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Parking and Traffic Changes this Summer You Should Know About

Construction at the University of Mississippi will be in full swing this summer, affecting parking and traffic in some areas of campus.
Construction at the University of Mississippi will be in full swing this summer, affecting parking and traffic in some areas of campus.

Construction at the University of Mississippiwill be in full swing this summer, affecting parking and traffic in some areas of campus.

Here’s a look at the projects that may alter traffic patterns and parking over the coming months:

  • Rebel Drive-Guyton Drive Intersection – The three-way stop sign at Guyton Drive and Fraternity Row will move to Fraternity Row and West Road. Guyton Drive will no longer connect to Fraternity Row after this project is complete. New stop signs will be installed at Rebel Drive and Fraternity Row and at Rebel Drive and the north entrance to Guyton Drive, as well as at the new road going to the back of Kinard Hall (see parking garage item below).
  • Chucky Mullins Drive – Chucky Mullins Drive, beginning at the intersection with West Road, is closed to through traffic for the installation of subsurface utilities and repaving. The project will progress to Fraternity Row. All traffic should use West Road or other routes to avoid closures. The installation and resurfacing is expected to be complete in mid-July.
  • University Avenue Bridge – The University Avenue bridge above Gertrude Ford Boulevard is in need of retrofits to maintain load-carrying capacity. Work is expected to begin this summer, resulting in the temporary closure of Gertrude Ford Boulevard and the reduction of University Avenue traffic to two lanes. Once the project begins, it should be complete in four to six weeks.
  • Turner Center – Two Turner Center parking lots used heavily during construction of The Pavilion will be resurfaced and restriped this summer. Closure notices in the area will be posted before the project begins.
  • STEM Building – Work at the STEM Building construction site behind Shoemaker Hall may cause occasional traffic disruption on All American Drive due to material delivery and connections to subsurface utilities.
  • Student Union – The expansion of the Student Union is underway and work in the area will continue, causing traffic delays and occasional road closures due to material and equipment deliveries.
  • Residential Parking Garage – Phase I of this new parking structure has begun, which includes a new access road to the Upper Kincannon Parking Lot. Phase II begins this month, and the entire project is expected to be completed by the 2017 fall semester.
  • Residence Halls 2 and 3 – These two new residence halls on Rebel Drive will be open for the start of the fall semester. As construction nears completion, expect delays on Rebel Drive for material and equipment delivery.
  • Vaught-Hemingway Stadium North End Zone – This project will continue to affect parking and transit along the north side of the stadium. Work is expected to be complete by the beginning of the fall semester.

Courtesy of Christina Steube and the Ole Miss News Desk

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