Fayette County

Road work begins at Georgetown and New Circle

Work begins Monday night on the Georgetown Road/New Circle Road interchange project.

The $6.1 million project, expected to take months to complete, involves lengthening the entrance and exit ramps at Georgetown Road and adding a median barrier wall on New Circle, roughly between Newtown Pike and Leestown Road. The project also includes resurfacing.

ATS Construction, which is doing the work, will have to work around utilities for a while until they can be moved, said David Thacker, spokesman for the state transportation cabinet's District 7.

Two lanes of New Circle Road in the affected area will be open most of the time. However, there will be times when the road is reduced to one lane. Monday night is one of those times, Thacker said.

New Circle Road is expected to be reduced to one lane until 6 a.m. Tuesday, he said. New Circle also might be reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday, he said.