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Weekly Traffic Report

Weekly Traffic Report
August 1 – 18, 2014
Work done between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., unless otherwise noted

SPECIAL NOTES

Traffic could be congested in the downtown area near the Fifth-Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park on Thursday, August 7, for the Central Bank Thursday Night Live. Hours are 4:30-9 p.m. The featured band will be Conch Republic.

A Midsummer Night’s Run, which will be held from 4-11 p.m. Saturday, August 9, will have the following impact on downtown traffic patterns:

• Closing at 4 p.m.: Limestone Street at Vine Street; Main Street at Martin Luther King Boulevard; Upper Street at Second Street; Short Street from Mill Street to Martin Luther King Boulevard;
• Closing from 6-9 p.m.: The above streets, plus Main Street from Midland Avenue to Mill Street, and Midland Avenue;
• Closing from 8-11 p.m.: Main Street and Richmond Road from Mill Street to Chinoe Road, Midland Avenue, Limestone Street from Vine to Barr Street, Upper Street from Second to Vine Street, Esplanade, DeWeese Street from Short to Main Street, Rose from High Street to Short Street, Vine Street will be detoured on to Old Vine Street.

The outbound lanes of U.S. 60/Versailles Road are CLOSED until further notice between Bennett Avenue and Oliver Lewis Way for road rehabilitation. Traffic has been shifted into the inbound lanes. Motorists are advised to use caution in the area.

The Division of Engineering issued grading permits for the following addresses for the period July 25-31: 2329 Walcot Way, 1112 Kavanaugh Lane, 1008 Hildreth Point, 5425 Jacks Creek Pike, 362 North Martin Luther King Boulevard, 770 East New Circle Road, 784 Burgess Avenue, 4053 Elora Lane, 2434 Nicholasville Roiad, 1057 Nandino Boulevard, 2012 Harrodsburg Road, Deer Haven Lane, and 1551 Deer Haven Lane.

Grading permits are issued for a period of six months and can include some blasting.

MAJOR TRAFFIC IMPACT

Inbound and outbound Clays Mill Road will be restricted to one lane in each direction 24 hours a day between Higbee Mill Road and Twain Ridge Road through Friday, August 8, as part of the Clays Mill Road widening project.

North Upper Street will be CLOSED between West Short Street and West Main Street 24 hours a day and traffic will be detoured to North Martin Luther King Boulevard through Friday, September 5, for a crane setup and building renovation on the 21C Hotel.

Rose Street will be CLOSED between Columbia Avenue and Huguelet Drive 24 hours a day through Monday, September 1, for construction of UK’s new science building. Local access will be provided for Funkhouser Drive.

SIGNIFICANT TRAFFIC IMPACT

The left curb lane of East High Street will be blocked between South Martin Luther King Boulevard and Stone Avenue from Monday, August 4, through Wednesday, August 13, for utility work.

Hagerman Court will be CLOSED between East Maxwell Street and East High Street through Friday, August 8, for utility work. Local access will be provided.

Marquis Avenue will be CLOSED between Euclid Avenue and Ashland Terrace through Friday, August 15, and traffic will be detoured, for utility work. Local access will be provided.

Lanes of North Ashland Avenue will be blocked at Franklin Avenue through Sunday, August 31, for utility work.

There will be lane blockages on North Limestone Street at Loudon Avenue through Sunday, August 31, for utility work.

The inbound right lane of South Limestone Street will be blocked between Washington Avenue and Maxwelton Court through Friday, August 8, for construction work.

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

Lanes of Todds Road will be blocked as needed at the intersection with Cypress Point Way through Friday, August 15, for utility work.

The eastbound lane of Todds Road will be blocked between Andover Village Drive and Hays Boulevard through Friday, August 15, for utility work.

Lanes of Virginia Avenue will be blocked as needed between South Limestone Street and South Broadway through Friday, August 8, for manhole work.

Washington Avenue will be CLOSED to through traffic 24 hours a day between Gladstone Avenue and Rose Street through Monday, September 1, for construction.

MODERATE TRAFFIC IMPACT

Both lanes of Andover Village Drive will be blocked one lane at a time at Todds Road through Friday, August 8, for utility work.

There will be a lane blockage on Blue Grass Avenue near North Limestone Street through Sunday, August 31, for utility work.

There will be a lane blockage on East Fifth Street between Ohio Street and Elm Tree Lane through Sunday, August 31, for utility work.

There will be a lane blockage on East Third Street at Warnock Street through Sunday, August 31, for utility work.

There will be a lane blockage on East Third Street between Warnock Street and Holbrook Court through Sunday, August 31, for utility work.

A lane of Elm Tree Lane will be blocked between East Fifth and East Sixth Street through Sunday, August 31, for utility work.

The northbound lane of Engman Avenue will be blocked between Rand Avenue and North Martin Luther King Boulevard through Friday, August 8, for utility work.

The parking spaces in front of 824 Euclid Avenue will be blocked 24 hours a day through Thursday, August 28, for construction.

A lane of Fayette Park will be blocked at Von Alley through Sunday, August 31, for utility work.

The right turn lane of Kimbolton Drive will be blocked at Todds Road 24 hours a day through Friday, August 15, for utility work.

There will be a lane blockage of Montgomery Avenue between Magnolia Avenue and East Seventh Street through Sunday, August 31, for utility work.

The northbound lane of North Martin Luther King Boulevard will be blocked between East Third Street and East Fourth Street through Friday, August 8, for street repairs.

There will be a lane blockage of Ohio Street at East Sixth Street through Sunday, August 31, for utility work.

The westbound lane of Rand Avenue will be blocked between North Martin Luther King Boulevard and Engman Avenue through Friday, August 8, for utility work. Local access will be provided.

The left turn lane of West Vine Street will be blocked 24 hours a day at South Limestone Street through December 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.  

 

Like the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lexingtonky.gov

 

For ideas on using alternate modes of transportation to get around downtown or where to park during periods of  expected congestion, log on to www.moveitpeople.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 8/5/2014 2:45:56 PM