Construction, Repairs to Affect Parking Lots A, B, C, D, Traffic Flow
From Monday through the end of June, parking lots A and B will be completely closed for resurfacing and restriping. The existing eastbound lanes of Lookout Drive will be closed. The westbound lanes will be converted to allow for two-way traffic. Access to the campus from Floyd and Lookout roads will be maintained throughout the project. For desktop computer users, click here to enlarge the map. Click here to print it.
The Loop Road expansion project is moving into its next phase over the summer, impacting parking lots A, B, C and D.
From Monday through the end of June, parking lots A and B will be completely closed for resurfacing and restriping. In addition, the entrance to campus on Lookout Drive will be renovated for the Loop Road expansion.
The existing eastbound lanes of Lookout Drive will be closed. However, access to the campus from Floyd and Lookout roads will be maintained throughout the project by converting the westbound lanes of Lookout to allow for two-way traffic. Drive G will be accessible through this entrance, but Lot C will not.
Lots C and D will have fencing in place as work continues on Loop Road. The outer half of Lot C will be closed completely, but a few inner rows will be available. Lot D will remain open for parking. To access these areas, use Drive G from Lookout Drive, or enter at University Parkway and follow Armstrong Drive to Lot D. There will be an entrance to the front portion of Lot C from Lot D.
Lot D will have green and gold spaces available, and Lot C will have purple, orange and gold spaces available. Additional parking during this phase of the project can be found in Parking Structures 1 and 3, which offer spaces for green, gold, orange and purple permits.
During the summer, E-parking permit holders will be allowed to park in green spaces in Lots C and D, and on Levels 4 and 5 of Parking Structures 1 and 3.
During this timeframe, work will also begin near Residence Hall West to extend Loop Road and create a west entrance and exit via Waterview Parkway. Those in the surrounding area may experience some additional noise, but pedestrian access and traffic flow will not be affected.
In early July, the newly resurfaced lots A and B are expected to reopen for parking, but will only be accessible from Floyd Road. The City of Richardson is working with the University to temporarily allow for left turns into campus during this phase of the project.
Once the eastbound side of Lookout Drive is reopened, it will be used for the two-way traffic access from Floyd and allow the westbound side to close for construction. When that occurs, Lots C and D will be completely closed for resurfacing and restriping. Additional parking for green, gold, orange and purple permits during this phase of the project can be found in Parking Structures 1 and 3, and lots J, M and Q.
Drivers are advised to allow additional time to reach their parking destinations and watch for construction traffic. Weather permitting, the parking lots and the Lookout Drive entrance should be completed before the start of the fall 2015 semester. All phases of the project, including a new bridge near Lot R and a road connection to Facilities Way, are expected to be complete by late fall 2015.
Continue to check the Pardon Our Progress website for construction updates as this project progresses.
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