March 7-14, 2014
Work done between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., unless otherwise noted
Daily blasting at the CentrePointe construction site will start soon, requiring pedestrian and vehicle traffic to stop briefly on four downtown streets. There will be one blast a day at 10 a.m., five to six days a week. A test of the traffic shut-down is scheduled for Saturday, March 8, and daily blasting is expected to begin Monday, March 17. No blasting will occur during the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen basketball tournament March 19-23. 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 www.lexingtonky.gov/blasting.
The Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade and Shamrock Shuffle, which will occur beginning at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15, will have the following impact on downtown traffic:
- Shamrock Shuffle, 6:30-9:30 a.m. – East Vine Street, Midland Avenue, Third Street, East Main Street, West Main Street and South Upper Street will all be closed for the footrace.
- Festival, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. – Short Street will be closed between Mill Street and Upper Street for the festival, which will be held at Fifth-Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park.
- Parade, 11 a.m. – Midland Avenue will be closed from Main to Third Street; Main Street will be closed from Midland Avenue to Mill Street.
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
The Division of Traffic Engineering will be installing speed humps on Huston Alley on Friday, March 21, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution while traffic adapts to the new traffic control measures.
The Division of Engineering issued the following grading permits during the period February 28-March 6: 2001 Harrodsburg Road, 1662 McGrathiana Parkway, 272 Somersly Place, 3016 Blackford Parkway, 1219 Autumn Ridge Drive, Town Branch Cove, 108 Town Branch Cove, 4476 Gumbert Road, 4 Lansdowne Estates
and 750 Zandale Drive. Permits are issued for six months and can include some blasting.
MAJOR TRAFFIC IMPACT
Chinoe Road will be CLOSED 24 hours a day between Hart Road and Cochran Road through Friday, March 14, for sewer line replacement.
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, April 4, as part of the Clays Mill Road widening project.
SIGNIFICANT TRAFFIC IMPACT
Grimes Mill Road will be closed at McCall’s Mill Road at the Clark County line through Monday, March 31, for bridge replacement.
The southbound right lane of Man O’ War Boulevard and the eastbound right lane of Rio Dosa Drive will be blocked through Tuesday, March 11, for sidewalk repair on the southwest corner.
There will be a rolling blockage of the right inbound lane of Nicholasville Road between Tahoma Road and Hiltonia Park through Friday, March 21, for utility work.
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.
Both lanes of South Upper Street will be blocked from 7-11:30 a.m. between East Main Street and East Vine Street on Sunday, March 8, for utility work.
MODERATE TRAFFIC IMPACT
Downtown traffic will be stopped and cleared from the streets from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. around the CentrePointe block on Saturday, March 8, for a procedure check of the blasting plan.
The westbound right lane of Carlisle Avenue will be CLOSED from Oak Hill Drive to Bryan Avenue through Monday, March 31, for utility work.
The parking places on Euclid Avenue in front of 824 Euclid will be blocked by a dumpster 24 hours a day through Tuesday, March 18, for construction.
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.
The right southbound parking lane of North Ashland Avenue will be blocked between East Main Street and Courtyard Place from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, for utility work.
The right turn lane of North Limestone Street and the right lane of Short Street will be closed at the intersection through Wednesday, March 26, while repairs are made to the courthouse complex.
The left lane of South Upper Street will be blocked at West Vine Street from 7 p.m. -6 a.m. Monday, March 10, for cable work.
One lane in each direction of Westhampton Drive will be blocked at Leestown Road through Friday, March 14, for utility work.
The right outbound lane of West High Street will be blocked between Robertson Street and Angliana Avenue through Friday, March 14, for gas line installation.
The left turn lane of West Main Street will be partially blocked at West Vine Street by a dumpster 24 hours a day through Wednesday, March 12, for 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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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.