Traffic changes coming to Leestown Road

Last week, the city began work at the interchange of Leestown + New Circle Roads.

A satellite photo of the road and it's expected changes.

A rendering of what the interchange will look like. | Rendering courtesy Kentucky Department of Transportation

Last week, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet unveiled plans to construct a double-crossover diamond at the Leestown Road and New Circle Interchange.

The widening project, similar to the intersection design at Harrodsburg Road, aims to improve traffic in the area and reduce accident rates.

But you may be asking, what will the double-cross over diamond look like?

Here’s a key for the photo above so you know what to expect:

  • Thick red lines represent centerline of the roadway
  • Thin red lines are lane lines
  • Dark blue lines are curb lines
  • Green lines are sidewalks
  • Orange lines are drainage structures and sound wall

From today to Friday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., the city will begin Phase 1 of the work. Motorists will still be able to pass through the construction zone, but should expect delays for milling + paving and traffic diversions.
The project is expected to be completed in 2026.

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