Habitat home built for Lexington woman

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Volunteers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and the Lexington Community Land Trust (LCLT) made their ways to 750 DeRoode St. on Saturday working on a Habitat for Humanity home in the Davis Park neighborhood.

The home is made possible through a partnership with Lexington Habitat for Humanity, LCLT, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), KYTC, and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG).

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The LCLT was founded to create affordable housing for residents living in the Davis Bottom now known as Davis Park neighborhood. Construction on the Newtown Pike extension project would have displaced several low-income residents.  However, funding was made available in 2013 – 2014 to construct new housing units and infrastructure for the residents.

Once completed, the Newtown Pike Extension will carry up to 24,000 cars per day and reduce traffic in downtown Lexington by up to 40 percent, according to the KYTC.