Parking Lot Changes, New Parking Rules and Fees Go into Effect Starting July 3

Whit Pruitt

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Starting Monday, July 3 new parking lot designations, as well as parking rules and fees will begin to go into effect on the University of Arkansas campus. The changes will affect everyone who parks on campus, and are necessary to accommodate new construction, a new parking operations system and Board of Trustee- approved fee changes for the upcoming fiscal year.

LOT CHANGES

The designation of several parking lots will be changed over the next week, starting on July 3, including lots 31, 31E, 32, 33, 33A, 35, 37, 38, 77, and the remote section in lot 56.

  • Reserved parking lots 32, 33, and 33A will be closed July 3 for the construction of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority house. 
  • Faculty/Staff parking lots 38 and the south row of lot 35 will become Reserved parking areas.
  • Student parking lots 31 and 31E will become Faculty/Staff parking.
  • The new parallel parking spaces on the east side of South Stadium Drive, between Clinton and Bulldog, will be designated as Resident Reserved Zone 4, for Pomfret Hall. 
  • Remote parking has been removed from lot 56. The location of the new Remote parking lot will be announced in the near future.
  • The parking meters have been removed from lot 37. Customers needing metered parking should park on level 3 of the Garland Avenue Garage and pay the meter fee.

 

REGULATION CHANGES

Vehicles in campus parking lots must now park head in only. This is to accommodate the new license plate recognition system that is being implemented on campus. Backing into parking spaces or pulling through to the next row is now prohibited, even for vehicles with a front license plate. Failing to park a vehicle head in will result in a $20 citation.

More information will be provided about the new license plate recognition -- LPR system in the near future. If you have questions about the LPR system, please check the LPR website.  This website will be updated periodically with new information.

 

FEE CHANGES

Parking permit fees have increased by about 3 percent for all types of permits except Faculty/Staff permits for employees earning less than $40,000 annually. This permit fee did not increase.

The violation fee for parking on campus without a permit/e-Permit increased from $40 to $50. This violation now includes having more than one vehicle on campus at the same time using the same e-Permit.

A new violation for parking in a lot designated as “no overnight during the prohibited hours” was established at $75.

Failure to properly display a vehicle license plate was also added to the definition of permit not properly affixed or displayed, a $10 violation.

New multiple-space parking meters have been ordered and will be installed before classes begin in August. These will replace the multiple-space meters currently in use in the Garland Avenue, Meadow Street and Stadium Drive garages. They will be added to the Harmon Avenue Garage, replacing the gates and pay on foot stations. These new meters will accept coins and credit cards as well as a pay by phone option called Whoosh!. Whoosh! can be downloaded from the Android or Apple store at no charge.

These changes were approved by the Transit, Parking and Traffic Committee. Please contact Transit and Parking at parking@uark.edu if you have questions about this information. 

Contacts

Gary Smith, director
Transit and Parking
479-575-3304, garys@uark.edu


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