Parking Structure Groundbreaking Set for Feb. 8; Construction to Impact Traffic & Parking on Campus

Parking Structure Groundbreaking Set for Feb. 8; Construction to Impact Traffic & Parking on Campus
A rendering the new Parking Structure 1 that will be built on campus.

The campus community is invited to attend the official groundbreaking ceremony for Parking Structure I on Tuesday, Feb. 8.  As a member of the campus community, you are cordially invited to attend. The details of the ceremony are available here. The physical start of construction is slated to begin between Feb. 14-25. While the project will have minimal impact on faculty/staff parking lots, it will have a significant impact on the availability of student parking and traffic congestion in general on the campus.

During the first two weeks of construction, we recommend arriving earlier than usual to campus in anticipation of additional traffic congestion. Faculty and staff working with students in respective areas are encouraged to reiterate the following recommendations to help them during the next 18 months of construction.

If students arrive between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday-Thursday, they are strongly recommended to arrive 30-45 minutes earlier than usual during the first couple of weeks of construction to find a parking space and allow for anticipated heavy campus traffic.

To minimize their time finding a parking space, please advise them to head straight to one of the peripheral lots of the campus: parking lots B, E and K.  Bronco Express, the campus shuttle system, runs every 10-15 minutes from these locations.  A map of the campus can be found at

Students interested in some of the best parking spaces on campus should consider taking advantage of the Student Rideshare program. If they arrive at the Parking Information Booth with two or more students in their car, they will be given a pass to park in the closest parking spaces. Students can contact the Rideshare Office at (909) 869-3233 for program information or to help find a rideshare partner.

Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) is excited to get started on the Parking Structure project, which will bring 2,400 badly needed new parking spaces to the campus for Fall 2006. Construction projects of this magnitude will certainly bring an occasional inconvenience and PTS appreciates the campus community's patience and understanding for the duration of the project.  

For more information, contact Parking & Transportation Services at (909) 869-3061.