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Large crane arrives for CentrePointe; work expected to disrupt Main Street traffic

Two cranes now in place at the  CentrePointe site in downtown Lexington will be used to erect two tower cranes that can be raised as the building goes up.
Two cranes now in place at the CentrePointe site in downtown Lexington will be used to erect two tower cranes that can be raised as the building goes up. Herald-Leader

A large, truck-mounted construction crane arrived Monday at the CentrePointe site in downtown Lexington, briefly closing West Vine Street between South Limestone and South Upper Street.

Traffic on West Vine was halted while the big truck slowly maneuvered through a gate and into the construction site. The crane joined a smaller crane that arrived over the weekend.

Together, they will be used to erect two even larger tower cranes that can be raised during construction as the height of the planned building increases.

The tower cranes will be used to lift heavy building materials and other items associated with construction of the office tower and a parking garage.

The left lane of West Main Street between South Lime and Upper will be closed to traffic through Friday as trucks unload materials and workers perform tasks related to the construction.

Motorists traveling through the area should use caution and be prepared for delays, city officials warned.

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