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Back to School: Parking, Directions, and Logistics

Back to School: Parking, Directions, and Logistics

Posted: August 24, 2015

Buffalo State will welcome new students to campus for residence hall move-in days (August 25-30), orientation (August 26-28), and the first day of the fall semester (August 31).

The beginning of the academic year is always an active time for students, visitors, and guests to campus, are requires patience to navigate. Cooperation and understanding as new and returning resident students are welcomed back to campus is appreciated.

This semester off-campus construction projects on two nearby roadways will affect travel to and from campus, and traffic delays are expected. Buffalo State does not manage these projects, but is reminding the campus community to expect delays on surrounding roadways, account for these traffic changes in their daily routine, and allow for extra travel time.

Elmwood Avenue Construction
The Elmwood Avenue bridge over NY Route 198 (Scajaquada Expressway) is currently being replaced by the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) and bridge traffic has been reduced to one lane in each direction.

NY Route 198 (Scajaquada Expressway) Speed Limit Reduction
The DOT has also instituted several changes to Route 198. The speed limit has been reduced to 30 m.p.h.; lanes have been narrowed; stop signs have been installed at the foot of on-ramps; and traffic signals and crosswalks will be installed near Delaware Park.

Getting Here
The off-ramps from Route 198 East and West onto Elmwood Avenue remain open; however, traffic has been slowed due to lane restrictions. The campus may also be accessed from the Grant Street exit of the 198.

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Student Move-In Days
To facilitate the move for our nearly 3,000 residents and their families, University Police officers, student assistants, and Residence Life staff members will be on-hand to provide direction.

To alleviate traffic congestion, temporary changes to campus parking and roadways will be made.

The following lots will be used for move-in activity and will not be available for faculty, staff, or student parking:

Tuesday, August 25:

Lot R-1 (Rockwell Road, north and south sides) from Cleveland Circle Drive west to Academic Drive
Lot R-6 (Academic Drive)* except parking spaces designated for people with disabilities
Lot R-7 (Union Place)* all parking spaces

Cassety Hall will be accessed via the roadway west of the Science and Mathematics Complex (Bengal Drive), with egress past Perry Hall, south to Academic Drive.

*Please note that numbered reserve and general reserve parking spaces in lots R-6 and R-7 are included in those parking spaces that will be unavailable for staff parking. On Tuesday, August 25, these reserve-space holders are asked to park in other campus parking lots to accommodate our students.

Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday—August 27, 29, and 30:

Tower Road traffic will be one way only (east to west), from Tower 1 to Tower 4 and Moore Complex.

Cassety Hall will be accessed via the roadway west of the Science and Mathematics Complex (Bengal Drive), with egress past Perry Hall, south to Academic Drive.

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