The week ahead… MSD closures, more traffic nightmares, UofL audit

week ahead


Limited number of discounted compost bins available from the city

The city is offering compost bins at a deeply discounted rate but only as long as supplies last. Compost bins help turn organic waste into compost that enriches gardens and keeps waste out of local landfills. Louisville’s Solid Waste Division has a limited supply of Earth Machine bins available for sale at $45 each. They’re available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Solid Waste Management office, 600 Meriwether Street, whiles supplies last. Payment must be made by check or money order. No cash or credit cards will be accepted. For further information call 574-3571.

MSD to shut down portions of Mellwood and Muncie avenues for four months

As part of MSD’s Federal Consent Degree, MSD will be closing Mellwood Avenue between the Mellwood Arts Entrance (just west of Delmont Avenue) and 200 feet west of Muncie Avenue starting Monday. That means drivers attempting to access Mellwood from Lower Brownsboro and Frankfort Avenue will be rerouted. The road closure is scheduled to last until Nov. 1. During that time, all traffic will be detoured.

More downtown traffic woes

Well… at least they’re giving downtown workers a break during rush hour, but otherwise, prepare for a nightmare.

Progress on the Kentucky International Convention Center construction project will bring a temporary increase in pain for those driving along Jefferson and Market streets. Both streets, in the area between Second and Fourth streets, will be reduced by one traffic lane in addition to the present travel lane reductions beginning July 24 and extending to Dec. 4. That will leave two travel lanes and one curb lane open on both Jefferson and Market with the following rush hour exceptions: Jefferson will have 3 travel lanes 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and Market will have 3 travel lanes 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

UofL Board to discuss audit

The University of Louisville board of trustees meets Thursday at 1 p.m. The UofL Foundation board of directors is expected to meet next week, though a date has not been finalized. Both boards currently are gathering more information stemming from the Alvarez & Marsal audit report on the foundation’s governance under the administration of former president James Ramsey and are considering potential litigation.

New library opening near Jefferson Mall