LEXINGTON, S.C. — The Town of Lexington will have its 2020 State of the Town Address Monday night in the council chambers.
The address is set to begin at 6:30 inside the Town of Lexington Municipal Complex located at 111 Maiden Lane.
Mayor Steve MacDougall plans on talking about what they've been able to accomplish over the last year and look at some upcoming projects in 2020.
Back in 2019, the mayor talked about several projects the town would be working on, including traffic projects.
The Town of Lexington talked about intentions to widen parts of North Lake Drive. It will start where North Lake Drive and North Church Street connect and end at Dreher Street. Plans were submitted to the South Carolina Department of Transportation for approval.
Another traffic project from the town included improving traffic flow off Interstate 20 onto Sunset Blvd. Lanes were altered off the Interstate 20 exit to help drivers who are trying to get in the left hand lane on Sunset Blvd to turn onto Ginny Lane at a close intersection.
A third traffic project included traffic light improvement. The Adaptive Computerized Signalization System was installed at multiple intersections in the Town of Lexington and West Columbia to help improve wait times at lights.
The new light system also was meant to help first responders. Ambulances and fire trucks were outfitted with onboard traffic-signal emitters to help them get through intersections more safely and efficiently.
The Town of Lexington also announced plans to work on the Gibson Pond Dam that was damaged from the 2015 floods. Last month, a rendering was released showing the new design for the dam. Gibson Pond Park is now closed while crews work to rebuild the dam. The town hopes the project will be complete by the end of this year.
In 2019, Lexington also opened a new headquarters for the town's utilities. The new facility off Bruner Road is now helping serve almost 30,000 customers. It's given the utilities department a lot more space to store equipment and was an upgrade from the previous facility they used since 1925.
On Monday, the mayor will talk about those recent projects. He'll also talk about the $9 million in traffic improvements that's set to begin this year, more developments with the Gibson Pond Dam, and the new Pavilion coming to the Icehouse Amphitheater off Main Street.
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