Mayor Greenberg Provides Weekly Update

June 11, 2024

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Today in Louisville’s NuLu neighborhood, Mayor Craig Greenberg held his weekly update and announced the $13 million East Market Streetscape Project is officially underway, with an estimated completion date of 2025. The Mayor was joined by Metro Public Works Director Jennifer Caummisar-Kern and Public Works team members to share progress on the work, as well as celebrate the upcoming National Waste and Recycling Workers Appreciation Week. The Mayor also recognized Charlie Horn of Paul Davis Restoration Company as today’s Louisvillian Doing Good.

“Louisville’s Public Works team is essential to our city, ensuring our sidewalks and streets are safe and updated, our waste is picked up, our lights are on and working and so much more,” said Mayor Craig Greenberg. “Today we’re recognizing these dedicated Louisvillians and all they do every day to make our city safer, stronger, healthier and more beautiful for everyone across our city.”

East Market Streetscape Project

Mayor Greenberg and Metro Public Works Director Jennifer Caummisar-Kern were joined by Jesse Bray, senior project manager of JLL Project and Development Services, to share the $13 million East Market Streetscape project has officially started – delivering on a decades-old promise to complete the project which will transform the vehicular and pedestrian spaces into a modern, urban center for people, bikes and cars.

“Today we’re delivering on a decades-old promise to make this vibrant neighborhood in Louisville safer, more accessible and more beautiful for the thousands of Louisvillians and visitors who visit this area daily,” said Mayor Greenberg. “This is a transformational project that our Public Works team is committed to getting done as we all work together to move our city in a new direction by listening to our people and delivering results.”

“Anything worthwhile takes time, and I am so excited to announce the start of this amazing project,” said Public Works Director Jennifer Caummisar-Kern. “In addition to improving roadway safety in the corridor, this transformative project will feature numerous improvements, including new, wider and more accessible sidewalks, a new separated and protected bicycle track, traffic signal upgrades, more trees and landscaping, and new pavement; making East Market Street a safer, more inviting environment for all road users.”

The project is made possible through a partnership between Louisville Metro Government and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC). The East Market Streetscape Project master plan was completed in 2011 along with the Downtown Connectivity Study, which was commissioned by the Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP).

The project will enhance roadway safety, create wider and more accessible sidewalks, implement a new separated and protected bicycle track, upgrade traffic signals, plant more trees, provide more landscaping, new pavement and more.

The contract to build the project was awarded to PACE Contracting in May, and Strand Associates Inc. was contracted to design the project. To view the design plans, click here.

For more information on the East Market Streetscape Project, including the latest updates, click here.

National Waste and Recycling Workers Appreciation Week

Today, Mayor Greenberg officially proclaimed June 17 – 21, 2024 as Waste and Recycling Collection Appreciation Week.

“There are over 315 dedicated waste and recycling team members employed through Public Works, some of which I got to join last week on a morning run where I saw firsthand how hard these folks work to serve the people of Louisville,” said the Mayor. “These team members keep our neighborhoods clean and safe, and we are all thankful for them and their impact. I am honored to recognize them by proclaiming next week as Waste and Recycling Collection Appreciation Week in Louisville.”

“The dedication of this team is second to none,” said Public Works Director Jennifer Caummisar-Kern. “I am so appreciate their dedication and professional approach to their job every single day. Next week provides the community and our partners a great opportunity to join us in showing our appreciation for the amazing work they do for our city.”  

Joining the Mayor and Director Kern was Shannon Logan, assistant director for Solid Waste Management Services, to receive the proclamation.

“The majority of the work our team does typically goes unnoticed, but this work is the foundation of a clean and healthy Louisville, and our team members take pride in all they do every single day; regardless of weather. National Waste and Recycling Workers Week is an opportunity for ALL of us to show some appreciation for these dedicated public servants.” Shannon Logan, Public Works Assistant Director.

During National Waste and Recycling Collection Appreciation Week, Public Works is inviting Louisvillians across the city to take part through a number of ways including making yard signs to thank your waste collection workers, hang positive signs from your windows or by submitting a positive message online here.

For more information on the week, click here. To stay updated on the great work of Louisville’s Public Works team members, follow Public Works on social at facebook.com/LouPubWorks and @LouPubWorks.

Louisvillians Doing Good

Each week during his update, Mayor Greenberg celebrates a Louisvillian making a difference throughout the city. Today, Mayor Greenberg recognized Charlie Horn, president of Paul Davis Restoration Company, an organization that partners with Metro Public Works on a number of essential projects.

Charlie has served in the restoration and recovery industry since 1980, serving as president of the Paul Davis Restoration Company since 2015.

“Charlie is making a difference daily through his work, and even more importantly, he steps up and shows kindness – even hosting an appreciation breakfast for our waste and recycling workers next week to thank them,” said Mayor Greenberg. “We are fortunate to have leaders like Charlie showing up for our city and it is my honor to present him with a Distinguished Citizen proclamation today. Charlie, thank you for all you do for Louisville.”

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