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Lane closures expected as asphalt work begins Monday on Dixie Highway

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Crews are scheduled to begin a long term road project on Dixie Highway Monday night.

A the goal is to upgrade a roughly five mile stretch from Stonegate Manor Drive to Greenwood Road in southern Jefferson County.  

"It's long overdue for an improvement," Ryan Bandy said.

Crews will divide the work into four sections. The first will run from Stonegate Manor Drive to Bethany Lane. 

Repairs will be made to the shoulder along the south part of Dixie Highway so that it can be used as a temporary driving lane once traffic shifts. The turning lane, as well as the shoulders on both sides of the road, will be used for traffic shifts.

Crews will dig out the asphalt all the way to the old concrete, add an intermediate layer and repave.

"That's where the joints of the old concrete pavement are cracking through and causing the little bumps," said Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Authorities with the KTC say two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction along Dixie Highway during daytime hours. Lanes will be closed on weeknights in the northbound direction from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m.

In the southbound direction, lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. until 8 a.m. On weekends, lane closures will take place from 9 p.m. until 10 a.m. the next morning on Fridays and Saturdays. 
Drivers will not have access to a continuous center turn lane along Dixie Highway, and state officials say to expect congestion during the $14.5 million project.

"Something you have to deal with it if you want the road straightened out," Rick Dunn said. "I think its a good idea."

Here are the four phases of the project:

  • Stonegate Manor Drive to Bethany Lane
  • Bethany Lane to Valley Station Road
  • Valley Station Road to West Pages Lane
  • West Pages Lane to Greenwood Road

Officials say construction will start at the south end of the project and move to the north. 

The project is scheduled to be completed by June 2016.

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