Crews will begin installing underground mechanical vaults next week in the former Short-term Lot, in a section of Lot C across from the softball field, near the South Lot, and near the Campus Center sign, as part of the Utility Corridor and Roadway Relocation (UCRR) project.
University Drive South will merge to one lane by the former Short-term Parking lot near McCormack Hall and just past the South Lot entrance. Also, a few existing pedestrian crosswalks may no longer be accessible.
Lot C will lose up to 60 spaces as part of this construction. The South Lot will also lose a small section of spaces. Construction vehicles will enter sites at the lots via new construction-only entrances.
Public safety officers will be assigned to direct traffic and assist pedestrians.
Please continue to allow extra time when traveling to campus. Use public transportation and the free UMass Boston shuttle whenever possible.
Drivers to campus may also wish to consider using the UMass Boston Bayside Lot on Mt. Vernon Street. The free Route 3 shuttle bus provides service from Bayside to the Campus Center. You can also continue on Mt. Vernon Street for direct access to parking Lot D, avoiding circling the campus.
This phase of the project includes installation of five of seven vaults; only some will have transportation impacts.
For more information about the UCRR project and its importance in beautifying our campus and making it more bike and pedestrian friendly, visit the university’s website. For a campus map showing all the construction sites, visit the Getting Here page.
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