Blue-White weekend brings parking changes

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- This weekend's Blue-White events will lead to multiple changes to parking and traffic patterns, according to the Penn State University Parking Office.

In conjunction with the Blue-White football game on Saturday (April 20), a carnival will be set up in the southern section of lot Stadium West (section closest to Curtin Road). Reservation of that section will last from 4 p.m. today (April 17) to 5 p.m. Sunday (April 21). The carnival will be moving in at 5 p.m. forcing the top section of Lot Stadium West to be closed beginning this evening. All vehicles MUST be removed from the closed section by 5 p.m. Vehicles remaining past 5 p.m. will be towed at the owners expense. Only permit holders who will be exiting by 4 p.m. will be allowed to enter. Anyone needing to park beyond 4 p.m. this afternoon is required to park in another part of Lot Stadium West or in one of the other commuter parking lots (Lot 44 or Porter North). The carnival will run from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 10 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

It is anticipated that there will be ample parking for all commuter permit holders in any of three commuter parking areas (Lot 44, Stadium West and Porter North). 

Also Penn State will be hosting the NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships from April 19 to 21. General parking for this event will be in Lot Red A and the Nittany Deck. Police and Parking personnel will be on site to regulate parking, control lot capacity and assist with traffic control.

Lot Red D will be reserved for this event from 5 p.m. today (April 18) through the conclusion of the event on Sunday. Red D permits will be valid in Red A and the Nittany Deck from April 19 to 21.

During inbound and outbound football traffic Saturday, Curtin Road will be closed from Bigler Road to Porter Road and a one-way traffic pattern will be employed on Park Avenue between Atherton Street and Beaver Stadium and from the Hospital Road to Beaver Stadium. The timing of when these restrictions go into effect varies, and is determined by University Police based on the volume of traffic on Park Avenue and when the football parking lots open at 8 a.m.

When the one-way traffic pattern is established on Park Avenue, anyone accessing areas west of University Drive will be required to do so by approaching from Atherton Street. To access areas east of University Drive, all football traffic would use Park Avenue from Intestate 99. All non-football traffic trying to reach campus or other areas must use College Avenue. All motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination and use caution.

For questions, contact the University Parking Office at 814-865-1436.





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Last Updated April 26, 2013