Frankfort Avenue has reopened to two-way traffic following a year-long project by the Louisville Water Co. to replace crucial water mains near the Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plant.
The $16 million project, which was originally scheduled to be completed on Aug. 22, finished early after conditions worked in favor of the planners and construction workers, according to Vince Guenthner, a company spokesman.
"Once you put the water main in service, you have to pressure test it," he said. "Everything worked perfect to get the project completed."
Sidewalk construction is still to be done on both sides of Frankfort between Stilz and Reservoir avenues, and that work could take another month, Guenthner said.
The project included the repair of pipes from the 1800s and the installation of 60-inch and 42-inch water mains to move and reroute water to the rest of Jefferson County by connecting to the updated pipelines.
Guenthner said this project "will improve the reliability and improve our ability to push water out to the entire community" and bring an "adequate water supply for Jefferson County."
Residents of the area that usually travel to Crescent Hill Reservoir, Mary T. Meagher Pool or Crescent Hill Golf Course will have access to those spots via Brownsboro Road.
This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Louisville traffic: Frankfort Avenue reopens following water project