Fewer parking spots open after Spring Break; shuttle needed

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While the student body spends their Spring Break partying, vacationing, or just sleeping in, the university itself doesn’t sleep. Instead, construction will be in full effect for the parking lot next to the Estill classroom building.

“A portion of the administration lot, located south of Estill, will be converted into a construction site for the new visitor center,” said Colonel Dennis Culak. “Over 70 parking spaces will be lost during Spring Break. To compensate for that loss, we’re going to convert the two small lots west of the new science building and north of Chinese Express.”

Additionally, to compensate for the commuters, the cost for parking in the garage will be lowered to a maximum of $3 for a day and $1 per hour. There will also be a shuttle running with a new route.

“The shuttle will pick up individuals in the stadium parking lot and exit onto Bearkat Boulevard and proceed west on Bearkat,” said Culak. “Stops will be made at Bearkat Boulevard and Bobby K. Marks, Bearkat Boulevard and Avenue I, and Bearkat Boulevard at Belvin-Buchanan and Estill Hall. The bus will then turn south on University Avenue and 17th Street and then will enter University Drive. Stops will then be made at University Drive and Austin Hall steps and University Drive and Evans Complex and the Estill building.

The shuttle will then turn east on Bowers Boulevard and will stop at the intersection of Bowers Boulevard and Avenue J and make a final stop in front of the HKC building.”

Construction for the Visitor’s Center is estimated to last for over a year.