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University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services: Parking E-newsletter
August 20, 2013

Parking, Traffic and Transit Impact of UK Move-In – Aug. 21 and 23

With the influx of new students and their parents headed to Lexington for the upcoming Move-In events, campus and the surrounding area will be impacted in terms of parking, traffic and transit.

Due to the need to quickly unload vehicles near residence halls, several areas of campus will be No Parking Zones from 12:01 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21 and Friday, August 23. Additionally, several streets on and bordering campus will have closures or other changes to traffic flow to accommodate Move-In. The largest traffic impact for faculty and staff will involve access to Parking Structure #2 on Hilltop Avenue. Before 8 a.m. each day, access to the structure will be normal, but after 8 a.m., access to and from the structure will be restricted from traveling along University Drive.   

A variety of campus parking lots will be used to accommodate move-in parking for students and parents. Parking Structure #5, located on South Limestone next to Kennedy Book Store, and Parking Structure #7, located at the corner of Sports Center and Complex Drives, will experience heavier than usual visitor parking volumes. Students and employees who typically park in these garages should plan accordingly.

For more information on the traffic impact, visit For a map of traffic flow and parking impacts, visit the Undergraduate Housing and Residence Life web site:

As a result of the road closures, the CATS Summer/Break Route will run a modified route on Wednesday, August 21 and Friday, August 23. On those days, the bus will operate the route normally used by the campus Lextran Stadium-Greg Page Route throughout the academic year.

For the most up-to-date information, riders can view the actual location of all CATS buses on all routes by using Cat Tracker, a real-time GPS-based bus locating system. Visit You can also track the buses via the free Transloc iPhone, Android and BlackBerry apps, by using your smart phone to scan the QR codes found on each bus stop sign or by using the SMS codes found at each bus stop.

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.