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More Improvements made as a result of Brownsboro Road Safety Improvement Study

Thursday September 27, 2007

Louisville Metro Council
Media Advisory
For Immediate Release                                 
Media Contact:     
Stephen Haag, Jr.
574-1204 / 645-1751

Louisville, KY – Residents along Brownsboro Road between Chenoweth and Rudy Lanes will notice another positive change made to improve safety, the adjustment of the posted speed limit from 45 mph to 35 mph. The Kentucky State Transportation Cabinet has changed the speed limit on Brownsboro Road in conjunction with the Brownsboro Road Safety Improvement Study which was  funded in the FY2007 Metro Government Budget at a cost of $25,000.

“I would like to thank the State Transportation Cabinet for helping us take another important step towards improving safety along Brownsboro Road. The change in speed limit was made possible due to the concerns expressed by nearby residents and the use of information gathered during the Brownsboro Road Safety Improvement Study”

 – Councilman Ken Fleming

Brownsboro Road Safety Improvement Study Update:

The Brownsboro Road Safety Improvement Study was started in the spring of 2006. It includes the appropriation of more than $675,000 in local and state funds for improvements in the Brownsboro Road Corridor between Old Brownsboro road/Chippewa Road and Country Lane.

Of the $675,000 in approved funding:

  • $25,000 has been used to develop the Brownsboro Road Traffic Study
  • $300,000 in Metro Funds will be used for improving the intersections Chenoweth Lane at Brownsboro Road and Old Brownsboro Road at Brownsboro Road.
  • $350,000 in State Funds will be used for improvements at Country Lane at Brownsboro Road.

Persons needing more information on this study are encouraged to contact the office of Councilman Fleming at 574-1107.

Ken Fleming (R) 7