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Pedway over Cooper Drive to permanently close

The pedway will close on Saturday, June 1. Please see alternative pedestrian paths in the map above.

LEXINGTON, KY (May 3, 2024) — The pedway over Cooper Drive is scheduled to permanently close on Saturday, June 1. 

This closure is the result of the upcoming construction of an addition to the Charles E. Barnhart Building. A section of the pedway will be removed to build that addition.

Pedestrians impacted by the closure can choose to use crosswalks at the intersections of University and Cooper drives or Limestone and Cooper drives. Another option could be to use the tunnel that runs under Cooper at Veteran’s Drive.

The new addition will span approximately 66,000 square feet and become the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment's primary teaching facility and student center. It will have 15 classrooms, as well as dedicated outdoor spaces.

For more details about the project, please see this page.

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