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Pedestrians to benefit from $3 million improvement project in Jeffersontown

The project includes new archways like this one. (Source: Todd Hoyer/WAVE 3 News) The project includes new archways like this one. (Source: Todd Hoyer/WAVE 3 News)
Jeffersontown Mayor Bill Dieruf (Source: Todd Hoyer/WAVE 3 News) Jeffersontown Mayor Bill Dieruf (Source: Todd Hoyer/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Wider sidewalks, ramps to make them more accessible for the disabled, and improved crosswalks have been constructed in Jeffersontown.

The $3 million project is providing an upgrade to the Taylorsville Road corridor from College Drive to Ruckriegel Parkway.

"We're trying to improve our community to be more pedestrian friendly, citizen friendly and family friendly," said Mayor Bill Dieruf.

Construction crews are closer to completing a streetscape enhancement project in the historic Gaslight Square district.

Previously, there weren't sidewalks on both sides of the street.

"Now there's a walkway going all the way down, so it's a safer route for people to go on a run, walk to work or grab dinner in J'town," said Dieruf.

A new 73-foot archway that welcomes visitors and families to the Gaslight Square has been constructed, as well.

"We want people to be proud of their heritage, and these arches represent J'town's history," Dieruf said.

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