Recruiting visits to the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus are much nicer today after completion of $2.5 million in Eastern Parkway improvements, specifically the overpass adjacent to the old Parkway Field which U of L shared with the old Louisville Colonels baseball franchise.
According to a Courier-Journal report, the improvements were part of an overall $7 million campus beautification effort begun during the gubernatorial administration of Ernie Fletcher and continued under Steve Beshear.
The Eastern Parkway improvements:
- A redesigned traffic flow with a new raised median and ornamental concrete railings, with bike lanes in each direction.
- Extensive repairs to the CSX Railroad bridge spanning Floyd and Brook streets. A wider bridge deck has been constructed to accommodate expanded sidewalks
- Installation of a raised median with decorative fencing between the traffic signal at the Speed School entrance and Third Street.
- Sidewalk improvements, new street lighting, bus shelters and wall decorations.