Dec 27 2017 Construction Begins to Create ‘New Dixie Highway’; Safer, More Efficient Travel through Major Corridor

Mayor Fischer, U.S. Dept. of Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao celebrate kickoff

A major project to improve safety along one of the city’s most traveled highways began a new phase today, as Mayor Greg Fischer and U.S. Dept. of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the construction kickoff of the New Dixie Highway Project. 

Dec 20 2017 New Public Works Operations Center open

Mayor Greg Fischer cut the ribbon today for the grand opening of a new Metro Public Works Operations Center designed  to improve efficiency by centralizing operations from three separate locations into one site.

Nov 16 2017 Louisville is ready for winter weather

Joined by the 265-member Louisville Metro Snow Team, Mayor Greg Fischer declared today that the city is battle ready for winter 2017-18. The declaration came after the Snow Team spent hours working through a mock snow event that included driving all road treatment routes.

Nov 2 2017 Community-Wide Planting Day works for a greener Louisville

Brightside will hold its fall planting event Saturday, November 4 at the intersection of the Parkland, California and Park Hill neighborhoods. Volunteers will join Brightside, who has partnered with the Division of Community Forestry, The Nature Conservancy, Brown-Forman, and UPS to plant approximately 160 trees on Virginia Avenue and 25th Street.  

Oct 16 2017 District 8, Public Works, and Office of Advanced Planning announce Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue safety study

District 8 Metro Councilman Brandon Coan, Public Works, Develop Louisville’s Office of Advanced Planning have announced the Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue Safety Study with the purpose of analyzing existing safety and mobility issues on Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue between Broadway and Interstate 264.

The goal of the study is to identify solutions for improving safety and mobility for all users with emphasis on pedestrians and bicyclists.

Aug 24 2017 Lexington Road section to be reconfigured

Work will get underway during the second week of September on a $630,000 package of safety improvements for a section of Lexington Road.  The segment between Payne Street and Grinstead Drive will be converted from the current design of two travel lanes in each direction to one travel lane in each direction plus dedicated turn lanes.

Jun 16 2017 Open house to be held to reimagine 9th Street

Develop Louisville will host an open house to hear from residents, businesses and stakeholders about their thoughts on how the city can improve 9th  Street. Individuals who live, work, worship or travel on or near 9th Street are encouraged to attend the workshop and share experiences, aspirations and priorities for making 9th Street safer and more accessible for all modes of travel. The open house will be held on June 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the lobby of TARC headquarters (1000 W. Broadway).

Jun 5 2017 Mayor Fischer presents Justin Mog with Joan Riehm Memorial Environmental Leadership Award

Mayor Fischer has awarded the 2017 Joan Riehm Memorial Environmental Leadership Award to University of Louisville (UofL) Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives Justin Mog. The award, now in its eighth year, honors public service employees, volunteers or students who have gone to great lengths to make Louisville a clean, green and healthier place to live, work and play.

May 15 2017 Forums scheduled to discuss Comprehensive Plan update

Develop Louisville will hold nine open house forums for the public to view the work completed to date on the Comprehensive Plan update and provide feedback. Develop Louisville encourages all residents to attend the forums, particularly those who have not yet participated in the Comprehensive Plan update process

Apr 14 2017 LouVelo bike share to launch this spring

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that with the financial backing of nine local businesses, Louisville’s bike share program will launch this spring and will be called LouVelo.

Apr 6 2017 Public meetings to be held to discuss Lexington Road safety improvements

The Louisville Metro Office of Advanced Planning will hold public meetings at 6 p.m. on April 19 and May 18 at Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, 2115 Lexington Road, to discuss safety improvements coming soon to Lexington Road between Grinstead Drive and Payne Street.

Mar 29 2017 The 2017 Pothole Blitz is On

Mayor Greg Fischer today helped launch the 2017 edition of the Pothole Blitz conducted annually by Metro Public Works. During the blitz, to recover from damage caused by the multiple freeze/thaw cycles of winter, Public Works crews go through the city’s streets in a grid pattern patching potholes until all roads are covered.

Mar 6 2017 2017 South Points Scenic Area Map unveiled

Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Council President David Yates were joined by local business owners and civic leaders today to unveil the 2017 South Points Scenic Area Map and calendar of events in front of the new American Pharoah exhibit at the Kentucky Derby Museum near Churchill Downs.

Mar 1 2017 Storm debris drop-off service

The Metro Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue, will accept drop-off of residential storm debris this week through Saturday, March 4. Eligible debris includes tree limbs and other compostable materials. No construction or demolition materials, shingles, municipal garbage or manmade materials will be accepted.

Feb 27 2017 Yard waste collection suspended

In response to the growing litter problem in Louisville, crews from the Solid Waste Division of Metro Public Works are diverting their efforts from yard waste collection to litter cleanup for a period of two weeks.