August 2, 2011
Bike Lane Work to Temporarily Impact Maxwell, Rose
Beginning on Wednesday, August 3, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) will be adding bike lanes to East Maxwell Street, between South Limestone and Rose Street, and bike lanes and sharrows to Rose Street, between East Maxwell and Rose Lane. The project is jointly funded by UK and LFUCG.
As a result of the projects, parking will be prohibited on both streets in the impacted area while the lanes are being painted. The project is expected to take two days. However, as always, construction work is weather-dependent and the timetable is subject to change.
At the completion of the work, the parking on East Maxwell between South Limestone and Rose will move from the south side of the street to the north side, matching up with the new conditions on East Maxwell between Rose and Woodland Avenue. The parking spaces on Rose Street between East Maxwell and College View Avenue will be eliminated. The minimal loss of spaces paves the way for a more interconnected campus and city bicycle network.
A larger bicycle network has positive consequences for all members of the campus community. As more members of the UK community turn to cycling, the demand for parking will be reduced.
Reminder: Summer Permits End August 4
Summer parking permits are only valid through Thursday, August 4. The R5, R11, R12 and R14 lots will be on control beginning Monday, August 8.
Please note that even though some lots are not controlled for permits, they are still monitored for other parking violations such as parking in fire lanes, on yellow lines, and in disabled reserved parking. Additionally, all parking meters remain on control year-round.
For more information, visit www.uky.edu/pts/parking-info_break-parking_summer for more information on summer parking. Visit www.uky.edu/pts/parking-permits_permits-calendar_fall-calendar for the fall semester permit calendar.
Members of the campus community are encouraged to tune into 1700 AM (WQKH 253) to hear campus parking and transportation information. The station broadcasts 24 hours, 7 days a week.