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Lexington Residents Seeing Increased Paving This Summer

Stu Johnson

The summer months are always a busy time when it comes to roadway and bridge repairs.  In downtown Lexington, the Martin Luther King Bridge between Main and High Streets is expected to be shut down for most of next week. 

Steel armored edge repairs are scheduled.  Construction Supervisor George Milligan said it’s not a major structural issue. “We have a pretty good inspection program that’s done for us.  It’s actually done by the state, inspects our bridges when they do the state bridges.  Ours are done on a regular basis so we’re pretty comfortable with them.  This is more of a cosmetic repair than it is a structural repair,” said Milligan. 

Milligan noted quite a bit of paving is being done within subdivisions as well as main roadways.    “You’re going to see a lot more paving done in Lexington this summer.  The City Council was nice to us and we got a little more money that what we’ve had in the past.  So, that’s gonna allow us to do some additional streets,” added Milligan. 

Milligan said a stretch of new pavement has been placed along Man O War Boulevard.  He noted the aim is to pave a section every fiscal year. 

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