New Public Works plan would prioritize paving Louisville's local roads in disrepair
Louisville is changing its focus when it comes to paving roads.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville is changing its focus when it comes to paving roads.
On Friday, Metro Public Works presented Metro Council members its three-year plan for refurbishing the city's roadways. While typically more money is put toward main roads, this plan puts more of a focus on local roads that are in serious need of repair.
"The main and arterial roads, though, are the ones people travel a lot. So we have to make sure that we get to those," said Vanessa Burns, Director of Public Works. "But there was a need to do a little bit more in the local roads, because some of the local roads haven't been done in 20 or 30 years."
Burns said it's important to have a long-term plan and to coordinate with utility companies that need to dig up streets. She said the paving of downtown streets will begin Monday.
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