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A new plan to improve Preston Highway

After last year’s Metro Government-led Preston Corridor Plan, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is beginning its own study on improvements to Preston Highway.

A rendering of a street with isolated bus and bike lanes.

The 2023 Preston Corridor Plan proposed narrower lanes, wider sidewalks, and protected bike lanes.

Photo via Louisville Metro

If you’ve ever felt like driving on Preston Highway could be just a little bit better, now’s your chance to speak your truth.

A new study is underway to improve a seven-mile stretch of KY 61 between the Gene Snyder Freeway and Watterson Expressway. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) project is intended to compliment Metro Government’s 2023 Preston Corridor Plan. Both plans prioritize making the highway safer and more pleasant + serviceable for the Louisvillians who drive it every day.

Want to weigh in? The public comment period for the new phase of the project will kick off Tuesday, May 21 at the South Central Regional Library (7300 Jefferson Blvd.) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fill out a written survey at the meeting, or online afterward. Comments will be accepted through Tuesday, June 18.

If you miss the meeting, displays + materials will be available at the KYTC office at 8310 Westport Rd.