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Traffic Concerns Linger in Fort Mitchell as Road Work Continues

The City of Fort Mitchell, Beechwood Schools, and Blessed Sacrament are dealing with ongoing road work managed by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet as school is set to resume.

Beechwood students are set to return on Wednesday.

Work is being done on Dixie Highway and Beechwood Toad to create a turn lane in an effort to mitigate traffic concerns in the long-term. 

The City of Fort Mitchell issued some options for Beechwood families ahead of school's first day. Students who walk or bike to school should know that the corsswalk at Beechwood and Dixie is closed, as is the crosswalk across Dixie to Beechwood. Students will need to cross at Highland Avenue or Kroger. Students walking from the north of Kroger will have to use the access behind the grocery store.

The sidewalk between Woodlawn Avenue and Beechwood Road is open. There will be an orange construction fence in place, but the construction site remains active. The sidewalk could be closed at different times throughout the day.

Students are discouraged from walking through any part of the construction site blocked by fences or barrels.

Blessed Sacrament School students return on Tuesday.

Construction on Highland Avenue is ongoing, but will not begin each day until after 8:30 a.m. to allow school traffic to move through Oak Street to Highland and Dixie. Temporarily, there is no parking allowed on Oak or Idaho Avenue, or on Highland Avenue between Oak and Dixie. 

Officers will be present to help direct traffic.

-Staff report