Three Lexington road projects underway; one to last all summer

WEKU | By John McGary

Three Lexington road projects that began Monday week will force many motorists to slow down or take detours. Nancy Albright, the city’s commissioner of Environmental Quality and Public Works, said the Lansdowne Road resurfacing has been tackled in sections over the last several years.

“Lansdowne was built back in the 50s, originally, and a lot of the base pavement under it all is concrete. And it’s just starting to fall apart.”

Albright said that project will involve detours and take six weeks, while, just a few miles away, the sidewalk connector project on Rosemont Garden will also require lane closures and take all summer.

“The biggest improvement will just be that the pedestrians and the cyclists will have a safe designated space to move back and forth. Rosemont Garden feeds the hospital area and campus.”

On the other side of town, installing a permanent barrier between the bike lane and road on Manchester Street near the Distillery District will reduce traffic to one lane for a month, Albright said.

Republished with permission of WEKU.

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Graphic: The resurfacing of a portion of Lansdowne Road will involve detours and is expected to take six weeks. (LFUCG)