April 7, 2014
NCAA Championship Game Impact on April 7 Bus Service, Parking
With the Wildcats playing in the NCAA Basketball Championship tonight, Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) would like to alert the campus community to parking and bus service changes in place for Monday, April 7.
The Lexington Division of Police, in cooperation with the University of Kentucky Police Department, will be utilizing various parking areas on city streets adjacent to campus Monday evening. As such, parking will be partially or completely restricted in the following areas: Conn Terrace, Crescent Avenue, Elizabeth Street, State Street and University Avenue.
Parking in these areas will be restricted beginning Monday, April 7 at 5 p.m. through Tuesday, April 8 at 6 a.m. Any vehicles in violation of posted “No Parking” notices will be towed at the owner’s expense. The Commonwealth Stadium Red and Blue K lots will be off control from 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 7 through noon on Tuesday, April 8, for on and off-campus students to move their cars away from celebration areas.
The top levels of both the UK HealthCare Parking Garage (PS #8) and the Good Samaritan Hospital Parking Garage will be unavailable to general parking on Monday, April 7. These areas will be used for police operations staging.
Additionally, the South Limestone Garage (PS #5), located next to Kennedy's Wildcat Den, will be unavailable for retail customer parking. The facility closes at 10 p.m.; absolutely no after-hours access will be permitted.
The Ag Loop will be unavailable for parking starting at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 7.
PTS will attempt to operate the CATS Yellow Night Route as usual, unless circumstances dictate otherwise. Should the bus be unable to navigate the scheduled route, PTS will modify the route by turning down Patterson One-Way and picking up the normal route again on Rose Street (bypassing South Limestone north of Avenue of Champions). PTS will also attempt to operate the CATS Bus On-Demand Service – scheduled to begin at midnight - as normal.
All CATS buses are on Cat Tracker, a real-time GPS-based bus locating system. Cat Tracker can be accessed at http://uky.transloc.com, via the free TransLoc Android, BlackBerry and iPhone apps and through QR and SMS codes located on each bus stop sign.
The Colt Trolley will not operate on Monday night. However, Lextran routes passing through the campus area are likely to have detours or other impacts to service.
Both Lextran and PTS will be communicating any changes to service through their respective Twitter streams, found at www.twitter.com/lextran and www.twitter.com/ukparking. Lextran will also be posting updates on their Facebook page.
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.