Department of Highways, District 5
Hurstbourne Parkway Extension Opened

Press Release Date:  Thursday, June 02, 2005  
Contact Information:  Andrea Clifford
Public Information Officer

LOUISVILLE, KY.  --(June 2, 2005)— The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officially opened the new extension of Hurstbourne Parkway today in a ceremony on the newly constructed portion of roadway. Transportation Cabinet Deputy Secretary Jim Adams was joined by Congresswoman Anne Northup and Louisville Metro Mayor Jerry Abramson in cutting the ribbon on the roadway, which extends from Bardstown Road to Fern Valley Road. 

“The Hurstbourne Parkway extension clearly supports Governor Fletcher’s vision for the cabinet, which is to provide a safe and reliable transportation system that supports Kentucky’s future economic growth”, said Deputy Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Adams. “The new roadway will provide improved access to Louisville International Airport and General Electric Company’s Appliance Park.  The extension will also provide another route to the Okolona shopping district and Jefferson Mall via Fern Valley Road and Jefferson Boulevard.”

“This road improvement is particularly valuable to Louisville because it will increase commuting convenience for so many residents,” Congresswoman Northup said.  “I am pleased to have provided federal funding for this worthy project.”

“This extension will serve as an additional major connector across this community, increasing our residents’ mobility to and from work, shopping, the airport and other destinations,” Mayor Jerry Abramson said.  “We are grateful for the commitment of Congresswoman Northup and the Highway Department to this important project for the Louisville community.”

Gohmann Asphalt and Construction constructed the 3.3-mile extension at a cost of $18.8 million and includes a triple span bridge over Fern Creek.  This portion of roadway is four-lanes divided by a grassy median.  A new traffic signal was installed at the intersection of Hurstbourne Parkway and South Watterson Trail.

LtoR: KYTC District 5 CDE Barry Sanders, District 22 Councilman Robin Engels, Louisville Metro Mayor Jerry Abramson, Congresswoman Anne Northup, KYTC Deputy Secretary Jim Adams, Senator Dan Seum