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Cooper Chapel Road Widening Set to Begin August 4

Tuesday July 29, 2014

Public meeting scheduled for July 31

Work is set to begin August 4, on the Section I reconstruction and widening of Cooper Chapel Road between Preston Highway and Smyrna Parkway. The precise Section I project zone runs 1.82 miles along Cooper Chapel Road between Cooper Crossings Drive and a point just south of Theiler Lane.

Along with widening of the roadway, improvements will include new sidewalks, bike lanes, and drainage upgrades. A new roundabout will be constructed at the Cooper Chapel Road-Chambers Way intersection to improve traffic flow and enhance safety. Section I construction is scheduled to be completed by early of spring of 2016.

The $8 million project is funded 80 percent by the Federal Highway Administration and 20 percent from Local System Development dollars. A separate $30 million Section 3 project, now in final design, that will extend Cooper Chapel Road by three miles from Beulah Church Road to Bardstown Road, is projected to begin construction in 2018.

As a part of the Section I project, the Louisville Water Company and Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) will be making major improvements to the water and sewer lines within the project corridor.

During construction, sections of the roadway will be closed to through traffic for extended periods of time. However, the contractor will be required to maintain traffic to local residences and businesses from at least one direction at all times.

A Public Information Meeting is scheduled to provide information on the three (3) construction phases, road closures and anticipated duration of closures. The meeting will be held Thursday July 31 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The meeting location is River City FOP Lodge No. 614 at 6204 Price Lane Road, 40229.