Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center Gate 1 | Calhoun Construction

Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center Gate 1

Louisville, Kentucky

The Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC), formerly Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center (KFEC) was originally built in 1956. KEC is a large multi-use facility in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It is overseen by the Kentucky State Fair Board, and is one of the ten largest facilities of its type in the U.S., with over 1,200,000 sqft of indoor space.

Calhoun Construction served as the General Contractor renovating the Gate 1 entrance. Gate 1 handles more than 50% of all traffic that enters the center. The renovation included expanding the existing gate from 5 vehicular gates to a total of 10 vehicular gates.  The renovation will also include 10 new toll booths for employees covered by a steel-framed canopy with integrated digital technology, and a new auxiliary building that will host a restroom and IT space.


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  • General Contractor
  • Self-Perform
  • Renovation
  • Completed in 2020