In an effort to support critical health care operations and social distancing, Duke is adjusting parking access so community members with valid permits for remote parking lots can park closer to campus.
From Friday, March 20, until June 30, community members with R1, R2, R3, HEW, and Mill parking permits may park in Parking Garage 3, H Lot, Hock Garage, and Circuit at no additional cost. The parking permit and DukeCard ID will operate entry and exit gates.
The changes shift approximately 800 community members to closer campus parking, reducing the need for a bus ride. In addition, nearly 1,800 spaces are vacant and within walking distance to medical and research locations.
Spaces designated for patient parking will not be accessible for employees during weekdays in Parking Garage 1, Parking Garage 2 and the Research Drive Garage. Employees with a permit for a specific garage can still park in the employee parking sections in their designated garage (example: Research Drive Garage Permit Holders can park in the employee section of Research Drive Garage, off Research Drive; NOT the patient parking section off Eye Care Drive). Evening and weekend access remains unchanged. Bus service to the R1 and R2 lots ended as of March 19, at 8 p.m.
These facilities are within walking distance to most Health System locations. If a permit holder requires transportation to a work location, the H2: Hospital Loop runs between PG3, the Duke Medicine Pavilion and the H lot from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and makes limited stops at the front of Duke Hospital from 5:40 a.m. to 6:50 a.m.
Permit holders will be notified by email when parking permit restrictions return to normal, whether prior to or after the target date of June 30.