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Work Continues Tonight to Demolish Old Newtown Pike Bridge

Work continues tonight to demolish the old Newtown Pike Bridge which crosses New Circle Road in Lexington. It’s part of an overall $42.8 million roadway improvement project. State Transportation Department Spokeswoman Natasha Lacy says it would be best to avoid the Newtown Road area near New Circle tonight.  “Demolition work and lane closures will begin at 7:00 p.m. and there will be additional changes at 9:00 p.m. That includes the inner loop will close at 9:00. A left lane closure will start at 7:00 p.m. That will begin tonight,.”  said Lacy.

She says bridge tear down work will continue overnight. She advises motorists traveling on interstates 64 and 75 should exit at North Broadway. Crews are replacing the Newtown Pike Bridge with a wider crossing that includes new safety features.

Stu has been reporting for WEKU for more than 30 years.
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