Campus News

Avenue of Champions Remains Closed as UK Utility Line Installation Begins

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 2, 2020) Construction began yesterday on installation of underground utility lines across Avenue of Champions at the southeast corner of Memorial Coliseum on the University of Kentucky campus. Avenue of Champions, which has been closed due the city sewer project, will remain closed through the month of June as the utility lines are installed.

UK is installing steam lines, chilled water lines and a communication duct bank — all to support renovation of Memorial Coliseum and the next phase of the Digital Village in the area of the Hardymon and Marksbury buildings. The utility line project is expected to be complete by the end of June.

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