Back Campus Drive is One-Way
Back Campus Drive Site Plan
Information and Photos on the Back Campus Drive Project:
Clarification on BACK-IN Parking:
The BACK-IN Parking applied to the angled spaces along Back Campus Drive only, and not to the small lot between Old Auditorium and Anthropology. Faculty and Staff parking in this lot may employ either head-in or back-in parking.
We would also like to remind faculty and staff (including service vehicles and carts) to limit parking to designated parking spaces only in the Old Auditorium lot to provide adequate space for maneuvering and to ensure the safety of pedestrians.
On Friday, August 21, Back Campus Drive will open for restricted use. Campus Planning & Facilities and Parking & Transportation have partnered to provide for a smooth transition as we open in for limited vehicular traffic. We are requesting assistance from the campus community to help create a safe pedestrian and bicycle environment for students, faculty, and staff. Please read the following information carefully. If you are a director or department head in a facility adjacent to Back Campus Drive, please take the time to review this information during your next staff meeting.
Thank you all for your patience as we have worked to create a beautiful and safe pedestrian area. Questions regarding this project may be directed to Planning and Construction Services. Questions regarding parking or bus service may be directed to Parking & Transportation.
- Back Campus Drive will be ONE WAY running east to west starting just beyond Pub and Print Drive. (Refer to attached map). It will exit into Parker Drive on the west end, and access is prohibited from Parker Drive.
- Please observe a speed limit of 15 MPH at all times and be aware that the drive is intended for shared use by pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles.
- We are installing traffic gates at each end in late September. Until then, we are restricting traffic to faculty/staff parking and service vehicles. In the interim, P&T will place barricades and signs to restrict through-traffic. This rule will be strictly enforced 24/7 until the gates are installed.
- There are a limited number of faculty spaces in the new design. Please keep in mind that these spaces will likely be filled early in the morning, and for the safety of pedestrians, we discourage repeated searching for parking during peak pedestrian hours (9 am to 3 pm).
- All parking spaces are designed for BACK-IN PARKING. A diagram is attached and will be placed at each parking zone with instructions. Please do not attempt to park in the usual head-in manner.
- During the month of September, we will complete installation of light poles, landscaping, and site furnishings. We may need to close the drive to vehicular traffic for brief periods, and we will notify campus if this is required.
- Transit bus service should begin a route on Back Campus Drive with a stop at the library in late September. Official announcements will come from Parking and Transportation.
Back Campus Pedestrian/Vehicle Landscape Enhancements
For information contact Facilities and Grounds (678) 839-6576
Completion November 1, 2015
The Landscape Division of UWG installed a new landscape along Back Campus Drive during the month of October.
The plant selection process for this project focused on utilizing native plant material that are adapted to our climate, easy to establish, drought tolerant, and resistant to major diseases and insect pests.
The landscape will feature a ‘Rain Garden’ to collect surface rainwater from impervious areas. This allows rainwater to be absorbed into the soil profile, prevent it from leaving the sight and entering our local waterways as storm water runoff. Low maintenance native plantings within the Rain Garden will increase the water absorption ability of the garden by root absorption and root penetration into the soil. The rain garden will help minimize water pollution, flooding, erosion, and replenishes local water levels.
Plant material was purchased from regional suppliers to reduce the cost and impact of long distance transportation.