If your commercial property needs new asphalt, you might be wondering what to do about your parking situation during the process. If you close the lot, how will clients and tenants get to where they need to be? Will there be enough parking space close by? The following are some tips for successfully closing your parking lot during an asphalt paving job.
Provide Adequate Information
Clients, employees, and tenants should all know well ahead of time that the parking lot is going to be re-paved. You could post a notice in the foyer of your building, put out yard signs around the parking lot, and put flyers on the windows of cars parked there. Give clear dates and times the lot will be closed so individuals can plan for it.
Speak with your asphalt paving contractor about scheduling. Does the contractor work on the weekend when clients and tenants don’t need access to the parking lot? Does the contractor work in the evening after other professionals have gone home? Getting the lot paved after hours could lessen the impact a closed parking lot has on business.
Section It Off
If your parking lot is large enough to section it off, that might be a great option. If you have entrances on three different sides of the lot, those could be your three sections. If your contractors are able, they could do one section at a time so the other sections can still be used for parking.
Arrange Alternate Parking
If you own other property nearby or have connections to another parking lot, you could arrange an alternate place for people to park. This could be the empty lot of a business that recently closed, a lot that doesn’t get much traffic, or just another big space nearby.