The 8664 plan for the Ohio River Bridges Project (that’s an east-end bridge only and a parkway through Louisville instead of interstate 64) won the Louisville Big Idea contest.
The contest was put together by Louisville public Media (WFPL’s parent organization), DRIVE young professionals group and the Greater Louisville Project. Louisvillians were invited to submit their “big ideas” for the city. The ideas were then put to a vote, and the thinkers behind the five highest vote earners were invited to present their ideas to the mayor.
The bi-state authority overseeing the Ohio River Bridges Project has reinforced its dedication to the project as it’s planned.
The authority clarified its position in a meeting Thursday by passing what it calls its strategic objectives.
The bi-state authority appointed to oversee the long-debated Ohio River Bridges Project is set to begin meeting this month. The fourteen-member panel, with seven member each from Kentucky and Indiana, is committed to building spans in downtown Louisville and eastern Jefferson County and a reworking of Spaghetti Junction, now with an estimated cost of more than $4 billion. Opposition groups, however, are committed to fighting the project. They favor some variation of the current plan, and say the formation of an authority isn’t going to silence them.
Another Democrat has filed paperwork in Frankfort to run for the office of Louisville mayor next year. Tyler Allen has submitted a letter of intent to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance that allows him to begin raising and spending money for a mayoral bid. Allen is president of USA Image, a Louisville printing company,… Continue reading Tyler Allen Files Paperwork For Mayoral Bid
Even though only one candidate has started campaigning, the fight for the Democratic nomination could be a 3-, 4- or 5-way race.
Leaders of the Louisville group 8664 say the growing cost of materials underscores the need for more serious consideration of their proposed alternative to a new downtown bridge.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will continue its study of an alternative to the Ohio River Bridges Project that incorporates an element of the traffic plan known as 86-64.