Villa Hills Awarded Almost $3.8 Million for Intersection Project

The City of Villa Hills has been awarded almost $3.8 million by the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments for the reconstruction and expansion of one of the city’s busiest intersections, Collins and Amsterdam roads.

The grant will cover 80% of the final cost of the project, which includes the addition of turn lanes and a traffic light, along with the completion of a sidewalk along Collins Road to Felice Drive. The project aims to improve traffic flow, especially during the morning and evening commute times. Construction is set to begin in late summer of 2023.

“This is great news for Villa Hills. This funding will greatly reduce the cost to the city for the reconstruction of the intersection at Collins and Amsterdam, required as part of the Sanctuary agreement,” said Villa Hills Mayor Heather Jansen.

City Councilman and Public Works Committee Chair Seth Thompson added, “I’m very grateful for the diligent work of the Public Works Committee and our engineering partners at Bayer Becker and Prime AE in securing this funding.”

 The funds were awarded as part of the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program for Northern Kentucky (SNK), administered by the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI). Formed in 1964, OKI is composed of 118 members representing governmental, social and civic groups from nearly 200 communities in the eight-county, tri-state region. As the final authority on the spending of federal transportation dollars in the area, OKI awards over $40 million each year.