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Clippinger Hall parking lots, University Terrace to remain open until August 27

Closure of lots 83 and 84, portion of University Terrace (South Green Dr. to Race St) extended to August 27

Ohio University Transportation and Parking Services has announced that the planned closure date for parkinglots 83 (Clippinger Research Annex), 84 (near Clippinger Hall) and a portion of University Terrace (South Green Dr. to Race St) has been extended to August 27; the areas were originally scheduled to close August 1. 

Ohio University faculty and staff who currently park in lots 83 or 84 are asked to remain mindful that both areas remain scheduled to permanently close August 27, 2018 for the construction of a new chemistry facility. 

The construction is part of OHIO’s Comprehensive Master Plan.

Multiple Campus Parking Alternatives Available
OHIO Transportation and Parking Services encourages faculty and staff currently utilizing lots 83 and 84 to consider exploring several nearby parking alternatives in the coming weeks. Each of the following lots contains 60 or more underutilized parking spaces as identified by Transportation and Parking services:

  • South Green Garage (Lots 78 and 79)
  • Rufus Street/South Green Drive (Lots 51, 52, 53, 54)
  • Walter Fieldhouse (Lot 133)

Clippinger Parking Changes - Summer 2018
Note: The following campus infographic provides a visual representation of alternative campus parking options, pending road closures and alternative vehicular routes and accessible pedestrian pathways and Clippinger building entrances. CLICK THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE.

Free Campus Transit Options Available
Employees are equally encouraged to use OHIO’s free Campus Area Transit Service (CATS) Purple Loop, which services lots 51-54, McCracken Hall, Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium and Baker University Center via an on-demand basis throughout summer from 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, for convenient transportation from exterior lots to the interior of campus. Rides may be requested via phone or text by contacting 740.593.1611.

After 5:30 p.m., employees may also request on-demand transit, called the CATS Late Night, by calling 740-593-4040.

Portion of University Terrace (from South Green Drive to Race St.) to be closed
A small section of University Terrace, specifically the portion from South Green Dr. to Race St., will be closed for an extended period. The closure will begin August 27. 

Area Pedestrian Pathways and Clippinger building access to remain available during construction period
The pedestrian pathways surrounding Clippinger Laboratories, including the key walking path near the bottom of University Terrace that connects East/South Green to Baker University Center, are anticipated to remain accessible throughout the approaching construction period. 

It is important to note that long-term solutions to address parking needs on the Athens Campus are also being evaluated as part of the University’s Parking Master Plan – an effort intended to gain a better understanding of how parking is currently utilized on the Athens Campus and prepare for future changes in response to University needs The University is also evaluating potential changes to campus transit in an effort to improve accessibility to its perimeter lots.

Keep informed of campus parking options, updates with Transportation and Parking Services’ calendar feed

OHIO Transportation and Parking Services provides a calendar feed with lot closures and special events parking information.

The campus community can utilize this calendar to view lot closures and other parking information by date. You may also subscribe to the calendar feed using options in the left sidebar to be notified of lot closures that may affect you.