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Expanded Park-N-Ride lot, multimodal trail nearing completion


An aerial view of a dirt parking lot next to a completed parking lot at Clemssn University
Construction photo taken in July, provided by University Facilities
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An expanded Park-N-Ride lot and multimodal trail connecting to the Clemson University main campus and Green Crescent Trail are expected to open for the Spring 2024 semester.

The expanded P-5 Lot will be located near Highway 76 on the opposite side of the South Carolina National Guard Recruiting Office from the current P-7 and P-8 Lots. In addition to the main entrance located off Highway 76, there will be an entrance-only gate on Rock Creek Road, allowing Clemson faculty, staff and students to enter the lot. Exits will lead through existing Park-N-Ride lots to the stoplight at the Highway 76 and Perimeter Road intersection. Cutting through the lot will not be permitted and will be prevented by a gate with a swing arm. The swing-arm gate will be set 130 feet off of Rock Creek Road.

Access off Rock Creek Road has been fully permitted by the South Carolina Department of Transportation after careful consideration of area residents.

A new multimodal trail will also be installed next to the lot, allowing cyclists and pedestrians to travel into the heart of main campus and onto the Green Crescent Trail.

Paving on both the trail and P-5 Lot is expected to be completed by the end of 2023, weather permitting.

Park-N-Ride is available for both students and employees. The East Campus Park-N-Ride shuttle will pick up from P-5, P-7 and P-8 and stops at Hendrix Center, Edwards Hall, Redfern Health Center, Academic Success Center and Cherry Road at Bryan Circle. Shuttles arrive every seven minutes during peak times and 15 minutes during off-peak times.

For information about this and other University Facilities projects, please visit the University Facilities Construction Map.