Student Parking Deck renovations change traffic flow

Spark Banner

The student parking deck is undergoing some renovations that will permanently change the traffic flow inside and around the deck. A new entrance and exit will be opened on Independence Blvd. in between the IT building and Athens restaurant.

With the opening of the deck onto Independence, the entrance from Elizabeth Ave. will be closed. This entrance is being closed in order to make way for the narrowing of Elizabeth and the installation of trolley tracks, which is due to be completed by 2009.

Additionally, the renovation will remove the barriers between the two sides of the deck so that drivers will be able to access any part of the deck from any entrance.

Entrances Exits
Independence Blvd. Independence Blvd.
4th Street 4th Street
  Elizabeth Ave.

This renovation may slow traffic around the deck, particularly in the first few weeks of school. Please note that the student deck usually fills by 8 am, so plan to use other lots, including the ones by Memorial Stadium. Security will be directing students to other available parking and to overflow lots. (Please see map below.)

Additionally, the lot on the corner of Independence and Elizabeth across from the parking deck is now for student use. The new structure that is being built on the corner of Independence and 4th Street will be a new student parking deck. The projected completion date will have the deck open for student use by Spring 2007.

Overflow parking 2006