21st Century Park is proud to announce that construction is complete on the Louisville Loop connection under Taylorsville Road at S. Pope Lick Road, and as of 5/19/2014, the underpass is open for use.
The Louisville Loop had temporarily ended on either side of Taylorsville Road since the opening of the remainder of Beckley Creek and Pope Lick Parks in September of 2013. After evaluating a variety of at-grade, below-grade, and above-grade options through a working relationship with KYTC and Louisville Metro Public works, a plan was approved to safely connect the Loop by way of a 6-foot- wide concrete path and metal bridge under Taylorsville Road and over Pope Lick Creek.
The nearly $300,000 project was paid for by donors as a part of The Parklands Capital Campaign. The crossing was designed by Qk4 Engineering and 21st Century Parks. The construction by Flynn Construction has been completed and The Parklands is thrilled to officially open the connection on June 20, 2014 so that Louisville Loop users are now able to traverse the path from Beckley Creek to Pope Lick Parks without having to cross traffic on Taylorsville Road at-grade.
Due to the narrow path and some semi-blind curves, 21st Century Parks has deemed the area a “Walk Zone“, requesting that cyclists, rollerbladers and skateboarders dismount and walk along this 1/8 mile underpass section. Runners should also watch their speed through the area in order to ensure the safety of all users.
If you haven’t seen the major construction that occurred in order to make this crossing possible, make sure you come out to The Parklands soon and see for yourself.
Thank you, we hope to see you in The Parklands soon!