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Carnival brings UA traffic restrictions

Devin Means
Devin Means / The Daily Wildcat RCS workers unload and set up carnival rides for the upcoming Spring Fling.

Several changes around the UA campus are being implemented in preparation for Spring Fling, which takes place on the UA Mall Friday to Sunday. 

Campus visitors can expect traffic restrictions and general changes around campus as crews configure the event area for the largest student-run carnival in the nation beginning today at 6 a.m. until April 15 at 8 a.m.

Road closures for the 41st annual Spring Fling include University Boulevard between Cherry Avenue and Campbell Avenue. There will also be temporary fencing closing off portions of the Mall to cyclists, motorists and pedestrians.

Here are the closures to prepare for, according to a press release email from Amanda Lester, Spring Fling executive director:

University Boulevard closures

— There will be no east or westbound motorist traffic on University Boulevard between Cherry Avenue and Campbell Avenue

— The Meinel Optical Sciences building bus stop for Sun Tran passengers will be moved to Campbell Avenue

— Detours for cyclists will be marked with signs

— Signage will be posted to direct pedestrians around enclosed fence areas 

Cherry Avenue closures

— Closures will be from Friday to Sunday: Friday from 3 p.m-1 a.m., Saturday from 9-1 a.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

— Soft closures will be from Cherry Avenue, south of Hawthorne Avenue, and north of Fourth Street at the entrance of the lot near the Meinel Optical Sciences building

— Hard closures include the center area between University Boulevard north and south


— Free visitor parking will be provided by Parking and Transportation Services in all surface lots after 3 p.m. on Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday

— The Cherry Avenue Parking Garage will have a $5 pre-pay parking fee on Friday

— There is no fee to park in campus garages on Saturday and Sunday

Spring Fling hours of operation

— Friday from 4-11 p.m.

— Saturday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

— Sunday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.


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