Councilwoman Welch joins Metro Public Works as sidewalk improvements begin on Mt. Holly Road

February 5, 2015

Louisville – Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) will join Metro Public Works officials on Friday, February 6th to break ground on a project that when completed will enhance public safety through a connector sidewalk along sections of Mount Holly Road.

“I am pleased that we are beginning to install sidewalks along this busy stretch of highway,” says Welch. “This project has been a top priority for me because of the increased traffic in this area and it will allow for safer walking to and from many key areas in Fairdale.”

The groundbreaking is set for 1:30pm at 804 Mount Holly Road. Parking will be available at the Mount Holly United Methodist Church.

This project is Phase 1 of a Connector Sidewalk from the central business district of Fairdale including the new Library to Coral Ridge Elementary School.  Phase 1 will allow pedestrian flow for hundreds of homes to the west side of Mt. Holly Rd.

The $346,847 project is funded through District 13 and Metro Public Works funds. The preliminary work to prepare for the sidewalks is underway. The improvements call for adding sidewalks for the first time and making drainage improvements on the south side of Mt. Holly Road between Nola Drive and Fox Avenue.

Beginning February 9th  Mt. Holly Road will be closed in the project area for approximately two weeks.

Metro Public Works has indicated there will be followed by multiple daytime closures of the south lane for the balance of the project period. Those closures will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the north lane remaining open all day.

“I ask everyone to be patient as we move forward with this exciting construction project,” says Welch.

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