Tates Creek Sidewalks To Be Completed By Spring

Sep 12, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington Mayor Jim Gray officially recognized the long-delayed sidewalk construction taking place along Tates Creek Road Thursday morning. An additional $556,000 from the state was required to move the project toward completion.

Crews work on the sidewalks along Tates Creek Road
Crews work on the sidewalks along Tates Creek Road
Credit Josh James / WUKY

The 1.6 mile stretch of sidewalks under construction along Tates Creek has had to navigate through more than grass and trees. Jurisdictional issues, funding, and questions about traffic have all contributed to delays, but now the city is set to complete the $1.7M dollar project running from McMeekin Place to the Lansdowne Shops.

"Look, here comes a lady jogging on this now. This is what this is all about," Councilman Bill Farmer notes, looking down the freshly-laid sidewalk along outbound Tates Creek. Farmer's district encompasses a portion of the construction and he's relieved to see the project come to fruition, even if drivers on Tates Creek have been minus a lane since mid-August.

"It's a lot of work to redo this intersection and it'll be a brand new traffic signalization at Lansdowne. It'll also have everything it needs for all people to cross in all directions, so it's going to be safe, it's going to be beautiful, and people are going to enjoy it," Farmer says.

The sidewalks are slated for completion by next spring.