Additional Construction to Affect Traffic on Campus Starting July 15
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Drivers and pedestrians should expect additional delays and detours when traveling on Maple Street and Stadium Drive as a new phase of construction begins this week.
Construction will begin Monday, July 15 on curbs and sidewalks along Maple Street between the Stadium Drive and Garland Avenue, near the Administration Building. This is a continuation of the Highway 112 project which involves traffic improvements and expanding Razorback Road.
Two way traffic will remain open on Maple Street during this construction, however parking and pedestrian traffic will be affected.
Starting Friday, July 12, parking lot 29 from Maple Street will be closed. Lot 29 is between the Pat Walker Health Center and the Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences Building. Access from Maple Street will be closed until late July.
Curbs and sidewalks will also be improved in front of the Administration Building, with new landscaping and the addition of an ADA walkway leading to the Administration Building as well. This construction will temporarily close access to parking lot 26 between Administration and Silas Hunt Hall, tentatively between July 25-29, and lasting for one week.
Entrances into the Administration Building will remain open. Employees and visitors will still be able to access the Administration Building by entering from the east or south.
The sidewalk and curb repairs are scheduled to be completed by mid-August but then this section of Maple Street will be closed every night from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. to mill and overlay the asphalt. Maple Street will reopen every morning with temporary striping until the work is complete.
Stadium Drive will be closed from the corner of Clinton Drive to the corner of Garland Avenue-Lower Service Drive beginning Monday, July 15. The work is expected to be completed by Wednesday, July 17 after which the northbound lane will reopen. The southbound lane of Stadium Drive from Meadow Street to Clinton Drive will remain closed until August.
Upper Service Drive
Parking in lot 50 along Upper Service will remain open during the ongoing work. Upper service drive will be briefly reopened for student move-in this August. It will be permanently reopened prior to the start of the fall semester.
Garland Ave is closed to vehicular traffic between Maple St and the Union pedestrian bridge in order to make repairs to the plaza on the east side of the Faulkner Performing Arts Center. Pedestrian access around the construction is available. This work will continue through the end of July.
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