Campus News

Complex Drive to Temporarily Close Starting Monday

LEXINGTON, Ky (March 27, 2020) — Complex Drive on the University of Kentucky campus is scheduled to temporarily close to traffic and parking Monday, March 30, through Friday, June 19. This street closure will enable contractors to install sewer manholes and piping near the Seaton Center and the Lancaster Aquatics Center.

ore and residential (E7/R7) permit holders who typically park along Complex Drive will also be impacted. Those affected may park in the Sports Center Garage (PS #7) during this time.

Pedestrian access will be maintained on the north side of the street during the first 30 days of work, then switch to the south side for the remainder of the project.

This work is part of the Central Campus Infrastructure Relocation Project, which will relocate all utilities (electric, chilled water, steam, sewer and communications) from the Kirwan/Blanding Complex to make way for demolition of these buildings. (Read more about this project.) 

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