Campus News

Traffic Changes Coming to Bolivar and Avenue of Champions as City Sewer Project Marches On

map showing one way of Avenue of Champions

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 27, 2020) Traffic on streets near and on the University of Kentucky campus will make some changes next week.

Bolivar Street will be one way from South Upper toward Oliver Lewis Way and South Broadway beginning Monday, March 30. Avenue of Champions will be one way from Rose Street to South Limestone beginning Wednesday, April 1. These changes, which are expected to last several months, are necessary to complete sanitary sewer construction from the UK campus area to Euclid.  

Commuters who normally use Bolivar to reach the UK campus area from Oliver Lewis Way and South Broadway can use Cedar Street as a detour to South Upper. 

Part of Avenue of Champions has been one way for several weeks. Maxwell Street continues to be the detour route for commuters to reach Rose Street and the Euclid area. Sidewalks on the south side of Avenue of Champions will be open from South Limestone to Martin Luther King but closed from Martin Luther King to Rose Street. Pedestrians are encouraged to use the sidewalk on the north side of the street and cross only at crosswalks.   

This work is the first phase of Lexington’s multi-year project to replace two miles of sanitary sewer line from Oliver Lewis Way to Tates Creek Road, through the University of Kentucky campus and the Euclid business district. Construction on the Euclid sewer project began in February of this year. 

Drivers are encouraged to slow down and be considerate of construction workers, pedestrians and cyclists.  

Visit www.LexingtonKY.gov/EuclidSewer for traffic information and updates about the project.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.