Traffic Alert – Issued 02/16/18

02.19.18

Traffic Alert

FEB 19th
DOWNTOWN THIRD STREET TWO-WAY CONVERSION (PREP WORK BEGINS WEEK OF 2/19, DELAYS POSSIBLE)

Dates In Effect: February 19, 2018 12:00 am - March 12, 2018 12:00 am

DOWNTOWN ROAD CONVERSION

PHASE 1 WORK BEGINS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19, 2018

MARCH COMPLETION EXPECTED, WEATHER PERMITTING

City to begin Phase 1 of Third Street conversion from one-way traffic to two-way traffic. Initial phases of the project involve portions from Main Street to Broadway.

THIRD STREET TWO-WAY CONVERSION

LOUISVILLE, KY (February 14, 2017) — The conversion of portions of Third Street from one-way to two-way will begin with prep work the week of February 19 and completion targeted for early March (weather permitting). This conversion project also includes repaving of the street.

The project, which is part of the city’s MOVE Louisville plan to convert one-way streets to two-way, is designed to increase safety, mobility and circulation for motorists and pedestrians, while also boosting visibility for businesses and increasing retail activity.

The conversion will be divided into three phases, starting with the portion from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Liberty Street. That work includes the installation of a temporary traffic signal at Third and Liberty streets. A permanent traffic signal will be installed this summer.

The second and third phases of the work, from Main to Market Streets, and from Muhammad Ali to Broadway, will occur this summer.

To ensure pedestrian and motorist safety around the Kentucky International Convention Center, Third Street from Market to Liberty will remain one-way. Third Street from River Road to Main Street is already two-way and will remain two-way.

In preparation of this conversion, two public meetings were held at Louisville Slugger Field in fall 2017, and numerous meetings have been held with various stakeholders and property owners along Third Street.

The city will continue to review one-way streets throughout the community for potential conversion to two-way operations. The next streets expected to be converted include Seventh, Eighth and Jefferson (east of I-65) streets.

For more information on converting Downtown and edge neighborhood streets to two-way, visit the LouisvilleKy.gov Advanced Planning page here.