LOUISVILLE,Ky. (WHAS 11)--A massive undertaking will affect thousands of Louisville drivers for the next three years.
The Louisville Water Company wants to get the word out beginning in November, drivers who frequent Eastern Blvd. will see some big changes including detours that could add to your already busy commute.
Crews will begin renovating 6 miles of a crucial transmission main that carries water from the Crescent Hill Treatment Plant on Frankfort Avenue to downtown and the Cardinal Hill Reservoir. The nearly century old pipeline has seen major breaks in the last few years and needs to be upgraded.
To minimize disruption, the project will be completed in phases over the course of three years. The first phase, slated for this November, through mid-April will run from Eastern Parkway and Beargrass Creek near Poplar Level Road to Grinstead Drive near Lexington Road and Cherokee Park. The estimated cost of the entire project is $23 million.