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About the Project

Project Sections

University Boulevard (Gainesville) Park and Ride Lot

The Transform 66 Project is expanding transit and carpool use in the I-66 corridor by adding a new park and ride lot in Gainesville at University Boulevard and Route 29 (Lee Highway).  About 1,000 spaces will open on Oct. 7, 2019, to support carpool, vanpool, and OmniRide commuter bus service during construction. When complete in 2022, the lot will include more than 2,000 spaces and offer direct access to the new Express Lanes from ramps at University Boulevard. 

Details include:

  • 2,046 commuter parking spaces by project opening, with room to expand to 2,500 spaces.
  • Four bus bays with covered waiting areas and real-time bus service information.
  • Designated locations with covered waiting areas for carpool/slugging, as well as a kiss-and-ride area.
  • Ample room and easy access for vanpool parking.
  • Amenities such as real-time parking availability information, covered bicycle racks, lighting, and security cameras.

Get a closer look at what’s planned through the Transform 66 Interactive Map.

Learn more about commuter bus service currently available through OmniRide.

What Neighbors Can Expect

  • Overnight construction activities will be avoided when possible. However, back-up alarms on equipment and trucks, which are necessary for the safety of construction crews, cannot be avoided at any time.
  • Lighting of the construction area during the nighttime hours will be directed to minimize light pollution for nearby residents.
  • Every effort will be made to communicate major traffic switches or nighttime work through project emails and the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway website.

What Drivers Can Expect

  • Construction-related detours and stoppages may be in place periodically.
  • New traffic patterns may be implemented as construction progresses.
  • Drivers should slow down, stay focused, and be alert for construction crews.

Sign up for project email updates to keep up-to-date.

Timeline

Anticipated Schedule Dates
Clearing activities begin June 2018
Excavation, berm work, blasting operations Winter 2018
First 1,000 spaces available Oct. 7, 2019
Express Lanes open Dec. 2022

Resources

Concept Plans (Gainesville) - PDF, 7.2MB
Concept Plans (Gainesville) - PDF, 9.5MB
OmniRide Commuter Bus Information - Website
Press Release - Website