Improvements Sought For Chevy Chase Intersection

LEXINGTON, Ky. – It's one of the busiest intersections in the downtown Lexington area, and soon it could be in line for a makeover. City officials are looking for ways to improve the safety and traffic flow of the Chevy Chase intersection, (where High Street, Fontaine Road, and Avenue of Champions all meet) and they've been talking with area residents about the best way to do it.

"There are so many different modes of transportation that interact at that intersection," says LFUCG Bike and Pedestrian coordinator Kenzie Gleason. "You have the University of Kentucky, downtown, local parks, two schools, very close in the area, says. So I think that the sense that everyone had was that they wanted to provide something that was safe for everyone, easy for everyone to navigate and that was aesthetically pleasing."

Gleason has been working with Urban County Council member Cheryl Feigel and others on possible improvement plans.A public meeting on the matter takes place Tuesday from 5:30 pm to 7 pm at Faith Lutheran Church on Tates Creek Road.