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Street Closures for the Urban Bourbon 1/2 Marathon on Saturday, Oct. 21 Wednesday, Oct 18 2017 

The following streets will be closed between 6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for the 2017 Urban Bourbon 1/2 Marathon on Saturday, October 21.

All street closure information is posted online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/services/road-and-street-closures.

  • Main Street from First Street to Ninth Street
  • Witherspoon Street from First Street to River Road
  • River Road from Witherspoon Street to Witherspoon Street
  • Roy Wilkins from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Main Street
  • Clark Memorial Bridge (2nd Street Bridge) – northbound until the last runner in done, southbound traffic will be diverted to Third Street
  • Preston Street from Witherspoon Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard
  • Muhammad Ali Boulevard from Roy Wilkins to Chestnut Street
  • I-65 North at the Muhammad Ali Boulevard exit ramp
  • South Wenzel from East Liberty Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard
  • Baxter Avenue from East Chestnut Street to Broadway
  • Lexington Road from East Liberty Street/Baxter Avenue to Grinstead Drive
  • Lexington Road (southbound lanes only) from Grinstead Drive to Alta Vista
  • Cherokee Park/Scenic Loop – entire length of roadway
  • Alexander Road from Scenic Loop to Willow Avenue
  • Cherokee Parkway from Willow Avenue to Grinstead Drive
  • Grinstead Drive from Etley Avenue to Cherokee Road
  • Cherokee Road from Grinstead Drive to Baxter Avenue

Paper Shredding and Drug Toss Event – Oct. 28 Friday, Oct 13 2017 

Louisville residents are invited to bring unneeded documents and prescription drugs to be shredded and disposed of at a free event on October 28, 2017. The Drug Toss/Shredding Event is in partnership with Louisville Metro Police.

Citizens can protect themselves from identify theft and divert unused medications from the waste stream or misuse by bringing items to:

Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center
Lot W on Phillips Lane
Saturday, October 28, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Businesses may not participate in this event. All paper materials will be shredded on site and recycled. Shredding donated by the Louisville Branch of Shred-It Louisville. The Drug Toss will be done as a drive-through event.

Black out all personal information on all medication containers that will be tossed. For safety reasons, we cannot accept sharps, needles, lances, cosmetics, personal care or hygiene items. Medication products should never be flushed down the toilet or drain, burned in the open or thrown in the trash because they can contaminate the environment if they get into the drinking and ground water.

Councilman Hollander reminds drivers MSD construction will change traffic flow on Mellwood Avenue until December 1st Monday, Oct 2 2017 

MellwoodBeginning Monday, October 2nd, a section of Mellwood Avenue will be closed to traffic as MSD continues its work on the Clifton Heights Combined Sewer Overflow Basin.

 “Drivers need to be aware of the change, which is expected to last until December 1,” says Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9). “At the same time, we want to make sure that everyone knows that all shops along the construction area remain open and accessible.”

The construction area is Mellwood Avenue, between Brownsboro Road and Muncie Avenue.

All shops at the Mellwood Arts Center (www.mellwoodartcenter.com), Mellwood Antiques & Interiors (http://www.mellwoodantiques.com) and Mom’s Music (www.momsmusic.com) will remain OPEN throughout the closure.

For those traveling from Brownsboro Road, new signs direct local traffic to the businesses via Drescher Bridge and Thompson Avenues. The businesses are also accessible from Zorn Avenue and from River Road via Edith Road.

Muncie Avenue remains open.

The Clifton Heights CSO Basin will capture seven million gallons of combined sewer overflow, in an average rainfall year. This underground-covered basin will offer the public and Beargrass Creek protection from combined sewer overflows during periods of wet weather. When completed, the project will be largely invisible to the public.

Underground storage is part of MSD’s larger endeavor to prevent sewage from overflowing into Louisville’s waterways. These underground storage areas retain the mixture of rainwater and sewage until the rain subsides and capacity is available for treatment, then gradually release it back into the sewer system.

West Nile Virus has been found in District 9 Monday, Aug 28 2017 

A Metro trap located near Grinstead Drive has yielded both very high trap numbers and, more importantly, tested positive for West Nile Virus. The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness has taken steps to reduce the mosquito population in this area by treating catch basins with larvicide and fogging with adulticide. But there are many things residents can do to help prevent or reduce mosquito borne vector disease:

1. Use insect repellant

2. Wear long sleeved shirts and pants

3. Empty standing water in your yard every 5-7 days. That includes water in flower pots, children’s toys, swimming pools, tires, gutters, & bird baths, and pet bowls.

4. Keep windows shut when using air conditioning

5. Use screens in windows and doors when air conditioning is unavailable

6. Utilize fans while in a stationary position on your porch or deck

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness asks YOU to help us help you in preventing mosquito borne vector disease!

Traffic Changes Coming to Mellwood Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 

Work continues on MSD’s Clifton Heights Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) basin located between Mellwood and Drescher Bridge Avenues. As part of that work, beginning on Monday, July 17, Mellwood Avenue will be closed between the Mellwood Arts Entrance (just west of Delmont Ave), and 200 feet west of Muncie Avenue. All traffic will be detoured during these times.

The closure is expected to last through November 1. During the events occurring on September 8-10, September 23-24, and September 30- October 1, the Contractor will not be working, and will make sure the lanes will be open to be used during the events.

Click here for a map of the construction area and for a project overview flyer.

Questions, please contact the Project Manager, Meskerem Eshetu at meskerem.eshetu@louisvillemsd.org.

Tree Ordinance Public Comment – July 25 Thursday, Jul 20 2017 

The Metro Council’s Public Works, Parks, Sustainability and Transportation Committee will host a special committee meeting on Tuesday, July 25th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 601 W. Jefferson Street.

The special committee meeting will allow the public the chance to voice their opinion on the proposed public tree ordinance, which affects trees on public lands and in public rights of way.

Individuals wishing to speak will sign up with the Clerk’s Office one hour prior to the start of the meeting on the 3rd floor of City Hall. Sign-up sheets will be at the Third Floor Lobby desk.  Speakers are called in order of signup and have up to five minutes to make comments.  No signups will be taken by phone or online.

All Metro Council Committee meetings are carried live on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 25 and on UVERSE Channel 99.You can watch the meetings online by going to the Metro Council home page at http://louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council/metro-council-clerk and click the “Watch Meetings Online” button.

USD Waste to be Collected an Hour Earlier Tuesday, Jul 18 2017 

Residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) will be collected one hour earlier than usual for the balance of this week due to extreme weather conditions.

With daily high temperatures flirting with the 100-degree mark this week, waste collection will begin at 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 19 and through the rest of the week. That is one hour earlier than the usual 6 a.m. start. This measure will lower the risk of heat related illness for Solid Waste Division workers by reducing exposure to rising temperatures.

Residents should place waste out for collection anytime between 4 p.m. on the day preceding collection and 5 a.m. on collection day. Project Pickup bulk waste collection, which usually begins at 7 a.m. will instead begin at 6 a.m.

Olmsted Parks Conservancy Strategic Planning Open Community Meetings Monday, Jul 3 2017 

The Olmsted Parks Conservancy needs your input!

Please join consultant Mary Ruffin Hanbury at one of the community meetings to help guide efforts to serve the community of users for the next 3-5 years. The meetings will last approximately one hour and will help plan to restore, enhance and forever protect Louisville’s Olmsted-designed parks and parkways!  No RSVP necessary.

1-Date: Monday, July 10, 2017
Time: 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Shawnee Arts and Cultural Center, 607 South 37th Street

2-Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Location: Old Louisville Information Center, 1340 South 4th Street (in Central Park)

KYTC Road Announcements Sunday, Jun 11 2017 

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has sent the below announcements for D9 the week of June 11.

Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

Jefferson County:

US 60 (Shelbyville Road): Lane closures and delays possible between Bowling Boulevard and Hurstbourne Parkway (mile markers 5.0 to 7.8) due to roadway resurfacing and pavement marking installation.  Lane closures are possible in the evenings 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning. In addition, lane closures are possible between Breckenridge Lane and Hurstbourne Parkway (mile markers 3.5 to 7.8) due to drainage structure adjustments. Lane closures possible weekdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

 

KY 1932 (Breckenridge Lane): Lane closures and delays possible between Kresge Way and Shelbyville Road (mile markers 4.2 to 5.5) due to drainage structure adjustments. Lane closures possible weekdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Log on to goky.ky.gov for the latest in statewide traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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