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Event to Impact Parking in the Periphery (K) Lot at Kroger Field Oct. 17-18

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 16, 2019) — The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Oct. 17, and Friday, Oct. 18, in the Woodford Reserve Club at Kroger Field. As a result, 100 periphery (K) parking spaces will be reserved on Thursday and 50 will be reserved on Friday.

Impacted periphery (K) permit holders should consider all of their parking options, including:

Commonwealth Drive Lot:  The Commonwealth Drive Lot is located near Greg Page Apartments, just south of the new Kentucky Proud Ballpark on the opposite side of the Alumni Drive roundabout. This 108 space parking area is served by the Green Connector bus route, which will allow students to then connect to the Blue and White routes for wider access to campus.

College Way Lots:  New this year, the College Way West Lot is also an option for Periphery permit holders. This 150-space lot is located on College Way and is also served by the Green Connector Route. The 300-space College Way East Lot, located immediately across the street, is an additional option, but students will be required to cross College Way to pick up the Green Route at the Motor Pool bus stop.

Wildcat Court Lots:  The Wildcat Court lots are also an option for Periphery permit holders, but students who park in these lots will need to walk to the College Way bus stop to board the Green Connector Route.

University of Kentucky Transportation Services’ employees will be in the lot both days to help direct event attendees and periphery permit holders to parking areas.

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