LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Dwight Ashley has lived in his Park DuValle neighborhood from the very beginning. 

“My wife and I were the first ones to build here in Park DuValle and that was 23 years ago,” he recalled. 

While Ashley said it has changed for the better over the years, there are some spots in need of attention, like uneven sidewalks. 

What You Need To Know

  • Congressman John Yarmuth, Mayor Greg Fischer and other officials announced a $1 million federal investment into sidewalk rehabilitation 

  • They held a news conference in the Park DuValle neighborhood

  • Crews were working to repair sidewalks off Algonquin Parkway Tuesday 

Dwight Ashley has lived in the Park DuValle neighborhood for 23 years. (Spectrum News 1/Erin Kelly)

“Hopefully, they’re going to cut all this up because the level on from one set to the next is uneven, and it’s easy to trip over,” Ashley pointed out. 

Tuesday morning, Ashley learned the federal government was investing $1 million into Louisville sidewalk rehabilitation, including in his neighborhood off Algonquin Parkway. 

Congressman John Yarmuth (D, Louisville), Mayor Greg Fischer (D, Louisville) and others held a news conference steps from Ashley’s home. 

“This funding will be targeted to sidewalks that need it most, whether they’re in severe disrepair, in neighborhoods like this where there are multiple schools and parks nearby, or in communities that have a historically low level of automobile ownership and thus increased foot traffic,” said Yarmuth.

Congressman John Yarmuth and other officials held a news conference about the investment Tuesday. (Spectrum News 1/Erin Kelly)

Ashley is the vice president of the Park DuValle Homeowners Association and he’s proud of the community. 

“We try to keep our neighborhood up,” he said. “As you can see, the grass is cut, we get our leaves up, we trim our bushes, we make Park DuValle a proud place to be in the city of Louisville ... People invest their money into neighborhoods and they want to keep it up, and so it’s important that the government helps along the way.” 

According to Yarmuth’s office, the sidewalk rehabilitation was one of 10 local projects he sought and secured funding for in the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus bill.

If you spot a sidewalk in need of attention, the city says you can use the city website or 311 to report it.