Slippery Rock University students, faculty and staff will soon enjoy additional on-campus parking.
Construction has begun on two gravel lots, which will add a combined 76 parking spots at two locations on campus.
One lot will be located at Wally Rose Field, near the Art Sculpture Building, and the second will be near the Alumni Association Picnic Pavilion along Stadium road.
The spots should be available by the end of March.
“Students have expressed concerns about having enough parking on campus and this was the quickest way we could provide some relief,” said Scott Albert, assistant vice president of facilities, planning and environmental safety. “We started the process in September, but it takes time to work through the design and permitting issues.”
Officials say the gravel lots are a temporary fix to the parking problem, and the school is hoping to add more paved lots in the future.
“This is something short-term that we came up with to provide some additional overflow parking until we can start implementing some of the parking recommendations from the master plan over the next several years,” Albert said.