Avenue of Champions closed for two months


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A construction project in downtown Lexington has a road closed down through the middle of July.

Work begins on the new University of Kentucky Student Center, shutting down Avenue of Champions to South Limestone for almost two months.

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It will allow for space for underground utility construction.

Details about the closure include:
– Avenue of Champions from South Limestone to Lexington Avenue will close to vehicular traffic. The sidewalk on the north side of Avenue of Champions will remain open at all times.
– During the utility work, Lexington Avenue will remain open to traffic.
– Martin Luther King Boulevard will remain open for deliveries and access the UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital parking areas.
– Vehicles will not be able to access Avenue of Champions from Martin Luther King Boulevard.
– Campus bus routes will be rerouted due to the road closures. More specific information on the route detour plans will be communicated as the project start date nears.
– During this time, Patterson Drive will change to two-way traffic for emergency and service vehicles only between Rose Street and Administration Drive; no parking will be permitted to allow for traffic flow.
– Access to the loading docks for White Hall Classroom Building and Bowman’s Den will be maintained throughout the project, as will access to the Singletary Center Lot.
– Lexington Avenue will remain open to traffic.