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North Mall Maintenance to Impact Weekend Pedestrian Routes

August 28, 2015
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Areas shown in orange stripes will be closed

Saturday, August 29, and Sunday, August 30.

 

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The following areas will be closed to pedestrians Saturday, August 29, and Sunday, August 30 for repairs and cleaning:

  • Area 1 – The south exit of the Administration (AD) Building into the paver area will be closed for paver modifications and repairs. This will reopen Sunday afternoon at approximately 4:00 p.m.
  • Area 2 – The terrace, ramp 1, stair 1, and upper landing of stair 1 will be closed for the sandblasting of concrete surfaces. Access to the stairs and ramp will be closed between Jonnson (JO) and Founders (FO), between Founders and Founders North (FN), Theater (TH) and Terrace and the Founders North entry at east end. This will reopen Saturday afternoon at approximately 4:00 p.m.
  • Area 3 – The pathway between Green Hall (GR) and Green Center (GC)will be closed for sandblasting in the upper terrace area. Once it is reopened, the Green passage will close for sandblasting operations. This area will reopen Sunday afternoon at approximately 4:00 p.m.

Please review the map and plan accordingly if you will be in this area of campus this weekend.

Delivery to Impact Traffic on Rutford, August 27

August 26, 2015

On the morning of August 27 between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m., one lane of Rutford Avenue will close for approximately one hour while a delivery is made to the NSERL building. During this time, flagmen will be on site to help direct traffic. Please consider using the entrance at Waterview Parkway and Loop Road as an alternate route.

Fall Campus Updates

August 21, 2015

The University will debut several completed projects —most notably the North Mall and Loop Road extension— at the beginning of the fall 2015 semester. Construction on other projects, such as the Student Services Building Addition and the east-west corridor between the Trellis and Rutford Avenue, will continue.

For information about what’s new on campus and directions for navigating campus, please refer to:

Construction Updates

Parking Updates

Dining Updates

Pedestrian Access Changes in Mall

August 19, 2015
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Area B (shown in yellow) will remain closed until late Spring 2016. Until then, please use the available alternate pathways (shown in bright green.)

 

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The North Mall reopens to pedestrian traffic on August 19. While the fountain area between Founders Building (FO) and University Theatre (TH) will remain closed, it is expected to open later this semester.

Construction also continues in Area B, which spans from the Trellis to Rutford Avenue. Effective August 19, this area will be closed to pedestrians. Students, faculty, and staff should use the skybridges, the North Mall and the available alternate East/West pathways to navigate the area and access nearby buildings. Weather permitting, Area B will be completed by late Spring 2016.

Road Repairs to Temporarily Close Drive G

August 6, 2015

From Saturday, August 8, through Sunday, August 16, crews will be repairing a crack in the road on Drive G that spans from the Lot G south entrance to Drive A. The Lot G entrance will remain open throughout the repairs. The Parking Structure 1 (PS1) west entrance will be closed, but the south entrance will remain open. To access PS1, enter campus from the south at W. Campbell Road and University Parkway. There will be no access to PS1 from N. Floyd Road and W. Lookout Drive during this project.

Construction to Impact Synergy Park Boulevard Beginning July 27

July 23, 2015

The developers for Northside are planning various lane closures on Synergy Park Boulevard beginning July 27. This work is phased and will be ongoing while turn lanes and property entrances are constructed. Please watch for construction crews and barricades in the area, and allow additional time to reach you destination.

Weekend Pedestrian Detours

July 9, 2015

The walkways spanning from Rutford Avenue to the Trellis will be closed to pedestrians on several weekends (7:00 a.m. Saturdays through 7:00 p.m. Sundays) throughout the summer, from the weekend of July 11 through the weekend of August 9. Crews will be working to haul away demolition debris from the area. To access the Student Union or Eugene McDermott Library from the west, enter Founders on the west side, and exit from the first floor, southeast corner sliding doors into the mall. Please pay attention to signage in the area and allow additional time to reach your destination. This area will be reopened each week for pedestrian access Monday through Friday.

Next Phase of Campus Landscape Enhancement Project to Affect Pedestrian Routes Starting Monday, June 29

June 26, 2015

Starting Monday, June 29, 2015, crews will begin work on the next phase of the Campus Landscape Enhancement Project called Area B, which spans from Rutford Avenue to the trellis.

The project will block some ground-level entrances to the Student Union, Founders Building, Founders Annex, Berkner Hall and the North Engineering and Computer Science Building, but modified pedestrian pathways and other entrances to these buildings will remain open throughout construction. Pedestrian routes could change as the project progresses, so please pay attention to signage in the area and allow additional time to reach your destination.

Please continue to check this website for construction updates.

Loop Road Construction Update

June 25, 2015

On Monday, June 29, the newly resurfaced Lot A and the west portion of Lot B will reopen for parking, but will only be accessible from Floyd Road at the entrance closest to the Police Department building. The City of Richardson worked with the University to temporarily allow for left turns into campus during this phase of the project.

The eastbound side of Lookout Drive will also open for two-way traffic to allow the westbound side to close for construction. Lots C and D will be completely closed at this time for resurfacing and restriping.

Additional parking for green, gold, orange and purple permits during this phase of the project can be found in Parking Structures 1 and 3, and lots J, M and Q. Drivers are advised to allow additional time to reach their parking destinations and watch for construction traffic.

Weather permitting, the east portion of Lot B will open in mid-July, the new entrance from Waterview Parkway onto Loop Road near Residence Hall West will open at the end of July, and lots C and D and the Lookout Drive entrance will be completed in August before the start of the fall 2015 semester. All phases of the project, including a new bridge near lot R and a road connection to Facilities Way, are expected to be complete by late fall 2015.

Continue to check this website for construction updates as this project progresses.

East Entrance to Lot N, Some Parking Spots, Closed June 13-17

June 12, 2015
Please enter Lot N using Synergy Park Blvd from June 13-17

Please enter Lot N using Synergy Park Blvd from June 13-17.

The east entrance to Lot N, which opens onto Facilities Way, will be closed from Saturday, June 13 through Wednesday, June 17. Several parking spots on the east side of the lot will also be closed during this time. Please enter Lot N using Synergy Park Blvd.

In addition, the Comet Cruiser bus stop just north on Lot N will be temporarily moved to the other side of Facilities Way, just north of Lot S.

Bike Lane, Traffic Changes on Waterview Parkway

June 9, 2015

The City of Richardson will be adding bike lane striping on Waterview Parkway between Campbell Road and Synergy Park Boulevard this June and July. Crews expect to finish the project by the end of the July, weather permitting. Once complete, vehicles will only be allowed to drive in the two left lanes closest to the median, except for when making right turns.

Green Hall East Entrance Closed May 25 – June 5

May 21, 2015

The east entrance to Green Hall (GR) will be closed due to construction starting Monday, May 25. Weather permitting, work will be completed by June 5 and the entrance will be reopened. During this timeframe, pedestrians should utilize the west, north and south entrances of the building.

Road Construction, Repairs to Affect Parking, Traffic Flow

May 05, 2015

The Loop Road expansion project is moving into its next phase over the summer, impacting parking lots A, B, C and D.

From Monday, May 18 through the end of June, parking lots A and B will be completely closed for resurfacing and restriping. In addition, the entrance to campus on Lookout Drive will be renovated for the Loop Road expansion. The existing east-bound lanes of Lookout Drive will be closed. The west-bound lanes will be converted to allow for two-way traffic. Drive G will be accessible through this entrance, but lot C will not. Access to the campus from Floyd and Lookout roads will be maintained throughout the project.

Lots C and D will have fencing in place as work continues on Loop Road. The outer half of lot C will be closed completely. Lot D will remain open for parking, as well as a few inner rows of lot C. To access these areas, use Drive G from Lookout Drive, or enter at University Parkway and follow Armstrong Drive to lot D. There will be an entrance to the front portion of lot C from lot D. Lot D will have green and gold spaces available, and lot C will have purple, orange and gold spaces available. Additional parking during this phase of the project can be found in Parking Structures 1 and 3, which offer spaces for green, gold, orange and purple permits.

During this timeframe, work will also begin near Residence Hall West to extend Loop Road and create a west entrance and exit via Waterview Parkway. Those in the surrounding area may experience some additional noise, but pedestrian access and traffic flow will not be affected.

In early July, the newly resurfaced lots A and B will reopen for parking, but will only be accessible from Floyd Road. The City of Richardson is working with the University to temporarily allow for left turns into campus during this phase of the project. The two-way traffic access along Lookout Road will be shifted to the newly paved east-bound lanes, and the west-bound lanes off Lookout Drive will be closed for construction. Lots C and D will be completely closed at this time for resurfacing and restriping. Additional parking for green, gold, orange and purple permits during this phase of the project can be found in Parking Structures 1 and 3, and lots J, M and Q.

Drivers are advised to allow additional time to reach their parking destinations and watch for construction traffic. Weather permitting, the parking lots and the Lookout Drive entrance should be completed before the start of the fall 2015 semester. All phases of the project, including a new bridge near lot R and a road connection to Facilities Way, are expected to be complete by late fall 2015.

Continue to check this website for construction updates as this project progresses.

New Routes Needed to Park in Lots A, B

January 9, 2015
Parking lot entrances during the Loop Road extension.

Work on the expansion of Loop Road has begun in parking lots A and B. In Lot A, only E-parking and green parking will be accessible from the Floyd Road entrance near the Police Department (PD.) To access gold, orange and purple parking in lots A and B, enter the campus on Lookout Drive. Some gold and green parking in both lots will be temporarily unavailable during the project. Alternatives can be found in parking structures 1 and 3, and lots C, D, a, H, I, J, M and U.

Read more in the recent News Center story.

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