Aug 9 2019 New Dixie Highway Project meets major milestone

LOUISVILLE (Aug. 9, 2019) – Crews on The New Dixie Highway Project are completing median construction on a critical, busy section of the roadway in the heart of Shively. The section between Herbert Avenue and Crums Lane, which includes Shively City Hall and the on-ramp to I-264, will have all lanes open and in their final configuration on Monday.

Mar 16 2018 Dixie Highway in the news: Bus improvements will make travel easier and safer

Dixie Highway will be the first area of Louisville to receive a “RAPID” bus line – a faster-than-express service. The work is part of the $35 million New Dixie Highway Project.

Feb 28 2018 New Dixie Highway Open House Focuses on Bus Rapid Transit, Construction Plans

This month, people who travel Dixie Highway had the chance to see detailed plans for the $35 million New Dixie Highway Project and offer their feedback.

Dozens attended an open house at Shively Community Center on Feb. 15, 2018, to talk with project leaders about construction plans, bus design, ramp improvements and more. In addition to the open house, project leaders continue to gather input with an online feedback form.

Dec 27 2017 Construction Begins to Create ‘New Dixie Highway’; Safer, More Efficient Travel through Major Corridor

Mayor Fischer, U.S. Dept. of Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao celebrate kickoff

A major project to improve safety along one of the city’s most traveled highways began a new phase today, as Mayor Greg Fischer and U.S. Dept. of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the construction kickoff of the New Dixie Highway Project. 

Aug 7 2017 Safer exit ramp project kicks off major 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

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.

Apr 12 2017 New Business springs into action with jumping fun for all on Dixie Highway

Dixie Highway is undergoing a resurgence of new businesses and the newest addition is a fun entertainment center for all ages. Altitude Trampoline Park held its official grand opening celebration today with city leaders on hand to welcome the new businesses.

Nov 11 2016 See The New Dixie Highway

Citizens invited to share opinions on preliminary designs for road improvements, transit upgrades along Dixie Highway

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. 

Aug 31 2016 More than $50 million in transportation improvements creating ‘New Dixie Highway’

Business investments growing, strengthening corridor

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.

Nov 2 2015 President Tandy sees Dixie Highway Grant as a significant part of improving the Urban Core of Metro Louisville’s infrastructure

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.

Oct 27 2015 Yarmuth, Beshear, Fischer Announce $16.9 Million Federal Grant for Dixie Highway

 A huge swath of Dixie Highway, from Broadway to the Gene Snyder Freeway, soon will be transformed into a modern, safer, more pedestrian-friendly corridor, thanks to a $16.9 million federal grant announced today by U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, Gov. Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer.