Summertime can typically be a busy time for road construction. That’s the case in central Kentucky. Sunday, an official with the central Kentucky state transportation department office released information regarding new projects or maintenance work in Fayette, Jessamine, and Woodford counties.
District Seven State Transportation Spokeswoman Natasha Lacy says a funding shift sees more going to maintenance with some less emphasis on new projects. “The infrastructure in America. A lot of it, of course, is getting very dated. That means every state and so emphasis now is to improve and maintain what we already have,” said Lacy.
Some of the highway work does involve substantial modification. That would include Lexington’s New Circle and Newtown Pike widening project and construction of a new Kennedy bridge linking Mercer and Garrard Counties.