Site for new VA hospital chosen in Louisville

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth say the Department of Veterans Affairs has decided on a location for a new hospital in Louisville.

Their offices said in statements that the site is east of downtown near the Brownsboro Road and Watterson Expressway interchange.
Yarmuth, a Louisville Democrat, says he has been assured that the VA will work to control traffic congestion and other concerns.
McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, had not endorsed a particular site for the facility but pushed for a final decision on the location. Now he says construction can get under way.
Political leaders supported the announcement in 2006 that a new hospital would be built, noting complaints that the existing VA medical center is overcrowded and outdated.
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