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University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services: Parking E-newsletter
June 19, 2014

Portion of Northbound University Drive to Close Temporarily

A portion of University Drive will be closed this weekend to facilitate road resurfacing. No parking will be permitted on the northbound side of University Drive beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 20. 

The resurfacing is scheduled to begin on either Saturday, June 21 or Sunday, June 22. Once work commences, the northbound University Drive travel lane will close beginning near the intersection with Hospital Drive and ending just before the intersection with Huguelet Drive. The northbound parking area as well as the adjacent bike lane will provide northbound access to Complex Drive. 

Access will remain to the UK and VA hospitals via Hospital Drive. Northbound through traffic on University Drive will be detoured to Veterans Drive at Hospital Drive with access back to University Drive at Huguelet Drive.

The work is expected to be completed by 5 a.m. on Monday, June 23. However, as always, construction is weather-dependent and the timetable may change.

Press Avenue Garage Construction to Begin June 21

As part of the annual routine maintenance work on the University's parking structures, construction will significantly impact the Press Avenue Garage (PS #6) starting on Saturday, June 21.

The Press Avenue Garage will be closed Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22. Once the garage reopens on Monday, June 23, the work will cause approximately 50 parking spaces to be blocked at a time, although the area will shift throughout the facility during this project.

During the summer months, parking demand is reduced, providing increased flexibility in parking alternatives. Employees who normally park in the Press Avenue 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 Press Avenue Garage is expected to last approximately one week. 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.