KYTC District 5 Crews Prepared for More Winter Weather
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews in Louisville and the surrounding counties are prepared for more winter weather to arrive during the overnight hours. KYTC staff will report at midnight and work throughout the night to make sure roads are in the best possible condition for the Tuesday morning commute. There is some salt residue on the pavement from the previous snow storm. That salt residue means no pre-treating with brine will be required for this weather event. Also, the precipitation may come in as rain which would wash the brine from the roadway.
KYTC District 5 Crews Ready for the Next Round of Winter Weather
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews in Louisville and the surrounding counties are preparing for the next round of winter weather forecasted for Wednesday night and Thursday morning. District 5 staff hauled salt to area maintenance facilities from the reserve at the Louisville Mega Cavern. Crews will continue those efforts today in order to replenish salt supplies before the snow, sleet and freezing rain beings to fall.
KYTC Crews Pre-Treating Roadways in Advance of Winter Weather
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews in Louisville and the surrounding counties are pre-treating interstates and other roadways today in preparation for the predicted rain/snow mix on this evening into Saturday morning. The pre-treatment of "salt-brine" helps to melt snow and ice from the roadway. The salt-water type treatment also combats snow and ice buildup on driving surfaces.
Mayor Declares City Ready for Winter
When the first snowflakes of the season begin to fall in Louisville, the city’s nearly 300 member Snow Team is ready to take action, Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today.
Summer Jobs Program Focused On Clearing Neglected Properties Ends With Success
More than 90 young adult workers, ranging in age from 18 to 24, gained job experience and earned a steady paycheck this summer, while helping the city tackle maintenance on a mounting list of overgrown and abandoned lots.
The youth workers mowed and cleaned 1, 544 individual properties city-wide during the program, which began July 6 and ended September 17. Crews also cleaned up 33 via duct areas on roadways, cut grass and picked up litter over a three mile area that included the bike trail along Beargrass Creek, the Riverwalk and the Portland Wharf.
“I’ve heard nothing but praise for the young men and women who were involved in this program and the excellent job they did this summer,” said Mayor Jerry Abramson. “I’m glad we created the opportunity to put these young adults to work and helped ease the on-going problem of maintaining abandoned and neglected properties in Louisville.”
Improvements Underway on LaGrange Road near Interstate 265
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists in Jefferson and Oldham counties to be aware of construction on KY 146 (LaGrange Road) near Interstate 265. The exit ramp from northbound I-265 is being widened to accommodate a dual right turning lane onto KY 146. The construction also includes improvements at the intersection of KY 146 and Chamberlain Lane/Factory Lane with the addition of some new turning lanes and lengthening some existing turning lanes.
“LaGrange Road is a heavily traveled road due to the industry in the area, which includes the Ford Assembly Plant on Chamberlain Lane,” said Matt Bullock, Chief District Engineer for the Department of Highways Louisville District. “Traffic delays in this area often back up onto northbound I-265. This project will improve the traffic flow along LaGrange Road between I-265 and the commercial entrance at Spring Station Road.”
The left turn lane on westbound KY 146 at the entrance ramp for southbound I-265 will be lengthened to increase storage capacity of vehicles. On eastbound KY 146, the left turn lane onto Chamberlain Lane and the right turn lane onto Spring Station Road will also be extended.
Harrods Creek Bridge Opens to Traffic
A day before the 2010-2011 school year begins for Jefferson County Public Schools students, Mayor Jerry Abramson, along with state and local officials, opened the newly-renovated Harrods Creek bridge.
Mayor, Congressman Yarmuth Announce Citywide Sidewalk Repair and Paving Projects
Mayor Jerry Abramson, along with U.S. Representative John Yarmuth, (KY-3) and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials, announced this afternoon thousands of sidewalk and paving improvement projects taking place throughout Louisville.
Bridge Painting to Begin on Interstate 264
The Department of Highways District 5 Office advises motorists to be aware of impending construction on Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway) in both directions between US 31E (Bardstown Road) and US 42 (Brownsboro Road), mile points 15.6 and 22.1. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 9th to perform painting of the steel girders on six bridges located within this section of interstate.
Summer Jobs Put Youth to Work Tackling Neglected Properties
More than 90 workers, ranging in age from 18 to 24, have spent nearly a month hard at work for Metro Public Works, through the WorkNow Kentucky summer jobs program.
Governor Beshear re-opens Eastern Parkway bridge
Gov. Steve Beshear joined Congressman John Yarmuth, University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey and Louisville Metro Mayor Jerry Abramson today to re-open the Eastern Parkway bridge near the Belknap Campus.
Mayor Plans to Consolidate Vehicle Fleet to Aid Efficiency, Speed Service
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced an innovative plan to consolidate repair and maintenance operations for the city’s fleet of 3,700 vehicles in the center of the community.
River Road Study To Be Unveiled at Public Meeting
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.