Saturday, September 04, 1999

Wider crossroads nears completion


Dixie-Turkeyfoot gains more lanes

BY CINDY SCHROEDER
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        LAKESIDE PARK — Roadwork at Dixie Highway and Turkeyfoot Road — one of the busiest intersections along Dixie — should be substantially completed in another week or two.

        “They are expecting to have the final pavement down by the middle of September,” said Joe Kearnes, state highway department chief district engineer.

        While cleanup will continue at the intersection until mid-October, the orange barrels should be down, and all lanes are expected to be open within a couple of weeks, Mr. Kearnes said.

        The $1.7 million widening of Dixie Highway extends from Arcadia Avenue south to Carran Drive, and includes what police have described as a high-accident intersection near Barleycorn's Five Mile House restaurant in Lakeside Park.

        Where there used to be four lanes, there now will be five — a center turn lane and two through lanes on each side.

        The additional lanes mean Dixie Highway's through traffic shouldn't get trapped behind vehicles turning onto Turkeyfoot Road or Hudson Avenue.

        “... In all actuality, I don't think the construction has done a whole lot to affect my business,” said Jenny Engelhart, general manager of the Barleycorn's. “People who come to Barleycorn's don't care about the construction.”

        Lakeside Park commuters won't be getting much relief from construction, though.

        In the spring, the state plans to start widening Buttermilk Pike from the post office to Dixie Highway, Mr. Kearnes said.

        Buttermilk “will be a three-lane road all the way to Dixie, with additional turn lanes at Dixie,” said Richard Guidi, district design engineer for the highway department's Northern Kentucky office.

       



'74 Leis advice: No staff lawyers
Police primed to slow holiday speeders
Focus back on education, and it feels like 'home'
6 area schools get top rating
SCHOOL STANDARDS RATINGS
Sheriff risked neck to stop lynching
Village, tunnel, steamer get notice
AIDS children treated to zoo weekend
Deadbeat Bengal arrested in Georgia
Plan: Issue bonds for Sabin center
River swimmer will stop short of holiday reveling
The fuse is lit for Riverfest
Road projects delayed to help traffic flow
Rose's bookie heads back to court
GOP taunts Lucas for reluctance about Gore
Governor's race heats up in N.Ky.
Ky. patrolman resigns in sex case
Businesses feeling pain of project to widen I-71
GET TO IT
Abortion clinic chief: Protesters blocked door
Cleanup causes school shuffle
Director's goal: To revitalize Harrison
Family sues DP&L over electrocution
House explosion traced to propane
Jury: Laundering claims false
Ky. takes holiday on road construction
Man, 19, allegedly faked check
NKU grant emphasizes technology education
Relatives ID body found near Ulrey Creek
Rumors spur sparring in Butler Co. race
Suspensions could cost district
TRISTATE DIGEST
Trustee to begin next life chapter
Two charged for using slain man's credit cards
Victim's family thought Covington safer
- Wider crossroads nears completion