LOUISVILLE, KY (October 13, 2016) – Construction fencing surrounds the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC), with interior demolition ongoing and in preparation for building demolition scheduled to begin the week of Oct. 9 with removal of canopies and some outer doors.
· October 14-17, 2016 – Demolition is planned for the pedway across West Jefferson Street from the Hyatt Hotel to the convention center. West Jefferson Street between South Third and South Fourth Streets will close beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 14 and reopen on Monday, October 17 at 6 a.m.
· The Louisville Visitors Center, corner of South Fourth and West Jefferson Streets, will be closed from 4 p.m. on Friday, October 14 the and reopen on Monday, October 17 at 10 a.m.
· The Commonwealth Garage will remain open with access from Liberty Street from October 14-17, 2016.
· South Third Street is closed to pedestrian traffic and remains open to vehicular traffic only.
The convention center will reopen summer 2018 with more than 200,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 40,000 square foot ballroom and the ability to attract up to 25 percent more convention business annually.