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LG&E Crews tear up just-painted intersection at Fourth and Broadway

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Just days after community members turned out to paint several crosswalks in a Louisville neighborhood, part of their work is torn up by city workers.

On Sunday, people came out to paint murals in four intersections along Broadway near Fourth Street.

The Mayor's office says a crew was working at the intersection of South Fourth and Broadway Tuesday, and they tore up part of the crosswalk.

LG&E says the crew belonged to them and they had already been working on a long-term project in the area.

Mayor's spokesperson Chris Poynter says when they decided to allow the painting to be done, they checked to make sure no work was planned for the area. However, an LG&E spokesperson says they had a permit to work at the crosswalk.

Last week, they replaced a cable under the road. On Tuesday, they were doing work to replace the manhole cover.

The Mayors office says the crosswalk will be repainted after the work is complete.

LG&E says they are reaching out to Louisville's Sustainability Committee to help coordinate future painting projects with their long term project plans so that this doesn't happen again.

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