Brighton Trail pedestrian bridge nears completion
Almost a year ago, work began on the Brighton Trail Bridge over Man O’ War Boulevard near Helmsdale Place. The bridge looks largely complete, but it remains blocked at each end for safety reasons while other details, fencing, and signage are completed.
The city says it hopes to have it dedicated and open this fall.
Once the bridge is complete, the shared use trail will stretch 4.5 miles, traveling through the Liberty Park and Hamburg neighborhoods to the west, and the Andover Forest neighborhood to the east.
The project was paid for with $2.8 million in federal funds.
$11.8 million was awarded to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG), the second recipient of funding from the Better Kentucky Plan’s $250 million Cleaner Water Program. The program will deliver clean drinking water and improve water and sewer systems across the state, creating approximately 3,800 jobs.
LFUCG will use the funding to replace the current chlorine gas disinfection process used at the Town Branch and West Hickman wastewater treatment plants to prevent the spread of waterborne diseases in treated wastewater.
Nature Hop is back!
Nature Hop 2021 is Sunday, September 19. The rain date is Sunday, September 26.
Nature Hop focuses on encouraging people to go outside and enjoy the variety of green spaces throughout Fayette County and to experience these spaces in new ways.
Events start at 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm and 3:30 pm, until 5 pm, in order to allow participants to join in multiple activities.
The last of the remaining open city pools, including Tates Creek, close for the season on September 6.
Lexus of Lexington is raffling off a new, custom-made golf cart donated by Golfcart Madness. The winner will also receive a $1,000 Golfcart Madness gift card, donated by Lexus of Lexington, to use towards upgrades. Tickets are $50 each and a maximum of 500 tickets will be sold. Proceeds will go towards the Woodhill Community Center and other youth focused charities. The drawing will be held on September 27th, 2021 at 4pm EST via Facebook Live.
Kentucky State Police won the 2021 Best Looking Cruiser Contest hosted by American Association of State Troopers (AAST). The AAST hosts an annual calendar contest that encourages state law enforcement agencies across the country to submit a photo entry that is unique and represents its state.
SAVE THE DATE
The 6th District-Wide Meeting with Councilmember David Kloiber is on Wednesday, September 8 at the Hamburg YMCA pavilion, 6:30 pm.
This article also appears on page 6 & 7 of the September 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.
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