Louisville Downtown Partnership announces new traffic map, construction navigator

Updated: Jul. 14, 2017 at 4:58 PM EDT
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(Source: Andreina Centlivre/WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Andreina Centlivre/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Much of downtown Louisville is under construction as the city expands in many ways, and now the Louisville Downtown Partnership has developed a way to help people navigate all of the changes.

LDP's new joint effort with the Courier-Journal, will help keep people informed on construction traffic. It's designed to help downtown workers, residents, businesses, tourists and citizens.

According to a release from LDP, there are 34 development projects currently underway in Louisville with completion expected by the end of 2018, and another 26 projects due to begin later this year.

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"It is difficult to overstate how important this information is to our community," Rebecca Matheny, LDP's Executive Director said.  "For example, a sidewalk closure can have a tremendous impact on a lot of folks, especially people with disabilities, and this information makes all the difference in the world."

As a part of the project, they've created a Construction Navigator position. It will be that person's job it is to identify and resolve issues including permits and lane closures.

LDP's new state-of-the-art Downtown Traffic Map is available here.

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