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NKU Warns of Traffic Issues as High School Basketball Double-Header Rolls into BOK Center

Four of the top boys basketball teams in the ninth region are part of a double-header at the Bank of Kentucky Center on Friday night.Holmes takes on Newport Central Catholic while Covington Catholic faces Dixie Heights.Northern Kentucky University is warning nearby commuters about possible traffic tie-ups as a large crowd is expected.Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, University Drive from the Nunn Drive roundabout to New Johns Hill Road and Campus Drive (Old University) will be restricted to event traffic only.Vehicles traveling into campus via Nunn Drive will be directed to parking lots only. No through traffic will be available to Highland Heights city proper. Vehicles traveling into campus via the Three Mile exit at I-275 eastbound will only be able to access the City of Highland Heights via Kenton Drive around the exterior of the campus to Johns Hill Road.The university says that anyone attempting to travel through campus or on US 27 on Friday evening should expect significant delays during event times. The university expects event traffic to be cleared by 10:30 p.m.Photo: Holmes claims the 9th Region title at the Bank of Kentucky Center in 2013/RCN file