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Temporary Closure of Loop Road, Sidewalk near Parking Structure 3

June 25, 2014

From noon, Friday, June 27 through the evening of Saturday, June 28, the portion of Loop Road from the east corner of Rutford Avenue to the west corner of the Lot R entrance will be temporarily closed to pedestrians and drivers in order to allow crews enough space to safely disassemble a crane in the Parking Structure 3 construction project.

Crews will also close the sidewalk that goes by the west side the English Language Center (ELS) on Saturday.

Parking Lot R will remain open and accessible at all times through the Facilities Way campus entrance off of Synergy Park Boulevard.

Crews plan to stage the area and set up a mobile assist crane on Friday and proceed with crane disassembly and removal on Saturday. Trucks will be entering campus from Synergy Park Boulevard onto Rutford Avenue to get to the project site.

Pedestrians or drivers should be mindful of increased construction traffic in the area and are encouraged to take alternate routes. Signage and flag men will be in place to help direct traffic flow, but delays should be expected.

If weather permits, the sidewalk and Loop Road will reopen late Saturday evening after the disassembly process is completed.

For more information, contact Facilities Management at 972.883.2141.

Lot J Expansion to begin June 23

Jun 19, 2014
The most western row of Lot J will be temporarily blocked.

The row closest to the apartments will be temporarily blocked.

Work to add approximately 57 parking spaces in Lot J will begin the evening of June 23. To allow space for crews and equipment, a barricade will temporarily block the most western row of parking (along the curb closest to the apartments.) The barricade will remain in place through mid-August. Lot J and all of its entrances will remain open and accessible during the project.

Construction Projects to Impact Roadways, Parking Lots

May 15, 2014

On Friday, May 16, construction crews will be relocating an OFPC trailer. No roads will be closed, but drivers should watch for large, slow-moving vehicles on Synergy Park Boulevard and Facilities Way before noon.

On Monday, May 19, workers will begin preparing for the June installation of modular buildings in the open area between parking lots H and I. Fencing will be placed in the area and will temporarily block portions of parking lots H and I.

Additionally, on May 19, crews will begin underground utility work for the Bioengineering and Sciences Building. To safely complete the project, crews will block portions of the south bound lane of Rutford Avenue and the west bound lane of Loop Road. This will be done in phases so that the roads remain passable via one lane, and there will be flagmen on hand to direct traffic. However, drivers should expect slow travel times and are encouraged to take alternate routes. The utility work is expected to be complete by May 30, weather permitting.

BSB Sewer Line Installation Begins on April 21

April 17, 2014
New Sewer Line Near Lot R.

Sections of Lot R shown in orange will be blocked off for safety as work on the new sewer line happens in close proximity to vehicles. Work will happen in three stages. The green line shows the approximate path of the new sewer line. While work is underway, a temporary walking path will be created; It will eventually replace the current sidewalk when work is completed.

Lot R Closings.

Spaces 19-21 will be blocked April 21 - May 2. Spaces 22-28 will be blocked April 28 - May 2. Spaces 29-39 will be blocked May 5-9.

On Monday, April 21, 2014, crews will begin work to install a sanitary sewer line for the Bioengineering and Sciences Building (BSB) that will run from the building site to a connecting line near parking lot A. During the project, portions of parking lot R and the existing sidewalk from lot A leading to the Administration Building will be blocked for pedestrian and vehicle safety.

Signage, barricades and a temporary path will be in place to reroute pedestrians during the project, which is expected to be completed May 9, weather permitting.

The back row of lot R will be closed in three phases. Those with affected reserved spaces in lot R will be assigned temporary parking permits for designated spaces within the lot R visitor sections and will be contacted individually. Lot R parking spaces 19-21 will be blocked from April 21 - May 2; spaces 22-28 will be blocked April 28 - May 2; and spaces 29-39 will be blocked May 5-9.

Any lot R visitor parking requests from April 28 – May 9 should be emailed directly to Elena Morten ( and Tysh Coleman (

Overnight Power Outage Planned for April 18

April 16, 2014

In order to perform routine maintenance work, power to the Satellite Utility Plant (SUP) and Parking Structure 1 (PS1) will be shut off from 12:30 a.m. to approximately 6:30 a.m. on Friday, April 18 (Thursday night/Friday morning timeframe.)

Drivers should note that, during this time, there will be no lights or elevator service in the parking structure. It is highly recommended that drivers plan ahead to park in a different area of campus or move their cars before the power outage begins. There will be Student Patrol Officers at the library and the garage to help drivers reach their cars in the garage, and pedestrian campus escorts may also be requested at any time by contacting the UT Dallas Police Department at 972.883.2222.

Water Outage Planned for Sunday, March 30

March 28, 2014

As part of the water line work being done on the North Mall Enhancement Project, water will be temporarily turned off to the Administration Building (AD), Cecil H. Green Hall (GR), Cecil and Ida Green Center (GC), and Erik Jonsson Academic Center (JO) from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 30. Please plan accordingly.

Temporary Road Closure on Rutford Avenue March 13

March 12, 2014
The portion seen in red will be temporarily closed.

The portion seen in red will be temporarily closed.

On Thursday, March 13 from 12:01 a.m. - 6:00 a.m., a portion of Rutford Avenue (from Synergy Park Blvd. to the entrance to Parking Lot T) will temporarily close to allow construction crews time to replace concrete that was removed for utility work in support the new Bioengineering and Sciences Building.

Parking Lot T will remain open and accessible at all times.

Crews will have signage, lighting and safety procedures in place. Those in the area may experience some additional construction noise during this time.

Helicopter Set to Lift Equipment Onto Founders’ Roof February 9

February 6, 2014

On Sunday, February 9, weather permitting, the UT Dallas facilities management team will work with contractors to move an air handling unit and exhaust fan to the roof of the Founders Building via helicopter. Normally a crane could be utilized, but due to limited space and the terrain around the Founders Building it wasn’t feasible. The air lift will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and should be completed quickly. The flight path will run from the end of parking Lot B off Lookout Road, to the roof of the Founders Building.

Stairwell in Green Hall Closed 2 Weeks for Repairs Starting January 24

January 24, 2014

Beginning Friday, January 24 at 5:00 p.m., the westernmost stairwell facing the mall in Green Hall will be closed to pedestrians for approximately two weeks. Construction crews will be replacing the flooring and stair treads, as well as reconfiguring the stairwell doors. Please use the elevators or one of the other three stairwells in the building to reach your destinations.

Concrete Placement for Parking Garage Set to Begin Thursday, January 16

January 15, 2014
Parking Structure 3, which began construction in September, will provide 410 spaces when it opens in the fall.

Overnight concrete placements are scheduled to begin this week at the site of Parking Structure 3, across from Residence Hall South. Once completed this fall, the garage will offer an estimated 410 parking spaces.

Construction crews are scheduled to start overnight concrete placement for Parking Structure 3 (PS3) this week. The first two placements will be Thursday, January 16, and Friday, January 17. Crews will begin at 2:00 a.m. and finish before 8:00 a.m. During the activity, Loop Road will have one lane blocked, and road flaggers will be on hand to direct traffic as necessary. Both lanes of Loop Road will reopen for traffic before 8:00 a.m. Please note, the PS3 project will have one or two overnight concrete placements each week for the next five months, weather permitting. Those on campus should expect some additional construction traffic and noise as a result.

South Entrance to NSERL to Close Thursday, January 9

January 7, 2014
NSERL Entrance Closing.

Asphalt sidewalks (illustrated in red) now surround parts of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Laboratory (NSERL) to accomodate traffic accustomed to using NSERL’s south entrance. The lab’s south entrance will close Thursday, January 9, as construction on the Bioengineering and Sciences Building begins.

Effective Thursday, January 9, access into NSERL from the south will be closed due to construction of the Bioengineering and Sciences Building (BSB). From the west, please access the new temporary asphalt sidewalk that will take you around the east side to the courtyard. From the south, please use the existing sidewalk along the west side of the building and then to the asphalt sidewalk. Contact Kevin Masten for any questions or concerns at 972.883.4682.

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