Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue Safety Study

District 8 Metro Councilman Brandon Coan, Louisville Metro Public Works, Develop Louisville Metro's Office of Advanced Planning are conducting the Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue Safety Study with the purpose of analyzing existing safety and mobility issues on Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue between Broadway and Interstate 264. The goal of the study is to identify solutions for improving safety and mobility for all users with an emphasis on pedestrians and bicyclists. Recommendations for improvements in the study area on Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue will be presented in spring 2018 for public comment. A final report with recommendations is anticipated in fall 2018.

Louisville Metro and QK4 (project consultants) are in the process of establishing several concepts aimed at addressing safety and functionality along the Bardstown Rd/Baxter Ave corridor from Broadway to I-264. As data continues to be collected and public opinion is gathered, Louisville Metro and Qk4 will continue to draw scenarios on how the city can invest in Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue to make it safer for all users (walk, bike, ride on the bus, drive a car). 



Like any planning process, it is vital that the public play an integral role in planning for the future of their community. Louisville Metro and QK4 have conducted multiple public engagement opportunities to garner feedback form the public on how to best improve safety along the corridor.

  • Public Survey #1 - Louisville Metro staff and their consultants created an online survey in late October 2107 that posed initial questions to the public about how people use the corridor and their safety. ​Click here for survey results
  • Public Meeting #1 - The first public meeting was held on Novemebr 7, 2017 and served as a kickoff meeting aimed at determining all the issues (good and bad) along the corridor and some initial possible solutions. Click here for presentation
  • Public Meeting #2 - The second meeting (April 19, 2018) was an opportunity for the public to see some of the initial concepts that could potentially be implemented to immprove safety along the corridor. Click here for presentation
  • Public Survey #2 - Following the 2nd public meeting, an online survey was utilized to help determine people's thoughts on some potential options on how to improve safety along the corridor. Click here for survey results or Click here for a summary of responses


You may view visuals of a potential solution in segments: Broadway to Longest, Longest to Roanoke, Roanoke to Taylorsville, and Taylorsville to the Watterson Expressway
You may view video clips of the potential traffic changes to Bardstown Road & Baxter Avenue side by side with current traffic patterns: Clip 1, Clip 2, Clip 3


(Click road segment below to view crash data)
Broadway to Eastern Parkway
Eastern Parkway to Taylorsville Road
Taylorsville Road to I-264



If you have questions or comments on this safety study, please contact Michael King at

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