The Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) has an improvement project underway that will positively impact GIE+EXPO. Lot C, which becomes GIE+EXPO’s 20-acre Outdoor Demonstration Area, is undergoing a $1.3 million overhaul. More than 126,000 cubic yards of dirt (over 1 million wheelbarrows full!) is being relocated to Lot C and steps are being taken to improve drainage and irrigation. Once the green space is complete, the new irrigation systems will provide the ability to cover the entire field with an inch of rainwater in two days. In addition, permanent driving lanes will be added to Lot C, as well as sidewalks that extend from Phillips Lane, where several hotels are located, to a new main gate, improving pedestrian access.
The project is expected to be complete by the end of July.
Project leaders at KEC have sought input from GIE+EXPO organizers throughout the project. GIE+EXPO is set for Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 21-23, 2020.