8/12 – Hillside Road: Section Closure

As previously announced in UConn Today, Hillside Road will close to through traffic between its intersection with Gilbert Road and Glenbrook Road on Friday, August 12, 2022.

For those less familiar with the Storrs campus, the closure affects the section of Hillside Road adjacent to the Gampel Pavillion, Student Union, and Greer Field House.

The restricted portion of Hillside will remain open to Emergency, limited Service, and Transit vehicles only.

This Hillside Road sectional closure is expected to significantly improve public safety in this high pedestrian volume area by reducing vehicular conflicts.

Hillside Road drivers will be directed to use Alumni Drive to avoid the restricted area.

The efficacy of the Hillside restriction will be monitored during the fall semester, and its performance analyzed.

The University has long discussed the restriction, which is now being implemented for a trial period.

8/15 – PayByPhone and Storrs Garage Rates

As previously announced in UConnToday, gateless garage parking operations will begin on the Storrs campus on Monday, August 15.

Once gateless operations have begun, daily parking in the garages will be paid using one of two mobile parking applications: PayByPhone (Apple Store | Google Play) and Flowbird (Apple Store | Google Play).

Many readers are likely familiar with PayByPhone as it has been used for surface lot parking on the Storrs and the Regional campuses (excluding Hartford) since 2015.

The Storrs hourly rate structure in the Storrs garages will be unchanged ($2/hour for hours 1—3 and $1.50 for each following hour), but the maximum rate will be increased to $30 for 24 hours to minimize long-term parking.

The PayByPhone rates will continue to be $2/hour, but the maximum daily rates will increase to $12 in Storrs and $6 on the Regional campuses.

Strorrs Road: Resurfacing thru August 25th

Storrs Road (SR-195) is being resurfaced, north- and south-bound, between its intersections with I-84 and SR-32.

The roadway will remain open throughout the daytime completion of the work, which is expected to end on or about Thursday, August 25, 2022.

Until that date, traffic delays should be anticipated, and alternate travel using SR-31, SR-74, and SR-32 should be considered.

5/31 – 6/3 – Route 32, Repaving Project

The Connecticut Department of Transportation will complete the milling and resurfacing project on Route 32, which may cause traffic delays for motorists in the area.

The project consists of milling and resurfacing a 1.94-mile segment of Route 32, Mansfield, from the Eagleville Fire Department driveway to Route 44 (Middle Turnpike).

The milling will begin Tuesday, May 31, 2022, to Friday, June 3, 2022, and the resurfacing will take place from Thursday, June 9, 2022, to Monday, June 20, 2022.

Motorists can expect lane closures during the regular work schedule for this project which is 7:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday – Friday).

Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity.

Stamford Employee Target Garage Parking Ends 05/31/22

The University’s Target parking garage lease Agreement will expire on May 31, 2022; it will not be renewed.

As a result, Parking and Transportation Services will no longer be able to offer employee garage parking on the Stamford campus.

Active Target permits like will convert automatically to Area 2 on June 1, 2022.

Area 2 permits authorize parking on the University’s main campus lot at 1194 Washington Boulevard.

If you would like to expire your permit, please let us know by email sent to Parking Services.

2/23 Public Transit Hearing (WRTD/HuskyGo)

The Windham Region Transit District proposes cost-neutral changes to its fixed routes to increase service frequencies while maintaining service hours.

Developed using public meetings and feedback, surveys, and operational considerations and tested using new computer modeling technology, the proposed route changes are designed to increase ridership while increasing service frequencies with improved connectivity.

The proposed route change benefits include improved service frequency between Storrs and Willimantic and within the town of Windham and the elimination of wait times at the new intermodal center in downtown Willimantic.

Several proposed changes were made possible through WRTD’s partnership with UConn’s Husky Go, including Sunday service between Storrs and Willimantic and running a WRTD route similar to Hunting Lodge in the summer.

Current Storrs-Willimantic bus, Willimantic City Bus, Hunting Lodge, and Danielson stops impacted by the proposed changes will remain within a 5-10 minute walk to the planned routes.

To learn more about the proposed route changes and make public comments, please join WRTD at their Board meeting room at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, February 23, or attend the meeting on Zoom.

You can find the latest details WRTD’s website.

 

2021/22 Intersession – Student Permits Available

Student parking permits for the 2021/22 Intersession are now available for purchase at the Parking Services Customer Service Center, Storrs Campus.

The prorated prices of our Intersession permit follows:

Purchase Date Price
12/20/21 – 12/26/21  $41.22
12/27/21 – 01/02/22 $30.92
01/03/22 – 01/09/22 $20.61
01/10/22 – 01/16/22 $10.31

Please remember that cash payments are no longer accepted at Parking Services.