Kathy Johnson

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Move-In 2014 to Impact Campus Traffic, Some Parking

Published: Aug 15, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 15, 2014) — Move-In is an exciting time for the Univesity of Kentucky campus community and an important time to begin fostering student success — a top priority at all levels at the university.

 

This year, UK will welcome students and their families during four major Move-In days over the next week:

·         Saturday, Aug. 16

·         Wednesday, Aug. 20

·         Friday, Aug. 22

·         Saturday, Aug. 23

 

Move-In — combined with current construction occurring on campus — will impact parking, transit, and transportation routes throughout the campus at various times. Among the more than 6,000 students moving to campus housing, about 1,100 students are expected to arrive on both Saturdays, Aug. 16 and 23; 1,700 are expected on Wednesday, Aug. 20; and another 2,200 on Friday, Aug. 22.

 

Safety is always a priority at UK 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, and everyone is urged to be patient and travel safely.

 

Below is information regarding student move-in traffic flow and parking and bus schedule impacts over the next week, including important information about one-way streets, no parking areas, alternate bus routes and high traffic locations.

 

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
  • One-way westbound:  Avenue of Champions between Lexington Ave. and Limestone
  • One-way westbound:  Huguelet Dr. between University Dr. and Rose St.
  • One-way northbound:  Rose Street between Huguelet Drive and Washington Ave.
  • One-way eastbound:  Hilltop Ave. between University Dr. and Woodland Ave.
  • One-way northbound:  Woodland Ave. between Hilltop Ave. and Columbia Ave.

 

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 each of the 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.

 

Saturday, Aug. 16:

  • COMPLEX DRIVE (BOTH SIDES):  between University Drive and Sports Center Drive
  • UNIVERSITY DRIVE (BOTH SIDES):  from Cooper Drive to Hilltop Avenue
  • SPORTS CENTER DRIVE:  the 21 Hall Director spaces behind Ingels Hall
  • 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 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

 

Wednesday, Aug. 20:

  • UNIVERSITY DRIVE (BOTH SIDES):  from Cooper Drive to Hilltop Avenue
  • SPORTS CENTER DRIVE:  the 21 Hall Director spaces behind Ingels Hall
  • 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 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

 

Friday, Aug. 22:

  • COMPLEX DRIVE (BOTH SIDES):  between University Drive and Sports Center Drive
  • UNIVERSITY DRIVE (BOTH SIDES):  from Cooper Drive to Hilltop Avenue
  • SPORTS CENTER DRIVE:  the 21 Hall Director spaces behind Ingels Hall
  • 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 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

 

Saturday, Aug. 23:

  • UNIVERSITY DRIVE (BOTH SIDES):  from Cooper Drive to Hilltop Avenue
  • SPORTS CENTER DRIVE:  the 21 Hall Director spaces behind Ingels Hall
  • 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 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

 

MOVE-IN PARKING AREAS:  (see map)

  • Students and parents participating in Move-In will be permitted to park in the following designated parking areas:
  • Rose Street Garage (PS #2):  On Saturday 8/16 & Saturday 8/23 only
  • South Limestone Garage (PS #5):  all 4 move-in dates listed above; 3-hour maximum
  • Sports Center Garage (PS #7):  all 4 move-in dates listed above; 3-hour maximum
  • R3 lot on Sports Center Drive, near Cooper Drive:  all 4 move-in dates listed above
  • R10 lot on Woodland Avenue:  all 4 move-in dates listed above; 3-hour maximum
  • K lots at Commonwealth Stadium:  all 4 move-in dates listed above   

 

As a result of the road closures, the CATS Summer/Break Route will run a modified route on Wednesday, August 20 and Friday, August 22. On those days, the bus will operate the route normally used by the campus Lextran Stadium-Greg Page Route throughout the academic year.

 

Move-In 2014 map is attached below.

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