Senator Damon Thayer Provides An Update On New Circle Road Improvement Project

Progress Made On New Circle Road From Leestown To Georgetown

FRANKFORT, KY (June 29, 2023) — Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, provides the following update on New Circle Road improvements in Fayette County from Leestown Road to Georgetown (mile point 7.260 to 8.260):

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continues to work toward construction to improve Leestown Road and New Circle Road. The cabinet is currently acquiring remaining right-of-way parcels, coordinating with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s sanitary sewer system and Kentucky Utilities on the relocation of utility lines and finalizing the design plans for the project. The cabinet’s goal is to begin the process of letting the contract for construction by this fall.

“Following a meeting with Sen. Reggie Thomas, I requested an update from KYTC on the progress of improvements to New Circle Road, because of its importance not only to residents of Fayette County but also the surrounding region, including the other counties in the 17th Senate District,” Thayer said. “I am pleased with the progress and look forward to the project’s completion.”


Thayer and the Kentucky General Assembly secured nearly $49 million in the 2022-2024 state road plan to support the widening of the road, the creation of a double diamond at the Leestown Road interchange, and the construction of a sound wall including

  • $10.75 million for land acquisition for right-of-way and identifying and repositioning utilities in the biennium (2023-2024), and
  • Over $38 million for construction through 2027.

For more detail on the state road plan, click here. Find a breakdown of the project HERE on page 277 of the 2022-2028 Enacted Highway Plan.

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