- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville is getting $1.5 million in federal funding to improve sidewalks and other conditions in the downtown area.

A news release from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office said sidewalks will be rebuilt or repaired to comply with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and to encourage pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

Mayor Greg Fischer said the funding will help attract people to downtown Louisville.

Beshear presented a ceremonial check representing the funds on Monday.

Also planned are enlarged tree wells, restriping of pavement and parking on both sides of the street.



The funding is through the federal Transportation Alternatives Program, administered by the Office of Local Programs in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Rural and Municipal Aid.

The project area is near several agencies that work with the disabled, veterans, elderly, poor and minorities.

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