New Look At U of L

[stextbox id=”custom”]OvalThe completion of a new entrance to Belknap Campus was celebrated by University of Louisville President Jim Ramsey (right) and state officials Tuesday. The renovation of the oval  was funded with 1.2 million state transportation dollars and a quarter million dollars in University funds. Transportation Cabinet Secretary Joe Prather says the renovation of the oval complex is the first of many transportation projects at U of L.[/stextbox]

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

4 thoughts on “New Look At U of L

  • September 22, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    No slight to U Of L, but as a taxpayer, I do wonder how this was a Kentucky Transportation Project. I mean, how many vehicles are effected everyday and were the dollars spent wisely (first two guesses don’t count).

    Then again, this is the University that hired Kragthorpe…

  • September 22, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    My position has always been that there’s no better destination for my tax dollars than U of L, which has a ways to go to catch up my tax expenditures for the Lexington school.

    Good question about the transportation budget. Most of the money is going to road projects around and about U of L. If U of L can get money from this source, somebody’s pretty sharp out there and more power to them.

    Kragthorpe seemed like a pretty good choice at the time, talking Brohm out of going to the pros. I think we were all 100% behind him at the time.

  • September 23, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Many of the other “road projects” are actually all for safety reasons:
    1) The Eastern Pkwy bridge showed as one of the most unsafe (if not THE unsafest) bridge in Kentucky due to load, maintenance, etc.
    2) Eastern Pkwy is being reduced to a 2 lane road to prevent traffic from running over students crossing the Pkwy (unfortunately it took a few serious pedestrian accidents before this happened)
    3) Which is already complete, a few I-65 ramps to/from campus were improved to prevent accidents from happen and make it easier to get into/out of campus. The lights were desperately needed.

    #2 is also being made to improve the “beauty” around the Speed School to make it more of a part of the university instead of more secluded from the rest of the schools.

    I’m on the Speed School Alumni Council, so we get pretty good information directly from the Dean’s mouth. The work to those areas above (if not already complete) will be finished sometime in December.

  • September 23, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Please excuse any typos from above… I’m an engineer, not an English major. 🙂

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