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Parking construction complete

Parking Lot 2 at California State University, Stanislaus has been under reconstruction, but is finally scheduled for re-opening and usage starting today, Sept. 5, with a few new perks.
As most students and faculty have noticed, Parking Lot 2 located on the southwest area of campus has been closed off. Lot 2 has been under construction since June 3.
Students and faculty can expect 107 additional parking spaces to the original 232 in Lot 2, bringing the total count of parking spaces to 339.
Several handicapped and disabled spaces will be created as well.
Additionally, students and faculty will now see two new car charging stations for electric cars. Students and faculty with electric vehicles will now be able to charge their vehicles while on campus.
Parking Lot 2 went under reconstruction, because, “The pavement was buckling and could no longer be patched causing tripping hazards throughout,” according to Melody Maffei (Director of Design, Construction & Maintenance for Facilities Services). “In addition, existing tree roots had caused damage and cracking to the storm drainage and irrigation systems below the lot.”
During the reconstruction process, the engineers discovered that additional parking spaces could be accommodated by making slight alterations to the original design. As a result, the new parking spaces were added to benefit students and faculty during congested hours.
Funding for reconstruction has accumulated from seasonal parking fees and daily parking passes.Students and faculty can expect to see reconstruction to other parking lots on campus  in the future.
“We have other lots on campus that are aging and will need to be repaired or replaced in the future,” Maffei said.
“Parking Lot 2 was the most hazardous and at the top of the critical needs repair list.”

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