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. 

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.

Oct 12 2017 Jack O' Lantern Spectacular returns to Iroquois Park for fifth consecutive year

In what has become the must-see event of the Halloween season, the Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular is returning for the fifth consecutive year to south Louisville’s Iroquois Park, where 5,000 artistically carved pumpkins will greet visitors from Oct. 12 through Nov. 5.

The pumpkins will illuminate a 1/3-mile trail adjacent to the Iroquois Amphitheater, and Metro Parks officials estimate up to 85,000 people will visit.

May 25 2017 Mayor launches LouVelo bike share program

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville’s bike share program, called LouVelo, is now live and ready for use. 

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.

Feb 17 2017 Mayor urges signups for street sweeping alerts system

Street Sweeper on 3rd street near downtown Louisville.

Oct 7 2016 City celebrates street paving progress

Mayor Greg Fischer and members of Metro Council today celebrated great progress on repairing or replacing worn out pavement on roads across Louisville. The celebration was held at the corner of Broadway and South 45th Street along Shawnee Park, where crews recently completed the city’s 100th mile of paving for 2016.

Aug 31 2016 More than $50 million in transportation improvements creating ‘New Dixie Highway’

Business investments growing, strengthening corridor

More than $50 million in transportation improvements under way and planned over the next two years will create a New Dixie Highway and fuel transformation of a major economic corridor for southwest and west Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

May 13 2016 Bike to Work Day is May 20

People who work in Louisville are encouraged to use peddle power for their commute on Bike to Work Day next Friday May 20. Cyclists can bike independently or go to one of four meet-and-ride locations to join group rides.

May 5 2016 Paving Week

Below is the list of paving projects scheduled for the week of May 9, 2016. The schedule is subject to change due to weather and operational factors.

Bramers Lane from Camp Ground Drive to dead end

Camp Ground Road from Camp Ground Drive to dead end

Unseld Blvd from Petersburg Road to Exeter Avenue

Progress Blvd from Buechel Bypass to Buechel Bank Rd

Goldsmith Lane from Bardstown Rd to Hikes Lane

Apr 28 2016 Street sweeping alert system launched

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville residents can now sign up to receive an automatic notice, via email and text, when their street is scheduled to be swept by Metro Public Works. The notices are meant to alert residents in advance that they must find alternate parking on street sweeping day.

Dec 4 2015 Fairdale Roundabout Construction Contract Awarded

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (December 4, 2015) – The office of Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear today announced that a contract has been awarded for construction of the long-awaited Fairdale Roundabout project. The $2.9 million contract was awarded to Flynn Brothers Contracting, which submitted the low bid.

Oct 13 2015 Public Meetings Set on Planned Bike Lanes


Bike Lanes Planned for Kentucky, Twelfth, Thirteenth Streets

Public Meetings October 21 and October 22


Two public meetings will be held to discuss plans for the installation of new bike lanes along Twelfth and Thirteenth streets between Rowan and West Kentucky streets, and along West Kentucky Street between Eighth and Twelfth streets.

Sep 30 2015 South English Station Road Bridge to Shut for Repair

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will begin repairs on the South English Station Road Bridge over Interstate 64 this Friday, October 2. The week-long project will correct poor pavement conditions on the bridge deck that have long created rough rides for motorists. To accommodate the repairs, the bridge will close at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 2. It is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, October 10 at 9.m.