LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2020) — Paving is continuing on Euclid Avenue this week. This milling and paving project is the final phase of the two-mile long sanitary sewer project from Oliver Lewis Way to Tates Creek Road.
In order to safely mill and pave the roadway, Euclid Avenue from South Ashland to Woodland Avenue will be one-way toward Avenue of Champions. Drivers coming from Avenue of Champions on Euclid Avenue can turn left onto Woodland Avenue, right onto Maxwell Street, continue onto East High Street and right onto South Ashland to return to Euclid Avenue.
This temporary one-way traffic change will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, Thursday, Nov. 19 and Friday, Nov. 20.
The rest of Euclid Avenue will be open to two-way traffic, but there will be lane closures for paving. Avenue of Champions is now fully paved and open to regular traffic.
Drivers are reminded to drive slowly and watch for pedestrians, cyclists and construction workers, especially around lane changes, detours and crosswalks.
The project to replace the sanitary sewer began near Oliver Lewis Way and ran through the University of Kentucky Campus and down Euclid Avenue to Tates Creek Road. The original sewer was 80 years old, and many of the other utilities in the area were decades old as well. Sewer construction was completed in August, but final paving was not scheduled until construction on the other utilities was also finished.
For more information on the sewer project, please visit www.LexingtonKY.gov/EuclidSewer.
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