Lexington Traffic Jam

Richmond Road at New Circle is busy enough on a normal night, and Friday was no normal night.

The city has shut down two lanes, leaving just one open through the underpass.

That’s so Kentucky American Water can replace a large water valve.
  
The left turn lane is for oncoming traffic, and you can’t make a left turn.

The problem?  New Circle and Richmond is one of the busiest intersections, especially on a Friday.

Chris Rose of Lexington had to rethink his plans.

"Me and my wife wanted to get out this evening to enjoy a nice dinner.  You know? I had no idea I was going to step out here and be caught up in a traffic jam.  Now I might be late for my movie," said Rose.

The lanes are scheduled to reopen at 7 AM Saturday.

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