WINNER: On Time – Small Project
Newtown Pike Extension
KYTC had to extend the Newtown Pike in time for the opening of the 2010 World Equestrian Games, which attracted thousands of visitors to the state. The construction timetable was tight and had to be amended to include unanticipated work. But the project was completed on schedule two weeks before the event, allowing for smooth traffic flow to the games.
Now that the horse competition has come and gone, the Newtown Pike Extension continues providing the benefits of improved traffic flow into downtown Lexington, making the drive much faster due to a reduction in congestion. Lasting impacts also include making the area more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.