RAISE - 9th Street | Louisville, KY
Reimagine 9th Street
Louisville Metro Government was awarded a $15.58 million RAISE discretionary grant (Rebuilding America's Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) by the U.S. Department of Transportation in August 2022 to design and build the Reimagine 9th Street project. The $24.6 million Reimagine 9th Street plan will transform 9th Street from a six-lane thoroughfare into a complete street with a large pedestrian area, protected bicycle facilities, dedicated bus lanes, green infrastructure, traffic-calming measures and smart signals. Louisville Metro Government worked with internationally renowned designers Gehl Associates and community residents to complete the draft plan.
Work to finalize the designs and construction documents for Reimagine 9th Street will begin in 2023, with opportunities for further community engagement. Construction is expected to begin in the second half of 2025, with additional funding coming from local and state sources.