FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PORTERVILLE, Calif. – (April 25, 2018) – This summer, Porterville College will reconstruct its front campus parking lots (A and B) along College Avenue. The renovations, which are scheduled to begin May 14 and continue through Aug. 12, will include asphalt removal, regrading, drainage installation, irrigation replacement and drought-tolerant landscaping.
This project is the final phase of PC’s five-year parking lot refurbishment plan. The campus fire lane was upgraded in 2014 and in 2015, PC installed solar panels and new asphalt in its rear campus parking lots. A year later, with support from the PC Foundation, the Jamison Stadium parking lots were resurfaced. The college plans to decrease the parking permit fee during the construction period.
“There is never a good time to renovate the campus parking lots,” PC Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services Arlitha Harmon said, “but a summer project was scheduled to minimize instructional disruptions.”
During the construction period, the stadium and solar-covered parking areas will be available for student and staff parking. The stadium lots will be accessible from Main Street. The solar-covered lots (C, D and E) can be accessed by entering through the gate off Plano Avenue and following the service road to the desired lot. Saturday Swap Meet customers will be able to park in the solar-covered lots as well.
Parking personnel will continually monitor the parking situation during the summer semester to determine if any modifications or additional contingency plans are necessary. Those with any questions can contact PC’s Maintenance & Operations Department at email@example.com.