Construction Projects

Academic Science Building

Project Schedule: Through-Aug 2016
The current science building, the Chemistry-Physics building, was constructed in 1963, and is one of the largest and most heavily utilized buildings (2nd highest usage) on the UK campus. The facility serves all undergraduate students wherein they fulfill their basic science (both classrooms and laboratory) requirements. Undergraduate and graduate students spend a significant amount of time in the facility learning the areas of biology, chemistry and physics and conducting research. The new 263,000-square-foot Academic Science Building will be equipped with modern and technology-rich classroom and laboratory space. It is being constructed on the site where Donovan Residence Hall currently sites.


Link directly to this project: http://construction.uky.edu/projects.aspx?ProjID=1

Carol Martin Gatton College of Business and Economics

Project Schedule: Through-May 2016
The existing four story facility was originally built in 1963. In 1991, a three story classroom wing was added. The original building primarily houses office and administrative space while the 1991 addition houses nearly all the teaching/classroom space. The facility has been well maintained but as with most facilities of its age, some of the basic mechanical and electrical components have reached the end of their useful lives.


Link directly to this project: http://construction.uky.edu/projects.aspx?ProjID=3

Commonwealth Stadium

Project Schedule: Through-Before 2015 Season Starts
On the outside, the stadium will sport a new decorative exterior and there will be new landscaping around the stadium and parking areas. Inside the facility, the stadium concourses will be widened, making it easier for fans to get to their seats and other destinations. New restrooms and concession stands will be constructed, enhancing the comfort and convenience for all in attendance.


Link directly to this project: http://construction.uky.edu/projects.aspx?ProjID=5

University Lofts

Project Schedule: Through-2015
Interior demolition is complete and renovations are underway at University Lofts, the future home of the University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies in the UK College of Fine Arts.


Link directly to this project: http://construction.uky.edu/projects.aspx?ProjID=4

Utility Work & Road Closures

Project Schedule: Through-2015
Utility upgrades and construction of the new Academic Science Building will require portions of Washington Avenue and Rose Street to close for an extended period of time. Construction impact will begin in mid-June and extend through the 2014-2015 academic year with impacts concluding by Fall 2015.


Link directly to this project: http://construction.uky.edu/projects.aspx?ProjID=6

Lane Restriction - South Upper Street

Project Schedule: July 14 Through mid-August 2014
To connect the new School of Art & Visual Studies to campus steam, a trench will be cut into S Upper Street. During this time, passage will be restricted to one-lane from 7pm to 5am only. Outside of those hours, passage will proceed as normal. Impact will begin on July 14th and is expected to last through mid-August 2014. Any questions and concerns may be directed to Sandy Redmon at sredmon@uky.edu or 859-218-3115.


Link directly to this project: http://construction.uky.edu/projects.aspx?ProjID=7

Utility Work & Lane Reduction Hilltop Ave

Project Schedule: December 1st - 17th
Update: Thursday 12/18/2014 Construction will continue from 7PM – 7AM on 12/19/2014 closing one lane on Hilltop Ave. Installation of needed storm water lines for the new dining facility, The 90, traffic on Hilltop Avenue will be reduced to one lane December 1st – 17th (construction date extended to the 17th due to weather delays). The work will be done from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in an effort to avoid major morning and afternoon drive-times. Brief traffic stops can be expected in the area. Traffic controls will be in place at the corner of Hilltop Avenue and University Drive and at the corner of Woodland Avenue and Hilltop Avenue. The trenched area will be covered with metal plates allowing for a return to two-lane traffic each day after 4 p.m. Traffic delays will be possible in this area, and motorists are asked to take that into consideration for their daily commute.


Link directly to this project: http://construction.uky.edu/projects.aspx?ProjID=8