LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The city is hoping to give a big boost to the effort to attract more visitors -- especially the disabled -- to South Fourth Street.

The federal government is giving Louisville $1.5 million to repair or rebuild sidewalks between Broadway and Chestnut Street.

The work will bring that section into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. But officials also say they hope it will make the Theater Square area more inviting for the many restaurants and entertainment venues that have recently located there.

"Fourth Street really is the gateway to our downtown and is setting the state for a great urban atmosphere, a metropolitan atmosphere that we see all over our downtown city core right now," Mayor Fischer said.

This grant is on top of another $1.5 million already spend to enhance South Fourth Street, between Chestnut and Muhammad Ali Boulevard.

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