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Changes at Nicholasville and Man O' War intersection designed to ease morning commute

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

New traffic signals and reversible lanes are now in place at Nicholasville and Man O' War with hopes that the morning rush hour will be alleviated.

Two years ago dual red lights were installed at the intersection. Thursday those lights were taken down, in it's place new signals with a yellow reflective mounting designed to be more visible to the driver.

It's part of a $600,000 project designed to make the intersection saver and keep traffic moving in the morning.

In addition to the signals, crews have installed reversible lanes, the "x's" or arrows that are interchangeable depending on traffic conditions.

Traffic Signal Manager for the city of Lexington Steve Cummins says these signals will be used between the hours of 6 and 9 in the morning.

During the three hour period in the morning one of the two left turn lanes from Nicholasville to Man O' War will be designated to go straight through the intersection, allowing one more lane to head towards downtown Lexington.

Drivers will notice the change starting Monday, but Cummins says it will take closer to two weeks to see the desired effects.

The $600,000 project was funded by grant money, Cummins says the city applied for the grant 4 years ago.

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