Construction to Reroute Traffic on North End of Campus
July 8, 2013
A map shows a stretch of the Loop Road and a parking lot (L) that will be affected by this summer's construction, east of the residence halls and north of the current ATEC building.
A segment of Loop Road – from Rutford Avenue to Lot R outside the Administration Building – will be shut down Wednesday, July 10, through mid-August for median removal. All east-west traffic on the road will be rerouted to Synergy Parkway. The segment of Loop Road will reopen before the fall 2013 semester begins.
In addition, Parking Lot L, at the southeast corner of Rutford Avenue and Loop Road, will be removed in August to accommodate construction on a new parking garage at that intersection. The covered parking structure will include 10,000 square feet of retail space.
Students, staff and faculty who currently use Lot L will be redirected to park in Lots A and B on the northeast side of campus until the new parking structure is completed in fall 2014. Free Comet Cab campus shuttles will help transport students, staff and faculty from Lots A and B to their destinations.
These projects are part of a larger overhaul on the north side of campus, that will eventually include the construction of the new 600-bed Student Housing Complex, a Bioengineering and Sciences building south of the Natural Science and Engineering Research Lab (NSERL), and the redesign of the north campus mall, from the McDermott Library to the Administration Building.
For current information on UT Dallas construction projects, follow on Twitter at @UTDConstruction or check Pardon our Progress updates.