Jefferson-Spencer Counties: KY 55 (Taylorsville Road) and KY 155 (Taylorsville Lake Road) - Adding a Continuous Third Lane - Project 5-8954.00

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Nine miles of roadway along KY 55/KY 155 that connects Spencer and Jefferson counties has had a substantial increase in commuter traffic due to population shifts from city to suburban and rural areas. 

The KY 55/KY 155 project aims to develop a complete roadway that can accommodate the current and future demands of commuter traffic. The need is to develop an alternative that increases capacity, decreases congestion, and provides roadway system completeness for a better commuter experience without sacrificing safety.  

The goals for the project are to minimize right-of-way, utility, and environmental impacts.

​Project Scope
KY 155 Safety Improvement Project - Reconstruction of Taylorsville Road and the South Pope Lick Road Intersection and Bridge over Pope Lick CreekJefferson-Spencer Counties: Taylorsville Road KY55 and Taylorsville Lake Road KY 155 - Adding a Continuous Third Lane

​Type of ProjectThe Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is in the data-gathering stage of the design phase of a project to construct a continuous third lane that serves as an alternating passing lane on KY 55/KY 155 (Taylorsville Road) in Spencer County and KY 155 (Taylorsville Lake Road) in Jefferson County. 


This type of roadway configuration is known as a 2+1 road in transportation parlance. To find out more about 2+1 roadways, click HERE.

​Project Timeline

As of Summer 2022 (SUBJECT TO CHANGE*):

  • Design – 2021
  • Right-of-way - 2023
  • Utility relocation - 2024
  • Construction - 2025
*The above project milestone dates are subject to change depending on the cabinet's funding constraints.

​Project Manager
Keith Downs
Phone: 502.764.0515

Contact Information:

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8310 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40242
Phone: (502) 210-5400
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