LEXINGTON, KY (April 3, 2013) – Officials from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the city of Lexington and Keeneland have been collaborating to reduce the impact of the US60/Versailles Road construction project during the spring meeting that begins Friday, April 5.
The construction project, headed by the KYTC, was initiated in March and is expected to continue for 10 months.
“This is an important project that once completed will be a significant improvement along a busy corridor,” Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock said. “We also recognize the significance of Keeneland and appreciate their efforts, along with the city of Lexington, to mitigate the impact during this busy race meeting.”
“We’ll ramp up our efforts along the route to help traffic move in and out of Keeneland in the same way we move people in and out of Commonwealth and Rupp Arena,” Police Chief Ronnie Bastin said. “We’ll also be recommending alternate routes to keep traffic moving. Keeneland is very important to our community and we want our citizens and visitors to have a positive experience. There will be delays, but we’ll do our best to minimize them.”
Solutions to mitigate the impact of the construction include:
“From Keeneland’s standpoint, our commitment to giving our fans an outstanding experience at the races remains our top priority,” Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason said. “I am confident fans will have a great time at Keeneland because our staff goes above and beyond in every situation to ensure an exceptional experience for everyone. That’s the Keeneland way. From the fans’ standpoint, we suggest arriving a little earlier, staying a little later, carpool if you can, and just be patient.”
Among the other enhancements Keeneland is making for fans this meeting:
The KYTC has a special twitter account with updates of the US60/Versailles Road construction. Fans can get the updates by following www.twitter.com/VersaillesRoad.