A major lane change will hopefully make one of the busiest roads in Louisville much safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
In the first week of November 2020, work should begin on a major traffic pattern shift on Bardstown Road in the Highlands. WDRB-TV reported the project will bring major changes between Eastern Parkway and Baxter Avenue.
Louisville’s Bardstown Road Lane Makeover
The biggest change will be in the number of lanes available to motorists. Bardstown Road will be transformed into a one-lane road in both directions.
The project will replace the removed lanes with parking spots. New turning lanes will also be added at major intersections. Center lane direction lights will eventually be removed.
WDRB talked to Metro Councilman Brandon Coan. He said part of the reason for the renovations was to keep people on foot safer and to make it easier for customers to support businesses along the road. The hope is that Bardstown will be more than just an alternative to interstates for drivers.
Bardstown Road Accident Incidents
Bardstown road can see between 20,000 and 25,000 vehicles each day making the risk of crashes a real concern. A study by the City of Louisville found that over a 5-year stretch the road saw over 2,500 collisions and on average around 40 car accidents a month.
49 pedestrian accidents were reported over that time and that span also saw 22 bicycle accidents. These figures are higher than most other Louisville thoroughfares that see similar levels of traffic.
Work on Louisville’s Bardstown Road Continues
Crews are scheduled to arrive Wednesday morning at 8 a.m., November 4th to begin re-striping work. Work will continue on Thursday.
The reconfiguration is part of the Bardstown Road Safety project totaling over $7 million. Work on other stretches of the road and repaving will continue next year and may take until the start of 2022 to complete.
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