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Construction on Campus
The campus will be impacted during the summer by a number of parking and roadway enhancement projects.

Mesa Road construction from Los Carneros Road to Stadium Road. (See announcement on right.)

Ocean Road repairs from Mesa Road to the Bus Loop.

Parking maintenance in 6, 16 and 30 Parking, the Noble Hall loading area and the Santa Cruz short-term parking area.

UCEN Road repair and 9 Parking expansion.

10 Parking Structure speed bump installation.

Solar panel installation on the top level of 22 Parking Structure (Associated Students supported).

Faculty Club renovation/Guest House addition project, 23 Parking.

Permit dispenser installation in 3, 6, 27 and 38 Parking and the Info Kiosk.

San Joaquin Residence Hall construction, parking in 38 Parking.

More information about the projects can be found here.
Hwy. 101 Improvements
Carpool Lane Improvement Project, from Mobil Pier Undercrossing to Casitas Pass Road. Project info here.

South Coast 101 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Project. HOV lanes are planned for Highway 101 from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara. Project info here.

Los Carneros Bridge Project. Los Carneros Road southbound on & off ramps are closed while the bridge crossing the Union Pacific Railroad is replaced. Project info here.
MTD Service Changes
Service changes planned to begin in August include re-routing Line 15x to travel only along El Colegio Road, rather than along the narrow side streets of Isla Vista. Line 15x provides service between SBCC and UCSB/Isla Vista.
View an MDC flyer with map here.

There will also be additional evening service on this route. Three new, long-awaited, articulated buses are expected to arrive in Fall and be put into service on Lines 12x, 15x and 24x. These 60-foot articulated buses have a 40% larger passenger capacity.
Transportation Services
Updating above-ground fuel tank to comply with the latest APCD air quality regulations.

Acquiring new vehicles to enhance rental service to the campus community: 5 sedans (2 Ford Expeditions, 1 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2 economy) and 2 12–passenger vans.

Bougainvillea at University Plaza Bougainvillea at University Plaza Bike Path Bike Path Campbell Hall Campbell Hall University Center (UCen) University Center (UCen) Athletic Fields Athletic Fields UCSB Lagoon with Storke Tower UCSB Lagoon with Storke Tower Henley Gate Henley Gate
UCEN ROAD CLOSURE. As part of the UCen Road Reclaimed Water Line Extension Project, UCen Road is closed to through traffic on Wednesday, July 23, 7AM – 4PM. Pedestrian and street traffic is blocked in front of Psychology East Building 251. 3 Parking is accessible from Channel Islands Road, as shown on this detour map.

MESA ROAD CLOSURE. Mesa Road between Stadium Road and Los Carneros is closed to traffic from June 16 to September 10. You are advised to detour to El Colegio if entering or leaving campus from the west side. Deliveries to Building 507 (Central Stores, Mail & Receiving) are permitted from the east (Mesa & Stadium Road).
The road closure is required for the Wetlands & Pipeline Improvement Project. Learn more about the project on the Goleta Sanitation District website.

TIME TO RENEW! Annual parking permits expired on June 30. If you have not already done so, purchase your new annual permit or Summer Quarter permit NOW. Click Buy your parking permit HERE to purchase a permit online. For more information, please contact our Permit Sales Office by email or telephone (805.893.4854).

NewNew GREAT ESCAPES. Ride- sharing & regional transportation options for those going home or just getting away! Check out the many ways to get there: Ridesharing and Regional Transportation.

NewNew NEWS BULLETINS. Events that impact commuting & parking at UCSB are compiled for you. Mouse on over to our bulletin board in the left column. Display items, click links for details.

COMMUTER COST CALCULATOR. Enter your mileage and other details in our new Commuter Cost & Carbon Emissions Calculator to find out how much you pay to commute between your home and UCSB. Click the “Calculate” button on the left to get started.

UNLIMITED EV BATTERY CHARGING. With a prepaid UCSB-EV power permit, charging your electric vehicle just got easier. Learn about the permit here. Charging station instructions are here. If you want to keep up with what’s happening in the EV community, check out the links we provide on our Alternative Transportation News page.


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