Road closures and detours – Summer 2021

This page will be updated with project changes and new work as information becomes available. Reminder: project dates are subject to change due to weather or other factors.

Learn about current parking and transportation operations in the Transportation Services Operational Response Hub.

Updated July 27, 2021

Central campus projects

Bascom-Lathrop utility project

A new phase of the Bascom-Lathrop utility project has begun. Construction during this phase is concentrated along Lathrop Drive, and includes multiple stages of work, and will last until July 2022.

  • Lathrop Drive is closed to thru traffic, with both lanes closed from Lincoln Drive to Park Street. Detour using Observatory Drive, University Avenue, Johnson Street, or another similar route.
  • Several areas of Lot 5 (east) are closed.
  • Access between Lathrop Drive and Charter Street will be available throughout this work.

For project updates, see the Bascom-Lathrop project page.

East campus projects

Sellery Hall steam project

Under road utility work. Southern lane of Johnson Street closed between the bus stop outside Sellery Hall up to East Campus Mall. Park Street’s right turn lane onto Johnson Street is closed.

Sidewalk closures may also occur.

South campus projects

Chemistry building addition project

No changes.

Mills Street between University Avenue and Johnson Street is closed to two-way traffic until late summer 2022; detour via Brooks, Charter, or Park Street. One lane of northbound Charter Street between University Avenue and Johnson Street remains closed. Lanes on University Avenue remain shifted. Several area sidewalks impacted.

West campus projects

Observatory Drive pavement marking painting

Observatory Drive between Babcock Drive and Highland Avenue will have temporary lane closures during evening hours (~ 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.) July 26-30. Workers on site will direct two-way traffic as needed.

Campus Drive Bike Path pavement marking painting

Various sections of the bike path will have lane closures the week of July 26. Two-way travel will be available during the work; workers will direct bike traffic as needed.

Veterinary Medicine addition + Gym-Nat replacement projects

Lot 62 and Easterday Lane between Observatory Drive and Linden Drive are permanently closed; area will be absorbed for the Veterinary Medicine building addition.

Several area sidewalks and paths are unavailable while work takes place, please follow on-site detour signage. The eastbound bus stop has been moved to the east of Colwood Drive.

Linden Drive between Colwood and Easterday Lane is eastbound only.

A pedestrian and vehicle bridge across Willow Creek — connecting Linden Drive — opened July 9. This replaces the old pedestrian-bicycle bridge previously closed for structural integrity concerns. Linden Drive between Easterday Lane and Colwood Drive is closed permanently; access to the Vet Diagnostic Lab is only available using this bridge connection.

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