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University of Cincinnati opens Monday, brings more traffic to Clifton Heights

Posted at 4:17 PM, Aug 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-25 16:18:45-04

CINCINNATI — There's bad news and good news for your Monday morning commute if you drive near the University of Cincinnati.

More than 46,000 UC students head back to school, so expect traffic congestion around the Clifton Heights campus.

Here's the good news: Surveying the scene in Chopper 9 Friday, Dan Carroll reported that he didn’t see any construction projects on the perimeter of the campus.

Watch Dan’s report in the video player above.

UC estimates that about 5,000 students drive to campus for classes and park in UC facilities, according to a UC spokesperson. Some 6,800 students have permits to park at UC, but roughly 1,500 to 1,700 of those live on campus so they are not likely to drive daily, the spokesperson said.

More than 80 percent of incoming UC students live on campus, according to UC. Many other students live in the surrounding neighborhoods and might walk or take the bus or take the Bearcat Transportation Shuttle serving nearby neighborhoods.