Metro Council reviews traffic plan for downtown arena

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Posted on March 3, 2010 at 6:47 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 3 at 10:21 PM

Traffic has been a concern on many minds as the new downtown arena is set to open this year.

But the Metro Council and arena officials say a similar traffic plan is done in other cities and promises it will work.

The arena is still scheduled to open in November but with the opening will come a lot of traffic.

Wednesday, some Metro Council members got together to review the traffic plan.

The biggest suggested change is going to be permanently converting Second Street into a two-way street.

The current estimates for attendance for events at this area are anywhere from 16-23,000 people.

Committee members say Louisville does have enough parking downtown to handle the crowds and points to Rupp Arena in Lexington where UK games regularly draw 20-24,000 people.

But still there are concerns.

City officials say they are confident traffic will run smoothly with these new plans.
 

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