2015 Back to School Block Party Thursday, Aug 6 2015 

2015 Back to School Block Party logo

Councilman Hollander invites you to join us for the 16th Annual Back to School Block Party on Friday, September 11, 2015, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue.

Enjoy FREE swimming, Mellow Mushroom pizza, door prizes and family fun! Also, make a child ID and see a fire engine!

PARENTS: Please make sure a guardian over the age of 18 years old accompanies your child/children.

For more information please call the office at 574-1109 or click here to view the flyer for the event.

THANK YOU to our 2015 Door Prize Sponsors:

Blue Dog Bakery
Carmichael’s Bookstore 
Heine Brothers’ Coffee 
McDonalds (Clifton Heights off Brownsboro Road)
Metro Parks

VOLUNTEERS are still needed to make this event a success. If you are interested please contact Kyle Ethridge at 574-1109 or email kyle.ethridge@louisvilleky.gov.

Downtown Crossing: Look Ahead Friday, Sep 4 2015 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 4, 2015)The following closures and lane restrictions are expected the rest of this week and next week in connection with construction on the Downtown Crossing:

Work Scheduled for Next Week

Overnight closures scheduled Tuesday, September 8-Saturday, September 12*

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 North
  • Ramp from I-65 South to I-64 East/I-71 North
  • Ramp from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to I-65 North
  • Two lanes of I-64 West from Story Avenue to the I-65 split
  • 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

Overnight closure scheduled Tuesday, September 8*

  • Ramp from I-65 North to I-64 West

Work scheduled for Thursday, September 10

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

Overnight closure scheduled Thursday, September 10-Saturday, September 12*

  • Ramp from I-65 North to I-71 Nort

*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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No Waste or Recycling Collections on Labor Day Thursday, Sep 3 2015 

There will be no residential garbage, recycling or yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) on Labor Day, Monday September 7, 2015. 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, Jefferson County recycling, hazardous waste and waste reduction facilities will be closed on Saturday September 6 in recognition of the holiday and closed on Monday as usual.

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Downtown Crossing: Traffic Changes Tuesday, Sep 1 2015 

Louisville, Ky. (Sept. 1, 2015)New ramps are opening in Downtown Louisville as crews with Walsh Construction continue to make progress on the Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project. The new ramps will mean some significant traffic changes for drivers, but should help relieve some of the congestion seen in the afternoon for traffic heading east and north out of Downtown.
 
Drivers should always slow down in construction zones, but especially during the first few days of the transition as they adjust to the changes.
 
New Ramp From I-65 South to I-64 East/I-71 North
 
Drivers will be traveling on a new ramp as they make their way over the Kennedy Bridge on I-65 South to either I-64 East or I-71 North. Drivers will access the new ramp near the same point, but will notice a significant change in how they access the two interstates.
 
Drivers will now split to the left to access I-64 East and right to access I-71 North. The old configuration was opposite for drivers. Signage will be in place, clearly marking the new route.
 
Change for Drivers Accessing I-71 North from I-64 East
 
A new, temporary route will also mean a significant change for drivers accessing I-71 North from I-64 East. This change will impact drivers already on I-64 East or accessing I-64 East from Downtown Louisville.
 
Previously, I-64 East traffic has split to the right to access I-71 North. Drivers will now travel farther to the east before splitting to the left to access I-71 North. The change means drivers wanting to go north will need to be in the left lane of I-64.
 
The new path will give crews with Walsh Construction needed room for additional construction in the area. The changes are temporary, with traffic in this area expected to move to its final configuration in late October.
 
Easing Congestion
 
The new ramps mean traffic heading from I-65 will have a dedicated path to access I-64 East and I-71 North, adding separation from drivers on I-64 East. The move should help alleviate some of the heavy congestion seen during the afternoons over the past several weeks for drivers traveling east and north out of Downtown Louisville.
 
Drivers are expected to see even more improvement by the end of October when traffic moves into its final configuration.
 
Both changes are expected to be in place by 5 a.m. on Wednesday, September 2.
 
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Find more information on the Ohio River Bridges Project at www.kyinbridges.com.
 
Navigate traffic with KYTC, www.511.ky.gov, and Waze, www.waze.com.
 
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RAMP FROM STORY AVENUE TO I-64 WEST TO CLOSE Friday, Aug 28 2015 

Louisville, Ky. (Aug. 28, 2015)The ramp from Story Avenue to I-64 West is scheduled to close Monday. The ramp is closing for maintenance of traffic issues and construction in the area associated with the Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project.

The length of the closure has not been determined. Project engineers first want to assess the impact on traffic after the ramp closes. This has the potential to be a long-term closure that would last several months.

The closure is expected to be in place by 5 a.m. on Monday, August 31. A signed detour will be in place, directing drivers to Grinstead Drive to access I-64 West. Drivers can also use surface streets to reach Downtown Louisville.

Crews will be building new ramps to improve safety and traffic flow in the area. One ramp will carry traffic from Story Avenue to I-64 West and I-65 South and another ramp will carry traffic from Story Avenue to I-65 North. The new ramps will eliminate the need to merge across lanes of I-64 traffic to reach I-65. The ramps are not expected to open until later in 2016.

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Find more information on the Ohio River Bridges Project at www.kyinbridges.com.

Navigate traffic with KYTC, www.511.ky.gov, and Waze, www.waze.com.

SWMS Street Sweeping in parts of District 9 Friday, Aug 28 2015 

SWMS Street Sweeping

Solid Waste Management Services (SWMS) street sweeping is moving to Area 8 (seen in the map above) this week. 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.  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 to I-64 Ramp Closure Thursday, Aug 27 2015 

As work on the Ohio River Bridges Downtown Crossing continues, a major change is coming to D9.  The ramp from Story Avenue to I-64 West is scheduled to close Monday, August 31. The length of the clC5A2_-_Story_Ave_-_I-64_Looking_East_[1]-20150825-130423 (1)osure has not been determined, but this could be a long-term closure. The ramp is closing for maintenance of traffic issues and construction in the area. A signed detour will be in place, directing drivers to Grinstead Drive to access I-64 West.

Reports on overnight and continuing closures are regularly posted on our blog:  https://district9news.wordpress.com/.   Enter your email address there to subscribe to the blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

LWC Haldeman Avenue Water Main Work Monday, Aug 24 2015 

The Louisville Water Company (LWC) will be installing an 8” water main along Haldeman Avenue from Brownsboro Road to 237 Haldeman Avenue. The proposed water main project should greatly reduce the water-related maintenance activities in the area. Work will begin this week.

The construction activities will close one lane of traffic at times. Following construction, all disturbed grassy areas will be re-seeded and all disturbed paved and brick pavers areas will be repaired with like material.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact 569-3600 x 2312.

Community Conversation August 26 in St. Matthews Friday, Aug 21 2015 

Community Conversation MapThe next Community Conversation is scheduled for 6:30 pm on Wednesday, August 26 at SeniorCare Experts, 145 Thierman Lane, in St. Matthews.  There is no agenda for the meeting and no speaker.  It’s an opportunity for you to visit with me about any concerns, issues or suggestions at a time and place we hope will be convenient to you.  Please mark your calendar and stop by – and bring along a friend or neighbor!

Downtown Crossing: Look Ahead Tuesday, Aug 18 2015 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 18, 2015)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, August 18*

  • Ramp from I-71 South to I-65 North
  • One lane of I-71 South near Witherspoon Street to the I-65 split

Overnight closures scheduled Tuesday, August 18-Saturday, August 22*

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 North
  • Ramp from I-65 South to I-64 East/I-71 North
  • Ramp from Story Avenue to I-64 West
  • Ramp from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to I-65 North
  • Two lanes of I-64 West from Story Avenue to the I-65 split
  • 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

Work scheduled for Thursday, August 20

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

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