Major Construction Projects Will Affect Traffic and Parking This Summer

Closures and detours starting May 13
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Closures and detours starting May 13

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Several construction projects are underway or will soon begin to make improvements on the U of A campus. Anyone driving to campus after Monday, May 13 will encounter changes in the traffic and parking patterns that will last through most of the summer.

Razorback Road and Maple Street

The project that will affect the most people is the widening of Razorback Road and Maple Street – sections of what is now Arkansas Highway 112. This will require a number of changes for drivers.

Download a PDF of the Detours for May through July and Detours for July through August.

Starting Monday, May 13 (and lasting through early July):

  • Razorback Road will be temporarily closed to through traffic from Meadow  Street to Cleveland Street.
    • Local traffic only between Meadow and Markham Streets for access to parking lots 72, 73 and 73a on the west side of Razorback Road
    • Local traffic only between Cardwell Lane and Cleveland Street
    • Maple Street will be temporarily closed from Razorback Road to Stadium Drive
  • The Razorback/Maple intersection will be temporarily closed
  • The only entrance to Lot 44 during the construction will be on the east side, from Stadium Drive
  • Through traffic on Razorback Road will be temporarily routed east from Meadow Street to Stadium Drive.
  • A temporary three-way stop will be set up at the Stadium/Meadow intersection.

Note: Thomas Avenue, west of Razorback Drive, is currently closed to through traffic and will be until mid July, limiting access to Lot 73.

In early July (and lasting through early August) the parking area in front of the Administration Building will be removed and a new sidewalk will be installed:

  • Maple Street will be temporarily closed between Razorback Road and Garland Avenue

Leroy Pond Drive extension

Leroy Pond Drive is being extended across Razorback Road, through a portion of Lot 46, and will curve northward to connect to Graham Avenue. Download a PDF of the Leroy Pond Drive Extension to review the affected areas.

Starting Monday, May 13 (and lasting through mid-August):

  • Lot 46 will be closed for the summer months
  • Nettleship Street, between Razorback Road and Graham Street, will be permanently closed to traffic.

Rose Hill Parking

On the northeast edge of campus, parking lots 10, 78 and 78A will be expanded between Whitham and Gregg Avenues north of Maple Street.

Starting Jun 1:

  • Some parking in lots 10, 78 and 78A will be inaccessible at different times during the construction

Pat Walker Health Center

Repair work on the east side of the Health Center will require closure of the south bound lane of Garland Avenue, nearest the building. Southbound drivers will still be able to turn right onto Maple Street from the open lane until Maple Street is temporarily closed in July.  The Health Center project is expected to be completed early in the fall semester.

School of Social Work/Student Success Center

The School of Social Work will be razed in July so that construction can begin on the new 70,000 sq. ft. Student Success Center in July.

  • Lot 68 on Storer Avenue will be closed for to make room for the construction laydown area and the contractor’s office trailers
  • Parking lots behind Peabody Hall will be closed during construction, including several spaces for people with disabilities. New spaces will be constructed adjacent to Lot 68 to replace those that are lost.
  • The School of Social Work will relocate to the E.J. Ball Building in downtown Fayetteville.

Other Summer Construction Projects

Several other building improvement projects will be in progress during the months of May, June, July and August, but these should only affect the people who work in those buildings. These projects include:

  • Graduate Education Building upgrade
  • Replacing windows in Futrall Hall
  • Rennovation of Pomfret Dining Hall and D-wing
  • Restoration of Old Main exterior
  • Completion of Stadium Drive residence halls
  • Home Economics Window Replacement
  • Heating and air conditioning upgrades in the Agriculture building

More information about current and upcoming construction projects on campus can be found on the Campus Projects webpage.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2.7 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

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