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Roadway Access

Roadways, service roads, parking structures and lots, and loading zones on the UCI campus are generally accessible, with the following exceptions.

Bridge Heights

Three bridges on the UCI campus have less than 15'6" clearance and are considered "low clearance" bridges per California MUTCD standards. Advance roadway signs are in place warning road users of these bridges at Athletics and Palo Verde, allowing vehicles to select alternate routes. Please send an email to traffic@uci.edu for assistance with a traffic plan if you drive a tall vehicle or delivery truck on the campus roadways.

Palo Verde pedestrian bridge
Bridge Heights:
Athletics Pedestrian Bridge - Spanning West Peltason Drive at Crawford Hall (Bldg 903 on campus map)13'0"
Palo Verde Pedestrian Bridge - Spanning East Peltason Drive at Palo Verde Road15'0"
Watson Bridge - Spanning Campus Drive at University Town Center15'6"
Engineering Pedestrian Bridge - Spanning Engineering Service Road at Engineering Tower16'0"
Ayala Science Library Pedestrian Bridge - Spanning West Peltson Drive at Ayala Science Library17'0"
Mesa Pedestrian Bridge - Spanning Mesa Road at Mesa Parking Structure15'0"
Fine Arts Pedestrian Bridge - Spanning West Peltason Drive at School of Fine Arts 20'0"
UNEX Pedestrian Bridge - Spanning East Peltason Drive at UNEX Building 18'0"

Parking Structure Heights

Please make note of parking structure heights when driving taller vehicles to ensure your safe passage through the structures.

Parking Structures:
Anteater Parking Structure8'2" Levels 1-3
7'0" Levels 4+
East Campus Parking Structure8'2"
Mesa Parking Structure8'10"
Social Science Parking Structure8'2"
Student Center Parking Structure8'2" Entrance Level
6'10" All Other Levels

Gate Arms and Restricted Areas Access

Gate arm

Access to some service roads or other areas is restricted due to high pedestrian activity. For pedestrian safety, selected areas of campus are open only to authorized vehicles with access to campus gate arms.

For information about these restricted areas for delivery purposes or ADA access, email parking@uci.edu.


No trucks over 3 tons sign

Oversize Vehicle Restrictions

All construction vehicles over three tons are subject to roadway restrictions. These vehicles are not allowed on campus Monday-Friday from 7pm-7am, or on weekends without prior approval.

Email traffic@uci.edu or call 949-824-2691 at least 48 hours in advance for more information and to schedule vehicle access.


UCI Transportation and Distribution Services
200 Public Services Building
Irvine, CA 92697-4525
Phone: (949) 824-7275      Fax: (949) 824-2387
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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