Southern Avenue Parking Garage and Land Bridge Update
I hope your holidays were joyous, and we look forward to a productive year ahead. Initial site preparation for the new, general parking garage on Southern Avenue is underway. The environmental abatement has been completed and demolition of the former Print Services Building has begun, which necessitated closing a portion of the South Lot. The parking lot immediately south of the construction site was recently enlarged in advance of the project to accommodate parking demand.
Utility crews are working on Southern, Echles, and Houston Street to remove overhead power lines and relocate power underground, which may slightly impact traffic patterns. The utility work is being done to make way for the future land bridge.
2018 will be an exciting year as the garage, land bridge, amphitheater and plazas begin the transformation of the southern portion of our campus.
M. David Rudd
President | Distinguished University Professor