Councilman Hollander reminds drivers MSD construction will change traffic flow on Mellwood Avenue until December 1st

October 2, 2017

Beginning Monday, October 2nd, a section of Mellwood Avenue will be closed to traffic as MSD continues its work on the Clifton Heights Combined Sewer Overflow Basin.

 “Drivers need to be aware of the change, which is expected to last until December 1,” says Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9). “At the same time, we want to make sure that everyone knows that all shops along the construction area remain open and accessible."

The construction area is Mellwood Avenue, between Brownsboro Road and Muncie Avenue.

All shops at the Mellwood Arts Center (www.mellwoodartcenter.com), Mellwood Antiques & Interiors (http://www.mellwoodantiques.com) and Mom’s Music (www.momsmusic.com) will remain OPEN throughout the closure.

For those traveling from Brownsboro Road, new signs direct local traffic to the businesses via Drescher Bridge and Thompson Avenues. The businesses are also accessible from Zorn Avenue and from River Road via Edith Road.

Muncie Avenue remains open.

The Clifton Heights CSO Basin will capture seven million gallons of combined sewer overflow, in an average rainfall year. This underground-covered basin will offer the public and Beargrass Creek protection from combined sewer overflows during periods of wet weather. When completed, the project will be largely invisible to the public.

Underground storage is part of MSD's larger endeavor to prevent sewage from overflowing into Louisville's waterways. These underground storage areas retain the mixture of rainwater and sewage until the rain subsides and capacity is available for treatment, then gradually release it back into the sewer system.