Drivers that usually park at University of Kentucky’s University Drive garage might find that the parking structure is filling up a little bit faster than normal over the next month.
UK Parking and Transportation Services said that construction began Saturday on the garage and the work is expected to “significantly impact” parkers in the garage.
Crews will initially cause the bottom three floors of the facility to be closed for approximately two weeks, the university said. 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, the University said. 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, at the corner of University and Cooper Drives, 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.
The university suggests to visit their parking webpage 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, the university’s team warns, construction is weather-dependent and the timetable may change.
The University Drive Garage is also known as PS #1.