by Pat Kramer
More than 262 new parking spaces will be available on campus by late February to accommodate growing numbers of employees and visitors.
The first new spaces will open in December when the Population Sciences building lot is finished. “Lot D will release 80 new, unrestricted parking spaces by the end of December,” said David Wade, senior project manager in Project Administration.
After completing work on Lot D, crews will begin restriping Lot C, located south of the water tank on the east end of campus. Crews will paint all spaces to fit standard-sized vehicles, resulting in 82 new spaces by the end of February.
Another new lot will be built near Lot C by the Horticulture building. Builders will construct the lot where landscaping materials are currently stored before installation. When completed in mid-February, it will generate 80 new parking spaces.
A third new lot will be constructed on the current lawn area between the Montana building and the Center for Biomedicine & Genetics. Thirty new spaces will be available there by the end of February.
Since October, 43 new parking spaces opened in Lot E and another 35 spaces opened in Lot B due to restriping.
Parking lot construction will likely create temporary delays. Drivers are urged to be patient, drive cautiously and allow extra time for the morning commute