City to spend millions on walking paths, bike lanes

Published: Mar. 16, 2009 at 7:02 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 22, 2009 at 12:23 PM EDT
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By Chris McGill - bio | email
Posted By Mike Dever - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A second round of federal stimulus money is in the offing for Louisville. On Monday Mayor Jerry Abramson talked about how the city plans to spend the additional $14.7 million in federal funding. A large chunk will be used to build new walking paths, sidewalks and bike lanes across Louisville. The projects are expected to create another 1,300 jobs for the city.

The Mayor made the announcement Monday at California Park, one of the many parks with walking paths that are a part of the 'Mayor's Mile' project to promote walking and fitness for our communities.

Some of the projects being paid for by the stimulus money include a new walking trail at A.B. Sawyer Park; an extension to the Seneca Loop for pedestrians and cyclists in Seneca Park and around Bowman Field; repairing the Louisville Loop near Shawnee Park; construction and repair to city sidewalks; resurfacing about 70 miles of streets in the metro and the installation of bicycle lanes along Taylorsville Road from McMahan to Hurstbourne.

Most of these projects will be put out for bid by Metro Government.

You can learn about these and all stimulus projects going on in the city by visiting

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