Rightsizing

What is Rightsizing?

Rightsizing, also called a road diet or roadway reconfiguration, is a proven safety countermeasure according to the Federal Highway Administration. Rightsizing makes our streets safer and calmer by reducing speeding and weaving between lanes. Rightsizing can also make streets more inclusive and comfortable no matter your mode of transportation. One of the most common rightsizing strategies is simply restriping a four lane street with two travel lanes in each direction into a three lane street with one travel lane in each direction and a center two-way left turn lane (TWLTL). This strategy has been proven to reduce both the number and severity of crashes.

Rightsizing Before and After

Benefits of rightsizing may include:

  • Reduced rear-end and left-turn crashes due to the dedicated left-turn lane.
  • Reduced right-angle crashes as side street motorists cross three lanes instead of four.
  • Fewer lanes for pedestrians to cross.
  • Opportunity to install pedestrian refuge islands, bike lanes, on-street parking, or transit stops.
  • Traffic calming and more consistent speeds.
  • A more community-focused, Complete Streets environment that better accommodates the needs of all road users.

Upcoming Rightsizing Projects

 

Lexington Road (between Payne St and E. Liberty St)

Lexington Road between Payne Street and E. Liberty Street is scheduled to be milled, paved, and striped in 2023 by Louisville Metro Government. Metro will utilize this opportunity to stripe a new roadway configuration that is known to improve traffic safety. Please review the plans and provide any comments in the form below.

View the striping plans

Submit your feedback

Public Information Meeting:
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
6-7:30pm
Girls Scouts of Kentuckiana, 2115 Lexington Rd

 

Frankfort Avenue (between Stilz Ave and Lexington Rd)

Frankfort Avenue between Stilz Avenue and Lexington Road is scheduled to be milled, paved, and striped in 2023 by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC). KYTC will utilize this opportunity to stripe a new roadway configuration that is known to improve traffic safety. Please review the plans and provide any comments in the form below.

View the striping plans

Submit your feedback

Public Information Meeting:
Monday, December 12, 2022
5:30-7pm
St. Joseph Children's Home, 2823 Frankfort Ave
 

Rightsizing in Louisville

Many Louisville streets have already benefited from rightsizing. Here is a map of completed and proposed rightsizing projects.

 

 

 

For more information on rightsizing, please explore our Rightsizing Streets Story Map.


Last updated: November 21, 2022

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