City of Lexington to Begin Bridge Repair Sept. 26 A vehicular lane closure and pedestrian detour will remain in place for the duration of the work.
The City of Lexington will begin repair work on the W. Nelson St./US 60W bridge over Woods Creek on Sept. 26. The work will take place Monday-Friday, from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and is expected to take approximately six months to complete.
During that time, the vehicular bridge will be reduced to one lane, with a temporary stop light to manage traffic. Please be aware of the possibility of increased traffic on Denny Circle, and potential traffic backups on W. Nelson St./US 60W, near Gaines Hall and Wilson Hall/Lenfest Center, and between the bridge and West Denny Circle, near the entrance to the Liberty Hall Ruins and W&L’s athletic fields.
In addition, the pedestrian bridge, which is a separate structure next to the vehicular bridge, will be closed for the duration of the work. All pedestrian traffic will be detoured in a loop from Warner Dr., through the W&L parking garage, over Sorority Bridge, to Frank Parsons Way, and back to US 60W.
The detour will be clearly marked and well-lit. Please drive with caution on Frank Parsons Way and Warner Dr., and through the parking garage, due to the additional foot traffic.
Woods Creek Trail, which runs underneath the two bridges, is expected to remain open to pedestrians, and safety measures will be in place around the construction site.