LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 27, 2017) — Earlier this week, the University of Kentucky installed a new pedestrian crossing on Press Avenue, located south of the entry to the Press Avenue Garage (PS #6). The design and installation of the crosswalk were coordinated with Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government authorities, who have jurisdiction over the crossing of this public roadway. This change provides a formal crossing for the high volume of pedestrians who utilize this area of campus on a daily basis.
This crosswalk is clearly marked with signage and pavement markings. Additionally, the crossing features flashing lights to alert motorists; these lights are activated by an actuated control signal button on either side of the crosswalk.
Motorists in the area are encouraged to allow extra time as they adapt to this new roadway condition.
This crosswalk was installed in support of expanded construction on Research Building 2. However, a crosswalk with flashing beacons and other roadway treatments will be a permanent fixture of Press Avenue.