*Watch a drone video showing recent construction.
Phase one of Louisville Water’s historic water main improvement project is nearing the end. The 48-inch main has been restored from Eastern Parkway and Beargrass Creek near the Medical Arts Building, to Cherokee Parkway and Grinstead Drive. The only section still closed is Cherokee Parkway, and that is expected to remain closed until April 15 while crews work to put the main back into service. This work involves filling the main, disinfecting and sampling the water to make sure it is safe.
Beginning April 1, crews will begin work at different sections along the route filling the space between the old pipe and new pipe to ensure stability. This work will last 1-2 weeks, requiring intermittent lane closures. This step could not be done until the main was fully back in service and we confirmed it was working properly.
The final step of this phase is restoration, which includes sidewalk and curb repair, grading and seeding of yards, and paving. The paving is from curb to curb of sections along Eastern Parkway, Willow Avenue and Cherokee Parkway where we've worked. The restoration work begins in April and is expected to be complete in June.
Your continued patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.