Public Comment Period on Transportation Projects Ending

A public comment period ends tomorrow night on some proposed changes to several local transportation projects. The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency – or KIPDA – made some amendments to the area’s long and short-term transportation projects. Only plans that are on those lists are eligible to receive federal funding.

KIPDA spokesperson Josh Suiter says all the projects were already on the books, but some changes have been made to them, and they’d like input from the public.

“By not hearing from the public, we pretty much have to take the government officials that we work with on their word,” says Suiter, “and we’re okay with that, but it’s more important that we hear from the public and get their opinion.”

The projects include improvements to River Road, and a proposal to convert some one-way streets in downtown Louisville to two-way streets.