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Dixie Fix Committee gears up for infusion of newly-elected officials

Posted on December 26, 2014
Nearly ten years ago, PDS and OKI embarked on a collaborative study to plan for the future of Dixie Highway. This plan, which came to be known as the Dixie Fix, examined the corridor in Boone and Kenton Counties and provided recommendations for long range congestion mitigation, improved access, and increased safety. During the approvals phase of the project, each of the ten jurisdictions in the study area adopted the plan, signifying the importance of this main route through Northern Kentucky.

Realizing a plan’s vision takes the dedication and hard work of numerous people. The Dixie Fix has been fortunate in that the corridor has benefitted from the guidance of an oversight team since the plan’s official adoption. This team, comprised of representatives from jurisdictions within the study area and associated technical groups, has worked to bring the plan’s recommendations forward to fruition. Most recently the plan guided a $75,000 pavement/paver/sidewalk project in Elsmere and realignment of the Dixie and Garvey intersection, which resulted in one less traffic signal.

Soon the study group will reconvene to discuss progress on implementing the plan, focus on opportunities for 2015, and welcome new people to the team.

“After the results of the last election were finalized there were some newly-elected officials and city administrators serving cities along the corridor,” said James Fausz, AICP, principal planner with PDS. “We’re looking forward to them meeting with the team and welcoming their participation.”

The team will meet later this winter to discuss the plan and work towards new projects to implement. If you would like to learn more about the Dixie Fix project please refer to the plan’s website.