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Construction and Roadwork to Impact Campus Traffic Flow

May 23, 2016

On Monday, May 23, the Alexander Clark Center will close to begin preparing the building for demolition, which is expected to begin in mid-June and be completed in late summer. Some of the demolition may cause additional construction traffic, loud noise, heavy machinery and dusty conditions in the area.

Also starting Monday, May 23, Drive H across Drive A from the modular labs to the south apartment drive access will be closed for several weeks of underground utility work for Parking Structure 4. Access to the apartment parking areas will remain open along Drive H from the north or south, respective of the apartment location. When the Drive A crossing work is completed, Drive H to Drive L will be closed. The only entrance to parking Lot H will be on the north side of the lot.

Road work on Drive A and Drive H also will continue this summer and is expected to be finished for the start of the fall semester. Continue to monitor this site for periodic updates on traffic rerouting.

Construction on Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center Closes Part of Lot E

May 19, 2016

Construction on the 30,000-square-foot Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center has begun. Fencing has been installed around the building site, and the tennis court portion of Lot E will be closed during construction. The rest of Lot E will remain open. The new building is expected to be completed in spring 2017. Please continue to check this site for updates about this and other construction projects on campus.

PS4 Update

April 1, 2016

Work is continuing on the installation of utility lines needed for Parking Structure 4 (PS4.) Additional noise is expected in the area until the project is complete.

PS4 is scheduled to open during the fall 2016 semester, weather permitting. The project will add about 1,150 parking spaces to campus and includes the widening of Drives A and H.

Drive A Pedestrian Path Temporarily Closed

March 29, 2016

The Drive A pedestrian and golf cart path will be closed from March 29 through April 25 as crews continue roadwork.

Please take alternate routes, such as the hike and bike trails along Waterview Parkway, and allow additional time to reach your destination.

Weather permitting, it will reopen on April 26.

Power Outage Planned for March 19

March 16, 2016

A planned power outage will occur on Saturday, March 19, from 3:00 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. to repair critical electrical equipment in the Administration Building, Jonsson Academic Center and Green Hall.

The outage will impact the following buildings during these estimated timeframes:

 

Erik Jonsson Academic Center (JO) 3:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
English Learning Center (ELS) 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Administration Building (AD) 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
North Office Building (NB) 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
North Lab (NL) 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cecil H. Green Hall (GR) 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cecil and Ida Green Center (GC) 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Everyone in the above listed buildings is encouraged to take the necessary precautions to ensure equipment will not be affected by the outage. Please make sure all computers and sensitive equipment are turned off to prevent the loss of data.

For safety, no one will be allowed to enter the affected buildings during the outage. Emergency generators will operate normally.

Drive H Closure for Utility Repairs

March 14, 2016

A section of Drive H will be closed tomorrow, March 15, while Atmos Energy crews work to repair the damaged gas line near the intersection of Drives A and H.

All apartment complex entrances in the area will remain accessible. Drivers should use the Drive L campus entrance to reach Lot H.

Repairs are expected to be complete by the end of the day on March 15.

Oncor to Perform Electrical Work for Northside

March 7, 2016

As Northside construction continues, Oncor crews will be working from March 8 through mid-April to relocate power lines for the development which also supply power to campus.

While no power outages are expected as part of this work, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to save their work often to keep data safe in the event something unplanned happens.

Landscape Enhancement Update

March 7, 2016
Landscape Enhancement Update

On Monday, March 7, the path starting on the north side of the Science Learning Center (SLC) going east between Erik Jonsson Academic Center (JO) and Founders North (FN) toward the mall will reopen for pedestrian use. The fenced area north of SLC and east of the Visual Arts Studio (AS) will remain closed to continue construction.

Additionally, by close of business on Thursday March 10, fencing will be placed near the Administration Building (AD) so crews can renovate a portion of the pedestrian ramp leading into the North Mall. During construction, vehicle access to the west AD loading dock and parking area will be closed. However, pedestrian access to the southwest entrance of the AD building will remain open. This will not affect access to the northwest loading dock of the Erik Jonsson Academic Center (JO) from Drive D. Weather permitting, the ramp area is expected to reopen by April 4.

Road Work to Impact Campus Access on March 5

February 29, 2016
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Drive A from Waterview Pkwy to Rutford Ave (shown in red) will be closed. The new south portion of Drive H (shown in yellow) will be open.

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Roadwork related to the Parking Structure 4 construction project is continuing progress. On Saturday, March 5, the new Drive H extension, which connects to Loop Road SW, will open. Simultaneously, the remaining west portion of Drive A, from Drive H to Waterview Parkway, will close. Drivers needing to enter campus from Waterview Parkway should use Loop Road SW or Drive L.

Carts and pedestrians will be able to access Drive A from Waterview, then pass through Housing Phase 1 to get to Drive H.

Power Outage Scheduled for February 5

February 4, 2016

On Friday, February 5 at 11:00 p.m., a planned power outage will cut electrical service to the following buildings:

  • Administration Building (AD)
  • Cecil and Ida Green Center (GC)
  • Cecil H. Green Hall (GR)
  • English Learning Center (ELS)
  • Erik Jonsson Academic Center (JO)
  • Founders North (FN)
  • North Lab (NL)
  • North Office Building (NB)
  • Parking Structure 3 (PS3)
  • Physics Building & Physics Annex (PHY & PHA)
  • Visual Art Studio (AS)

The purpose of the shutdown is to perform maintenance on the electrical distribution systems in these buildings. We expect to have power restored by approximately 7:00 a.m., except for the Administration Building (AD) which will be restored at 10:00 a.m.

If you have any equipment in these areas, please take the necessary precautions to make sure it will not be affected by the shutdown.

Please make sure that all computers are turned off and protect sensitive equipment to prevent the loss of critical information.

For safety reasons, no one will be allowed in the affected buildings during this outage without UTD Police authorization.

City to Change Synergy-Floyd Intersection to All-Way Stop

February 3, 2016

UT Dallas Police urge motorists to exercise caution at the busy Synergy-Floyd intersection on Thursday as city work crews install two new stop signs. When the work is completed Friday, drivers will need to bring their vehicles to a complete stop before traveling either direction on Synergy Park Boulevard.

The city planned the new all-way stop in response to University requests for a study of traffic counts. In addition to the stop signs, the pavement markings will be refreshed and updated to include stop bars on Synergy.

Pedestrian Path Changes

February 2, 2016
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The path shown in red will be closed starting February 8.

The paths shown in green will remain open as alternate routes.

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On Monday, February 8, the gravel pathway on the east side of the creek near Callier Richardson (CR) will temporarily close to allow construction crews to install utility lines to the new Callier Richardson expansion. During this time, pedestrians should use the path on the west side of the creek, which passes the Bioengineering (BSB) and NSERLNatural Science and Engineering Research Lab (RL) buildings. Weather permitting, work will be complete and the path will reopen at the end of March.

Pedestrian Path Changes

December 16, 2015

Landscape enhancement work on the walkway from the Trellis to Rutford Avenue is on track to be completed by December 21. At this time, doors that were blocked for the project’s construction in Lloyd V. Berkner Hall (BE,) Founders Building (FO,) North Engineering and Computer Science (ECSN) and the Student Union (SU) will reopen for pedestrian use.

Simultaneously, the west side door to the Student Union Food Court will close to better accommodate construction on the Campus Landscape Enhancement Project, scheduled for completion late spring 2016.

Progress also continues on landscape work near the Visual Art Studio (AS,) the Science Learning Center (SLC,) Founders North (FN,) Founders Building (FO) and Founders West Annex (FA.) Some pedestrian paths and building entrances will remain blocked by fencing, but all buildings will be accessible during the project, which is estimated to be finished late spring 2016.