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River Road Study To Be Unveiled at Public Meeting

Thursday February 25, 2010

Goal is to protect road’s character, improve safety

River Road Corridor Plan
A public meeting to unveil plans to preserve and protect scenic River Road, while making it accessible for pedestrians and cyclists, has been set for next month.

The meeting is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 8 at Westport Middle School, 8100 Westport Road.

Louisville Metro Government — working with RiverFields, the City of Glenview and architectural, engineering and historic consultants — examined a seven-mile stretch of River Road, from Zorn Ave to US 42. The lead consultant is Gresham Smith and Partners of Louisville.

The study examined the scenic, historic, recreational, cultural, archeological, and natural features of the corridor and recommends ways to accommodate vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. River Road is the only state-designated Scenic Byway in Louisville.

The addition of hiking and biking access River Road will be part of the 100-mile Louisville Loop trail that will eventually encircle the city, part of the City of Parks plan.

View the draft plan here.