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Updated: 3/22/2013 2:34 pm


Traffic – particularly pedestrian traffic -- could be increased in the downtown area near Rupp Arena on Saturday, March 23, for the NCAA Regional Tournament.  

The Lightning Strike 5K at Tates Creek High School from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, will result in closing these streets for short periods:  Centre Parkway, Gainesway Drive and Greentree Road.

Traffic – particularly pedestrian traffic – could be increased in the downtown area near the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, during a Take Back the Night rally.

Motorists should be aware of the Run the Bluegrass foot race underway from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. near Keeneland on Saturday, March 30.  Roads that will be closed for the event include Rice Road, Bosworth, Elkchester Road, Red Road, Old Frankfort Pike and Van Meter Road. 

One lane of Newtown Pike is shut down in each direction between West Loudon Avenue and West Fourth Street due to construction for the new BCTC campus.  Inbound and outbound motorists can expect delays in the area.

The Division of Engineering issued grading permits during the period March 15-21 for the following addresses: 1324 Camden Avenue, 2764 Burnt Mill Road, 1916 Millbank Road, 225 Shell Court, 1224 Centerville Lane, 3436 Versailles Road, 442 Georgetown Street, 1324 Plymouth Drive, 1213 Plymouth Drive, 555 West Fourth Street, 2675 Cayman Heights, 1950 Falling Leaves Lane and 420 Redd Road.  Permits are issued for six months and can include some blasting.


Central Bank Thursday Night Live, 4:30-7:30 p.m. every Thursday night starting April 4 and running through October 31, Fifth Third Pavilion, downtown Lexington

Keeneland Spring Meet opens April 5 at Keeneland Race Track on Versailles Road


One lane at a time of the following streets will be blocked as needed from Monday, March 25, through Friday, March 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for milling and paving:

  • East Short Street between Elm Tree Lane and Curley Avenue;
  • Appian Way between Centre Parkway and Octavian Way;
  • Kenesaw Drive between Armstrong Mill Road and Brentmoor Drive;
  • Bob O Link Drive between Harrodsburg Road and Shaker Drive;
  • Woodford Drive between Versailles Road and Brittany Lane.

Lanes on Euclid Avenue will be blocked as needed at Woodland Avenue on Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, from 6 p.m.-8 a.m. for utility work.

The right lane of the outer loop of Man O’ War Boulevard will be blocked between Rapid Run Drive and Mt. McKinley Way from Monday, March 25, through Friday, April 5, for sidewalk replacement. 

The inbound right lane and sidewalk area of Versailles Road will be blocked between Alexandria Drive and Village Drive from Monday, March 25, through Wednesday, March 27, for sewer work.

A rolling lane closure will block one lane at a time of North Limestone Street between West Short Street and West Sixth Street through Tuesday, March 26, for sewer work. 

The right outbound lane of Winchester Road will be blocked between Dayton Avenue and Lliberty Road through Friday, March 29, to replace a gas main. 

A portion of Woodland Avenue will be blocked between East Maxwell Street and Euclid Avenue through Friday, March 29, for utility work.  Two-way traffic will be maintained. 

The westbound lane of East Second Street will be blocked at North Martin Luther King Boulevard on Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5, for utility work.

The southbound lane of North Martin Luther King Boulevard will be blocked at East Second Street on Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5, for utility work.

The eastbound curb lane of Richmond Road will be blocked at Lakeshore Drive on Tuesday, April 2, and Wednesday, April 3, for utility work.

The right lane of South Limestone Street will be blocked between State Street and University Avenue at the University of Kentucky Hospital on Monday, April 1, and Tuesday, April 2, for utility work.

DeRoode Street will be CLOSED between Versailles Road and McKinley Street 24 hours a day through December 31, for work on the Newtown Pike extension project.  Motorists can access the neighborhood from Merino Street to McKinley Street to Byars Alley.


One lane of North Ashland Avenue will be blocked at Franklin Avenue through Monday, March 25, for utility work.

One lane at a time of Shoreside Drive will be blocked Richmond Road through Friday, March 29, for utility work.

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