The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) is set to begin a 5 month long construction project along Story Avenue in front of our main office, and continuing through several streets in our neighborhood.
The sewer system is currently designed to carry rainwater and sewage. Due to neighborhood growth, and the danger of flooding, MSD has designed these 2012 improvement to divert rainwater to foliage and nature and away from the sewer system
From mid August until December or January these changes will be taking place:
- Much of the asphalt on Story Avenue is to be removed. It will be replaced with permeable pavers. These are designed to look like interlocking cobblestones. They will allow rainwater to seep beneath them and into the earth below.
- Butchertown area downspouts or gutters that tie into the sewer system will be changed so rainwater is diverted toward watering plants, grass and trees.
- New street trees with rainwater storage areas beneath the trees will be installed. Wrought iron tree grates and benches are designed to enhance the new street trees.
This is a first for Louisville roadway project design. After construction is complete we should have a very handsome streetscape and an innovative system for a better environment.
Of course, this will mean traffic delays. As in the past, we will relax our policy for patient arrival times during road construction projects. Thanks for bearing with this us as MSD enhances our neighborhood.