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Major Jeffersontown sewer line project to cause road closures

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A major sewer line project in Jeffersontown will cause some temporary road closures over the next several weeks.

MSD crews began burying new sewer lines Monday on Galene Drive. It will eventually direct waste water to one of two regional treatment plants, allowing MSD to shut down the 50-year-old Jeffersontown waste water plant by the end of next year.

"It is older," said Steve Tedder, an MSD spokesman. "It has had a history of problems, leakages and overflows at that location. So as part of our consent decree, we are eliminating that plant and sending the flows from that plant to our larger regional facilities."

The project is part of MSD's 19-year, $850 million effort to comply with a federal mandate to stop the overflow of waste water into area rivers and streams.

Work is scheduled to be complete in mid-August.

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