Garage, Arts Construction at U.Va. to Close Culbreth Road

November 28, 2006

Nov. 28, 2006 -- Culbreth Road, which connects Rugby Road to University Avenue past Culbreth Theatre, will close to through traffic on Dec. 11.

The road will be closed by Donley’s Construction of Richmond to accommodate construction, scheduled to start on Dec. 4, of a six-level, 554-space Arts Grounds Parking Garage between the Buckingham Branch Railroad Co. tracks and Culbreth Theatre. The road will remain closed to through traffic until it is reopened in February 2008 with a reconfigured traffic pattern, after the parking garage is completed.

Both ends of the road will remain open to accommodate construction traffic, permit local deliveries and provide access to two small parking lots. The two open sections of the road, from University Avenue to the loading dock of Culbreth Theatre, and from Rugby Road to the two parking lots, will carry two-way traffic.

The A9 South parking lot, in front of Culbreth Theatre, has already been closed for the construction of a new studio arts building. The A9 North parking lot, across the road from Culbreth Theatre, will be reduced to 23 spaces. Permit holders have been relocated to other parking areas.
The $12 million parking garage, which will be paid for with University funds, is part of an overall arts precinct plan including the construction of Ruffin Hall, the $19.8 million studio arts building, as well as two additions to Campbell Hall, home to the School of Architecture,  and renovations to Fayerweather Hall, which now houses the Art History Department. 

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or contact Craig A. Booth, senior project manager, at (434) 243-5850.