City, State Officials Dedicate Clays Mill Road Project

Oct 16, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky.  - Motorists and bicyclists have been using it for awhile, but today city and state transportation officials cut the ribbon on the first phase of improvements along Clays Mill Road.

The $3.9M  project, designed by CDP Engineers, includes new curbs and gutters, sidewalks, bike lanes and storm sewers.  At a Tuesday morning ceremony presided over by Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, 9th District Councilman Jay McChord said the Clays Mill project is an example of compromise for the common good.

"The was the very first complete street design.  It was done before we even adopted complete streets as what we are going to do in Lexington.  A complete street just gives a place for cars, for bikes, and for people.  This design has stood the test of time through all those challenges, so I want thank everyone at CDC and the contractor for working with neighbors and addressing their concerns."

Phase one stretches from Keithshire Way to Higbee Mill Road.  Crews will return to the area in the spring to start work on phase two:  Higbee Mill, across Man 'O War Boulevard, to Twain Ridge Road.  

Estimated cost for that project is another $3M.