After decades spent on drawing boards, Lexington is now moving forward with construction of the first phase of a new street commonly referred to as “Newtown Pike Extension.” The state is providing the funding for the first section of the four-lane road from Main Street to Versailles Road. The road will ultimately extend to the University of Kentucky campus. The first section will be complete in time for the start of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games this fall. Click here for a map and more information on the construction project
There have been a lot of changes around town since we began planning this street many years ago. One of those changes, Enhanced 9-1-1, was a very welcome addition to our community, but the regulations surrounding it rule out calling the new road Newtown Pike Extension.
What a great opportunity for a community naming contest! The final voting phase of the contest is now complete and the winning name will be announced next week! Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote!