More streets closed for Newtown Pike extension

A traffic alert for drivers who will be driving near Downtown Lexington, as work continues on the Newtown Pike extension.

Cox Street, at Main Street, closed Monday, and will stay that way until September 1.

When it reopens, it will be renamed Newtown Pike.

Pine Street is now closed at Manchester Street, until next Monday.

Manchester Street is now closed from Cox Street until Pine Street until the end of the month.

There are detour signs in place to help drivers.

The Newtown Pike extension will develop a four lane corridor from Main Street to an area near the UK Campus.

Officials hope the entire project will be finished in time for the World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park.

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