Traffic will be moved to the southbound lanes of Wilkinson Boulevard between Mero Street and Hill Street (near the Capital Plaza parking garage) beginning today, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
This traffic switch is scheduled to continue for approximately three weeks. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. Contract crews will remove and replace concrete in the northbound driving lanes of Wilkinson Boulevard in this area. They will also install new curb and improve drainage structures in this area.
Moving traffic to the southbound lanes will also allow the Frankfort Sewer Department to make some needed repairs to the sanitary sewer line underneath the northbound Wilkinson Boulevard lanes in front of the Capital Plaza Tower. This change enables the contractor to complete the work in this area while allowing traffic to remain open at all times.
Work is progressing throughout the rest of the project corridor. The concrete pavement has been replaced on the southbound driving lanes of Wilkinson Boulevard. Construction continues on the concrete pavement at turning lanes and entrances along the roadway.
Due to construction, a section of the River View Trail between Leestown Lane and the entrance to Buffalo Trace Distillery is currently closed to cyclists and pedestrians. All portions of this paved path along Wilkinson Boulevard will be restored back to its original configuration before the project is complete. Weather permitting, the contractor plans to have the path fully repaired by the end of September.
The final phase of the project involves constructing new concrete medians, completing work on traffic signals and striping the pavement.
Construction is currently on schedule for completion by the end of October.