UPDATE: This closure has been delayed. The university will communicate the new closure date when it has been determined.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 6, 2022) — A portion of Hospital Drive located between University Drive and Veterans Drive will close temporarily starting on Monday, April 11, to continue construction work on Cooling Plant #1. The road closure is expected to last two weeks, weather permitting.
Access to the University Drive Garage (PS #1), VA Hospital patient/visitor area, delivery service and ambulance access to Chandler Hospital will be impacted. The Orange Route bus service will also be rerouted in the vicinity.
Sidewalks on the north and west sides of the plant are closed for the duration of the project and pedestrian traffic is being redirected to other adjacent routes.
Vehicular traffic traveling to and from Hospital Drive will be detoured around the construction site using Complex and Veterans drives.
Contractors are replacing the existing cooling towers at the plant; the new towers are expected to improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption. For more details about the project, see this story.
Please exercise caution and anticipate additional traffic congestion in the area and possible commuting delays.
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