Public Comment Invited

30-Day Comment Period Opens For Brownsboro Road Diet Project

Provides additional opportunity for citizen input


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 30, 2012) – Metro Public is opening up a 30-day comment period on the Brownsboro Road Diet project to allow citizens an additional opportunity to provide input.

The project modifies a portion of U.S. 42 (Brownsboro Road) between Ewing Avenue and Pope Street in the Clifton neighborhood, improving driver and pedestrian safety.

Phase One, from Drescher Bridge Avenue to Lindsay Avenue, will use restriping to transition the roadway from four lanes to three lanes. Phase Two, from Lindsay to Ewing Ave, includes reconstruction of the north curb and the addition of a sidewalk. The entire project length is 0.4 miles.

“This is a project that will not only enhance safety for those behind the wheel but also for those who walk this stretch of road, including many visually impaired citizens,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “The comment period ensures everyone will have the opportunity to participate in the process.”

Fischer also said that a he wants the 30-day comment period to mirror a similar comment period for a similar project on Grinstead Drive, from Bardstown Road to Cherokee Parkway. It includes resurfacing and a road diet to create one travel lane in each direction divided by a two way left turn lane with a full –time dedicated parking lane on one side.

Comments may be emailed to: brownsbororoaddiet@louisvilleky.gov

(Note: brownsboro road diet---lower case letters, no spaces)

Or send to:

Brownsboro Road Diet Comments
c/o Metro Public Works
444. S. 5th Street Suite 400
Louisville, KY 40202

The comment period will close Sunday, April 29, 2012.

The project was developed by Metro Public Works in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Metro Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh.

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PUBLIC NOTICE


Concerning Brownsboro Road (US 42) From Ewing Avenue to State Streeet

Louisville Metro Public Works and Assets in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and Louisville Metro Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh have developed a “Road Diet” for the above described corridor.

Public Notice

The “Road Diet” will provide safety improvements along the corridor to address the numerous rear end, side swipe, and side collisions.  This project will also provide pedestrian access along the corridor that was once restricted by the rock cliffs along the East side of the roadway.  The project will take the 4 – 10’ lanes and create 2 – 10’ lanes with a 14’ two way left turn lane in the center of the roadway. 

A 30-day public comment period is now open.
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Submit your comments by email: brownsbororoaddiet@louisvilleky.gov

Or send them to:

Brownsboro Road Diet Comments
c/o Metro Public Works and Assets
444 S. 5th Street Suite 400
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 574-5810

Comment period closes on Sunday, April 29, 2012.
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