Repairs close parts of East Parking Ramp, UT to create temporary parking areas

September 22, 2013 | UToday
By Jon Strunk

Essential emergency repairs will immediately close the upper two levels of the East Parking Ramp on Main Campus.

Lower levels of the ramp will remain open, and University of Toledo crews will begin work to create and open temporary replacement parking areas.

UT Facilities and Construction staff discovered the need for upper level repairs Sept. 20, and an independent structural engineer working with the University has confirmed that lower levels of the garage remain safe to use.

As repairs are expected to take several months. UT officials suggested alternate parking locations on Main Campus in addition to the new temporary lots that will come online soon, including Parking Area 25 (west of Rocket Hall) and Parking Area 20 (south of the College of Engineering).

Parking also is available at Parking Area 23 on Scott Park Campus (shuttle schedule), which is served at least twice an hour during weekday daylight hours by UT Transit Services shuttles. Main Campus Gold Loop and Blue Loop routes are also available.

Updates will be issued on the temporary replacement lots and the permanent repairs to the East Ramp as soon as additional information is available.

“We know these repairs will inconvenience students and employees and we apologize for that, but safety is and must be our highest priority,” said Chuck Lehnert, who oversees Facilities and Construction.

“It is our hope that the temporary parking areas we create will help absorb some of the lost East Ramp parking availability and that the UT community will understand the need to park around the perimeter of Main Campus during the next few months.”

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