LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Lexington’s new downtown trail is nearly finished.
Very soon there will be a multi-million dollar trail connecting downtown Lexington with the bluegrass countryside. The Town Branch Trail will connect restaurants, distilleries, and Lexington’s historic monuments.
“When the weather warms up and it stays warm for a change, we will see them restriping and repaving the last portion of vine street that is part of the construction,” said Director of Project Management Brandi Preacher.
“We will see lots of people out on their bikes, lots of people walking dogs or meeting with their family and so we look forward to seeing how people use the trail to get into downtown and access the parks along the route,” said Preacher.
Town Branch Commons will connect to Legacy Trail and Town Branch Trail creating a 5 1/2 mile loop on the north side of downtown.
“You will access a number of neighborhoods and a lot of small businesses along those paths in addition to the 22 continuous miles that you will be able to access on the trails once completed as well, and it will be growing,” said Preacher.
This project will provide access to 22 miles of walking, jogging, and cycling trails connecting the city center through the bluegrass.
City leaders said putting on the final touches such as striping and landscaping will affect drivers at times over the next few weeks. There will be alternating lane closures, but through traffic will be maintained in the area at all times.
“The next few months will be really exciting as we put on the finishing touches,” Mayor Linda Gorton said in a news release. “Town Branch Commons Trail is going to be a place to get outdoors and enjoy family fun, art and exercise. And it will offer new opportunities for business, as it invites people to come downtown.”