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Troublesome LouisvilleKY intersection reopens

Realigned Dixie/Broadway/18TH crossing opened Louisville, KY – Mayor Greg Fischer this week  opened the newly realigned intersection of Eighteenth Street, Dixie Highway and Broadway to traffic. The realignment eliminated a traffic bottleneck where the three streets converge at a major West End development site. The $1.2 million project completed by TSI Construction last week rerouted Dixie Hwy slightly eastward to align it directly with Eighteenth Street. That got rid of a zigzag between the two streets that had required separate traffic signals at two intersections less than one hundred feet apart on Broadway, and connected them in a single intersection with…

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Safer exit ramp project kicks off major south LouisvilleKY’s Dixie Highway improvements

Ramp realignment in Shively is first phase of substantial project to transform city’s busiest highway into a safer, more business-friendly destination Louisville, KY., – A long-awaited project to make a Watterson Expressway exit safer is underway, making travel into Shively and Dixie Highway more efficient and less hair-raising for drivers and pedestrians. The construction is the first phase of an accelerated plan to improve safety and traffic efficiency throughout the Dixie Highway corridor – a comprehensive set of projects that will invest more than $50 million along the highway over the next two years in the city’s busiest highway. Mayor…

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Use LouisvilleKy’s Dixie Highway? Open House meetings this week to showcase new upgrades

Citizens invited to share opinions on preliminary designs for road improvements, transit upgrades along Dixie Highway Louisville, KY., – Residents who drive on Dixie Highway will have two opportunities to view preliminary designs for the project, including details about median placements and bus stops. Each meeting will be from 5-7 p.m. and is designed as a “drop-in” Open House style event, where people can come and go as their schedules allow. They will be able to meet some of the people working on the Dixie Project, look at plans and ask questions. Meetings will feature: Informational handouts Maps and renderings…

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Improvements underway for south LouisvilleKY’s Dixie Highway corridor

More than $50 million in transportation improvements creating ‘New Dixie Highway’ Business investments growing, strengthening corridor   LOUISVILLE (Aug. 31, 2016) – More than $50 million in transportation improvements under way and planned over the next two years will create a New Dixie Highway and fuel transformation of a major economic corridor for southwest and west Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The New Dixie Highway, the first major construction project under the Mayor’s MOVE Louisville initiative, will include safety design enhancements, signal improvements, sidewalks, crosswalks and resurfaced lanes. The city’s busiest transit corridor will also get the region’s first…

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Louisville Ky is looking good, so says its Mayor

Louisville a city in transformation, with strong momentum, Mayor Fischer declares   ”You can see our momentum. You can feel it. And you can count it!”   LOUISVILLE (Jan. 28, 2016) – Declaring Louisville as “a city in transformation,” Mayor Greg Fischer said today that he’s extremely optimistic and ambitious about the future, and that the momentum in the city is palpable. “We live in a world that’s in transformation. And as a city, our goal is to do more than keep up with the pace of global change; it’s to leap ahead,” Fischer said, during his annual State of…

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Louisville Ky metro council to hold Dixie Highway meeting

Louisville – It is a project designed to bring one of the busiest transportation corridors in Metro Louisville into the 21 Century. On Wednesday, November 18th, several members of the Louisville Metro Council will host a Community Information Meeting to focus on the recent awarding of a $16. 9 million T.I.G.E.R Grant for the purpose of transforming Dixie Highway. “This meeting will bring together all partners in this project who will coordinate the redesign and specific improvements to Dixie Highway,” says Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12). “This is a massive project to bring better traffic flow, safer pedestrian crossings, innovative town…

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On Louisville KY’s Dixie Highway, How $16.9 Million will Make a Difference

President Tandy sees Dixie Highway Grant as a significant part of improving the Urban Core of Metro Louisville’s infrastructure Grant covers Dixie Highway improvements from downtown and beyond Louisville- Metro Council President David Tandy (D-4) joined other Metro Council members, Congressman John Yarmuth, Governor Steve Beshear, Mayor Greg Fischer and members of Jefferson County’s Legislative Delegation on Monday to praise the announcement that Metro Louisville will receive a $16.9 million TIGER Grant for the Dixie Highway Master Plan. “Dixie Highway is just as vital to Metro Louisville as any interstate when it comes to moving people to and from destinations…

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Hanging with Republicans on Dixie

I had quite an afternoon yesterday, and not all of it good. I am back to playing racquetball all the time after an injury. And remember I’ve been playing for 30 years. But I’d never done this — ran into the side wall tooth first, busting a chunk out of one of my front teeth, leaving me looking like, well, I don’t want to insult any group of people, but you know what I mean. Fortunately I have an appointment at Moore Smiles, just up the street, to see what it’s going to take to fix it. But last  night…

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Yates on the Southwest: Library, Development are Big Issues

David Yates may be a bit naive, but he’s certainly enthusiastic about his new job as a member of the Metro Council. He is pushing to get the Southwest Library built, and believes that new restaurants and other business will come to Dixie Highway once some improvements are made. Take a look: