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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fort Thomas Weekend News and Notes

A few items of note from around the Fort:

1. The Transportation Department announced this week the beginning of the I-471 resurfacing project.  This has to come as welcome news for those living along or near the highway as it should go a long way towards reducing noise.  But generally this will be a big giant pain for months as there will likely be lane and ramp closures while the resurfacing work is completed.  The work could last into 2013

The work will begin in the spring and should make for a much quieter drive in and out of Fort Thomas. Apparently the concrete used on the highway is the original concrete from the 1970's.  The new surface will use new concrete technologies that will reduce tire noise - which apparently creates most of the noise you hear along the highway.

2. Highlands football had another big win this weekend setting up a rematch with Cov Cath for next weekend.  Keep in mind that Cov Cath always plays the Blue Birds strong and gave Highlands the closest match of the year (in addition to the Elder game that they played without Pat Towles) back in September.

If you look at the playoff brackets you will see that a potential opponent in the semi-finals is Boyle Co (if they get past Lexington Catholic - which is doubtful) whom Highlands beat in the first game of the year 35 - 14.

3. Construction on the New Garden seems to be progressing well.  I have heard rumblings of an opening in the near future which should add an extra dining option to the Midway district.

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