The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), are seeking public input regarding the proposed construction of a multi-use path in A.B. Sawyer Park, a public-use recreational resource protected under Section 4(f) of the Transportation Act of 1966.
The general project description is to construct a shared use path through A.B. Sawyer Park from Whipps Mill Road to the Forest Green Greenway. The path will traverse under Hurstbourne Parkway and cross over Middle Fork Beargrass Creek to connect with the existing Forest Green Greenway. The project also provides sidewalk connectivity along Hurstbourne Parkway (KY 1747) from Ormsby Station Road to Tamarisk Parkway. This Hurstbourne connection also provides two access paths to the park. It will provide connectivity to existing paths that tie-in to the Limestone Belt Northeast extension of the Louisville Loop.
The purpose of the project is to enhance the park experience by providing connectivity to and within the park. This connection will allow access to existing recreational activity areas. The need for this project is identified through the limited access to the park today. Currently, the only practical access to A.B. Sawyer Park from the east is by motorized vehicle. There is demand for better connectivity to the developed recreational facilities within A.B. Sawyer Park. A.B. Sawyer Park is approximately 47 acres. The path is anticipated to use approximately 0.381 acre of the park. The alignment proposed is consistent with the path identified in the A.B. Sawyer Park Master Plan which can be found here:
Your comments will be used in determining any potential effects the proposed path could have on A.B. Sawyer Park or affect the activities, features, or attributes that make the park a Section 4(f) eligible property.
Please address any comments regarding potential 4(f) impacts anticipated from this project by Friday, August 10, 2018 to:
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
District 5 Environmental Coordinator
8310 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40242