Just in time for the start of classes on Tuesday, Miami Law's newly built parking lots will be open for use on Tuesday, Aug. 21. The opening of the lots, which have been under construction since the end of the spring semester, were delayed by a few days because of a number of factors, now resolved.
All holders of purple parking permits will be able to park in the lots as indicated in the adjoining map. For the time being, drivers should use Memorial Drive or Robbia Avenue to access the parking areas. To assist motorists, signs will be posted and the lots will be staffed by personnel from the University of Miami Police Department and the Department of Parking and Transportation until traffic patterns return to normal.
The circular intersection of San Amaro Drive and Miller Drive will open for all traffic the day before, on Monday, Aug. 20. Drivers are advised to use caution as there is still construction in the area. The new campus entrance at Miller Drive will remain closed for now because of the ongoing construction. Campus shuttle buses will return to their normal routes on Monday.
Holders of preferred permits for Arboretum Lot 102 may continue to park in that lot. School of Music and School of Law preferred permit holders should enter at Memorial Drive and proceed to Lot 201/504. During normal business hours, drivers will be directed to their appropriate lots by officers.
These lots are for use only by visitors, service and delivery vehicles and appropriately permitted university faculty, staff and students. Other drivers are asked not to search these areas for metered spaces, which are intended for guests of the university.
"Construction activity will continue in the general area, so please exercise caution at all times," a statement from the Department of Parking and Transportation said. "You may wish to allow a few extra minutes for your campus arrivals during the early stages of this semester until new traffic patterns are established. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to work on improving our campus."
Anyone with questions is encouraged to use the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.