$121 million in state funding proposed for Fayette County road work projects

If approved, safety improvements will take place to several roads in Lexington.

A map of Hamburg Pavilion in Lexington with red stars

The red stars designate where Sir Barton Way and Polo Club Boulevard that could be potentially connected. | Map via Google Maps

Governor Andy Beshear will soon see House Bill 266 on his desk, which proposes a $5.2 billion state highway plan. Of that amount, $121+ million has been allotted for Fayette County road projects. The bill was passed by the Kentucky General Assembly, but still needs approval from Beshear and the Kentucky Transportation Department.

Here’s where the money could be allocated:

Georgetown Road

  • Cost: $10 million
  • Project: Widening Georgetown Road between Kearney and Ironworks roads


  • Cost: $1.8 million for the design
  • Project: Building a connector between Polo Club Boulevard and Sir Barton Way


  • Cost: $30 million
  • Project: Adding lanes + safety improvements at the northern and southern splits of I-75 and I-64 splits Think: Newtown Pike and Paris Pike exits

Versailles Road

  • Cost: $1 million+ for the design
  • Project: Furthering safety improvements along Versailles Road from around Mason Headley to Oliver Lewis Way

North Broadway + New Circle Road

  • Cost: $23.9 million+
  • Project: Reconstructing the RJ Corman overpass and making safety improvements near Limestone and New Circle Road