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ETSU provides update on campus parking, road openings

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JOHNSON CITY (August 18, 2013) – With thousands of students and faculty expected to return to campus in the coming days, officials at East Tennessee State University are providing an update on the status of parking and roads as construction of the student parking garage continues.

North Dossett Drive, which runs between Warf-Pickel Hall and Lucille Clement Hall, will be open to motorists on Thursday, Aug. 22, as freshmen arrive for move-in day.

The new Jack Vest Drive, which now crosses from State of Franklin Road to J.L. Seehorn Drive, opens on Friday, Aug. 23, as does Go Bucs Trail (formerly Jack Vest Drive), which runs parallel to State of Franklin Road behind Earth Fare.

In addition, lot 21, which is the new lot behind Warf-Pickel Hall, opens the same day and will provide parking for students, faculty and staff.

With the majority of classes beginning on Monday, Aug. 26, Dr. David Collins, ETSU Vice President for Finance and Administration, encourages students to arrive on campus early and allow additional time for parking.   The BUCSHOT Shuttle service will run from lot 22A as well as all other student parking areas.  Lot 22A sits on the corner of Greenwood Drive and Go Bucs Trail behind Earth Fare. 

Overflow parking is available at Thomas Stadium (baseball) on University Parkway and at BucVillage behind campus off Southwest Avenue.  Shuttle services can be accessed in these areas, as well.

Information regarding parking and campus construction is available at http://www.etsu.edu/fa/fs/parking/detour/.  A complete schedule for the BUCSHOT shuttle service can be viewed at http://www.johnsoncitytransit.org/servicearea_routemaps.htm.

The student parking garage will provide more than 1,200 additional spaces and is expected to be completed by mid-October.

Collins encourages students and employees to check the ETSU Detour page at http://www.etsu.edu/fa/fs/parking/detour/ often for any additional information or weather-related changes.