MBTA Bus Stop Relocated, Short-term Lot to Close

Office of Communications | August 22, 2013
The Route 8 and Route 16 MBTA buses will now stop in front of the Campus Center.

The Route 8 and Route 16 MBTA buses will now stop in front of the Campus Center.
Image by: Colleen Locke

As part of the ongoing efforts to revitalize our beautiful waterfront campus, the University of Massachusetts Boston will begin above-ground work next month on the Utility Corridor and Roadway Relocation (UCRR) project.

If you ride an MBTA bus to campus or park in the Short-term Lot, this project will change your commute in the following ways:

--On Monday, August 26, the MBTA bus stop now located on University Drive between Wheatley and McCormack halls will be relocated to the Campus Center circle. The new bus stop will be clearly marked with signs and yellow paint. Commuters who ride the Route 8 bus to Kenmore Square and the Route 16 bus from Forest Hills should use the new stop beginning Monday.

--Beginning Tuesday, September 3, the Short-term Parking Lot will be closed so that UCCR crews can begin work in this area. Curbside package assistance is available through Customer Service at the Clark Athletic Center circle. Stay tuned for more news on the short-term lot closure.

If you drive to campus, be aware that a detour is in effect on University Drive North between the Massachusetts Archives and the General Academic Building No. 1 construction site. The new route may create some traffic congestion during the first weeks of the fall semester, but it is a necessary part of creating our newest state-of-the-art building.

Visit the campus map on the university’s website to see campus changes.

To avoid congestion and save time, we encourage everyone to use public transportation, park at the Bayside Lot (reopening September 3) and take the free shuttle, or use Mt. Vernon Street for direct access to Parking Lots C and D.

For more information on the progress of our campus master plan, click here. Please call Customer Service at 617.287.4000 or email customer.service@umb.edu if you have questions or concerns.

Tags: construction , parking , public transportation , transportation , ucrr

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