Lexington officially opens second salt barn

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The city of Lexington officially opened its second salt barn.

The wooden structure is located next to the city’s West Hickman Wastewater Treatment Plant. The new facility is 80 feet by 152 feet and holds about 7,000 tons of salt.

Now, the city has two salt barns and combined it can hold all of the salt the city uses in a normal winter.

The first salt barn is off of Old Frankfort Pike.

Council member, Richard Moloney said the second salt barn will cut down on the drive time needed for a salt truck to get reloaded.

“Our City has seen dramatic growth in the 25 years we since built the first salt barn,” said Richard Moloney.

The director of streets and roads says the new facility will be more efficient.

“This is a huge jump for us as far as efficiency and being able to stage and serve the southern part of the county,” said Rob Allen, Streets and Roads Director.

Mayor Linda Gorton and several council members cut a ribbon to officially open the salt barn on Monday.

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