LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 16, 2016) —Third Street between Market and Jefferson Streets will remain open through the end of the year when the Kentucky International Convention Center expansion project gets underway on Wednesday, Aug. 17.
Hunt Construction, the general contractor, is revising plans to help mitigate downtown traffic congestion around the convention center. Additionally, Louisville police will monitor traffic flow to determine when to increase traffic detail in the area. Barriers and construction fencing will go up around the building within the coming weeks.
The construction area is in the block bordered by Third and Fourth Streets between Market and Jefferson.
The KICC construction project will expand exhibit hall and ballroom space in the same footprint. Studies show that up to 25 percent more business can be gained with the additional convention space, along with more than 1,500 new hotel rooms, when the project is completed in summer 2018.