LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Metro Louisville has made a move that should make it easier to get critical information when it counts.

Mayor Greg Fischer helped celebrate the opening of a new Metro Public Works Operations Center on Wednesday. Its purpose is to centralize operations, putting several departments under one roof.

The new location replaces an outdated building.

Everything from snow removal to road maintenance will be handled in one building. The mayor says drivers should notice a difference during a snow event.

"These developments are using city resources much more efficiently, both for public works and our animal services," Mayor Fischer said. "And with the technology upgrade here, it will be better, faster information for our citizens so they can understand when snow and ice is removed from the roads."

Plans are in the works to build a new Louisville Metro Animals Services Care Center at the old site.

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