U.Va. Travel Advisories

October 15, 2009

Paving to Reduce McCormick Road to One Lane for Several Hours

October 15, 2009 — McCormick Road will be reduced to one lane for several hours on Friday at the bridge over Emmet Street on the Grounds of the University of Virginia.

Contractors will mill and patch the road surface. The work, scheduled to start a 6 a.m., should take three to five hours. Flagmen will direct traffic.

Traffic will again be reduced to one lane at that spot Sunday as contractors restripe the road. Flagmen will direct traffic and the work, scheduled to start at 7 a.m., should take three to five hours to complete.

The work may be postponed for inclement weather.
 



Utility, Sidewalk Work Delaying Traffic at JPA and West Main

September 24, 2009 — Traffic at the intersection of Jefferson Park Avenue and West Main Street will be congested in the near future because of utility and sidewalk reconfiguration work. 
 
Traffic will be slow-moving in the area at least through this week, and there will likely be backups until a new stoplight is installed at the intersection around Oct. 16.







Utility Work Near U.Va. Medical Center to Close Lane RoadSeptember 15, 2009 — A short section of Lane Road near the University of Virginia Medical Center, between Lancaster Way and the entrance to the Old Jordan/Primary Care Alley, will be closed from Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. until Sept. 28 at 6 a.m. to accommodate utility work.

If the weekend work is delayed or extended into the week, it will be conducted only at night.

On Sept. 28, only the eastbound lane will re-open, maintaining the current bus flow. Westbound traffic will move to Lancaster Way and Jefferson Park Avenue via Crispell Lane. This section of Lane Road will remain one lane, one way, for two weeks. 

Lane Road will fully re-open to two-way traffic Oct. 12 at 6 a.m.







Utility Work Requires Single-Lane TrafficAug. 3, 2009 — There will be intermittent single-lane traffic on Stadium and Whitehead roads through Friday to accommodate utility work for the University of Virginia.

Flaggers will control traffic between Montebello Circle and Dunova Court between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The road will return to two-lane traffic at night.

The work is weather-dependent.







Utility Installation Will Reduce Stadium Road to One LaneJuly 24, 2009 — The southbound lane of Stadium Road between Montebello Circle and Dunova Court will be closed for additional utility work on Monday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dominion Electric Power workers will be completing the installation of overhead electric lines on Stadium Road to accommodate the construction of the University of Virginia's new Information Technology Engineering Building on Whitehead Road.

Flagmen will be posted to direct two-way traffic on the street.

The utility work is weather-dependent.







One-Lane Traffic Slated for Whitehead RoadJuly 23, 2009 — Whitehead Road, near the University of Virginia's Scott Stadium, will be reduced to single-lane traffic from July 28 to 30 to accommodate utility installation.

Flagmen will direct traffic during the day. After work hours, the road will return to two lanes and the excavations will either be filled in or covered with steel plates.

The work is weather-dependent.





Utility Installation Will Reduce Stadium Road to One Lane

July 16, 2009 — The southbound lane of Stadium Road, between Montebello Circle and Dunova Court, will be closed for utility work during several days starting July 20. The lane will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and flagmen will direct traffic.

Dominion Virginia Power workers will install overhead electric lines on Stadium Road to serve the University of Virginia's Information Technology Engineering Building, which is under construction on Whitehead Road.

The utility work is weather-dependent.







Chemical Spill Alters Traffic Near U.Va.'s Engineering Buildings

July 6, 2009 — Streets are closed around U.Va.'s engineering buildings following a chemical spill in Wilsdorf Hall. Traffic is being during investigation and cleanup.




Sidewalk Work to Temporarily Alter Pedestrian, Traffic Patterns
June 26, 2009 — Work will begin Saturday to replace the temporary asphalt sidewalk along the south side of Jefferson Park Avenue near the South Lawn construction project with a permanent concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter. The project is scheduled to be complete by Aug. 21.

Pedestrians will be re-routed from the current temporary asphalt sidewalk to a new temporary sidewalk on the south side of Jefferson Park Avenue. The new walkway will be shielded by concrete barriers and chain link fencing.

There will be a minor change in traffic lanes on Jefferson Park Avenue to accommodate the walkway; the left turn lane to Ruppel Drive will be temporarily eliminated.  






Alderman Road to Reduced to One Lane During Days in June
 
May 29, 2009 — Traffic on Alderman Road just north of the Aquatic and Fitness Center will be reduced to one lane during daytime hours for much of June to accommodate utility work.

From June 1 to 27, traffic will be controlled by flagmen during the day. Traffic will return to two lanes at night, when open excavations will be covered with steel plates.

Gilmer Drive – the access road that leads behind Gilmer Hall – will also be reduced to one lane from June 1 through 10, with two-lane traffic open at night. Delivery, staff and University vehicles will have access to the Gilmer Hall loading dock area at all times.

Because of  construction, a bus stop will temporarily be relocated toward the Aquatic and Fitness Center. The crosswalk at the old bus stop will remain active and a temporary crosswalk will be established closer to the intersection of Alderman and McCormick roads.







Utility Work to Reduce Whitehead Road to One Lane for a DayMay 27, 2009 — Traffic on Whitehead Road will be reduced to a single lane on Saturday, May 30, to accommodate utility work.

Traffic will be directed by flagmen during work hours and will return to two-way traffic at night. The gravel street surface will be securely covered with steel plating. At the beginning of the following week, Whitehead Road will also have one-lane traffic to accommodate paving the street.

The planned utility work is weather-dependent.







Utility Work to Reduce McCormick Road to One-Way for SummerMay 12, 2009 — Traffic on McCormick Road through the University of Virginia Grounds will be restricted to one way for most of the summer due to utility work.

Starting Monday, crews will install water lines to meet increased demand when Bavaro Hall and two new science buildings on Whitehead Road come online. The work is expected to continue through early August.

To accommodate this work, McCormick Road will be reduced to one-lane, one-way traffic between its intersections with Emmet Street and University Avenue. Traffic will flow east on McCormick Road — from the Emmet Street Bridge toward the University Chapel — while westbound traffic will be detoured via University Avenue and Emmet Street.

The work will also affect sidewalks, and pedestrian detours will be established. The Department of Parking and Transportation will announce bus stop relocations and route changes.







Paving Plan to Close Pavilion Parking AreaMay 7, 2009  — The parking courtyard at Pavilions II and IV and a large portion of Rotunda Alley at the University of Virginia will be paved between Friday and Wednesday, depending upon weather. The paving should be complete by Finals Weekend.

The parking lot at Pavilions II and IV will be closed during the paving.

Rotunda Alley, from the Pavilion II/IV parking lot to just east of the East Range, will be paved as well. Traffic will be able to pass through the East Range area by Hotel B, but vehicles and pedestrians can expect short delays.     





Steel Delivery to Close Lane of Alderman Road on Wednesday

May 7, 2009 — One lane of Alderman Road near the University of Virginia's Scott Stadium will close for about three hours Wednesday to accommodate a steel delivery. Flagmen will direct traffic during the closure.

The steel is for an upgrade of the Scott Stadium scoreboard, funded by Collegiate Sports Properties. The improvements are scheduled for summer completion.






Paving Operation Will Affect Stadium, Whitehead Roads
 
April 10, 2009 — Traffic along Whitehead Road, and at its intersection with Stadium Road, will be reduced to one lane Monday through Thursday to accommodate paving on Whitehead and Stadium roads. Flaggers will direct traffic during the day and two-lane traffic will be restored at night.

The work is weather-dependent.







McCormick Road Blocked by Sculpture WorkMarch 26, 2009 — Through traffic on McCormick Road on the University of Virginia Grounds will be blocked from 6 to 10 a.m. to accommodate the installation of a sculpture near Peabody Hall.

A crane will be used to install the sculpture, a creation of Alexander Calder which is being loaned to the University by the Calder Foundation. While through traffic will be barred, Pavilion residents will be able to exit the alleys and circulate around the crane.







Crane Work to Temporarily Close McCormick Road March 13, 2009 — A portion of McCormick Road, from University Avenue to Emmet Street, will be closed to through traffic from 6 a.m. to noon March 21 to accommodate installation of an access ramp at Monroe Hall.

The stretch will be closed from 6 a.m. to noon to set up a crane to install the ramp. Emergency vehicles will be permitted through. Pedestrian traffic will be rerouted.

The Monroe Hall renovation project is updating the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and electrical systems, as well as adding an elevator and barrier-free access. The Department of Economics and the undergraduate deans are scheduled to occupy the building in July.







Crane Installation to Close One Lane of Emmet Street This WeekendMarch 4, 2009 — One lane of Emmet Street near its intersection with McCormick Road will be closed Saturday and Sunday morning to install a crane at the University of Virginia's Bavaro Hall construction site.

The crane will raise the steel for the building, which will be part of the Curry School of Education. It is scheduled to remain on the construction site through the end of April. The crane's operation will not hamper traffic.

The $34.7 million Bavaro Hall, which is about 24 percent complete, is scheduled for occupancy by 2010.






Utility Work to Impact Central Grounds Parking
February 23, 2009 — Several parking lots around the University of Virginia's Central Grounds will be temporarily closed during the next several weeks to accommodate utility installation.

The eastern section of Rotunda Alley near Hotel B will be affected from Feb. 23 to March 8. Traffic will be allowed to pass, but drivers and pedestrians can expect short delays near Hotel B.

The parking lot at Pavilion II and Pavilion IV will be closed for construction Feb. 23 and from March 1-29.

The west parking lot at Madison Hall will be closed for construction from Feb. 28 through March 8 and again on March 14 and 15. Work in the Madison Hall mechanical room, from March 9 to March 20, will have limited impacts on building occupants,

The work schedule is weather-dependent and may change.







Whitehead, Stadium Roads Temporarily Reduced to One-Lane TrafficFebruary 23, 2009 — Traffic on The University of Virginia's Whitehead Road will be reduced to one lane through March 6 to complete utility installation for service to two new science buildings to be constructed.

Flagmen will control daytime traffic. At night, the road will again be open to two-lane traffic, with a steel plate covering the construction area.

Daytime traffic on Stadium Road will be reduced to a single lane during the day from March 2 to March 16. Steel plating will cover the excavation area at night to allow two-way traffic.

Also, the Olsson Hall cooling towers will be razed between Feb. 27 and March 11, with much of the work scheduled for the University's spring break period to reduce its impact.

The work is weather-dependent and may be changed.







Whitehead Road Is Re-opened to TrafficFebruary 11, 2009 — Whitehead Road, the connection between Stadium Road and  Alderman Road next to Scott Stadium, has been reopened to traffic.

The road closed in December to accommodate installing utilities to serve two new science buildings that will be constructed there.

Drivers may access the T4 and E3 parking lots from either direction along Whitehead Road. Access to Engineer's Way, through the Small Hall T4 parking lot, is limited to pedestrians and delivery, emergency and service vehicles.




 
Most of Lee Street to Close for the Weekend

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anuary 28, 2009 – At the U.Va. Medical Center, most of Lee Street will be closed from 6 a.m. Saturday through early Monday morning to allow for a crane to be installed at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center job site.

Hospital entrance signs will direct patients and their visitors to Roosevelt Brown Boulevard to access University Hospital and the Lee Street parking garage from Crispell Drive.

The crane will allow construction workers to begin placing steel on the floors of the cancer center. At the same time, the Medical Center will also alter the lane markings on Lee Street to facilitate patient drop-off and pick-up.






New JPA Bus Stop Completed, Ready for Use
January 22, 2009 — The new bus stop at the intersection of Jefferson Park Avenue and the University of Virginia's Ruppel Drive is ready for use.

Built by the University to replace the bus stop closed by the construction of the South Lawn Terrace, the new stop will service both University and City of Charlottesville buses.

A temporary bus stop, west of new one, will be removed, as will the wooden ramp that connected it with the top of the hill near New Cabell Hall. Pedestrian traffic will be redirected to the new stop. A crosswalk leading to the temporary bus stop will also be removed.







Whitehead Road Detour Gives Parking Lot AccessJanuary 22, 2009 — University of Virginia personnel will be able to access both T-4 parking lots north of Whitehead Road via a two-lane detour beginning Monday.

Sections of Whitehead Road will remain closed for utility line installation, but drivers using those parking lots will be able to travel from the west end of Whitehead Road to Geldard Drive, over a temporary road that connects with Chemistry Drive and back onto Whitehead Road to reach the parking lots.

Traffic coming from Stadium Road will also be able to use a short section of Whitehead Road to access the modified E3 and T4 parking lots south of Whitehead Road.

Utility installation on Whitehead Road is scheduled to be complete by Feb. 16.







Two-Way Traffic to be Restored to Portion of Whitehead RoadJanuary 16, 2009 — A portion of Whitehead Road at the University of Virginia will reopen to two-way traffic Tuesday.

Whitehead Road, closed to accommodate the installation of utility lines, will be open from its intersection with Stadium Road to the entrance of the T4/E3 parking lot, allowing permit holders access to the reconfigured lot from both Stadium Road and George Welsh Drive.

While a portion of Whitehead Road near Engineers Way will remain closed, delivery, emergency and service vehicles will have access to Engineers Way through the Small Hall T4 parking lot.

Construction work is weather-dependent.







Concrete Work Extends Temporary Closure of Jefferson Park AvenueJanuary 9, 2008 — In the early hours of the next three mornings, both lanes of Jefferson Park Avenue will again close temporarily to accommodate adding concrete panels to the University of Virginia's South Lawn terrace.

Weather delays have extended the concrete work.

The street will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic during the work, which will run from midnight until 6 a.m. through Sunday, weather permitting. Signs and flagmen will be in place to detour traffic around the work area. Space will be available for vehicles to turn around.

Emergency vehicles will be given priority. All work will stop until the emergency vehicle passes.







Concrete Work to Close Jefferson Park Avenue in Early Morning HoursDecember 29, 2008 — Jefferson Park Avenue will be closed from midnight to 6 a.m. Jan. 5 through 8 to accommodate installation of the concrete panels for the University of Virginia's South Lawn Terrace.

Due to the size and weight of each panel and the time required to set them into place, both vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be barred.

Signs and flagmen will redirect traffic at each end of the work area. Work will stop to allow emergency vehicles through.

Weather may dictate schedule changes. Watch for updates.






Early Morning Concrete Work to Reduce JPA to One Lane

December 12, 2008 — Jefferson Park Avenue, next to the University of Virginia's South Lawn Project, will be reduced to one-lane traffic in the early morning hours Monday.

Contractors are scheduled to pour concrete for the terrace that connects the South Lawn with Central Grounds. The work is scheduled to take place between midnight and 5 a.m.

Recent cold weather delayed the concrete work.

Jefferson Park Avenue will be closed one lane at a time during the concrete pouring, with flagmen on site to direct traffic. Priority will be given to emergency vehicles.

The concrete work is weather-dependent and may be further delayed.







Unanticipated Work Requires Stadium Road Remain Closed

December 10, 2008 — Stadium Road will remain closed to traffic until Dec. 24.

The road, which was closed to accommodate utility installation for two new buildings being constructed in the science precinct at the University of Virginia, was scheduled to reopen Dec. 11. However, workers will need additional time to extend a sewer line underneath city gas pipes.

The work will be performed daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting.





Foot, Vehicle Traffic to be Diverted on Chemistry Drive

December 9, 2008 — Pedestrians and vehicles will be rerouted on Chemistry Drive starting Wednesday to accommodate sewer pipe installation. The diversion will be in place until Dec. 23.

Chemistry Drive will be closed at its intersection with Whitehead Road. The new route will extend from Whitehead Road through the T-4 parking lot and past the Albert H. Small Building before connecting with Chemistry Drive near the Chemistry Building addition.

Pedestrians and vehicles will be separated by fences and barriers.

The sewer pipes will extend from the Chemistry Building addition along Chemistry Drive and will serve the College of Arts and Sciences' new research building, one of two new buildings being constructed in the science precinct. Construction is scheduled to occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., weather permitting.





Terrace Concrete Work to Temporarily Close One Lane of Jefferson Park Avenue    

December 4, 2008 — Jefferson Park Avenue will be reduced to a single lane Dec. 13 to accommodate pouring concrete slabs on the terrace spanning the roadway and connecting the South Lawn Project with the main University Grounds.

The work will occur from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flagmen will alternate traffic through the single open lane. Moderate delays are anticipated. Priority will be given to emergency vehicles.

The work schedule is weather-dependent and may be postponed or delayed.




Section of McCormick Road to Close on Nov. 26

November 25, 2008 — McCormick Road in the vicinity of Thornton Hall will be limited to one lane of traffic until midnight Tuesday, Nov. 25.  It will then be closed for repair of a water main that developed a leak earlier today. Work is expected to continue through Wednesday, Nov. 26. Facilities Management officials said they will re-open the road by the end of the day.





Early-Morning Terrace Work to Slow Jefferson Park Avenue Traffic Sept. 22, 2008 — Workers will begin installing the wooden framework for the South Lawn Terrace crossing Jefferson Park Avenue on Sept. 30. This will take four days, with the work being performed from Sept. 30 through Oct. 3, from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. each day. One lane of Jefferson Park Avenue will be closed during the work hours. Traffic barriers will be in place and flagmen will direct traffic.

Traffic will flow in both directions during the day.

The steel structure for the terrace was recently completed. Once the wood frame is finished, workers will pour concrete for the terrace in October.







Traffic Advisory: Obama Event At Newcomb Hall PlazaSept. 17, 2008 The area around Central Grounds Garage will be very congested Wednesday afternoon because of the Obama campaign's voter registration rally on Newcomb Plaza. The rally is to start at 4:50 p.m., but attendees will be arriving well before that. Avoid the area during your afternoon commute if you can.





Night Work on South Lawn Terrace to Impede Jefferson Park Avenue Traffic 

Sept. 4, 2008 — Construction of the steel frame of a terrace crossing Jefferson Park Avenue, linking Central Grounds and the South Lawn Project, will begin Sept. 13.

In the first phase, workers will install 13 steel support beams over the roadway. The work is scheduled for Sept. 13 and 14, between 3 a.m. and 9 a.m. each day.

Once a beam is rigged and ready, traffic will be stopped for approximately seven minutes while it is lifted and secured to steel girders on each side of the road. Traffic will then be allowed to flow normally until the next beam is ready.    

The remainder of the terrace work will be conducted in phases over the following nine months. Much of it will be conducted at night, except in cases where safety dictates otherwise.

During terrace construction, the area underneath the terrace will be protected from falling objects.

Two traffic lanes will remain open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and one lane will remain open between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Flagmen will direct traffic.

Inclement weather may delay terrace construction.







Utility Work to Limit 11th Street TrafficSeptember 3, 2008 — Traffic on 11th Street between West Main and Lee streets will be reduced to one lane this week, and a section of the street will be completely closed for utility work starting next week.

Dominion Virginia Power is installing new electrical lines underneath the railroad tracks to serve the University of Virginia's Children's Hospital project. This week, one lane of 11th Street will be closed to traffic during the day, with flaggers directing motorists. Starting next week, the street will be closed for about 40 feet on either side of the railroad tracks.

The street will remain open to pedestrians during construction. Vehicle entrances to the 11th Street Garage, the Core Lab and business parking lots accessed from 11th Street via West Main Street will remain open.

Jefferson Park Avenue or Roosevelt Brown Boulevard/Crispell Drive can be used as detours around the closure.







McCormick Road Traffic Limited to One Lane Through Aug. 20August 2, 2008 — McCormick Road, the main road through the University of Virginia's Central Grounds, will be limited to a single lane of traffic near Poe Alley weekdays through Aug. 20.

Traffic will get by in both directions at the direction of a flag person. The bus stop in front of Small, Clemons and Alderman libraries will temporarily be shifted to allow room for vehicles to pass.

Workers are finishing an upgrade to Poe Alley that includes revamped stormwater management, new curbs, improved walkways and paving, new lighting and the addition of a service-vehicle parking spot. The lane closure comes as the alley's new stormwater pipes are tied into the system underneath McCormick Road, which is being upgraded to receive the flow.

The project is considered a prototype for the future renovations of the other alleys in the Academical Village.







Repaving May Close One Traffic LaneJuly 18, 2008 — Traffic on Whitehead Road, which connects Alderman Road to Stadium Road between the Aquatic and Fitness Center and Scott Stadium, will be reduced to one lane for periods of time from July 21 to July 23 while the road is repaved. Flaggers will direct traffic.

Both lanes of traffic on the road will be open at night.

Inclement weather may extend the time required to do the work.







Pedestrian Bridge to be ResurfacedJuly 17, 2008 — The pedestrian bridge between Ruffner Hall and Newcomb Road, spanning Emmet Street, will be closed for resurfacing from July 21 to Aug. 4.

While the bridge is closed, pedestrians will use the McCormick Road bridge. Signs will be erected at the bridge indicating the detour.

Inclement weather may extend the time required to do the work.






New Cabell Hall Water Supply to Be Temporarily Shut Off

Domestic water for New Cabell Hall will be shut off from 6 to 10 a.m. on July 9 to accommodate work on the water supply pipe.

Workers are relocating the water supply pipe to be able to remove a manhole connected with the stormwater system.



Emmet Street to be Temporarily Reduced to One Lane for Hydrant Installation

June 27, 2008 — Traffic on a short stretch of Emmet Street near the Bavaro Hall construction site at the University of Virginia will be reduced to one lane from 6 p.m. to midnight on July 1 and 2 to accommodate installation of a fire hydrant. Flaggers will direct traffic on the single lane during these hours. This represents a change from the previously announced lane closures.

At all other times through July 7, traffic on this section of Emmet Street will get by in two lanes.

The normal southbound lane of Emmet Street is cordoned off with concrete barriers from just north of the pedestrian bridge to the ramp to McCormick Road. Southbound traffic has been diverted into the center lane, while northbound traffic continues in its normal lane.

 The two traffic lanes are divided by barrels with lights on top of them. Flaggers are stationed at the site during some of the work.

Bavaro Hall will provide additional space for U.Va.'s Curry School of Education, which is currently housed in the adjacent Ruffner Hall.



University Avenue Barricades to Come Down Nine Days Ahead of Schedule

June 25, 2008 —

University Avenue
will reopen in both directions on June 28, nine days ahead of schedule. The road had been barricaded near its intersection with Rugby and McCormick roads to accommodate repairs to a steam tunnel serves portions of the University of Virginia north of
University Avenue
.

At the same time,

McCormick Road
, on the upper leg of its triangular intersection with
University Avenue
, will close for ongoing underground steam tunnel work. Northbound drivers on
McCormick Road
will use the lower exit to turn right or left onto
University Avenue
.

It is estimated that the work on

McCormick Road
will continue through Aug. 2.






Hydrant Installation to Temporarily Narrow Emmet StreetJune 23, 2008 — From June 25 through July 7, a short stretch of Emmet Street near the Bavaro Hall construction site at the University of Virginia will be temporarily reduced from three lanes to two to accommodate installation of a fire hydrant.

The southbound lane of Emmet Street will be cordoned off with concrete barriers from just north of the pedestrian bridge to the ramp to McCormick Road. Southbound traffic will be diverted into the center lane, while northbound traffic will continue in its normal lane.

The two traffic lanes will be divided by barrels with lights on top of them. Flaggers will be stationed at the site during some of the work.

Bavaro Hall will provide additional space for U.Va.'s Curry School of Education, which is currently housed in the adjacent Ruffner Hall.


Sidewalk Closure to Begin June 18

June 17, 2008 — A section of the sidewalk on the west side of Emmet Street near Ruffner Hall will close June 18 through the end of July to accommodate installation of a stormwater drainage line.

Signs will direct pedestrians on a detour via the walkway along the colonnade at Ruffner Hall.


University Extends Utility Work on Amphitheater Way

June 13, 2008 — Utility construction work on Amphitheater Way, which runs from McCormick Road, behind Clark Hall and up to Bryan and New Cabell halls, has been extended. The road will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic near Dawson's Row for an additional week, through June 20, to accommodate utility work connected to the South Lawn Project.

One-lane traffic on the road will be open from June 23 to July 7 for people with disabilities and service vehicles, deliveries and foot traffic, with flagmen on scene during working hours.

Workers will place steel plates over the excavation at the end of each workday to provide emergency vehicle access to Bryan Hall at night.

During the road closure, pedestrians will be rerouted from the C-1 lot behind Clark Hall around the trailers and behind Halsey Hall. All vehicles will be required to park in the C-1 lot adjacent to Clark Hall or elsewhere as directed by Parking and Transportation.

The road is scheduled to reopen for two-way traffic and pedestrians on July 7, though this may be delayed if weather hampers the utility work.
 
 
Traffic Delays Lead to Change in University Avenue Steam Tunnel Detour


June 10, 2008 — Motorists using University Avenue near McCormick Road are being diverted on a new route to accommodate the University of Virginia's maintenance work on a steam tunnel under the road. The work is occurring near the triangular traffic island at the intersection of University Avenue and McCormick Road.

An earlier diversion of eastbound University Avenue traffic onto McCormick Road is no longer being used, as it caused unwieldy traffic backups. Now, detours in both directions are routing drivers around the work via Rugby and Culbreth roads. Westbound traffic from the Corner is being rerouted north on Rugby Road, then west on Culbreth Road, returning to University Avenue. Eastbound traffic is turning left onto Culbreth and then right onto Rugby.

Eastbound University Avenue traffic may continue to turn right onto McCormick Road as usual. The streetside parking spaces on University Avenue between Culbreth Road and McCormick Road remain available for use.

The work on the steam tunnel will occur in two phases. The first, excavating across University Avenue, is expected to take four to five weeks. The second phase will excavate across McCormick Road, on the east side of the triangle.

The detours are marked with signs. The work should be completed before students return on Aug. 25.


University Avenue Steam Tunnel Work Will Force Summer Detours

June 5, 2008 — Traffic using University Avenue near McCormick Road will be diverted starting June 9 to accommodate the University of Virginia's maintenance work on a steam tunnel under the road. The work will occur near the triangle at the intersection of University Avenue and McCormick Road.

Westbound traffic from the Corner will be rerouted north on Rugby Road, then west on Culbreth Lane, returning to University Avenue. Eastbound traffic will turn right on McCormick Road at the University's Alderman Library before making an immediate left turn near the Chapel to return to University Avenue.

The maintenance of the steam tunnel will occur in two phases. The first, excavating across University Avenue, is expected to take four to five weeks. The second phase will excavate across McCormick Road, on the east side of the triangle. Traffic heading northeast on McCormick will be diverted to the lower, or west, intersection with University Avenue.

The detours will be marked with signs. The work should be completed before students return on Aug. 25.


Utility Work Forces Road Closure on University of Virginia Grounds

June 4, 2008 — Amphitheater Way, which runs from McCormick Road, behind Clark Hall and up to Bryan and New Cabell halls, will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic near Dawson's Row from June 9 to June 14 to accommodate utility work connected to the South Lawn Project.

One-lane traffic on the road will be open from June 15 to July 1 for people with disabilities and service vehicles, deliveries and foot traffic, with flagmen on scene during working hours.

Workers will place steel plates over the excavation to allow emergency vehicles access to Bryan Hall while the road is closed. The steel plates will be put into place at the end of each workday for emergency vehicle access to Bryan Hall at night.

During the road closure, pedestrians will be rerouted from the C-1 lot behind Clark Hall around the trailers and behind Halsey Hall. All vehicles will be required to park in the C-1 lot adjacent to Clark Hall or elsewhere as directed by Parking and Transportation.

The road is scheduled to reopen for two-way traffic and pedestrians on July 2, though this may be delayed if weather hampers the utility work.
 

McCormick Road Traffic to be Limited


June 3, 2008 — Traffic on McCormick Road, west of its intersection with Emmet Street, will be reduced to one lane on June 4 to accommodate the installation of a water line under the road.

The work should be completed in one day and only one lane of traffic will be affected at a time. Flagmen will be on duty to direct traffic.

The water line will serve Bavaro Hall, which is being constructed next to Ruffner Hall, on the former R2 parking lot.


LED Crosswalk Installation on University Avenue Delayed Until May 27

May 15, 2008 — Crews will begin installing a light-emitting diode pedestrian crosswalk at the intersection of University Avenue and Culbreth Road on Tuesday night, May 27. Weather permitting, the work should be completed during the night on Friday, May 30.

The work had originally been scheduled to begin May 19, but has been delayed.

Once completed, the crosswalk will be similar to one installed on Emmet Street near Alumni Hall.
 
The work is scheduled to occur each night, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., with one travel lane closed at a time. Traffic will be directed by crew members with flags. The installation may be loud and the work site will be


Wilson Hall Access Limited for Utility Installation

April 7, 2008 — Wilson Hall's Jefferson Park Avenue entrance will be temporarily closed while a contractor installs underground utility lines.

The wooden bus stop ramp will be closed and pedestrians going to Wilson Hall from Jefferson Park Avenue will have to go through New Cabell Hall. Signs are posted in New Cabell Hall to direct pedestrian traffic to Wilson Hall.

This portion of the utility work should be completed by April 28.


Bus Stop Construction to Close One Lane of Traffic

April 1, 2008 — Traffic will be shifted on a short section of westbound Jefferson Park Avenue on Wednesday, April 2, to accommodate construction of a new permanent bus stop at the northwest corner of the intersection of Jefferson Park and Brandon avenues.

Two-direction traffic will be maintained while westbound traffic is diverted by concrete barriers into the center turning lane for 175 feet, starting at the intersection.

The traffic lanes on the eastbound side of Jefferson Park Avenue will not be affected by construction.

The lane closure and concrete barricades will be marked with traffic signs and lights.

Damaged Tree at University of Virginia to be Removed

March 5, 2008 — Work crews will remove a damaged tree at the University of Virginia near the Emmet Street entrance to the Central Grounds Parking Garage on March 6-7.

Road Work to Alter Traffic on University Avenue


February 27, 2008 — Crews will re-stripe a portion of University Avenue between Emmet Street and Culbreth Road to add an eastbound turning lane, allowing vehicles to make a left turn onto Culbreth Road.

One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open at all times during the work, which will take place March 3 and 4, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day. Traffic cones will direct vehicles around the re-striping activities.

The work will be delayed in the event of precipitation or if the temperature is below 40 degrees.

Rugby Road Pedestrian Traffic to be Rerouted Week of Feb. 18

February 15, 2008 — Pedestrian traffic across Beta Bridge on Rugby Road will be diverted starting Monday, Feb. 18 as handicapped access curb cuts are installed on the south end of the bridge.

Pedestrians will be routed to the west side of Rugby Road as the curb cuts are made on the east side. Once those cuts are completed, pedestrians will be shifted to the east side.

Vehicular traffic on Rugby Road should not be affected.

The project should be complete by Friday, Feb. 22, weather permitting.

Utility Work Changes Pedestrian Patterns Near Wilson, New Cabell Halls

January 2, 2008 — Utility installation at the intersection of Brandon Avenue, Hospital Drive and Jefferson Park Avenue will alter traffic patterns for pedestrians accessing Wilson and New Cabell halls.

During the work, pedestrians will need to cross Jefferson Park Avenue at the temporary bus stop and use a ramp to access to Wilson and New Cabell halls.

The utility work site will be enclosed with a fence. The utility work, which started Jan. 2, will relocate and enhance electrical service and sanitary and storm sewer lines.

These pedestrian travel patterns are expected to remain in effect until September.

Hazardous Tree Near New Cabell Hall to be Removed

January 16, 2008 — Work crews will block one westbound lane of Jefferson Park Avenue on Monday, Jan. 21, weather permitting, to accommodate removal of a hazardous tree.

Two-way traffic will continue on the two remaining lanes as crews remove a large red oak tree between New Cabell Hall and Jefferson Park Avenue, about 100 feet west of Brandon Avenue. The work is expected to take one day to complete.

The tree was determined to be a potential hazard after a recent inspection revealed the approximately 100-year-old tree has extensive trunk and root rot. About 105 inches of the 152-inch circumference was found to be dead tissue. University officials were concerned the 110-foot tree could fall toward Jefferson Park Avenue.

Construction Work Over JPA                   

Jan. 10, 2008 — Traffic on Jefferson Park Avenue at the University of Virginia's South Lawn construction site approximately 150 feet west of Brandon Avenue will be halted for brief periods the night of Jan. 14 and the early morning of Jan 15.

Workers will use a crane to lift large steel caisson casings from the south side of Jefferson Park Avenue to the north side. There will be approximately 15 lifts between 10 p.m. Jan. 14 and 4 a.m. Jan. 15. Each lift will take approximately five minutes. The street will be closed during these times.

Work will be halted to allow emergency vehicles to pass. Flagmen will manage traffic flow.

Utility Installation Will Leave Two Traffic Lanes Open

Jan. 3, 2008 — Two of three traffic lanes on Jefferson Park Avenue will remain open while electrical lines are installed underneath the road beginning Jan. 5.

The utility work will take place about 200 feet west of Jefferson Park Avenue's intersection with Brandon Avenue. The southbound lane of Jefferson Park Avenue will be closed first. Once work is completed in that section, workers will close the center lane and continue the installation. The northbound lane will then be closed to complete the project.

During construction, only one lane will be closed at a time, leaving one travel lane open in each direction.

The work is expected to be complete by Jan. 8.

In-Ground Crosswalk Lights Installation May Cause Minor Delays

Dec. 5, 2007 — Motorists are advised that there may be minor traffic delays from Dec. 10 to Dec. 14 as in-ground light-emitting diodes are installed in the crosswalk pavement on Emmet Street at its intersection with Sprigg Lane.

Flagmen will direct traffic as necessary. Inclement weather may delay some of the work by a day.

The lights, which will be activated by a push-button system, will improve visibility of the crosswalk.

Voters in U-Hall Precinct Urged to Avoid Concert Traffic

Nov, 2, 2007  — Voters who usually come late to the University Hall polling station may want to cast their ballots earlier this Tuesday.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, but across Massie Road from University Hall, the John Paul Jones Arena will host a concert by The Police, with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. There will be no change in traffic patterns, but local officials are concerned that voters may get caught in concert traffic.

The University Hall polling place is just inside the main doors of U-Hall, on the building's south (arena-facing) side. University of Virginia Parking and Transportation officials will set aside 25 parking spaces near the main entrance, with another 20 spaces in reserve, for voters.

The polling district encompasses about 1,600 registered Albemarle County voters.

Utility Installation Will Reduce Traffic Lanes

Oct. 18, 2007 — Motorists using Jefferson Park Avenue between Oakhurst Circle and Monroe Lane will find traffic lanes reduced from three to two from Oct. 19 to Oct. 22, for utility installation on the south side of the street.

Pedestrians will be directed through a protected walkway. The bus stop and pedestrians crossing Jefferson Park Avenue will not be affected by this work. 

Sewer Pipe Installation May Slow Traffic on Jefferson Park Avenue

Oct. 16, 2007 — Motorists using Jefferson Park Avenue between Oakhurst Circle and Monroe Lane may experience delays at night starting Oct. 17, due to sewer pipe installation. The excavation and installation is expected to last one to two nights.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., with flagmen directing traffic throughout the night. Priority will be given to emergency vehicles.
   
During the day, the excavation site will be covered with steel plates.
 
Night Work Alters Traffic Patterns on JPA


Sept. 14, 2007 — Motorists using Jefferson Park Avenue between Emmet Street and Brandon Avenue are advised that traffic will be reduced to one lane from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., starting on Monday, September 17, as workers install an electric duct bank across JPA.

The work, which entails routing utility lines for U.Va.’s South Lawn Project under the street, is expected to continue for 12 nights.  Hours of the work, which will occur approximately 40 yards east of Oakhurst Circle on JPA, will be from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.  The work area will be illuminated.

Flagmen will assist traffic while JPA is reduced to one lane, and priority will be given to emergency vehicles.  Signs will alert motorists to the work area.

During the day, the excavated areas will be covered with steel plates, and traffic will flow as normal.

11th Street SW Closed Through Sept. 23

Sept. 10, 2007 — Motorists traveling near the U.Va. Hospital are advised that 11th Street SW will be closed from West Main Street to Crispell Drive through Sept. 23. The street is closed for the construction of a pre-cast structure, which is part of a 1,200-car garage for the U.Va. Health System. The garage will be located in the center of the block defined by Jefferson Park Avenue, Main Street, 11th Street SW and the railroad tracks.

McCormick Road East-Bound Closed for Gilmer Hall Work

Aug. 2, 2007 — Motorists who use McCormick Road for east-bound travel are advised that the east-bound lane of McCormick will be closed from 6 a.m. Aug. 6 to 6 a.m. Aug. 13 from its intersection with Bonnycastle Road to its intersection with Alderman Road. The west-bound lane will remain open and traffic exiting Hancock Road will have to travel west on McCormick to Alderman.

The lane is being closed to accommodate a 350-ton crane being used in Gilmer Hall renovations.
Parking to the east of the crosswalk by Hancock Road and two spaces to the west of the crosswalk will be closed until Aug. 31.

Intersection Work to Cause Delays From July 23 through Aug. 17
 

July 20, 2007 — Motorists and pedestrians using University Avenue near the University of Virginia may experience minor travel delays beginning Monday, July 23, and continuing through Aug. 17 as a new crosswalk will be installed on the west side of the intersection of University Avenue and Culbreth Road.

Construction includes installing a concrete island and new crosswalk markings on University Avenue.

Section of Jefferson Park Avenue to Experience Temporary Closures Week of July 16

July 13, 2007 -- Motorists along Jefferson Park Avenue near the University of Virginia hospital may experience travel delays beginning Monday, July 16, through Saturday, July 21, as equipment for the U.Va. heating plant upgrade is delivered. 

Equipment deliveries are expected to occur between 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 

During the deliveries, JPA between Lee Street and West Main Street will close for approximately one hour. Signs alerting motorists to alternate routes and flag personnel will be on site to direct traffic.

The U.Va. heat plant provides heat to more than 150 University buildings. The upgrade includes the replacement of boilers and installation of the latest pollution control equipment.