Over the next few weeks, Parking and Transportation Services has a wide variety of maintenance work and repairs planned for University roads and parking lots.
A large portion of the work is set to begin Sunday, Dec. 4, and will include converting sections of Economy lots 8A and 9B from gravel to asphalt surfaces. To begin this part of the project, all vehicles must be removed from the impacted areas by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Any vehicles remaining in the lots after this time may be towed.
Since the start of this work will occur while faculty, staff and students are still on campus finishing out the fall semester, the department will be allowing individuals with Economy parking permits to park in alternate parking locations, including ANY student lots, as well as the Welcome Center Student Garage and the student section of the Stadium Parking Garage, from Sunday, Dec. 4, until Monday, Dec. 19. During this time, gates to the garage entrances will be raised to allow parkers to access them free of charge; however, after Monday, Dec. 19, normal enforcement rules and restrictions will resume.
“We hope the alternate parking locations reduce some of the impacts these lot closures will have on our Economy permit holders,” said Bob Browand, director of Parking and Transportation Services. “From final exams to graduation ceremonies, the last two weeks of any semester are a busy time on campus, so taking these spaces offline before the winter break is definitely not ideal; however, it’s necessary to ensure the areas are ready for the start of the spring semester.”
Additional areas set to receive necessary touchups and repairs include parking lots around Energy Research Park and roads near Entrance 1 and Calhoun Lofts; however, impacts to the campus community should be minimal as the bulk of this work will occur during the winter break. All maintenance work is slated to be completed by Saturday, Jan. 14.
For additional information, visit the traffic alerts and lot closures page available on Parking and Transportation’s website.