Portion of Avenue of Champions Temporarily Closing May 16

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 29, 2015)  On Monday, May 16, Avenue of Champions from South Limestone to Lexington Avenue will close for eight weeks as part of construction work on the new UK Student Center.

Specifically, the closure is scheduled to last until Monday, July 13 to facilitate underground utility work for the University of Kentucky Student Center renovation and expansion project.

Details about the closure include:

  • Avenue of Champions from South Limestone to Lexington Avenue will close to vehicular traffic.
  • The sidewalk on the north side of Avenue of Champions will remain open at all times.
  • During the utility work, Lexington Avenue will remain open to traffic.
  • Martin Luther King Boulevard will remain open for deliveries and access the UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital parking areas.
  • Vehicles will not be able to access Avenue of Champions from Martin Luther King Boulevard.
  • Campus bus routes will be rerouted due to the road closures. More specific information on the route detour plans will be communicated as the project start date nears.
  • During this time, Patterson Drive will change to two-way traffic for emergency and service vehicles only between Rose Street and Administration Drive; no parking will be permitted to allow for traffic flow.
  • Access to the loading docks for White Hall Classroom Building and Bowman’s Den will be maintained throughout the project, as will access to the Singletary Center Lot.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience during this necessary closure to facilitate important utility work as part of the Student Center project,” said Mary Vosevich, UK vice president for facilities management.

MEDIA CONTACT: Blair Hoover, 859-257-6398; blair.hoover@uky.edu