Construction project information

Environmental Quality and Public Works (EQPW) manages dozens of construction projects that improve Lexington's roads, sidewalks and sewer systems. Division of Engineering projects includes roadway widening, intersection improvements, trails, sidewalks and bridges. Division of Water Quality projects includes sanitary sewer trunk lines, pump stations, wet weather storage tanks, wastewater treatment plant improvements, storm sewer lines, culverts, detention basins and drainage management. 

The EQPW project map below shows active and upcoming projects managed by Environmental Quality and Public Works. This map provides detailed information about long-term projects that are highly visible and may have traffic or other impacts on neighborhoods. 

The utility permit map below shows right-of-way permits that are issued to utilities for projects in Lexington. It is useful for anyone looking for information about construction they notice in their neighborhood. 

These maps are a helpful tool for neighbors looking for information about upcoming projects and current construction in their communities. 

EQPW project map

Utility permitting map

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a screenshot of Lexington's Elizabeth Street area with dozens of red dots that represent utility right of way permits that have been issued

EQPW projects under construction

Project name Estimated completion Traffic impacts  
Clays Mill Road project (Section 1)  Spring 2023   Road widening, new sidewalks and safety improvements
Leestown Industrial pump station Spring 2023   Upgrade sanitary sewer pump station
Meadows/Northland/Arlington improvements Late 2022   Highlawn Ave. area street, sidewalk and sewer reconstruction
River Park pump station  Late 2022   Upgrade sanitary sewer pump station 
Town Branch plant improvements  Ongoing   Upgrades to wastewater treatment plant
Town Branch Trail  2023   Trail to connect Masterson Station with downtown Lexington 
West Hickman plant improvements  Ongoing   Upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant, including the construction of a wet weather storage tank
Wolf Run trunk F  2024   Upgrade sewer line in Wolf Run Park and Beacon Hill areas