Kentucky Road Plan Includes Millions of Dollars to Widen Lexington Road

April 3, 2024
The city has been pushing for the widening of that section for nearly 20 years

The recently passed $5.2 billion state highway plan for Kentucky has over $121 million for Fayette County road projects, including the widening of a section of Georgetown Road.

The plan includes $10 million to widen a section of Georgetown Road between Kearney and Ironworks roads. Construction won't begin until 2026.

“This is important because of the number of crashes on that section of Georgetown Road,” said Chris Evilia, transportation planning manager of the Metropolitan Planning Organization, a regional planning group that helps recommend and plan transportation projects.

The city has been pushing for the widening of that section for nearly 20 years, Evilia said.

Another big project in coming years is a new connection between Polo Club Boulevard and Sir Barton Way in the bustling Hamburg area. The two-year plan includes $1.8 million for designs for a new connector in that area.

The state road plan also includes more than $7 million over several years for right-of-way, utilities and construction of the widening of U.S 60, or Winchester Road, from Polo Club Boulevard to Haley Road. The widening of Winchester Road in that area has long been planned.

The other big-ticket items in Fayette County include more than $30 million to add more lanes and make other safety improvements near the Interstate 75 and Intestate 64 split.

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Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

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