Lexington City Leaders Propose to Pave More Neighborhoods

May 16, 2018

Credit Stu Johnson

Lexington city leaders are considering spending more money on neighborhood repaving.  The Council’s Environmental Quality and Public Works Committee supported the plan Tuesday.

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is suggesting $12 million dollars be set aside for street paving next year.  The current budget calls for 42 percent of funding to go toward local neighborhood streets.  Public Works Commissioner Dowell Hoskins-Squier says the yet to be voted on budget dedicates 65 percent of the funds to neighborhood streets.

“These are typically low volume streets, but it could be anything from cul-de-sacs to yes local residential streets,” said Hoskins-Squier.

Hoskins-Squire says neighborhood residents are likely to take notice of the additional $2 million dollars in asphalt.  One issue the commissioner says needs attention is street damage caused by city buses when they stop on hills.