Local News
4:29 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Louisville Area Prepares For Traffic Issues From Clark Memorial Bridge Shutdown

Clark Memorial Bridge
Credit Ohio River Bridges Project, Downtown Crossing

Some Louisville area residents should be prepared for slower commutes starting Tuesday morning when the Clark Memorial Bridge temporarily shuts down, a Metro Police official said.

The bridge will be closed to motorists and pedestrians for about six weeks.

During that time, Louisville authorities will boost forces to help transition drivers who depend on the bridge connecting downtown Louisville to Southern Indiana.

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Local News
6:51 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Louisville Is the 17th Most Dangerous City for Walking, Study Says


Louisville is the 17th most dangerous city in the country for pedestrians, according to a new study by the National Complete Streets Coalition.

The study analyzed pedestrian deaths across the country's top metro areas and created a "danger index" for people who stroll or strut the city's streets. Within the last five years, Louisville’s danger-rate was nearly double the national average.

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Local News
12:01 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Crash Causes 'Extensive' Damage to Brick, Metal University of Louisville Sign

So I passed this  sign Tuesday near the Belknap campus the way to work. It used to say "University of Louisville." Now, it says "Unive    uisville."

On Thanksgiving evening, a vehicle traveling at the intersection of Arthur Street and Brandeis Avenue left the road and struck the sign, according to a UofL Police activity report.  The accident led to injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

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10:00 am
Wed October 16, 2013

More Deer Leads to Greater Highway Safety Concerns in Kentucky

Credit U.S. Department of Agriculture

Since the end of World War II, Kentucky’s deer herd population has increased 900 percent. Now, they’re a common and costly hazard along the state's highways.

This is the time of year with the biggest risk of collisions.

It’s mating season for deer. Plus, as farm fields are cleared for harvest, the animals also lose their hiding places.

Les Dixon, of the state transportation office in Manchester, advises motorists not to swerve to avoid deer because it can often result in a more serious collision with oncoming traffic.

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Local News
6:00 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Louisville Traffic Deaths Up Significantly From 2012


A Pontiac Bonneville on Tuesday night was heading northbound on Taylor Boulevard behind a truck. The truck turned left, and so did the Bonneville—right into a motorcycle heading south on Taylor.

Louisville Metro Police believe the truck obstructed the view of the Bonneville's driver.

The motorcycle driver suffered a serious head injury, police said.

A passenger on the motorcycle died at University Hospital.

That woman is the latest traffic death in Louisville—and traffic deaths in the county have dramatically spiked since 2012.

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Local News
6:00 am
Sun March 24, 2013

Four People Killed in Louisville So Far in Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Accidents


Traffic accidents involving pedestrians in Jefferson County have increased in recent years, according to statistics kept by Kentucky State Police.

Early Thursday morning, a man died after a sports utility vehicle struck him on Taylorsville Road at Lowe Road near Jeffersontown. Witnesses told Louisville Metro Police that the man was walking against the traffic signal, police said. LMPD's Traffic Unit is investigating.

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Local News
10:01 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Heading to Lexington for the NCAA Tournament? Think About Traffic


Kentucky transportation officials have a hunch that thousands of people will descend onto Lexington's Rupp Arena for first and second round games of the NCAA Tournament, starting Thursday.

And, of course, there's roadwork on state highways to contend with.

Here's some advice issued Tuesday morning by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

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Local News
2:32 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Map Shows Density of Bike-Car Collisions

From Map Grapher

After first finding an increase in bike-car collisions in Louisville between 2010 and 2011, the Map Grapher blog has (that's right) mapped collision density

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Local News
9:00 am
Sun June 24, 2012

VA Hospital Would Not Affect Traffic, Consultants Say

The Veterans Administration is on the verge of purchasing over 35 acres of property on Brownsboro Road, to build a new VA hospital in Louisville. Consultants on the project say the hospital wouldn't have an impact on traffic or quality of life  in the area. Chris Otts has covered the story for the Courier-Journal, and he joined WFPL's Devin Katayama to talk about the latest developments, and what's next.



Local News
5:37 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Eastern Parkway to Close for Tree Removal

Bing Maps


A two-block stretch of Eastern Parkway will be closed for several hours over the next few days. Louisville Metro Parks crews are removing four pin oak trees that are reportedly diseased and damaged. The department will close Eastern Parkway between Baxter and Quadrant avenues from 9 am to 3 pm Tuesday through Thursday. Traffic will be detoured one block north, to Edenside Avenue.