WIU Parking changes continue during building construction

UPDATE: According to Western Illinois University Facilities Management, beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, a section of the Q-Lot south of Murray Street will be closed, through Monday, Feb. 26, to allow for contractor access to set the cooling towers at the WIU Heating Plant. Portions of the Q-Lot will still be available during this time with Murray Street access and access from Sherman Avenue.

by NICK VARJAN, NEWS3 Reporter

MACOMB, Illinois (NEWS3) – The Corbin Olsen upper parking lot has gone through a lot of changes since Fall 2022.

After discussions between WIU Parking Services, the Western Illinois Student Government Association and Inter-Hall Council, the upper lot has been changed back to student parking, except for the first twenty spaces, which will remain faculty and staff parking.

“We noticed that the lot was pretty much empty, that the staff wasn’t using it the way we thought they would,” Lance Johnston, WIU Parking Services officer, said. “We did counts over the next two to three months and made the decision to open it back up to students.”

In the fall semester parking services changed the upper Corbin Olson parking lot from student parking to fully staff parking in an attempt to accommodate the loss of staff parking during construction of the new center for performing arts.

Updates on parking are sent to students via email.

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