District 25 eNews - May 22, 2019

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Shirley's Way Book Drive - Thanks Kayden & Jack!

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Thank you to Mike Mulrooney of Shirley's Way and his daughter, Kayden and her friend Jack for holding a book drive to donate gently used books to the Southwest Regional Library. 

Hundred of books will now be circulated through the library system to give more options to our citizens!


The Speed Art Museum Is Now Offering Free Income Based Memberships "Speed For All"

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Speed Art Museum is offering free income based memberships called "Speed For All"

Speed For All Memberships is a free income based membership program for individuals and families that the Speed Art Museum is offering to make the museum and its programs more accessible to all! Your benefits as a Speed for All Member are for two adults and all children under 18.

Benefits include the following:

  •  Free admission to the Museum, including major exhibitions
  •  Four free Speed Cinema vouchers
  •  Free parking in the Speed Art Museum garage
  •  Invitations to Members-only Preview Parties and special events
  •  Free admission to Global Speed Lecture Series
  •  $2 off additional tickets to the Speed Cinema
  •  10% discount in the Museum Store
  •  10% discount at Wiltshire at the Speed on Wednesdays
  •  Discounted admission on select Museum programs
  •  Advance notice and discounts on summer camps and kids’ workshops

To sign up for a free membership call: 502.634.2719


Legal Aid Answers Questions of Those Faced With Losing Their Homes

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If you need, there will now be a paralegal present at eviction court to speak with and answer many of the questions resulting from a bad situation one finds themselves in.

There is also important information that will be available describing community resources supporting those possibly facing homelessness.  

Legal Aid is there to provide much needed assistance for a critical situation, and further help in ultimately avoiding that experience.


Southwest Community Ministries Needs Your Help!

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Meals on Wheels 

Southwest Community Ministries is looking for kindhearted, friendly people to deliver meals to home-bound seniors in the 40272 and 40258 zip codes.

Delivery takes about an hour weekly, twice a month if you prefer to deliver two days/month.

  • Tuesday route that departs from Sun Valley Community Center (10:00 am)
  • Wednesday, Thursday or Friday route departing from Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in the afternoon (3:30).

If you want to make a difference in a senior's life, and yours, please contact Jessica Burnett 502-935-0310 ext. 244.

Food Pantry 

The Food Pantry, one of several food programs operated by SWCM, needs additional donations during the Holiday Season for the increased requests.

  • Where: Located at 8504 Terry Road Louisville, KY 40258.
  • When: Food Pantry Hours: Monday to Friday  (11:30 AM - 3:00 PM) 

Contact information: 502.935.0310; Fax: 502.933.0319


KY Transportation Cabinet Updates on Dixie Hwy

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Below is a list of projects overseen by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet happening in Southwest Louisville.

US 31W (Dixie Highway) North: Lane closures and delays possible at Standard Avenue (mile marker 18.4) due to installation of a micro-trench for conduit and fiber optic cables. Right lane will be closed daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.   This process will take several weeks to complete as crews progress north to West Broadway.

US 31W (Dixie Highway):  Lane closures and sidewalk closures in place between Blanton Lane and Crums Lane (mile markers 12.5 to 15.3) due to construction for access management and bus rapid transit lines. Beginning Tuesday, May 7, left lane will be closed in each direction between Heaton Road and I-264 (mile markers 14.4 to 14.7) due to concrete median installation. Roadway is reduced to two lanes on southbound Dixie Highway between Blanton Lane and Upper Hunters Trace. Roadway is reduced to one lane southbound and two lanes northbound between Herbert Avenue and Crums Lane. In these areas where the lane closures are in place, the sidewalks are closed on the side where the roadwork is taking place. Pedestrians need to cross Dixie Highway at a signalized intersection and use the sidewalk on the other side of the road instead of walking through the construction work.

Log on to goky.ky.gov for the latest in statewide traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.


New Dixie Highway News

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Median Installation to Begin Next Week

MAC Construction has progressed faster than anticipated on curb and sidewalk work between Upper Hunters Trace and Heaton Road.

This means we will be able to start installing medians in this section next week (5/6), significantly ahead of schedule. We weren’t expecting this work to begin until June, but the teams have made significant progress in recent weeks as we’ve had better weather to work with.

Crews on The New Dixie Highway Project will begin installing medians next week between Upper Hunters Trace and Heaton Road.   

By installing medians, The New Dixie Highway Project will restrict mid-block left turns – and guide drivers to turn at signalized intersections or designated U-turn points. 

During median installation, the interior lane immediately adjacent to the work will be closed in each direction. Work will be happening in more than one location at a time. As one section is complete, work will move to a new section.  

Medians will be “non-mountable” so passenger vehicles cannot drive over them. Widths will vary with available space, with landscaping at key locations. While it may seem counter-intuitive to drivers, restricting mid-block left-turns creates not only a safer corridor, but a more efficient corridor. While some drivers will have to drive slightly further to reach their destination, the improved efficiency and reduction in accident-related congestion will mean a better traffic flow for everyone.

About the New Dixie Highway Project

The New Dixie Highway Project is a $35 million investment to improve safety, mobility and livability along the corridor. 

The project will concentrate on three major areas of improvement:

  1. Roadway safety and design improvements, including raised medians and left-hand-only turn lanes (Crums Lane to Greenwood Road).
  2. A new Intelligent Transportation System that will improve and coordinate traffic signal timing along the entire corridor.
  3. The region’s first TARC bus rapid transit route, with eight priority buses and 37 highly visible bus stations and stops

For more information check out the New Dixie Highway Updates Website.


David Yates


Louisville 

Metro Council


 District 25

601 W. Jefferson Street

Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 574-1125

Email David

  

Brian Powell

Legislative Assistant

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Office Locations

City Hall

601 W Jefferson Street

Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 574-1125

 

Southwest Regional

Metro Council Office

7219 Dixie Highway

Louisville, KY 40272

(502) 574-7988


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Metro Call: 311 or 574-5000

Air Pollution: 574-6000

Animal Services: 473-7387 or 361-1318

Economic Development: 574-4140

Planning & Design Services: 574-6230

Community Services & Revitalization: 574-4377

County Attorney (Child Support): 574-8300

Public Works: 574-5810

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PARC: 569-6222

Legal Aid: 584-1254

IPL (Code Enforcement): 574-3321

Congressman John Yarmuth: 582-5129

Solid Waste Management (SWMS): 574-3571

Metro Parks: 574-7275

Metro Police: (Non Emergency)574-7111 or 574-2111

Metropolitan Sewer District(MSD): 540-6000

Louisville Water Company: 583-6610

LMPD 3rd Division: 574-2135

Anonymous Tipline:574-LMPD (5673)

Metro Safe: 572-3460 or 574-7111