After carefully monitoring the parking lots and traffic flows on the main campus over the first two weeks of Winter Term, Brock University will open a new temporary overflow lot starting Monday, Jan. 20.
Brock’s on-campus Zone 2 parking lot now includes 700 spaces in Lot 2 and the well-lit expanded section to the south.
Should that lot fill up, the University has also secured the parking lot of the Catholic Diocese of St. Catharines at 3400 Merrittville Highway. The entrance to that lot is across the street from the former Lot V in Zone 2 and is just a 600-metre walk from the main entrance to the Roy and Lois Cairns Health and Bioscience Research Complex.
With the paved Diocese lot offering 120 spaces, the University will close the gravel overflow lot at Merrittville Speedway and shuttle service will no longer be offered.
The Diocese lot will be available to Zone 2 permit holders from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Monday to Friday. It will be monitored by parking attendants and security. The recommended walking route for anyone parking in the temporary overflow lot is to follow the paved sidewalk path to the main pedestrian crossing on Glenridge Ave.
The University is also closely monitoring the daily paid lots, which have seen an increase in usage. If paid overflow spaces are required, customers may be directed to other lots on campus. Customers are asked to speak with attendants at the Lot D Visitor Parking kiosk for availability of paid parking overflow lots and are reminded they must still have a receipt displayed to show they’ve paid for parking on campus.
For more information about parking at Brock and a list of frequently asked questions, visit the Parking Services website.