J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge: Important information about traffic, parking and employee early departure on May 29

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Please note the impact on parking and traffic to accommodate the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge on Thursday, May 29.

While RIT will remain open during the race, designated roadways and parking lots and some access points will be blocked as outlined below.

To accommodate this important community event, RIT is encouraging departments, wherever possible, to allow their employees and students not participating in the Challenge to leave campus at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 29.

It is important to note, RIT community members (students/faculty/staff) and guests who must arrive or leave campus during the road closure timeframe noted below should plan ahead to park their cars in the parking lots that will remain open. Those lots are: A, B, C, E, F, J, K, L, M, R, T, U and the Residence Hall circles. A portion of S Lot will also be available prior to 4 p.m.

Bus Service:

RTS Bus Service & Summer Shuttle Service will be suspended at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, and will resume on Friday, May 30.

Parking lot closings:

Tuesday, May 27 – Wednesday, May 28:
G Lot (all day)
H Lot (all day)

Thursday, May 29:
D Lot (all day)
G Lot (all day)
H Lot (all day)
N Lot (all day)
S Lot (closes at 3:30 p.m.)

Once the race ends at 8:30 p.m., S Lot will reopen for parking.

Road Closings: Thursday, May 29:

  • 8 a.m.: Lomb Memorial Drive from Jefferson Road to Flag Poles (entire loop), to accommodate pedestrian traffic and setup in the “Bowl” Field all day
  • 3 p.m.: Andrews Memorial Drive between Minett Drive and K Lot (Vehicles departing from E, F, J or T lots will be directed to exit through T Lot to Minett Drive)
  • 5:30 p.m.: Wherever possible, RIT entrances will be closed to incoming traffic, permitting only buses to enter, bringing race participants to campus. All other vehicles will only be permitted to exit campus.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Entire race course will be closed to traffic (entire Andrews Drive Loop, Lomb Drive, plus sections that go through S Lot and Greenleaf Court). Any vehicles parked within the race course will not be permitted to exit after 6:30 p.m. To view the race course, go to: http://www.jpmorganchasecc.com/cities/rochester/images/Roch-course-map-lg.gif
  • 6:45 p.m.: Race begins. Portions of Andrews Drive will be reopened as final participants cross major intersections.
  • 8:30 p.m.: All participants should finish race by 8:30 p.m. at which time the entire race course will be reopened to traffic.