Loudon Avenue Widening, Winchester Road (US 60) To Oakhill Drive

  • Project Owner: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet & Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
  • Location: Fayette County, KY

     This project provides for widening a two-lane roadway to a three-lane roadway while adding curb, gutter, sidewalk and bicycle paths. Loudon Avenue in Lexington, Kentucky is a heavily congested two-lane road located through residential, industrial and commercial areas. The road has a high incidence of rear-end collisions due to the heavy traffic volume and the lack of left turn lanes.

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet & the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government selected Crawford to conduct alternative widening studies and to prepare Phase I and II design for urban roadway construction plans. These plans included converting the existing roadway from a rural section with shoulders to an urban section with curb, gutter, sidewalk, bicycle lanes, and a new storm and sanitary sewer system throughout.

     Our studies indicated a continuous three-lane section was most feasible to reduce the rear-end collisions. Certain portions of the project included a non-mountable grass median in lieu of the continuous left turn lanes. Designated right turn lanes were added at several intersections and provisions to widen an existing bridge were included.

     Crawford provided engineering services for alternate alignment studies, preparation of plans for grade, drain and surfacing, developing storm sewer and relocated sanitary sewer plans, signing and striping plans, erosion control plans and maintenance of traffic plans.

Work Performed by:

  • Joseph Hodskins, PE – Project Manager and Design Engineer
  • Stuart McIntosh, PE and Chris Reid – Design Engineers
  • John Vinson, Greg Crank and Ernest Jones – Engineering Technicians