by Stephanie Crosby
Eastern Parkway on the University of Louisville campus is set to re-open tomorrow after months of construction. Transportation Cabinet spokesperson Andrea Clifford says the seven-million dollar project included some changes to the I-65 interchange there, some streetscape improvements near the J.B. Speed Engineering School and bridge improvements.
Clifford says the railroad bridge at Third and Eastern Parkway has seen a lot of damage from over-height trucks getting stuck while trying to travel underneath. Part of the project includes new technology to alert those drivers of the danger.
“Apparently, a lot of truck drivers have not been reading the signs that tell of the height restriction of that viaduct, and we’ve had vehicles get stuck under there many times, that’s why this system is being installed as an extra warning,” says Clifford, “and it’s already in place and working.”
The streetscape improvements include the addition of a raised median and bike lane.