Water Main Improvement Project Begins on Winslow Street and Avenue of Champions

LEXINGTON, Ky., (June 16, 2020) – Kentucky American Water has begun a water main improvement project in Lexington on Winslow Street and the Avenue of Champions on the north side of the University of Kentucky campus. The project, which will total approximately $1 million in investment, involves upgrading water main that was installed in 1936.

The work is being done in coordination with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and the University of Kentucky. LFUCG is currently performing a wastewater improvement project along the same route and has plans for a streetscapes project and other improvements in the vicinity.

The project has begun on Winslow Street. It will proceed past South Limestone Street, along the north side of Avenue of Champions, to Rose Street over the next several months. As each section is upgraded, the roadway in the work zone will be reduced to one lane of traffic. Motorists traveling along Avenue of Champions are encouraged to use caution for their safety and the safety of workers, obey traffic signage and watch for guidance from flaggers working in the roadway.

Pedestrians in the area should adhere to social distancing measures related to the COVID-19 health emergency by keeping at least six feet of distance between themselves and crew members working at the site.

This water main improvement project is part of Kentucky American Water’s ongoing efforts to replace water system infrastructure that is aging, inefficient or problematic, in order to provide quality, reliable water service for customers. Kentucky American Water invests approximately $25 million in water system improvements annually.

The project is scheduled to conclude by October, depending on weather conditions.

About Kentucky American Water
Kentucky American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately half a million people. Visit and follow Kentucky American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

About American Water
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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