Penn State Intercom......May 9, 2002

Spaces to be increased
at Eisenhower deck

Nittany Parking Deck
expansion on schedule

This summer, 186 new parking spaces will be added to Eisenhower Parking Deck to replace spaces lost to other construction projects on that section of University Park campus. eisenhower_deck1

The construction project is scheduled through Aug. 8, with the following information from the contractors, according to Transportation Services:

* Through May 31, the sidewalk along the south side of the Eisenhower Parking Deck will be closed from the entrance to the office space to Bigler Road. All pedestrian access to the offices of Environmental Health and Safety, Parking and University Police will be from the west (Eisenhower Auditorium) side of the building. During this same time period, the Orange B Tennis court lot just south of this sidewalk also will temporarily close.

* June 1 through June 11, the same sidewalk will be closed from the entrance to the office spaces west toward Eisenhower Auditorium. During this period, all pedestrian access will be from the east or Bigler Road side. The area between the deck and Eisenhower Auditorium also will be temporarily closed, except for some special delivery situations regarding the Eisenhower Auditorium.

* June 11 through Aug. 5, the driveway on the north side of Eisenhower Auditorium and Eisenhower Deck will be closed from the auditorium to the site of the MBNA Career Services Building. All pedestrian access to the building will be via the sidewalk on the south side of the deck.

* Through Aug. 5, the surface parking lot (Orange D) on the north side of the deck will be closed.

* May 13 through July 11, the Eisenhower Deck will be completely unavailable for parking. On July 12, it is anticipatedthat levels one through four in the deck will return to service. Yellow F permit holders will be directed to park in open staff parking lots such as Orange F at Lasch Building or Orange A Curtin. Those with Yellow F parking permits will have their parking payroll deduction fee reduced to the open staff lot rate for the time that the garage is off line.

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Any changes to the schedules for the parking deck projects will be publicized to faculty and staff through their parking chairs and also via the L-PSUPARK listserv. To subscribe to the L-PSUPARK listserv, send a blank message to


Nittany Parking Deck
expansion on schedule

nittanyThe Nittany Deck expansion project on the University Park campus is progressing well on its planned timetable, according to Transportation Services.

The current spring and summer schedules for the project include the following activities:

* May 13 to June 28: a complete redesign and rebuilding of the small parking lot in front of the Nittany Lion Inn and the removal of the entrances to campus at the Executive Educational Center and the current main entrance to this lot. The construction will require the temporary shut-down of the circle drop-off point outside the front door to the inn. It is hoped that this disruption will take only a few days.

* July 8 through Aug. 29: the widening of Fischer Road from the current exit of the Nittany Deck to Allen Road. The work will be completed between the hours of 4 p.m. and midnight in order to provide daily access to University employees assigned to the Nittany Deck. This entire project, which will add 523 spaces, still is on target for a December completion.

The Nittany Deck expansion is the third such project based on the multi-year University Park Master Plan approved in 1999. The master plan replaces 95 percent of all parking spaces lost as new buildings come online, plus anticipated demand generated by the new buildings. Additionally, as a companion piece to the master plan, the University's Transportation Demand Management Plan emphasizes alternative transportation options such as buses, ride-share opportunities and bike paths.