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South Shuttle Lot Update and Parking Alternatives Recommended by UW


August 18, 2011 — Alternative measures are recommended to accommodate construction activities that have affected the completion of the South Shuttle Transit Lot project and temporarily eliminated some parking spaces on the University of Wyoming campus.

UW will continue to provide transit service to and from the South Express Lot at 15th Street and Spring Creek Drive even though the lot is temporarily closed for construction and is scheduled to reopen on or before Sept. 1.

Buses will continue to make stops at the shelter, and additional bicycle racks have been placed at the lot for patrons' convenience. Officials say plenty of parking is available along 15th Street and bicycling and walking to the lot is encouraged.

Additionally, deconstruction continues on the Ivinson Building, eliminating more than 30 "A" permit parking spaces in the lot and all parking along the south side of Ivinson Street.  Weather permitting, the project is tentatively scheduled for completion during late fall semester, offering 144 parking spaces.

Division of Auxiliary Services personnel urge faculty and staff to find alternative parking, possibly at the Wyoming Union or WYO Hall lot, or to take advantage of the university's park 'n ride lots that include the South Express lot at 15th and Spring Creek, the Express Lot at 30th Street and Willett Drive, plus a temporary overflow lot at 22nd Street and Willett that will provide service from 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily.  Due to the South Shuttle Lot construction, use of the Express Lot at 30th Street and overflow lot is encouraged for vehicles until Sept. 1.

 Passes are no longer required to board and ride the UW transit system.  Detailed maps and schedules of UW parking lots and transit routes are available at http://www.uwyo.edu/tap/Maps/index.html.

Lewis Street remains closed between 9th and 11th streets during construction of the Energy Resources Center (ERC), scheduled for completion in summer 2012, and for landscaping work near the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. Parking is limited in areas around construction of the ERC, including the drive on the west side of the Engineering Building.

"Construction crews and UW staff members are working hard to complete these projects as quickly as possible," says Douglas H. Vinzant, UW vice president for administration. "We appreciate everyone's cooperation and patience as we move forward on these and other campus improvement efforts."

For information about construction and parking lot closures, call 766-6883. For transit and parking information, call Transit and Parking Services at (307) 766-9800.

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