East Market Streetscape

Louisville Metro Government and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) are partnering to implement the East Market Streetscape project. The master plan for the East Market Streetscape was completed in 2011, in conjunction with the Downtown Connectivity Study commissioned by the Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP). Funding for this project has been allocated by the Kentucky Legislature and final design and engineering documents are being completed. Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2024. More information, such as the final design documents, will be posted here as they are made available.  

*** Latest update: This project is currently posted for bid on this link: https://louisvilleky.bonfirehub.com/opportunities/126211

Project Description: Streetscape enhancements to improve pedestrian/bicycle amenities along East Market Street from Brook Street to Baxter Avenue. Enhancements include the addition of landscape medians in two separate blocks to serve as a gateway to the neighborhood and repurposing one of the existing east-bound drive lanes to provide a dedicated separate bike facility. Project length 0.96 miles. 

Open to Public: 2025

Project Purpose: This project is for the design and construction documents of the improvements East Market Street from Brook Street and Baxter Avenue. Streetscape improvements should transform the vehicular and pedestrian spaces into attractive urban space that can serve cars, bikes and people. The design should accommodate and enhance the variety of properties in the neighborhood, including housing, retail, restaurant, manufacturing, and office uses. 

KIPDA ID: 2064

Estimated Project Cost: $12,000,000

Total Funding Budgeted: $12,529,089 
Federal: $8,700,000 
State: $2,500,000 
Local (Louisville Metro): $1,329,089

Current Phase: Final Design

East Market Exhibit  (large PDF)

Public Meetings: 

Project Manager: James Maynard, PE 
(502) 574-6789 
Contact James Maynard

Last Updated: 3/26/24

For information on project bidding:

Louisville Metro Public Works 2024 Anticipated Construction RFP Schedule


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