The Town of Lexington is busy with both traffic improvement projects and projects to improve the quality of life in our area.
This year it's anticipated we will spend an additional $9 million dollars on traffic improvements.
Soon, you will start to see more construction being done on North Lake Drive in front of Lexington Elementary School. This is Phase 2 of the Crossroads Improvement Project, which will widen that roadway to two lanes headed out of Town.
This will include extending Harmon Street to connect to North Lake Drive and closing Dreher Street. There will be an additional traffic light put at the new intersection of Harmon St. and N. Lake which will increase green light time at both intersections in the area.
The project is funded through the Hospitality Tax and once construction starts, it is expected to take about one year to complete. Over the next five years, it's expected that we will spend $20 to $30 million dollars on traffic improvements throughout the Town.
Construction has also started on restoring the Old Mill Pond dam. As the dam is rebuilt, the Town will install a one-mile long walking trail around the entire pond. It will be great to see the pond brought back to life!