Project Experience » Roadway

2ND Street Widening - Phase II, Louisville, Kentucky

Commonwealth of
City of Louisville
2000 - 2002
Rural and/or Urban:
0.75 Miles
Type of
Roadway widening and
Roadway extension
Project Management: 
Project Manager
Vinay K. Polepalli, PE, PMP
(Mr. Polepalli worked on this project as a Project Manager while working for another consulting firm in Louisville, KY.)

Project Purpose and Need: To improve the traffic flow in the network of streets in downtown Louisville and also to give a grand entrance into the city from Indiana.

Project Details:
2nd Street Phase II Widening Project was undertaken as a continuation of Phase I of the 2nd Street Project. The intent of widening 2nd Street was to present a grand entrance into downtown Louisville coming from the state of Indiana off the 2nd Street Bridge. This widening was not only undertaken to improve the entrance into the City but also to improve the traffic flow within the downtown street network.
It was Mr. Polepalli’s idea to extend the 2nd Street to Broadway Street during the Phase II of the project. Initially City of Louisville had different plans for the proposed termini for two-way 2nd Street segment. When the idea was presented to the City to extend the 2nd Street to Broadway Street, City liked the idea and was convinced to extend the project to this location which in turn resulted in scope change and increased fee on the project.
Mr. Polepalli in his role as a Project Manager for his prior employer was responsible for the overall project delivery (design, financial status, schedules, budgets etc) of the project and also for the development of bid proposal documents to solicit bids from the construction companies.
Following were some of the key elements of the project:
  • Aesthetic roadway geometry that blends in with the existing topography
  • Storm Sewer Drainage
  • Extensive Utility Coordination including Vacuum Excavations
  • Traffic Capacity Analysis
  • Traffic Signal Design
  • Landscaping
  • Streetscaping
  • Bid Proposal documents