Avenue of Champions reopens a day earlier than expected

Avenue of Champions reopened on Tuesday, July 19. 

Avenue of Champions reopened on Tuesday. Last week, the university said the street would reopen Wednesday, July 20. 

The street originally closed in May so construction crews could facilitate underground work for the future UK Student Center.

UK spokesperson Blair Hoover said the Student Center is scheduled to open in January 2018. 

“We finished ahead of schedule and wanted to return the road back to public use as soon as possible,” said Dall Clark, director of capital construction at UK, in an email to the Kentucky Kernel.