The start of the fall quarter brings two traditions: A crush of new students and an increase in traffic to the campus.
To help mitigate one tradition, traffic officers from the University Police Department will be deployed during the peak morning and evening commute hours at key points to keep cars flowing through campus.
The two parking structures and all parking lots for students will be open. Combined, the two parking structures can accommodate nearly 4,200 cars. The two overflow parking lots, located behind Innovation Brew Works and the American Red Cross Building, contain about 900 spaces and will be available. The daily parking rate is $8 and can be purchased at pay stations.
Students who want to get to class on time and avoid the hunt for a parking spot are encouraged to get to campus early, be patient and if they can’t quickly find a space where they would normally park, to go to one of the overflow lots or an outlying parking lot.
Less crowded parking areas on the perimeter of campus include lots such as E1, E2 and B. There are shuttle stops at these peripheral lots.
New Kellogg Drive
The big change that commuters will see is realigned Kellogg Drive. The former route of Kellogg Drive is blocked off with large orange barriers and “Road Closed” signs. Electronic message boards and other signs are diverting traffic to the realigned road that links commuters from South Campus Drive to Red Gum Lane.
Coming from the 10 Freeway, motorists will make a left turn at the intersection instead of driving straight ahead. Stop signs are present at Kellogg Drive and Red Gum Lane. The speed limit on the realigned road is 25 mph.
From South Campus Drive, motorists will make a left turn to the new portion of Kellogg Drive. At the Red Gum Lane intersection, drivers can proceed straight to Faculty/Staff Parking Lot F8 or make a right turn to continue along Kellogg Drive to access student parking lots and parking structure 1.
Take the Bronco Shuttle to Get Around Campus
The free Bronco Express Shuttle has upped its capacity to serve riders, increasing its fleet to nine buses. Some shuttle routes (see map) have been slightly altered because of campus construction projects.
- Route A shuttles will operate Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and on Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Route B and Route C shuttles will run Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bike lanes, which are marked in green and white paint and stripes to give motorists a visual cue, will open on both sides of realigned Kellogg Drive when the quarter begins.