The University of New Mexico's Parking and Transportation Services cautions customers and community members to plan ahead for heavy traffic on and around UNM's main campus Friday through Sunday, Dec. 2-4.

Effective 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Girard Blvd. will be closed off between Central Ave. and Lomas Blvd. Access to the A & R Lot from Central Ave. will also be blocked.

On Saturday, Dec. 3 public access to campus parking will be closed, however R and S—Lomas parking structure permit holders, will be allowed access their respective lots by way of Campus-to-Redondo or Stanford-to-Redondo Dr. UNM permit holders will need to show their permit to Enforcement in order to access certain parking lots.

Drivers are asked not to move barricades. Saturday’s event will also require the closure of parking spaces and areas within the R Lot, specifically spaces located in the R-Central/Girard lot. During this partial closure and only on Saturday, Dec. 3, R permits will be allowed to overflow into J Lot.

The weekend festivities include:

  • Friday, Dec. 2: UNM’s Hanging of the Greens
  • Saturday, Dec. 3: Twinkle Light Parade, and Popejoy Presents: The Nutcracker Ballet
  • Sunday, Dec. 4: Popejoy Presents: The Nutcracker Ballet

Commuters may want to take a different route to or on campus due to the heavy traffic and construction along the Central side of the main campus. It is encouraged to allow for extra travel time.

For more information, contact UNM Parking and Transportation at 505-277-1938.

Heavy traffic on and around UNM campus