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UPDATE: West Utility Plant - Road Closure


UPDATE: Tuesday June 18, 2019 Extension of Phase II to July 24, 2019

Full Description

As part of the West Utility Plant construction it is necessary to install new lines that will carry chilled water and steam between the new plant and the buildings it will serve. This summer the project will be trenching and laying several yards of new underground piping along Ukrop Way that will connect to the network of lines installed earlier this year. There is a significant impact to parking over the summer as well as how we move through campus both in vehicles and when walking or cycling. During the road closure adjacent sidewalks will also be offline. Pedestrians leaving the deck will need to detour away from the project around Jones & Small Hall towards the front of Swem Library and the sundial to reach the other side of campus. 

Phase I of this project begins Monday May 20th and is scheduled to last until Thursday Aug 15th.

This phase of the project carries the below restrictions:

  • Ukrop Way will be closed to general traffic from the Parking Deck to the intersection with Landrum Dr. The Parking Deck will be open and available for use, as well as the Adair Gymnasium.
  • Traffic needing to cross campus will be detoured around campus or may use Landrum Dr.
  • Landrum Dr. will be changed to allow two-way traffic.
  • To accommodate the new traffic pattern and access for first responders, all parking on Landrum Dr. from the Swem Library loading dock to the intersection of Landrum Dr. and Jamestown Rd. will be taken offline. A limited number of parallel ADA parking spaces for faculty/staff and residents will be made available curbside near the midway point outside of Chandler Hall.  
  • The DuPont Bridge will be limited to a single lane of traffic, with flagmen onsite to pulse traffic throughout the day and a lighted traffic signal during the evening and weekends. Please expect delays, this should not be seen or used as a "shortcut" through campus.
(UPDATE) Phase II due to unforeseen utility issues is now expected to last through Wednesday July 24th.

This phase carries additional restrictions:

  • The DuPont Bridge remains closed to ALL traffic. Drivers entering from Landrum Dr. will need to turn around at Swem and head back to Jamestown Rd.
  • Access to parking along Wake Dr. and to the Keck Lab will remains open.
  • The below graphic is provided as a guide, to download a printable version click on the image.

 Updated West Utility Plant Map

As the project progresses we will continue to provide updates via this site. Please direct all questions or concerns to Parking Services at 221-4764 or via email to