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30-Day Comment Period Opens for Brownsboro Road Diet Project

Friday March 30, 2012

THE COMMENT PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 30, 2012
) – Metro Public Works 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 Dresher Bridge Road to Lindsay, 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.

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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