Oliver Lewis Way (KY 922) opened to traffic after a ceremony on September 22, 2017.

The current Newtown Pike Extension Project extends as a four-lane boulevard from Main Street in a southerly direction to Patterson Street. In June 2000, a report was issued concerning the purpose and need for extending Newtown Pike. The purpose and needs statement focused on:

  • Drawing unnecessary traffic out of downtown
  • Improving flow of through traffic
  • Minimizing impact on the University of Kentucky‚Äôs central campus
  • Reducing automobile congestion
  • Improving downtown redevelopment opportunities
  • Increasing opportunities for transit, pedestrian, and bicycle facilities
  • Not imposing undue burden on other areas

From this study, a map of the preferred traffic corridor was developed.

Newtown Pike Corridor Plan

Southend Park Urban Village Plan

This project has been a part of the Lexington comprehensive planning process for many years. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has committed the funding through 2023 to finalize Phase 2.

Newtown Pike Extension Partners

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Lexington Fayette County Urban Government

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US Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Federal Highway Administration

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The University of Kentucky