UPDATE: Street closures announced after pedway collapse


RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) -EKU announces continued street closure after pedestrian walkway collapses.

In an afternoon press conference, campus officials say Lancaster Avenue and Crabbe Street will stay closed through the night and fencing will go up. The university says Lancaster will likely be affected for three weeks.

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It says the “pedway” will not be demolished because the towers weren’t impacted after a truck ran into it, but it’ll be months before it’s reopened.

No word on if the driver of the truck will be charged.


Eastern Kentucky University is reporting there were no injuries after a truck ran into a campus pedway, partially collapsing it.

The truck was driving along Lancaster Avenue when it’s top clipped the walkway, causing the damage.  No students were in the pedway at the time.

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Traffic is being rerouted around Lancaster Avenue, which will stay closed for some time.

Motorists and pedestrians are asked to stay clear of the area, and students are requested to use existing crosswalks on Lancaster Avenue at Barnes Mill or Crabbe Street.


12:51 p.m.

An accident in Richmond has caused the collapse of a walkway on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus.

The crash appears to have happened when a truck hit the walkway.

An EKU traffic alert says that Lancaster Avenue is closed from Barnes Mill Road to Crabb Street as a result of the collision.  Police and EMS are on the scene.  EKU is advising shuttle bus riders to expect delays.  Motorists should expect for Lancaster Avenue to be closed for an extended time, and law enforcement is recommending avoiding the area.

ABC 36 will update this story as more information becomes available.