The automobile transportation system consists of all of the roads, bridges, and fords in the Floyds Fork area.
Twelve roads cross Floyds Fork in Jefferson County; eleven of these roads have
bridges spanning the stream. The twelfth road, Piercy Mill Road, crosses Floyds Fork
via a ford. One of the eleven bridges, that at Old Taylorsville Road, is no longer
used. Another of the bridges, at Old Taylorsville-Fisherville Road was opened to
traffic in December 1980.
Twelve additional roads in the study area run parallel with portions of Floyds Fork in
Jefferson County and intersect the roads discussed above, making a total of 27 roads or
road segments in the study area, as presented in Table I-1.
All 27 roads have all-weather surfaces.
Only four of the 27 roads are
primary roads (i.e., main traffic arteries). All of the rest are secondary
roads. One of the primary roads is Interstate 64. While I-64's twin bridges
span the study of Floyds Fork, there is no direct public access to Floyds Fork from the
interstate highway. Indirect access may be gained from the I-64 via the Gene Snyder
Freeway interchange to either Shelbyville Road or Taylorsville Road, and then to Floyds
The other primary access roads to Floyds Fork include two U.S. highways' U.S. 60/460
(Shelbyville Road) and U.S. 150/31E (Bardstown Road), and a State highway (Kentucky 155,
Taylorsville Road). U.S. 60/460 spans Floyds Fork on a bridge built in the late
1950s or early 1960's. The road surface on the bridge and its approaches has
undergone repair and reconstruction. The former Shelbyville Road bridge and its
approaches are still in existence just downstream, although in a state of disrepair and
moderate decay. The approaches to the old bridge are barricaded.
The Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265)
is a north-south belt way from I-71 north of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) to
I-65 south of the Watterson. Since the completion of the Gene Snyder Freeway, there
has been a large population growth throughout Eastern Jefferson County. The Gene Snyder
has brought new businesses and subdivisions to the Floyds Fork Watershed. The Gene Snyder
was built to accommodate growing inner-city traffic as well as through-city traffic. It
also brings easier access to the growing Industrial Park in Eastern Jefferson County as
well as the Ford Truck plant on Chamberlain Lane.
Although many of the secondary roads in the study area are narrow, they are generally
in good to fair condition, with the exception of portions of Piercy Mill Road, which in
extensively pitted and rough. Both primary and secondary roads in the study area, if
maintained adequately, should be capable of accommodating current and currently
anticipated traffic loads until the year 2000 without modification other than occasional
patching and resurfacing.
KIPDA has drafted a regional
development plan to help accommodate the growing population of the Louisville metropolitan
area. This plan has a three-phase schedule for transportation projects to be implemented
between now and 2020.
Visit KIPDA's website to learn more about road plans in Jefferson Co.
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