May 10 2018 The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Needs Your Input Louisville Loop Extension in McNeely Lake Park

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), are seeking public input regarding the proposed construction of a multi-use path in McNeely Lake Park, a public-use recreational resource protected under Section 4(f) of the Transportation Act of 1966.

Apr 20 2018 Office of Sustainability will celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with a tree giveaway

To celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day, the Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability, will give away 1,000 trees on Saturday, April 21 from 12-2 p.m. at the Hope Community Garden in south Louisville (1400 Bicknell Drive).

Apr 10 2018 Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue Corridor Safety Study recommendations to be presented

District 8 Metro Councilman Brandon Coan, Develop Louisville’s Office of Advanced Planning and Public Works will hold a public meeting on April 19 at 6 p.m. at Highlands Community Ministries (1228 E. Breckinridge Street) to present draft recommendations for the Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue Corridor Safety Study.

Apr 5 2018 New city mowers run cleaner, cheaper and quieter

Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled eleven new propane powered mowers that have replaced worn out gasoline mowers. The propane mowers will run cleaner, cheaper and quieter than gasoline mowers.

Mar 9 2018 Bonnycastle Hill Restoration Project In Cherokee Park

Bonnycastle Pavilion SketchOlmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Parks & Recreation have begun a $1,100,000 restoration project in the Bonnycastle Hill/Hogan Founta

Mar 8 2018 Pothole Blitz 2018 Underway

Mayor Greg Fischer today helped launch the 2018 Pothole Blitz being conducted by Louisville Metro’s Department of Public Works. Department crews work across the city in a grid pattern in a concentrated effort each year to patch potholes created by the repeated freeze-thaw cycles of winter.

Feb 28 2018 New Dixie Highway Open House Focuses on Bus Rapid Transit, Construction Plans

This month, people who travel Dixie Highway had the chance to see detailed plans for the $35 million New Dixie Highway Project and offer their feedback.

Dozens attended an open house at Shively Community Center on Feb. 15, 2018, to talk with project leaders about construction plans, bus design, ramp improvements and more. In addition to the open house, project leaders continue to gather input with an online feedback form.

Feb 27 2018 Beargrass Creek Greenway trail closed indefinitely due to flooding, cleanup

The Beargrass Creek Greenway trail, in its entirety, is closed indefinitely due to the recent flooding event in Louisville.

Floodwaters and flash flooding have damaged – and even washed away – major portions of the paved bicycle path.

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).