Avenue of Champions Temporarily Closing for Paving

By lasu224 ยท November 11, 2020

Lexington Fayette County Government announced today that paving is coming to Avenue of Champions this week. This milling and paving project is the final phase of the two-mile long sanitary sewer project from Oliver Lewis Way to Tates Creek Road. Euclid Avenue will be paved in the coming weeks as well. 

Avenue of Champions will be closed from Rose St. to S. Limestone from 7 a.m., Thursday Nov. 12 to 7 a.m., Monday, Nov. 16. The intersection of Rose St. and Euclid Ave. will remain open. This closure is necessary for safety reasons; there will be significant drops as a result of milling the top layer of the road.  

There will be no right turn from S. Limestone to Avenue of Champions. Drivers should use E. Maxwell St. as a detour route. From Euclid Ave., drivers can use Rose St. to E. High St. as a detour. There will be a flagger to assist with pedestrian traffic on Avenue of Champions during this project. 

The campus Blue Route buses will also be impacted. Blue Route buses will detour to Vine Street and then turn right onto Rose Street. The bus stop at Avenue of Champions will not be available.

The project to replace the sanitary sewer began near Oliver Lewis Way and ran through the University of Kentucky Campus and down Euclid Avenue to Tates Creek Road. The original sewer was 80 years old, and many of the other utilities in the area were decades old as well. Sewer construction was completed in August, but final paving was not scheduled until construction on the other utilities was also finished.  

Drivers are reminded to be aware of pedestrians, cyclists and construction workers. Please drive slowly and be aware of lane changes, road closures and detours, along with pedestrian and cyclist traffic. For more information on the sewer project, please visit www.LexingtonKY.gov/EuclidSewer.  

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