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Partial demolition work to begin at Louisville Extreme Park

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 1, 2014) – Demolition work is set to begin at the Louisville Extreme Park. Approximately one-third of the park will be demolished and reconstructed on adjacent property to make way for construction of the flyover ramps that will support the new Louisville-Southern Indiana downtown bridge.

This week, the contractor for the Louisville Extreme Park project, MAC Construction, will be mobilizing equipment and erecting temporary fencing to secure the construction area and close off the section of the park being removed. Demolition is expected to begin next week. New construction on the replacement section of the park could begin by May, with project completion expected by the end of 2014.

Sections of the park unaffected by the bridge work will remain open during most of the demolition and reconstruction period, but brief temporary closures of portions of the park, or the park as a whole, will occur from time to time for public safety reasons, depending on construction needs and schedule.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has provided funding to Metro Government for this demolition and functional replacement project.