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University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services: Parking E-newsletter

May 7, 2014

University Drive Garage Construction to Begin May 10

As part of the annual routine maintenance work on the University's parking structures, construction will significantly impact the University Drive Garage (PS #1) starting on Saturday, May 10.

The work will initially cause the bottom three floors of the facility to be closed for approximately two weeks. During this time, access in and out of the garage will be by ramps only. After that stage has been completed, the construction will shift to the upper floors and the garage entrances and exits will reopen as access points.

During the summer months, parking demand is significantly reduced, providing increased flexibility in parking alternatives and allowing the construction team to compress the work schedule on the University Drive Garage. This focused effort will reduce the construction timeline and ensure that the garage is fully accessible well before the start of the fall semester.

Employees who normally park in the University Drive Garage should allow extra commute time. If the facility is full, employees may park in any E or R areas or the K areas at Commonwealth Stadium. Visit to view the campus summer parking map and identify alternate parking locations.

The work on the University Drive Garage is expected to last approximately one month. However, as always, construction is weather-dependent and the timetable may change.

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.