No Memorial Day garbage, recycling or yard waste pickup Thursday, May 26 2016 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 26, 2015) – There will be no residential garbage, recycling or yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) on Memorial Day, Monday May 30. Collection through the week will be delayed by one day because of the holiday.

Residents who rely on private haulers for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection should consult those haulers about holiday collection schedules.

Also, the Waste Reduction Center on Meriwether Avenue, along with all staffed recycling centers and the Haz Bin hazardous waste disposal site, will be closed on Saturday May 28 in recognition of the holiday and closed on Monday as usual. A complete list of the sites and regular operating hours is at louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/services/recycling.

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Police and Community Safety Walk Wednesday, May 25 2016 

LMPDPatch.jpgOn Tuesday, May 31, join LMPD’s 5th Division Police for the Police and Community Safety Walk from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Plan to meet in the back parking lot of Sacred Heart Academy, 3107 Lexington Road (closest to McCready Avenue). Plan to walk a few blocks in the area and distribute crime prevention materials to residential neighbors.

Downtown Crossing: Look Ahead Tuesday, May 24 2016 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 24, 2016)The following closures and lane restrictions are expected the rest of this week in connection with construction on the Downtown Crossing.

Overnight closures scheduled Tuesday, May 24-Friday, May 27*

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-71 North
  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 South
  • Ramp from I-64 West/I-71 South to I-65 North
  • Ramp from I-64 West/I-71 South to I-65 South
  • Ramp from I-65 North to I-71 North
  • Ramp from I-71 South to I-64 West
  • Ramp from Muhammad Ali Boulevard/Liberty Street to I-65 North
  • Two lanes of I-64 West from Story Avenue to River Road
  • Two lanes of I-64 East from 3rd Street to Mellwood Avenue
  • One lane of I-65 North from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Main Street
  • One lane of I-65 South from the Lincoln Bridge to Muhammad Ali Boulevard

Work scheduled for Thursday, May 26

  • Project-wide rolling closures 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for pothole patching

No overnight closures are scheduled Saturday, May 28-Monday, May 30, Memorial Day weekend.

*Overnight closures are scheduled to begin around 9 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. Signed detours are in place during full closures.
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A Portion of River Road to be closed on Saturday for Special Event Friday, May 20 2016 

Our office was just made aware of a road closure that may impact your weekend travel through the district. This Saturday, May 21, the Kentucky Southeast Indiana Chapter of the National MS Society will be hosting their annual Walk MS: Louisville.

The walk, which will begin at 10:00AM, will require portions of River Road to be closed from Zorn Ave. to Indian Hills Trail. Event organizers expect the road to be reopened no later than 12:00PM.

The road closures will be as follows:

  • The east bound lane of River Road between Zorn Ave. and Mockingbird Valley Rd will be open with Traffic guards directing potential vehicular traffic
  • The West bound lane of River Road between Zorn Ave and Mocking bird Valley Rd will be closed with Traffic guards directing event participants
  • The East and West bound lanes on River Rd will be closed from Mockingbird Valley Rd to Indian Hills Trail with traffic/Security guards at each end

For patrons of the Riverhouse and The Levee, King Fish or River Road BBQ the easiest access will be from Mockingbird Valley Road.

To learn more about Walk MS: Louisville or the Kentucky Southeast Indiana Chapter of the National MS Society click here.

Where Do I Vote? Monday, May 16 2016 

Where to VoteThe Jefferson County Election Center http://www.elections.jeffersoncountyclerk.org/, has a wealth of knowledge for tomorrow’s election.

Click here to find out your voting precinct.

Keep Reporting Those Potholes! Wednesday, May 11 2016 

Louisville’s “pothole blitz” is over but you can still help us repair the remaining potholes by reporting them with a specific address.

Citizens are urged to report potholes to MetroCall by dialing 311 or 574-5000. Reports may also be made through an online service request

at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/metrocall-311. You can now download a smartphone application to report issues.  For more information click here. Potholes on interstate highways should be reported to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet at 1-877-For-KYTC (367-5982).

Potholes result from a combination of water that seeps through cracks caused by normal wear and tear in asphalt, repeated freezing and thawing temperatures, and the weight of traffic. Cold temperatures cause the water to freeze and expand, weakening the pavement. The weight of traffic on the weakened pavement then breaks the asphalt, eventually leaving a hole that grows as more traffic goes over it.

Please help us make driving better and safer by reporting potholes to MetroCall.

Downtown Crossing: Look Ahead Tuesday, May 10 2016 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 10, 2016)The following closures and lane restrictions are expected the rest of this week in connection with construction on the Downtown Crossing.

Overnight closures scheduled Tuesday, May 10-Saturday, May 14*

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-71 North
  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 South
  • Ramp from I-64 West/I-71 South to I-65 North
  • Ramp from I-64 West/I-71 South to I-65 South
  • Ramp from I-65 North to I-71 North
  • Ramp from Muhammad Ali Boulevard/Liberty Street to I-65 North
  • Two lanes of I-64 West from Story Avenue to River Road
  • Two lanes of I-64 East from 3rd Street to Mellwood Avenue
  • One lane of I-65 North from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Main Street
  • One lane of I-65 South from the Lincoln Bridge to Muhammad Ali Boulevard

Work scheduled for Thursday, May 12

  • Project-wide rolling closures 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for pothole patching

*Overnight closures are scheduled to begin around 9 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. Signed detours are in place during full closures.
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City Launches Automatic Alerts for Street Sweeping Tuesday, May 10 2016 

Louisville residents can now sign up to receive an automatic notice, via text or email, 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. No parking is allowed on affected streets during street sweeping.

 

Residents can subscribe to the alert service by going to www.louisvilleky.gov, entering their address in the MyLouisville box at the bottom of the page, and following the brief instructions for choosing text or email alerts. They will also be able to subscribe to the existing reminder system for Project Pickup junk collection dates.

 

Subscribers will be alerted one week in advance that street sweeping is scheduled for their general area. A second alert will go out the day before street sweeping to tell residents that their particular block is to be swept. The alerts are in addition to signs that are posted on affected streets on the business day preceding street sweeping.

 

Street cleaning is scheduled from March through November. During that time, curbed neighborhood streets are generally cleaned three times.

  • Street cleaning signs are posted prior to 5 p.m. on the business day before sweeping occurs. They alert residents that there is No Parking between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on sweeping day.
  • Sweeping is conducted each day on east/west streets only, or north/south streets only to make it easier for residents to find alternate parking.
  • Vehicles parked in No Parking areas are subject to citation and/or towing.
  • Residents should not park in affected areas until after 5 p.m., even if it appears an area has been swept, as sweepers may return before that time.
  • The No Parking zone covers both sides of the street, though signs may only be posted on one side.

Story Avenue Ramp is Open Thursday, May 5 2016 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 5, 2016)The ramp from Story Avenue to I-64 West is now open to traffic. It opened to traffic shortly after 12:30 p.m. It’s been closed since August 2015.

It’s important for drivers to know traffic is in a temporary configuration, and they need to slow down and use caution in the area. For now, drivers using the Story Avenue ramp to access either direction of I-65 will continue to cross two lanes of I-64 West traffic.

Engineers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be watching the situation closely to monitor traffic flow, and determine if any action is needed before the full opening of the ramp this summer.

Once fully open, the new ramp will improve safety and traffic flow in the area. Drivers will use the left lane of the new ramp to access I-64 West. The right lane will take drivers to I-65 North and I-65 South, eliminating the need to merge across lanes of I-64 traffic. The flyover ramp to I-65 is expected to open this summer.

 

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