Carlisle) – Complete
• Greenbriar Ave. Resurfacing (All) – Complete

Highland Avenue Traffic Study

The City is having a traffic study performed on Highland Avenue to evaluate possible solutions to address high residential traffic with on-street parking. The study is underway and the results of the study are expected in November/December 2018.

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 and anticipates project to start in spring/summer 2019.

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 planned for Spring of 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. 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.

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.

Spring – June 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)


• Requardt Ln. Reconstruction (All)
• Anthony Ln Reconstruction (All)
• Cornell Ave. Reconstruction (#7 to Superior)
• Pieck Ln. Reconstruction (E. Orchard to City Limit)

• Ana Jo Ln. Reconstruction (All)
• Grace Ave. Reconstruction (Grace Ct. to Dead End)
• Grace Ave. Reconstruction (Royal Drive to Grace Avenue)

• Watch Hill Rd. Reconstruction (All)
• Cook Book Ln. Reconstruction (Stevies Ridge to End)

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