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Downtown construction expected to be complete in one week

Streetscape project manager George Milligan has had his crews working days and nights widening sidewalks, and trying to finish construction in downtown Lexington. They've pushed back their deadline several times now.

"We actually ran out of brick pavers for the sidewalk. When they did the takeoff on the plans they made a mistake and so we came up a few short," says Milligan.

Despite the setbacks, he's positive people in Lexington will be able to walk downtown construction-zone free next week.

"Come next Wednesday, we plan to have people power washing the streets down."

Once the World Equestrian Games are over, construction cones will come back up.

Crews will be on Main Street renovating between Martin Luther King Blvd. and Elm Tree Lane.

Milligan says crews will work on those second phase improvements to Main Street through the Fall, until it gets too cold for construction.

Meanwhile, the new Oliver Lewis Way opened to traffic Wednesday afternoon.

It runs from West Main, where Newtown Pike ends, to Versailles Road, near High Street.

Eventually, the road will be continued to Broadway.

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