Technical Standards, Policies, & Permits

2016 Combined Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction


2015 Standard Drawings for Construction Within the Public Right-of-Way


Trench Backfill Procedure

2015 Update

Appendices to 2015 Update

If you have any questions, or if you would like to submit a comment for consideration, please contact Louisville Metro’s Construction Standards Engineer Matt Haines at


Utility Policy

Work may be permitted in the right-of-way at the discretion of Louisville Metro Public Works. The use of the roadway corridors by utility companies and others is secondary to the movement of traffic. The policy strikes a balance between the public need for efficient, safe transportation routes and work within these routes. 


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