March of Dimes Walk will impact traffic and parking on and around campus
By Jessica Mize
The March of Dimes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and improving the health of mothers and their babies, is once again partnering with the University of Houston to host its annual March for Babies walk.
Scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 24, the event will take place on the east side of campus, subsequently impacting parking lots, roads and parking garages in the area.
Students, faculty and staff planning to be on or near campus between Friday, April 22, and Sunday, April 24, should prepare for the following closures:
- Calhoun, between Entrance 19 and University Drive, will close at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 23, and reopen at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 24.
- Spur 5, between Elgin and University Drive, will be closed from 6 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 24.
- University Drive will be closed from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 24.
- Cullen, between Elgin and Wheeler, will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 24.
- Elgin, between Cullen and Spur 5, will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 24.
- Sections of surface parking lots 20A, 20C and 21B will be closed beginning at 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 22, with the remaining sections going offline at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, April 23. They will remain closed until late Sunday evening. Owners are advised to move their vehicles before this time. Vehicles parked in these lots after they've closed will be relocated to lot 18A at the owner's expense.
- The East Parking Garage will be closed from 6 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 24.
Please note that as a result of these closures, parking lots 1B, 1C and 1D will be inaccessible from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, while parking lots 1E and 19A will be inaccessible from 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, until 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 24.
Anyone planning to be on campus during this time is advised to stay on the south and west sides of campus to avoid delays. Parking lots 8A, 9B, 9C, 12A and 12B will all be relatively unaffected by this event.