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Two Way Looks Like A No Way In Lexington

Credit Lexington Herald Leader @ kentucky.com

Changing one-way streets in downtown Lexington might not be a viable option, that’s according to the findings of a recent study on the issue. 

The $490,000 study, paid for with grant funds concludes that changing most one-way streets to two-way wouldn’t be a wise option.  The study focused on Main, Fourth, Vine, High and Maxwell streets and took three years to complete. 

Lexington’s Planning Director Chris King told the Lexington Herald Leader that converting the city's two main arteries, Main and Vine to two-way streets would be problematic and that the study's engineers, proposed various scenarios to convert the streets, but those scenarios would create more traffic delays.  King also said future traffic predictions are difficult because several major construction projects are incomplete. 

The public will have an opportunity to hear the entire report this Wednesday night at the Lexington Public Library on Main Street from 6:30-8:30.  It will also be presented to the Urban County Council later this month.

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Karyn Czar