Bardstown Road Safety Study Update

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Since April of 2020, the Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue Reversible Lane Light System has been operating in the “off-peak” traffic plan, permitting parking during the hours 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm weekdays. The purpose of implementing this trial period is to test recommendations from the Bardstown/Baxter Safety Study that was completed in 2018. Since making this adjustment, no major issues with traffic operations or safety within the corridor have been recognized. Louisville Forward, Public Works and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) continue to explore options for implementing other recommendations from the study. This past week, the no stopping signs were removed to eliminate confusion and allow on-street parking for businesses at all times. If the street continues to operate safely and efficiently in this configuration, our plan is to continue to implement additional recommendations (including full-time parking, new turning lanes and improved pedestrian crossings) from the 2018 Bardstown Rd/Baxter Ave Safety Study with input from residents, businesses and partner agencies. The ultimate goal is to make this a better and safer corridor for all modes of traffic (pedestrians, vehicles, transit, etc.). Next steps will likely include the installation of temporary pavement markings to better clarify the lane assignments and delineate new left turn lanes at those critical signalized intersections where separate turn lanes are needed. If the street continues to operate safely and efficiently, additional work is expected to occur in the fall/winter of 2020-21. To learn more about the Bardstown/Baxter Safety Study and current implementation strategies or to provide your feedback, please visit