Baylor to close Sid Rich student parking lot

Utility work to last longer than four months, prepare for Third Street extension

Baylor University published the following notice today to faculty, staff, and students

Due to the installation of new utilities and relocation of existing lines from the Baylor Energy Complex to the under-construction East Village Residential Community, Baylor University construction crews will close student parking lot 42 that serves the east side of the Sid Richardson Building, beginning March 31.

Construction fencing and barricades also will be installed along sidewalks on the east side of Sid Richardson, so work can be safely performed in this area.

Please click here to see a map that illustrates how the lot and sidewalks will be affected.

If construction goes as planned, Lot 42 is scheduled to re-open on Aug. 13.

During the lot closure, students are encouraged to park in the East Campus Parking Facility. The East Campus garage has an estimated 400-plus student parking spaces available even during peak hours.

In addition, the Baylor University Shuttle (BUS) stops every eight minutes at the East Campus Parking Facility on Second Street before proceeding to campus. For specific route information, visit

On May 13, following Spring Commencement, construction crews will implement additional traffic pattern changes, street and parking lot closures. These changes will be communicated to students, faculty and staff.

The installation of new and relocated utilities and the new construction on East Village is part of a project that will re-align and extend Third Street from Moody Memorial Library to Bagby Avenue.