June 25, 2015
LOUISA,KY- The much used tunnel that serves as a walkway under busy Madison Street in downtown Louisa is receiving much needed attention, according to the Louisa Mayor’s office.
The tunnel in recent years has been plagued with drainage problems from runoff water leaving the tunnel filled with water and mud on many mornings for children to walk through to get to the Louisa West Elementary school, which serves preschool, kindergarten and first grades.
Working with the school superintendent the Ky Highway Transportation Cabinet, the City of Louisa, and a group of youth volunteers from First Baptist Church in Louisa have put together a plan which will hopefully remedy much of the drainage problems as well as give a new paint job for much needed upgrades to the heavily used tunnel.
“This is an example of different government agencies and private citizens joining together to see results,” said Mayor Harold Slone. “The state crews did an excellent job installing a new drain on the upper end, the City provided the paint and working on a drainage problem on the lower end, and the kids are giving it a new appearance with a fresh paint job.”
“I would like to thank everyone who had a hand in this,” the mayor added. All work is expected to be done before the new school year in August.