I hope you and your family had a safe and happy holiday season. Now that 2020 is behind us, hopefully 2021 will be full of new beginnings for all. The Town of Lexington has a lot to look forward to this coming year. Current projects will be completed and new ones will begin.
The Icehouse Amphitheater Pavilion is just about complete. Starting in the spring, the brick, open-air building will be the new home of The Market. Vendors will also use this space once concerts get back in full swing.
This spring, the Gibson Pond Dam will be complete and Gibson Park will reopen. The new state of the art dam will have a walking area and two piers. The project has been in the works since the flood of 2015, and we are excited to finally be able to get the park back to its former glory.
The widening of North Lake Drive in front of Lexington Elementary School will be completed later this year. The new traffic configuration and added lane headed out of town is a continuation of our one-way pair project and will significantly improve the traffic flow in that area. This is Phase 2 of 3 for traffic improvements in this corridor.
We will soon start construction on the Old Mill Pond Trail. This will be a one-mile long, lighted walking trail which will circle the entire pond. The trail will be a new area for people to enjoy while visiting the downtown area.
Downtown Lexington will soon have wayfinding signage. These signs will help guide residents and visitors to various in-town amenities which are available to enjoy.
Here's to hoping things will get back to normal in the months ahead and that 2021 will be filled with great progress and development here in Lexington.