LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2017) — Safety is always a priority at the University of Kentucky and especially now when thousands of new students are transitioning to campus at a time when vehicle and pedestrian traffic are heavy and streets are re-routed. UK Police will be out in full force to assist with Move-In 2017, and everyone is urged to be patient and travel safely.
Move-In is an exciting time for the campus community and an important time to begin fostering student success by providing a warm welcome to students and their families.
Just a reminder that the final two days of Move-In are:
- Thursday, August 17
- Friday, August 18
Move-In — combined with current construction occurring on campus — will impact parking and transportation routes throughout the campus at various times. Among the more than 6,000 students moving to campus housing, about 2,000 students have already moved in, 2,000 are expected Thursday, Aug. 17; and 2,000 Friday, Aug. 18.
Below is information regarding student move-in traffic flow and parking impacts over the next week, including important information about one-way streets, no parking areas, and high traffic locations. Area drivers are encouraged to use the WAZE app for traffic updates.
NO PARKING AREAS:
Due to the need to quickly unload vehicles near residence halls, several areas of campus will be NO PARKING zones from 12:01 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the remaining Move-In days. Additionally, several streets on and bordering campus will have closures or other changes to traffic flow to accommodate Move-In. Watch for NO PARKING signs and bagged meters in these areas.
Vehicles parked in the NO PARKING areas listed below will be TOWED. Owners will be responsible for all tow-related charges. If your vehicle is towed, contact 859-257-1616.
Thursday, August 17; Friday, August 18:
COMPLEX DRIVE (BOTH SIDES): from University Drive to Sports Center Drive
UNIVERSITY DRIVE (BOTH SIDES): from Cooper Drive to Hilltop Avenue
SPORTS CENTER DRIVE: between Woodland Ave. and the Employee (E) lot north of the Nutter Football Training Facility
AVENUE OF CHAMPIONS: metered parking in front of Roselle Hall
MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD.: between Maxwell Street and Avenue of Champions
LEXINGTON AVE.: area between the Employee (E) lot entrance and Avenue of Champions
E LOT BETWEEN KELLEY BUILDING and MED CENTER ANNEX #5: the 5 spots in the lane just north of Medical Center Annex #5
WOODLAND AVE.: between Hilltop Ave. and Sports Center Dr., no parking anytime
ONE-WAY STREETS: (see map)
One-way southbound: MLK Blvd. between Good Samaritan parking lot and Avenue of Champions
One-way southbound: Lexington Ave. between Maxwell St. and Avenue of Champions
NOTE: Employee (E) lot entrance north of the Joe Craft Center CLOSED at Lexington Avenue; enter and exit only at Rose Street
One-way westbound: Avenue of Champions between Rose St. and Limestone (No Thru Traffic)
One-way westbound: Huguelet Dr. between University Dr. and Rose St.
One-way eastbound: Hilltop Ave. between University Dr. and Woodland Ave.
One-way northbound: Woodland Ave. between Hilltop Ave. and Columbia Ave.
One-way southbound: Sports Center Drive between Woodland Ave. and the Employee (E) lot north of the Nutter Football Training Facility.
MOVE-IN PARKING AREAS: (see map)
Students and parents participating in Move-In will be permitted to park in the following designated parking areas on Thursday, August 17 and Friday, August 18:
Blue lot at Kroger Field
Red lot at Kroger Field
Memorial Coliseum Lot
South Limestone Garage (PS #5)
For more information, visit the UK Fall Move-In webpage. Please share this information with colleagues, delivery drivers or any other visitors to campus you expect during the next week.
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