Speed Limit will be lowered on some Lexington, KY Roads

Lexington has hit a record this year, but it’s not a good one.

According to police, cars have hit and killed 14 people this year on Lexington roads.

Often, those deaths were related to DUI or crossing the street at the wrong time, but city leaders hope a change in speed could be a part of a bigger strategy to keep people safe.

“It’s a lot easier to react at 25 than it is at 35,” Jeff Neal, Director of Traffic Engineering, said.

The new limit will be 25 miles per hour for several busy streets, including parts of East High, Tates Creek, South Limestone, and South Upper.