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Traffic, Parking Could Be An Issue Along MLK

Traffic and parking are both in good shape heading into the new school year at UC, although Martin Luther King Drive from Woodside Drive to Jefferson Avenue is a stretch to be avoided.

Date: 9/8/2006 12:00:00 AM
By: Carey Hoffman
Phone: (513) 556-1825

UC ingot   Commuters should plan on parking and traffic being unusually congested during the first week of fall quarter classes at the University of Cincinnati, as new students find their way and returning students adapt to new routines.

The biggest traffic impediment expected for the start of school is an on-going repair project by City of Cincinnati crews along Martin Luther King Drive. It is expected that during the week when classes begin that eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane on the stretch from Woodside Drive to Jefferson Avenue. Drivers should do there best to avoid this stretch, as backups along MLK are likely. Additionally, on-street parking on MLK will also be unavailable.

For those who don’t already have parking arrangements on campus, all garages on campus will be accepting cash on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, prior to 2 p.m., cash parking will be very limited. Once the cash spaces are utilized, only vehicles with a valid parking decal will be permitted to enter campus parking garages. After 2 p.m. cash parking is more readily available.

Decal holders will be expected to park in the designated location of their decal.

There is no cash parking allowed in campus surface parking lots.

Available decals can be purchased anytime prior to the beginning of classes. Call Parking Services at 556-2283 to determine availability of decals.

Parking services is located on the first floor of Edwards Four, located at the corner of Corry Street and Jefferson Avenue. More information can be found on Parking Services’ Web site at

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