Fayette County

New sidewalks, lighting, signs coming to Lexington’s West Fourth Street

Staff Report

Transylvania University and the city of Lexington will be teaming up to provide pedestrian and other improvements along Fourth Street.

Transylvania recently received a $1.3 million federal transportation grant through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Transylvania will pay for the 20 percent match for the grant. That grant will help pay for new sidewalks, street and pedestrian lighting, signage, traffic and other improvements. It will also further expand the Legacy Trail.

Planning will begin this year. Construction likely won’t begin until 2017, Transylvania officials said. The area that will be improved will include Upper to Jefferson streets on West Fourth Street. The proposed improvements will be similar to the type of upgrades that were conducted on Fourth Street between Newtown Pike and Jefferson Street that was completed nearly two years ago.