Traffic changes coming to Bolivar and Avenue of Champions

Bolivar mapBolivar Street will be one-way from S. Upper toward Oliver Lewis Way and S. Broadway beginning on Monday, March 30. Avenue of Champions will be one-way from Rose St. to S. Limestone beginning on Wednesday, April 1. These changes, which are expected to last several months, are necessary to complete sanitary sewer construction from the UK Campus area to Euclid.

Commuters who normally use Bolivar St. to reach the UK Campus area from Oliver Lewis Way and S. Broadway can use Cedar St. as a detour to South Upper St.

Part of Avenue of Champions has been one-way for several weeks. Maxwell St. continues to be the detour route for commuters to reach Rose St. and the Euclid area. Sidewalks on the south side of Avenue of Champions will be open from S. Limestone to Martin Luther King but closed from Martin Luther King to Rose St. Pedestrians are encouraged to use the sidewalk on the north side of the street and cross only at crosswalks. 

This work is the first phase of Lexington’s multi-year project to replace two miles of sanitary sewer line from Oliver Lewis Way to Tates Creek Road, through the University of Kentucky campus and the Euclid business district. Construction on the Euclid sewer project began in February of this year.

Drivers are encouraged to slow down and be considerate of construction workers, pedestrians and cyclists.

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