As students begin arriving on campus for the fall semester, UAB Transportation recommends traveling an alternate route to work Aug. 19-23, when the highest number of students will be moving in to on-campus housing.
From 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 19-23, students will move in to Camp, Blazer and Gold halls; this year’s move-in is structured around social-distancing guidelines. Because of construction around the affected residence halls, commuters can expect congestion and traffic-flow changes, including temporary one-way streets. Move-in traffic will approach west campus from Interstate 65 and surrounding side streets will be monitored by UAB Police to prevent traffic from entering the move-in line from alternate locations.
Planning an alternate route is the best way to ensure your commute isn’t affected negatively by move-in days, says Brian Atkinson, program manager for transportation demand management. He recommends using traffic apps such as Google Maps, Apple Maps or Waze, all available for iOS and Android devices, to monitor traffic congestion information during travel time.
Blazer Express routes will not change during move-in days, Atkinson says. Monitor Blazer Express bus locations in real time on the Doublemap Bus Tracker app, available for iOS and Android, or a doublemap.uab.edu.
Visit uab.edu/facilities for updates on construction and road closures.