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Public Works & Assets Newsroom - 2009 Archive


10/29/2009
Mayor Declares City Ready for Snow
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced the city has added new ways to keep roads clear and prevent potholes as part of Louisville’s snow-removal response – making it more efficient and effective.

10/5/2009
Abramson, Yarmuth Announce Traffic Light Synchronization on Major Roads
Traffic lights along major suburban roads will be synchronized to improve the flow of vehicles during peak travel times, Mayor Jerry Abramson and Congressman John Yarmuth announced today.

8/20/2009
Online Survey Allows Public Input on River Rd. Study
A new online survey will help gauge public opinion on the city’s plans to improve River Road, Louisville’s only Scenic Byway.

8/12/2009
Potential Sewer Collapse Closes Portion of Broadway
Louisville Metro Public Works is immediately restricting a section of East Broadway because of the potential threat of an underground sewer collapse.

6/5/2009
Public Meeting Seeks People's Input On River Road Scenic Byway Plan
Louisville Metro Government is seeking the public’s input on a plan to preserve and protect scenic River Road and improve safety and accessibility for bicyclists, walkers and joggers

4/29/2009
Final Weekend for Free Debris Drop Off
Public Works crews will again open three locations for storm debris drop-off this weekend. This is the final weekend for free ice storm debris drop-off.

4/16/2009
Storm Debris Collection Completed, Underway in 75 Percent of Louisville
Debris collection from the winter ice storm has been completed or is underway in 75 percent of Louisville’s 386 square miles.

4/13/2009
Debris Drop Off Sites Open Saturday
Public Works crews will again open three locations for storm debris drop-off Saturday and Sunday.

4/1/2009
Debris Drop-off Sites Open This Weekend
Public Works crews will again open three locations for storm debris drop-off this weekend.

3/31/2009
Private Contractors Begin Collecting Debris Saturday
Private contractors have joined Louisville Metro Public Works crews in collecting storm debris from roadsides across the city.

3/26/2009
Louisville Metro Takes Over Road Maintenance, Traffic Signals on State Road
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Louisville Metro Government have signed a unique agreement under which the Louisville Metro Department of Public Works will handle roadway and traffic signal maintenance on nearly all state-owned routes in Kentucky’s most populous county.

3/23/2009
Mayor Adds Contractors To Speed Debris Collection
More crews will soon be collecting storm debris from roadsides across Louisville Metro.

3/6/2009
Debris Dropoff Sites Open This Weekend
Public Works crews have cleared some of the storm debris from sites used for storm debris dropoff last month, and will reopen those locations for more debris collection this weekend.

2/24/2009
City Adding Crews to Curbside Debris Pickup
The city is nearly doubling the number of crews assigned to storm debris cleanup. Beginning Monday, March 2, Louisville Metro Public Works will add eight additional crews to curbside debris pickup to help speed the disposal of branches and limbs felled by last month’s ice storm. Night crews were originally scheduled to move back to day work in two weeks.

2/13/2009
Curbside Pickup of Storm Debris Continues
Free debris drop-off sites are nowclosed as city crews focus on communitywide curbside pickup of storm debris.