Louisville Water Begins Final Phase of Frankfort Avenue Project

Current work includes neighborhood improvements

This month, Louisville Water Company starts the second phase of a one-year project to replace critical water mains near the Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plant.

The company is on schedule to finish the work along Frankfort Avenue, later this fall.

The Crescent Hill facility is the largest water treatment plant in the state and an integral part of Louisville Water’s massive distribution network.

A 60-inch water main, recently installed in the middle of Frankfort Avenue, will provide additional supply lines and more flexibility to move and reroute water to customers

 Phase II presents some unique challenges. Crews will have to tunnel beneath the railroad crossing at Frankfort and Reservoir Avenues, to install a new 42-inch water main.

Kelley Dearing Smith, Vice President of Communications and Marketing for Louisville Water said those challenges provide some great opportunities. “Working with CSX railroad, we’ll remove old rail lines and install a new sidewalk connecting Pennsylvania and Reservoir Avenues. Children walking to school and neighbors in the area, will now have a safe path on that side of the road.”

The $16.2 million project also includes some additional neighborhood improvements. The sidewalk between Stilz and Reservoir Avenues will be replaced and tree wells will be constructed for new trees.

DETOURS AND ROAD CLOSINGS: The following detours and road closings have been communicated to customers living in the area:

  • Frankfort Avenue will be reduced to one westbound lane between Sacred Heart Lane and Hillcrest Avenue
  • Reservoir and Pennsylvania Avenues will be closed at Frankfort Avenue
  • There is one detour for eastbound motorists: Stilz to Lexington to Cannons
  • Residents using the Crescent Hill Reservoir, Mary T. Meagher Pool, and the Crescent Hill Golf Course will have access from Brownsboro Road

Frankfort Avenue restaurants and businesses remain open during construction.

Louisville Water asks motorists to watch their speed and pay attention to the detour signage. Check this page often for the latest updates in this project.