Kennedy Bridge Lanes to Close for Roadwork

Repairs on the Kennedy Bridge will cause lane closures this week. Crews are replacing bearings on the span, and work near the Kentucky shore will require traffic to be limited to one lane in each direction overnight Tuesday and Wednesday. Lanes will close at 9 pm and reopen at 5 am. Ramp closures will continue… Continue reading Kennedy Bridge Lanes to Close for Roadwork

Former Museum Plaza Site Begins Restoration

Restoration on the former Museum Plaza project site begins this week. Louisville Metro Public Works has coordinated with project developers on a plan that will reopen 7th Street at River Road. Over the next six weeks crews will be cleaning the area and clearing the two former construction sites. This includes the Science Center Parking… Continue reading Former Museum Plaza Site Begins Restoration

Louisville Adds Construction Jobs in August

The Louisville region added 800 more construction jobs in August of this year than in the same month last year, according to data released from the group Associated General Contractors (AGC). Though, the numbers are an anomaly compared to national statistics. “What we are seeing is that the predominance of work is in the public… Continue reading Louisville Adds Construction Jobs in August

Harrods Creek Community Gets Grant for Erosion

The Harbor at Harrods Creek received a grant of $562,000 and will begin construction next week to fight erosion in the eastern Louisville community. “It’s eroding the shore line toward the homes. So it’s a matter if time, if not already, where you’re going to have erosion of foundations. It’s pretty close. There’re some of… Continue reading Harrods Creek Community Gets Grant for Erosion

Museum Plaza Failure Highlights Council’s Taxpayer Protections

Early Monday morning, the developers behind the Museum Plaza project in downtown Louisville called it quits. Craig Greenberg, Steve Wilson, Laura Lee Brown and Steve Poe sent a letter to Governor Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer saying they couldn’t build the tower. Several years, millions of dollars and hundreds of headlines had been dedicated… Continue reading Museum Plaza Failure Highlights Council’s Taxpayer Protections

Developers Cancel Museum Plaza

The proposed Museum Plaza project in downtown Louisville has been canceled. The tower at 6th and Main streets would’ve been the tallest building in Kentucky. It was put on hold three years ago when the developers could not find a suitable bond deal to finance the project. Hope for the $490 million project was renewed… Continue reading Developers Cancel Museum Plaza

HUD Letter Renews Hope For Museum Plaza Loan

The state applied for the loan through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which uses private investments to help finance projects that will benefit multiple communities. Congressman John Yarmuth says he recently received a letter from HUD officials that said they were optimistic the loan could be arranged.