CentrePointe Construction Could Close Main Street

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A couple of downtown Lexington’s busiest streets might have to close, for almost two days, as part of the CentrePointe work.

A large crane needs to be brought to the construction but for that to happen, project leaders say the stretch of Main Street from Limestone to Upper will have to close for two days.
 
That could create a traffic nightmare.
 
Project and city leaders say they’re working together to find a time to close the road with the least amount of traffic impact.
 
Developers said the CentrePointe project is running on target and that this is not a setback.
 
The city said the last time it talked with developers about dates to bring in the crane was early October.  
 
Some local businesses in the area, already struggling with all the construction, are trying to stay positive but ready for the $24.4 million project to be done.
 
“Do it and think of these small businesses around here because we’ve had it hard,” said Liza Betz, owner of Failte Irish Import Shop.  “It’s not easy.”
 
No word on when Main Street will close but developers hope to have the crane here in the next few weeks.
 
The first building of the project is expected to open this time next year.