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Increase in Visitors to Campus Starting Friday May Affect Traffic, Parking

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 5, 2020) — University of Kentucky students and employees who park on north campus should plan for parking-related impacts Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, as a result of two scheduled UK events. Merit Weekend and UK Visitor Center tours are expected to bring approximately 500 families to campus. The UK College of Design Career Fair will also take place Friday and the Gatton Student Center Visitor Lot will be reserved all day Friday for that event.

UK employees may notice an increase in visitor parking in the South Limestone Garage (PS #5) during these days. Impacted university employees may choose to park in other employee intermediate lots in the north campus area, including:

  • King Alumni Lots North & South, located off Linden Walk
  • Linden Walk Lot
  • Schmidt Lot, with an entrance off Rose Lane
  • Stuckert Career Center Lot
  • Scott Street area lots, including Scott Street, Taylor-Dickey, Reynolds, and Comers lots
  • South Limestone Garage (PS #5)

Employees should familiarize themselves with alternative parking options and plan their commute accordingly. Please visit this page to view all employee parking options.

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