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Weekly Traffic Report







 April 11-18, 2014

Work done between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., unless otherwise noted



Daily blasting at the CentrePointe construction site has started, requiring pedestrian and vehicle traffic to stop briefly about 10 a.m. each day. Blasting is expected to take several weeks and traffic will be stopped for 5-10 minutes at four intersections around the CentrePointe block:  Main Street at Limestone Street; Upper Street at Main Street; Vine Street at Upper Street and Limestone Street at Vine Street. Citizens can sign up for text message alerts by texting BLASTING to 46786 or by visiting


Traffic could be congested in the downtown area near the Fifth-Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park on Thursday, April 17, for the Central Bank Thursday Night Live. Hours are 4:30-9 p.m.


Traffic could be congested on Versailles Road and Man O’ War Boulevard near Keeneland for the spring meet, which continues through Friday, April 25.  There is no racing on Mondays, Tuesdays or Easter Sunday.  Doors open at 11 a.m. 


If the weather permits, the Division of Traffic Engineering will install multi-way stop signs and pavement markings at the intersection of Shady Lane and McDonald Avenue on Tuesday, April 15.  Motorists are advised to use caution until traffic adjusts to the change.


The Division of Engineering issued the following grading permits during the period April 4-10: 1791 Battery Street, 3334 Lawson Lane, 1072 Kavanaugh Lane, Grassland Park, 249 Grassland Park, 855 South Broadway, 1835 Battery Street, 2617 Cayman Heights, 3435 McFarland Lane, 3764 Sunflower Street, 704 Euclid Avenue and 6174 Jacks Creek Pike. Permits are issued for six months and can include some blasting.



Man O’ War Boulevard will be reduced to one thru lane and one right turn lane in each direction at Clays Mill Road 24 hours a day from Sunday, April 13, through Friday, April 18, to reconstruct approaches to the intersection.


Inbound and outbound Clays Mill Road will be restricted to one lane in each direction between Higbee Mill Road and Twain Ridge Road through Friday, June 6, as part of the Clays Mill Road widening project.



Traffic on Leestown Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Greendale Road and Bracktown Road through Friday, June 27, for the road widening project. 


There will be a rolling blockage of Nicholasville Road between Zandale Drive and Hiltonia Park through Tuesday, April 22, for utility work.


Shaker Drive is CLOSED to through traffic between Mason Headley Road and Bob O’ Link Drive through Friday, May 9, for sewer line replacement.  There is a signed detour in place.


The sidewalk and left turn lane of South Limestone Street will be blocked at West Main Street 24 hours a day through Friday, June 20, for the CentrePointe project.



One lane and sidewalk of various downtown streets will be blocked on Sunday, April 13, from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. for street tree removal.  Streets affected are Main Street, Broadway and Vine Street.


The westbound right lane of Carlisle Avenue will be CLOSED from Oak Hill Drive to Bryan Avenue through Wednesday, April 30, for utility work.


The right lane of East High Street will be blocked at Oldham Avenue through Wednesday, April 16, for utility work.


One lane of Elk Lick Falls Road will be blocked at Old Richmond Road near the interchange through Friday, May 9, for water line installation.  Flaggers will maintain two-way traffic.


Locust Avenue will be CLOSED between Bryan Avenue and Oak Hill Drive with local access maintained through Friday, May 2, for a street and sewer project.


A dumpster placed in the right turn lane in front of the Fayette Circuit Courthouse will block North Limestone Street between East Main Street and East Short Street 24 hours a day through Thursday, April 24, for the courthouse construction project.


The westbound lane of Oak Hill Drive will be blocked between Locust Avenue and Carlisle Avenue through Wednesday, April 30, for utility work. 


The left curb lane of Oldham Avenue will be blocked between East High Street and Euclid Avenue through Friday, May 9, for utility work.


The beginning of the left turn lane of West Main Street will be blocked 24 hours a day at West Vine Street through Friday, May 9, as part of the World Trade Center renovation. 


The left turn lane of West Vine Street will be blocked 24 hours a day at South Limestone Street through Friday, June 20, for the CentrePointe project.


EDITOR’S NOTE: Citizens can call the Traffic Hotline through the city’s Traffic Management Center at 258-3611 to hear traffic updates or check local road conditions.  The public can get information on accidents, lane blockages, snow and ice trouble spots and road closures through Twitter (@lexwrecks) or through the Crosstown Traffic Show.  The show broadcasts live from 6:30-8:30 a.m. weekday mornings on cable GTV3.  


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Last updated: 4/11/2014 2:36:25 PM