Some commuter parking spaces to be eliminated

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About 700 commuter parking spaces will be eliminated over the next year due to construction.

Stephen Prentice, assistant director of Parking Services, said the Speck Street surface lot, which contains 442 commuter spaces, will be lost to construction on a new residence hall in May.  

Some of the lost parking spaces will be replaced near the new residence hall, Prentice said. A 172-space lot will be constructed in January near Canyon Hall and will contain residential, faculty and staff spaces.

“It’ll be hard to access,” Prentice said. “You’re going to have to come in from the back of Blanco (Hall) to get there, but that’ll be returned to green for the residence hall.”

An additional 267 commuter space from the Strahan Coliseum and Bobcat Stadium East parking lots will be eliminated in January due to construction of the Loop 82 Overpass Project, Prentice said. Construction on the project is estimated to begin anywhere from August 2014 to January 2015.