Parking lot X will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in October:
- Oct. 5 and 6.
- Oct. 12 and 13
- Oct. 19 and 20
- Oct. 26 and 27
- Transportation and Parking Services recommends that faculty and staff use Parking Lot W1.
If you have any questions, please contact Alex Crist 336.758.2558.
This is a guest post from Transportation and Parking Services:
Transportation and Parking Services is pleased to announce an enhanced transportation service for faculty and staff for the new academic year.
Beginning Monday, August 26, the daytime Gray Line Route (fixed route service) is being replaced with an On-Call Demand Van Service, which will be more flexible. This service will offer expanded transportation services to several WFU satellite locations. Below is a non-inclusive list of locations that will be served by the On-Call Demand Van Service:
- Bridger Field House
- Davis House
- HR House
- LJVM Coliseum
- Reynolda House
- Reynolda Village
- University Corporate Center
This service is available Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. You can request a ride by using the Transloc App (http://translocrider.com/) or calling 336-829-8238.
The On-Call Demand Service does not offer transportation to Wake Downtown or Brookwood, as there is currently a fixed shuttle route for these locations. For more information on WFU transportation services, visit https://parking.wfu.edu/ride-the-wake/
Business 40 downtown will close at 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, for a long-anticipated reconstruction of a 1.2-mile stretch of the highway, the Department of Transportation announced Oct. 16.
The $100 million project, expected to be completed in 2020, will include replacing the roadway between Highway 52 and Peters Creek Parkway, as well as constructing nine traffic bridges and two pedestrian bridges.
Extensive details on the project are included in the department’s announcement. The transportation department also maintains a website and a Facebook page devoted to the project that contain frequent updates. Detour information, maps, a construction timeline and FAQs are provided by the transportation department on the website, for instance. Commuter resources are available, including information about public transit.
Wake Forest’s Transportation and Parking Services website also offers a link to potential opportunities for Wake Forest faculty and staff to use public transit. The information is available through the Alternative Modes of Transportation link on the website.
News of the closure date was announced by numerous local news outlets this week, including the Winston-Salem Journal and TV stations WXII, WGHP, WFMY and Spectrum News Triad. All have stories covering the announcement on their websites.
Pat Ivey, the state transportation department’s local division engineer, is scheduled to speak about the Business 40 project at a Staff Advisory Council meeting on Nov. 13 at 9 a.m. in Benson University Center, Room 401 B/D. Staff and faculty are invited to the presentation.
Highlights from the state transportation department announcement include:
- Beginning Nov. 11, all Business 40 traffic will be diverted to I-40, Peters Creek Parkway and U.S. 52. Vehicles will be able to take these exits but not drive past them.
- Motorists are encouraged to use the cellphone app Waze, which offers route options.
- Not all of Business 40 will close. Only the 1.2-mile section in downtown Winston-Salem will close.
- Even though the construction of Business 40 and 11 new bridges is slated to last up to two years, efforts are underway to open the road in early 2020.
- A portion of the highway from Main Street to U.S. 52 could reopen as early as spring or summer 2019.
This message was e-mailed to students, faculty and staff Aug. 28 on behalf of Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue and Chief of Police Regina Lawson:
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:
As Wake Forest begins the 2018-19 academic year, it is a good time to share information about University resources related to safety and security that are available to students, faculty and staff. Much of this information may be familiar to returning students, as well as faculty and staff who have been here a while. Students new to the University may have learned about some of it, already, but it is valuable information that is worth repeating.
- Wake Alert is the University’s mass notification system for communicating about emergencies and less threatening but significant situations involving safety and security. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to become familiar with it. Visit the Wake Alert website, where messages would be posted in an emergency, and another website, Wake Ready, which offers considerable information about emergency preparedness, key University contacts in emergencies and more.
- For the first time, Wake Forest is using a new mass notification software that will enable Wake Alert messages to be delivered rapidly through several communication methods, simultaneously. In an emergency, a Wake Alert message can be sent using the Wake Alert website, a banner at the top of the University home page, text messaging, e-mail, voice mail, Twitter and Facebook. The University can use additional methods for announcing emergencies, including outdoor and indoor alert systems.
- As in the past, the University community will also see Wake Alert being used, occasionally, for a non-emergency crime alert, as well as announcing extraordinarily unstable weather or a campus closing due to snowy and icy conditions.
- Download the LiveSafe mobile app. The app is free and makes it easy 24/7 to engage in a two-way conversation with the Wake Forest University Police Department. As the department’s web site announces, “With LiveSafe, you can use your cell phone as a personal security device that allows direct access to police, 911 emergency services, emergency location sharing, information sharing with quick tips, and a peer-to-peer SafeWalk tool. The app can be useful to students, faculty and staff.
- Transportation and Parking Services offers a system of complimentary shuttles available to the University community. Throughout the night, the OnCall demand shuttle can be especially helpful. It is available daily during the academic year from 6 p.m.-7 a.m. Check this website for shuttle schedules and more details.
- The Transloc Rider app can be used to catch a ride and track University shuttles through GPS technology.