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Planned road closure in Louisville has been delayed

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Officials say a planned roadway closure in Louisville, Kentucky, is being delayed.

Media outlets report that the Louisville-Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District said Sunday that the closure of a section of River Road at West Washington Street and 7th Street has been delayed indefinitely.

The road has been scheduled to be closed from Monday through about March 2020 during construction on a tunnel project to prevent sewage from overflowing into Louisville waterways.

A statement from MSD said it has found potential alternatives that may minimize the length of the closure or "mitigate the closure."

The project includes plans to build a drop shaft, which is an underground connection point that will move wastewater and rainwater from the sewer into the Waterway Protection Tunnel.

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