UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY PUBLIC RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    UKPR Contact:

Aug. 20, 2013                                               Kathy Johnson, 859-257-3155

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

Students moving into residence halls at the University of Kentucky this week may impact traffic in the area around campus.  Following is information shared with the campus community.  We want to share it with you to help inform the greater Lexington area about traffic changes.  The link to the map below will show the portions of streets that will be redirected during the move-in process.

 

Two major days of 2013 Move-In will occur at the University of Kentucky this week -- Wednesday, Aug. 21 and Friday, Aug. 23.

 

That process -- combined with current construction occurring on campus -- will impact parking and transportation routes throughout the campus at various times. Among the more than 5,000 students moving to campus, about 1,000 students arrived Saturday, Aug. 17; another 1,000 will arrive tomorrow, and another 2,200 on Friday.

 

Below is information regarding student move-in traffic flow and parking impacts over the next week:

 

A map of traffic flow and parking for those moving in is available on the Undergraduate Housing and Residence Life website:  http://www.ppd.uky.edu/outside/GIS/AuxiliaryServices/MoveIn2013/MoveIn_Routes_ResidenceHalls.pdf

 

The streets below will be restricted from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Faculty, staff and students working on campus are urged to avoid these areas during Move-In.

  • Lexington Avenue
  • Martin Luther King Boulevard
  • Avenue of Champions
  • Huguelet Drive
  • University Drive

The largest traffic impact for faculty and staff will involve access to Parking Structure #2 on Hilltop Avenue.  Before 8 a.m. each day, access to the structure will be normal, but after 8 a.m., access to and from the structure will be restricted from traveling along University Drive. 

  

A variety of campus parking lots will be used to accommodate move-in parking for students and parents. Parking Structure #5, located on South Limestone next to Kennedy Book Store, and Parking Structure #7, located at the corner of Sports Center and Complex Drives, will experience heavier than usual visitor parking volumes. Students and employees who typically park in these garages should plan accordingly.

 

Furthermore, No Parking Zones will be established from 12:01 a.m. to 6 p.m. on each of the Move-In days in these areas:

  • The entire east side of University Drive, from Cooper Drive to Hilltop Avenue
  • Ten spots on the west side of University Drive closest to Huguelet Drive
  • The Hall Director spaces behind Ingels Hall on Sports Center Drive
  • Both sides of Complex Drive, between University Drive and Sports Center Drive
  • Donovan Drive: south side of Wenner-Gren, and north side of Donovan Hall, and in the lot behind Donovan Hall
  • Huguelet Drive between University Drive and Rose Street
  • Hall Director spaces on Campus Drive behind Holmes Hall
  • Parking meters on Campus Drive

 

Thanks again for your patience and your commitment to this process and to our students. We are looking forward to an exciting year of growth and opportunity for the entire UK family.

 

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UK Writing Center Open for Summer Session 2 (June 9-August 4)
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UK Writing Center Open for Summer Session 2 (June 9-August 4)
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UK Writing Center Open for Summer Session 2 (June 9-August 4)
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UK Writing Center Open for Summer Session 2 (June 9-August 4)
End of the Summer II 2016 Eight-Week Session
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Fri
13
Parent and Families Open House
Sat
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Sun
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Mon
16
UK Women's Forum Board Meeting
Tue
17
 
Wed
18
 
Thu
19
K Week Kick-off
Off-campus Freshmen Check-in
Parent and Families Reception
Fri
20
New Student Induction Ceremony
Big Blue U
Getting Around Campus and Beyond
Campus Ruckus
Sat
21
UK Lex-Mart
K Team Lunch
Late-night Target Run
Sun
22
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
Dinner with your K Team
Mon
23
We Are UK
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
Campus Tours for K Teams
Tue
24
First Day of School Photos
First day of classes of Fall 2016
Wed
25
Pedalpalooza
First Day of School Photos
Thu
26
OCSS Wildcat Block Watch
Fri
27
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Red River Gorge Adventure Trip for Out-of-State Students
Music Workshop for Teachers and Students: Michael Chandler
Flight 5191 Tenth Anniversary Memorial Service
Sat
28
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Sun
29
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
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30
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Last Day to Add a Class for Fall 2016
Last Day to Withdraw to Receive 80% Refund
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Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
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