Fayette County

Avenue of Champions reopens to traffic through UK campus

Traffic moved Monday on the newly opened section of Avenue of Champions between South Limestone and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Traffic moved Monday on the newly opened section of Avenue of Champions between South Limestone and Martin Luther King Boulevard. palcala@herald-leader.com

Avenue of Champions between South Limestone and Lexington Avenue has reopened after being closed two months for construction on the new University of Kentucky Student Center, according to UK Parking and Transportation. The avenue opened Saturday.

Dall Clark, director of capital construction at UK, said the avenue had been closed for placement of storm and sanitary lines under the street.

“Because of the depth of the excavation, we felt it was safer to close the street,” Clark said.

He said no permanent changes for drivers were made to Avenue of Champions. It had been scheduled to open Wednesday.

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