Hamburg Neighborhood News – April 2021


Councilmember David Kloiber met with LFUCG Engineering Director Doug Burton and Project Manager Andrew Grunwald for an update on the Brighton Rail Trail Bridge Construction project. Stay tuned for their conversation in an upcoming LexTV Council Comment segment.


Blasting Zone

The construction for Baptist Health’s new Hamburg facility continues. There will be blasting at the new site each weekday (weather permitting) between 3 pm and 3:30 pm. The blast should last approximately 2 seconds.



Liberty Road Update

The Liberty Road reconstruction project will complete the roadway improvements to modernize Liberty and Todds Road (KY 1927) in Fayette County. The purpose of the project is to increase roadway capacity and correct roadway deficiencies to better serve the numerous residential areas and travelers along the corridor.

Following a period of public input in 2019, the project team has chosen a five-lane model for the proposed roadway to include a multi-use path and sidewalk, from Grafton’s Mill Lane to New Circle Road.

A public presentation of the final design will be shared on the project website once KYTC has the final Right Of Way plans.


Pothole Problems in Hamburg? 

We’ve spotted a few in the neighborhood.

Freezing and thawing temperatures cause pavement to expand and break apart. Potholes increase due to extreme cold temperatures and the amount of precipitation. A cold mix is used to repair potholes during winter months. Once spring arrives the potholes are repaired with a hot asphalt mix. The hot mix assists with smoothing out rough spots on the asphalt.

To report a pothole on a city-maintained street, contact LexCall at 311 or (859) 425-2255.

To report a pothole on a state-maintained road, call (859) 246-2059 or (859) 246-2355. Or call toll free: 1-877-FOR-KYTC (1-877-367-5982) or 1-800 PATCH IT (1-800-728-2448).



The 8th annual Lexus for the Little Ones Raffle benefited Kentucky Children’s Hospital and the Woodhill Community Center.

“Octane & Coffee”

Detail Lex, LLC and AC Imagery hosted an “Octane & Coffee” car event in Hamburg Pavilion’s Regal Cinemas’ parking lot in March. Grassroots Pharmacy provided complimentary coffee.

Polar Plunge
Lexington’s Polar Plunge is an annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Kentucky held at Texas Roadhouse on Richmond Road. Photo by Paul Martin


Richmond Place Cherry Pie Food Drive

Richmond Place invited the neighborhood to donate non-perishable food items to benefit God’s Pantry Food Bank, which serves the surrounding area. When food donations were dropped at Richmond Place, they sent you home with a cherry pie.



This article also appears on page 6 and 7 of the April 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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