Department of Highways, District 7
Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announce improvements to New Circle Road scheduled to begin

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, June 12, 2007  
Contact Information:  DAVID B. THACKER
Public Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
District Seven
davidb.thacker@ky.gov District Seven
859-246-2355
 


 

Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announce improvements to New Circle Road scheduled to begin
Commercialized section of New Circle Road to receive a face lift 

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 12, 2007) – Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announce that a project to improve the commercialized section of New Circle Road is scheduled to begin Wednesday night.

 

The $3.8 million project was awarded to ATS Construction and includes access management improvements, shoulder repair, turn lane extensions, and resurfacing from the intersection with Newtown Pike to the intersection with Industry Road.  The project has a scheduled completion date of November 1, 2007.

 

“This project will provide tremendous benefits for motorists and the citizens of Fayette County by serving to reduce congestion and improve the safety of this heavily traveled route,” said Commissioner Marc D. Williams.  “Coupled with current ongoing projects such as; the Cable Median Barrier installation and the Harrodsburg Road entrance ramp extension, and future improvement projects involving the interchanges at Newtown Pike and Georgetown Road, this project highlights Governor Fletcher’s commitment to improving safety and providing better access for our communities.”

 

“New Circle Road serves as a major thoroughfare for the City of Lexington, Fayette County and numerous surrounding counties,” said Secretary Bill Nighbert.  “It is imperative that we maintain this route in a manner that will provide motorists with improved safety and visibility as it serves as a major contributor to continued economic growth and improved quality of life for citizens of the Bluegrass.”

 

Work on the project is scheduled to begin Wednesday night with median construction.  Throughout the duration of the project motorists can expect to encounter alternating single lane closure between the hours of 7:00 PM – 6:00 AM, Monday through Thursday and from 7:00 PM on Friday’s until 6:00 AM on Monday mornings.

 

All work is scheduled on a tentative basis and is subject to change depending on weather conditions, emergencies and other factors beyond the control of the Department of Highways.  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet asks motorists to be aware of the work zone and to utilize safe driving habits when traveling through the work area.

 

 

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