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Transportation and Parking is upgrading the gate equipment and visitor access system for gated parking areas across campus. The first phase of the PARCS upgrade is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Feb. 1, with an estimated completion date of July 25. The PARCS upgrade work includes the demolition of curbs and the reconfiguration of entrance and exit lanes. Parking areas will remain accessible throughout the project. Drivers and pedestrians should remain alert to changes in traffic patterns and construction activities in these areas.

PARCS Upgrade Project

Phase One

The following parking lots will be upgraded during phase one of the PARCS project. Project dates are projected and subject to change.

Work to upgrade PARCS equipment at the School of Government Parking Deck is projected to begin on Wednesday, Feb. 1 with an estimated completion date of Thursday, April 6. One lane of traffic will be maintained to accommodate both entry/exit to the parking lot. Traffic control will be on site to assist with access.
School of Government Deck
Additional Lots in PARCS Upgrade Schedule-Phase 1
Location Project Dates
Rams Head Deck Feb. 20 – April 6
May 12 – July 12
Bell Tower Deck Feb. 23 – April 27
Craige Deck March 20 – June 21
McCauley Deck May 30 – July 25

The PARCS upgrade will provide a modernized system that will allow for automated reservation and pay options. Employees with parking permits will continue to use their UNC One Card for lot access.

For questions about this project, contact Stephanie Berrier, director of communications and marketing for Finance and Operations, at