Category Archives: Public Safety

Mild winter leads to savings for state

While the past few days have been cold, the warmer than normal season has been beneficial to Kentucky in more ways than one.

The Boyle County Public Works Department reported nearly $80,000 has been saved so far due to the low demand for salt trucks and employees.

Over the past four years nearly 1,000 tons of salt has been used.

Overtime has also gone down from the usual 100 hours. The savings allows more money for future harsh winters.

Lexington traffic

STREET AND LANE CLOSURES FOR DECEMBER  7

Lane Closures Scheduled on I-75 SB at Clays Ferry Bridge from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm:

  • The left lane is scheduled to be blocked on the bridge for lighting repair work.

Closures Scheduled from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm:

  • Parkers Mill Road at Versailles Road – Blocking one lane at a time for traffic signal work.
  • Richmond Road between Richmond Avenue and Owsley Avenue – Inbound right lane and sidewalk blocked for sidewalk work.
  • Tates Creek Road at New Circle Road – Outbound right lane blocked for traffic signal work.
  • Tates Creek Road between Old Mt. Tabor Road and Lansdowne Drive – Possibly blocking the right outbound lane for gas line work.
  • W. Fourth Street between Henry Street and Newtown Pike – Left lane blocked for sewer line work.
  • NEW: Forest Park Drive at Elizabeth Street – Westbound lane blocked for sewer line work.
  • Mellinocket Court between Cromwell Way and cul-de-sac – Northbound lane blocked for sewer line work.
  • Scott Street between S. Upper Street and S. Broadway – Westbound lane blocked for water line work.
  • Transylvania Park between Euclid Avenue and E. Maxwell Street – Southbound lane blocked for water line work.

Closures Scheduled from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm:

  • Mitchell Avenue between Southland Drive and Clays Mill Road – Road closed periodically for sewer line work.

NOTE:  Please see “Extended Traffic Impacts” for additional closures.

Last updated on 12/07/2011 at 09:00 AM

Lexington traffic

STREET AND LANE CLOSURES FOR DECEMBER 5

 

Closures Scheduled from 9am to 3pm:

  • Tates Creek Road at Cooper Drive – One lane blocked at a time for traffic signal work.
  • Tates Creek Road at New Circle Road – Outbound right lane blocked for traffic signal work.
  • NEW: Tates Creek Road between Old Mt. Tabor Road and Lansdowne Drive – Possibly blocking the right outbound lane for gas line work.
  • NEW: W. Fourth Street between Henry Street and Newtown Pike – Left lane blocked for sewer line work.
  • NEW: W. High Street at S. Mill Street – Left lane blocked for construction.
  • Mellinocket Court between Cromwell Way and cul-de-sac – Northbound lane blocked for sewer line work.
  • Transylvania Park between Euclid Avenue and E. Maxwell Street – Southbound lane blocked for water line work.

Closures Scheduled from 9am to 4pm:

  • Mitchell Avenue between Southland Drive and Clays Mill Road – Road closed periodically for sewer line work.

NOTE:  Please see “Extended Traffic Impacts” for additional closures.

Last updated on 12/05/2011 at 08:40 AM

Lexington traffic

Major Interstate Impact on I-75 Southbound at Northern Split: 

  • I-75 S is CLOSED at the 118 MM ramp due to a serious injury collision.  It is expected to remain closed until approximately 10:00am and possibly later.  Traffic being diverted onto exit 120 (Ironworks Pike) and I-64 W.  Motorists on I-64 W should expect significant delays in the area.
  •     STREET AND LANE CLOSURES FOR DECEMBER 1    

  • Appian Way between Reva Ridge Way and Millcreek Drive
  • Whitehall Place between Castleton Way and Greentree Road.
  • NEW: Closures Scheduled from 9:30am to 1:00pm on Newtown Pike:

  • Newtown Pike between Fourth Street and Glen Arvin Avenue – Inbound/outbound left lanes blocked for survey work.
  • NEW: Closures Scheduled on I-75 S from 9:00am to 3:00pm:

  • I-75 S between 118.5 and 117.5 MM’s – At least one lane blocked for bridge handrail repair.  One lane will remain open.
  • Closures Scheduled from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm:

  • NEW: E. Main Street between Woodland Avenue and Old Park Avenue – Outbound right lane blocked for cable work.
  • Parkers Mill Road at Versailles Road – Blocking one lane at a time for traffic signal work.
  • S. Limestone between Colfax Street and Montmullin Street – Outbound right lane blocked for sidewalk work.
  • Sir Barton Way between Grey Lag Way and Old Rosebud Road – Blocking the inside lanes for turn lane paving.
  • NEW: Tates Creek Road at Cooper Dr – One lane blocked at a time for traffic signal work.
  • Tates Creek Road at New Circle Road – Outbound right lane blocked for traffic signal work.
  • Tates Creek Road at Gainesway Drive – Blocking one lane at a time for traffic signal work.
  • Versailles Road at Mason Headley Road – Blocking one lane at a time for traffic signal work.
  • W. Fourth Street between N. Broadway and Jefferson Street – Closures as needed for milling/paving.
  • NEW: Corral Street between Eastern Avenue and Elm Tree Lane – Parking lane blocked for sewer line work.
  • Kenesaw Drive between Trent Boulevard and Abbeywood Place – Closures as needed for milling/paving.
  • Kenesaw Drive between Woodfield Circle and Brookshire Circle – Closures as needed for milling/paving.
  • Pimlico Parkway between Man O’ War Boulevard and Custer Drive – Closures as needed for milling/paving.
  • Scott Street between S. Upper Street and S. Broadway – Westbound lane blocked for water line work.
  • NEW: Transylvania Park between Euclid Avenue and E. Maxwell Street – Blocking one lane at a time for water line work.
  • NEW: Woodland Avenue between Central Avenue and E. Main Street – Northbound lane blocked for cable work.
  • Closures Scheduled from 9am to 4pm:

  • Mitchell Avenye between Southland Drive and Clays Mill Road – Road closed periodically for sewer line work.
  • Last updated on 12/01/2011 at 08:47 AM  

    Lexington traffic

    Regular traffic reports will resume Tuesday November 15 at 4:00 pm.  Please see below for street and lane closure information and note that all work is scheduled and subject to change.

    STREET AND LANE CLOSURES FOR NOVEMBER 15

     

    Closures Scheduled from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm:

    • E. Seventh Street between N. Limestone and Shropshire Avenue – Closures as needed for milling/paving.
    • E. Sixth St between Elm Tree Lane and N. Limestone – Closures as needed for milling/paving.

    Closures Scheduled from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm:

    • NEW: Jefferson Street at Tower Plaza – Blocking one lane at a time for sewer line work.
    • NEW: Newtown Pike between Citation Boulevard and New Circle Rodd – Inbound right lane blocked to replace utility poles.
    • Richmond Road between Fairlawn Avenue and Woodspoint Rodd – Outbound right lane blocked for construction.
    • S. Limestone between Gazette Avenue and Virginia Avenue – Inbound right lane blocked for sidewalk work.
    • Sir Barton Way between Grey Lag Way and Old Rosebud Road – Left lanes closed in each direction to install turn lanes.
    • Tates Creek Road at Gainesway Dr – Lane closures as needed for traffic signal work.
    • Versailles Roadat Mason Headley Road – Lane closures as needed on Versailles and Mason Headley for traffic signal work.
    • W. Fourth Street between N. Broadway and Jefferson Street – Closures as needed for milling/paving.
    • NEW: W. Short Street at N. Broadway – Eastbound lane blocked for water line repair.
    • W. Third Street between Jefferson Street and N. Broadway – Closures as needed for milling/paving.
    • Clays Mill Rodd at Lane Allen Road – Northbound lane of Clays Mill and westbound lane of Lane Allen blocked for pavement repair.
    • Desha Road between Slashes Road and Fincastle Road – Northbound lane blocked for tree removal.
    • Harrodsburg Road between Bob O’ Link Drive and Waller Avenue – Inbound right turn lane into hospital blocked for pavement repair.
    • Lane Allen Road between Pershing Road and Mitchell Avenue – Westbound lane blocked for pavement repair.
    • Mellinocket Court between Cromwell Way and cul-de-sac – Southbound lane blocked for sewer line repair.
    • Price Road at Georgetown Road – Approach lane blocked for sewer line repair.
    • NEW: Scott Street between S. Upper Street and S. Broadway – Westbound lane blocked to replace water main.

    NOTE:  Please see ”Extended Traffic Impacts” for additional closures.

    Last updated on 11/15/2011 at 08:59 AM