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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.

Frankfort & Mellwood Partial Lane Closure – 18th and 19th Thursday, Jul 13 2017 

The Louisville Water Company (LWC) contacted our office today regarding a partial lane closure at Mellwood and Frankfort Avenues on Tuesday, July 18 and Wednesday, July 19.

LWC will be conducting a robotic inspection for a large water main in the area. The partial lane closure will not be for the entire day, LWC just needs the space to insert a “smart ball” into the water main.

At certain times, drivers on Mellwood Avenue will not be able to make a right-hand turn onto Frankfort Avenue. They will be directed to a detour to Brownsboro Road.

Frankfort Avenue Celebration Walk Tuesday, Jul 11 2017 

Frankfort.pngI’m pleased to announce the fence and sidewalk project along Frankfort Avenue between Mellwood and Story Avenues is complete! THANK YOU to Metro Public Works for your tenacity in submitting several proposals to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) before receiving final approval for this project. I’ve been working on this project since I took office. I thought it would be a great way to cleanup one of the major corridors into the Butchertown Neighborhood.

If you are unfamiliar with the area, here is a little history. On Frankfort Avenue between Mellwood and Story, there is a bridge over Beargrass Creek. It was almost impossible to see the creek from the roadway because there was an unsightly chain length fence along both sides of the bridge. The chain length fence was installed by KYTC over ten years ago after someone leaned on the wrought-iron fence and it gave way and they fell into the creek. Fortunately no one was injured, but nearby businesses were concerned about pedestrian safety.

This project also included sidewalk repair along the northwest side of the street. Please check out before and after photos of the street.

Join us on Wednesday, July 12 at 11:00 a.m. for a celebration walk of this corridor!

FREE Kids Scoop on July 4 Monday, Jul 3 2017 

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Junk Pickup Coming Soon Thursday, Jun 15 2017 

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The 9th District Urban Services District (USD) will have junk collection set-out on a select weekend in June, depending on your address.  You may begin setting out your junk Friday afternoon prior to your junk pick-up week and must have it all out by Monday at 6:00 AM.  For your specific junk set-out weekend please visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council-district-9 and scroll to the bottom of the page to “MyLouisville” and enter your address, call the office at 574-1109, or email Kyle Ethridge.  For collection guidelines please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/services/junk-and-bulk-trash-disposal. You may now sign up for junk set out reminders by email and text under “MyLouisville”.

Lexington Road Land Use Public Meetings Monday, Jun 12 2017 

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Louisville Metro Council and Develop Louisville initiated the Lexington Road land use and zoning study to make recommendations for the future land uses for the properties along the Irish Hill corridor. The study builds upon and will update the 2002 Irish Hill Neighborhood Plan.  The boundaries for this study include an area along Lexington Road between Baxter Avenue and the easternmost c

rossing of Beargrass Creek. The Neighborhood Plan recommended a further analysis of the lan

 

d uses and zoning along the corridor and this effort implements that recommendation. The land use and zoning study and the subsequent approval process will take place over the summer of 2017.

A Neighborhood Advisory Committee was recommended by me and Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith, and appointed by Mayor Fischer. The study meetings and times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM (This meeting is designed for public input)
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM

All meetings will be held at the Commonwealth Theatre Center, 1123 Payne Street, Louisville, KY 40204, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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.

CycLOUvia on Frankfort Avenue – June 11 Friday, Jun 9 2017 

Cyclouvia will transform The Avenue into a paved park where people of all ages and backgrounds can walk, bike, dance, skate, or participate in any other physical activity on public spaces that are always there but are normally reserved for automobiles. The street will be closed to motorized traffic from Stilz Avenue to Pope Street with cross traffic allowed at Ewing Avenue under traffic control officer supervision from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 11. Cyclouvia will promote healthy lifestyles and alternative modes of transportation. The Crescent Hill Library at 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will be open special hours during the event. Cyclouvia is FREE and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

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