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It's an exciting time to be living in the Town of Lexington and we have a lot to look forward to in 2020. Construction is set to begin in January on the Gibson Pond Park Dam, which was destroyed in the 2015 flood. The park will be temporarily closed while work is done, however we encourage you to visit one of our other parks located in the town.
Another area impacted by the 2015 flood was the Old Mill and currently work is underway there as well. Surveying is being completed for the Old Mill Pond Trail and plans are being made todetermine the final trail location. It will be a paved, one mile long walking trail that will circle around the pond area. This project is designed to dovetail with the restoration of the Old Mill dam.
Work will also begin soon on the new pavilion at the lcehouse Amphitheater. The pavilion will be the new home for the Farmer's Market and the covered shelter will also be home to other events as well. This is a great addition to downtown and it furthers our efforts to revitalize Main Street.
Our efforts continue to relieve congestion and improve traffic flow through Lexington. Since instituting adaptive signalization and the one-way pair there has been a 41% decrease in travel time in the Main Street area. There will be additional improvements in this area with the widening of North Lake Drive.
I'd like to take the time to thank everyone who came out this year to our Snowball Festival events. The festival is something we look forward to hosting each year and we had record crowds turn out to join in on the fun.
If you don't already, please take the time to follow us on Facebook and lnstagram for the latest updates and happenings throughout the town.
I hope you had a great holiday season and I look forward to serving as your Mayor in the year ahead.