KICC Team Releases Congestion-Mitigation Plan

LOUISVILLE, Aug. 7, 2016 — Taking a detour is sometimes the only way to keep moving forward, and the expansion and renovation of the Kentucky International Convention Center is an important step in moving Louisville forward.

“The design team created a congestion-mitigation plan that calls for synchronizing stoplights, new signage and media public service spots,” said Jeanne Hilt, spokeswoman for the Louisville Downtown Partnership.

EOP’s Richard Polk said it has been deemed essential to close a block of Third and Fourth during construction for the safety of the public and work crews as well as to ease logistics to get equipment on and off site.

“Trying to keep the convention center and the streets open during the project would have greatly increased the cost and probably added a year to the construction schedule,” he said.

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