“As someone who has long advocated for improvements along Dixie Highway, I could not be happier to see this $29 million project finally move forward,” said Rep. Dennis Horlander. The recent announcement feels like an early Christmas present for those of us who have waited for this day for decades.
This work – made possible by a nearly $17 million federal grant that Metro Louisville applied for and received, plus $11.5 million from the state and a $500,000 local contribution – will not just re-make this part of our community; it will have a positive impact throughout the region, making the area safer.
In the short term, construction may make travel more difficult, but the end result will lead to a much easier – and safer – driving experience. I will be monitoring construction closely and will be working with the Transportation Cabinet to see if we can ease any concerns some may have as the project moves forward over the next several years.
“If you’re like me, the fall of 2018 cannot get here soon enough. During this time, I will keep you updated on the progress we’re making, and hopefully we can wrap up this work even sooner,” said Rep. Horlander.