Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Construction

December 13, 2017

The New Dixie Highway Project construction began Dec. 2017 and will continue through 2019.

Representing a $50 million investment to improve safety, mobility and livability along the corridor, the project will commence in two phases (listed below).

Construction will include the installation of new transit stations for TARC’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line and other streetscape improvements. This may require some bus stops along Dixie Highway to be closed or temporarily relocated affecting Routes #18, #20, #29, and #50X Northbound and Southbound.

The New Dixie Highway Project will include the region’s first bus rapid transit route – a faster, more reliable bus line with state-of-the-art buses and three dozen bus stops and stations. The BRT line will be a new route with strategically located stops along Dixie Highway/18th Street between the Gene Snyder Freeway and Broadway and into the downtown core.  Click here for more information on the New Dixie Highway Project.

At higher-volume locations, BRT stations may feature shelters with seating, real-time bus arrival information, trash receptacles and distinctive signage. At lower-volume locations, BRT stops may have signage and benches only.

BRT helps bus riders get to their locations faster and more reliably and will help overall traffic mobility, using technology to help buses load and unload faster and move along the route more swiftly.

“Queue jumps” are one of the technologies that give BRT buses a head start on other vehicles at some intersections. The new BRT buses will also communicate with the new traffic signal systems. Extended green lights, which can be controlled by on-board technology, can keep buses on time and traffic flowing.

As the project progresses, we will continue to work with project managers and construction crews to keep you informed and work with officials to minimize impact and service disruptions.

Please look for posted signs designating temporary bus stop access along the corridor at the following bus stops:

Phase 1: Blanton Lane to Greenwood/St. Andrews Road (Jan. 2, 2018 – May 2018)

        Northbound Bus Stops Affected:

  • Stop on Dixie at Blanton in front of Craig & Landreth Cars (5357 Dixie Hwy.) will be temporarily relocated in front of Speedway (5339 Dixie Hwy.)
  • Stop on Dixie at in front of Hyundai (6633 Dixie Highway) will be temporarily relocated in front of the Louisville Oral Surgery Center (6501 Dixie Highway at the traffic light for Lower Hunters Trace)



    Phase 2: Heaton Lane to Upper Hunters Trace (Jan. 2, 2018 – May 2018)

    Southbound Bus Stops Affected:

  • Stop on Dixie at Heaton will be temporarily relocated in front of Agape Cremation & Funeral Services (4438 Dixie Hwy.)
  • Stop on Dixie at Upper Hunters will be temporarily relocated in front of Walgreens (5100 Dixie Hwy.)
System Map 2017 BRT