A portion of a one-time controversial road project in Lexington is near completion. Work to expand Clays Mill Road from two to three lanes should be wrapped up by month’s end. Keith Lovan with Lexington’s engineering department says the finished road will have two lanes of travel with a turn lane in the middle. “Travel lanes in each direction with the center lane to allow left turners to get out of the main line of the traffic…people that want to turn left can move into the center lane and turn into driveways and that way it doesn’t stop the traffic,” said Lovan.
The final touches will be applied over the next few weeks on the project. Lovan says a paving machine arrives this week….
“Yeah once we start paving in a lot of places we’ll be down to one lane..so there will be delays in traffic…we’ll have warning signs up..messages boards up that will alert the public that lane closures are happening,” added Lovan.
Lovan says spot repairs will continue along Clays Mill from Keithshire Drive to Higbee Mill extended. The project’s next phase widens Clays Mill from Man O War Boulevard to Twain Ridge Drive.