Gathering Momentum for New Dixie Highway
The New Dixie Highway project team is beginning work on final designs for this transformative project that will improve the safety and efficiency of the corridor.
The designs will be put together with input gathered from Dixie-area businesses and residents over the past several months. More than 300 people attended open house information sessions, and the project’s Advisory Team provided continued guidance on preliminary designs.
The New Dixie Highway will be a safer, more efficient Dixie Highway, with modern safety designs, signal improvements, and better sidewalks and crosswalks, particularly in the Crums Lane to Greenwood Road segment of the highway. A federal grant is paying for the region’s first Bus Rapid Transit system for TARC riders along this popular corridor.
“The recommendations from the advisory team of local business leaders and residents, as well as comments on social media and from the people attending our open house meetings will inform all the decisions we make as finalize the designs,” said John Callihan, Director of Transportation for Louisville Metro. “From the exact placement of left turn options, to the style of medians being planned, to the look of the Bus Rapid Transit stops, we are committed to making the New Dixie Highway a safer, more attractive and efficient corridor.”
The project officially launched at a news conference in August with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer at the new Kroger Marketplace – the first of the superstore-style Kroger locations in the metro area and a symbol of the type of economic development that can be supported by improved roadway infrastructure