Health Center Parking Lot 29 Closed for Construction; Pedestrian Access Unavailable Through August

Construction and renovations are currently underway for Lot 29, the parking lot located at the west side of Pat Walker Health Center. The lot will be closed to all pedestrian and vehicle traffic until Sunday, Aug. 5. Pedestrians will be redirected toward Garland Avenue.

The lot, which is part of the health center expansion project, will undergo restriping to allow for two-way traffic, new parking arrangements, and enhanced pedestrian traffic-flow. Dedicated health center patient parking will also return once construction is completed.

In addition to Lot 29, construction on the health center's grand entrance will continue this week. Drivers and pedestrians can expect Garland Avenue right-lane and sidewalk closures throughout June. Pedestrians and motorists are encouraged to stay alert and follow redirect signs accordingly. For health center ADA access, use the north entrance.

On May 4, the health center celebrated the opening of its new, state-of-the-art, 20,000-square-foot addition. Renovations are currently underway in the existing facility for Counseling and Psychological Services and expected to be completed by Fall semester.

About Pat Walker Health Center: Pat Walker Health Center supports students along their academic journey by providing efficient and convenient access to quality medical care, mental health care, and wellness and health promotion programs and services. The health center strives to enrich the academic and personal development of students by creating an inclusive environment that promotes positive behavior and lifestyle changes. Pat Walker Health Center is a department of the Division of Student Affairs.

About the Division of Student Affairs: The Division of Student Affairs supports students in pursuing knowledge, earning a degree, finding meaningful careers, exploring diversity, and connecting with the global community. We provide students housing, dining, health care resources, and create innovative programs that educate and inspire. We enhance the University of Arkansas experience and help students succeed, one student at a time.

Contacts

Zac Garrett Brown, assistant director of communications
Pat Walker Health Center
479-575-4649, zacharyb@uark.edu

Steve Voorhies, manager of media relations
University Relations
479-575-3583, voorhies@uark.edu

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