Mayor Gray: “Green Up for Breeders’ Cup”

Keep Lexington Beautiful
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Mayor Jim Gray, along with city officials and the Keep Lexington Beautiful Commission announced the start of a beautification project called "Green Up for Breeders’ Cup" Tuesday.

The project will focus on cleaning up 4 major traffic arteries into town: Versailles Road/West High Street from the intersection with West Maxwell to the Fayette county line, Newtown Pike from Main Street to the I-75 interchange, Iron Works Pike/Georgetown Road from the entrance of the Kentucky Horse Park to the interchange of Georgetown Road and New Circle, and Man O’ War Boulevard from Versailles Road to Harrodsburg Road.

"Green Up for Breeders’ Cup" will be funded by local citizens and businesses, and will include planting trees, shrubs, perennials, ornamental grasses, annuals, and seed mixes along those corridors.

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The 2015 Breeders’ Cup will take place at Keeneland on October 30 and 31, and is expected to attract tens of thousands of visitors to Lexington.