Parking Lot D Entrance to be Relocated October 11

Office of Communications | October 05, 2016
The new entrance to Lot D will be across from the Clark Athletic Center, next to the Calf Pasture Pumping Station.

The new entrance to Lot D will be across from the Clark Athletic Center, next to the Calf Pasture Pumping Station.
Image by: Colleen Locke

The entrance to Parking Lot D will be relocated to University Drive North beginning Tuesday, October 11, after the Columbus Day holiday.

The current entrance to Lot D on Mount Vernon Street and the City of Boston’s small, semicircular parking lot adjacent to Lot D will close that day to facilitate continued work on the Utility Corridor and Roadway Replacement (UCRR) project. The current stairs connecting the upper portion of Lot D with Mount Vernon Street will also be closed.

Drivers who wish to park in Lot D will enter and exit through a new roadway off of University Drive North, across from the Clark Athletic Center and adjacent to the Calf Pasture Pumping Station.

Sidewalks will be created along this new entrance to Lot D to accommodate pedestrian traffic between the campus and the parking lot.

The moving of the Lot D entrance on October 11 will create new traffic patterns, so please leave additional time for your commute. To avoid possible congestion, consider driving directly to the Bayside or satellite lots on Mount Vernon Street and Morrissey Boulevard to park, or taking public transportation.

Soil Removal Begins

Large-capacity trucks will begin hauling soil from the campus on Wednesday, October 5. Up to ten trucks will be used for this operation, which begins at the site of the former South Parking Lot. The trucks will begin leaving campus in the early morning hours.

The removal of soil that will not be reused on campus is necessary to provide sufficient stockpiling space for materials to be excavated during the remaining UCRR installation and landscaping work. In the case of the soil being removed from the former South Parking Lot, freeing the space is necessary so work on University Drive South can progress toward its reopening in the spring.

The presence of the trucks should present minimal disruption to the campus community; however, we urge all to be aware of their surroundings when traveling around campus.

Please contact us at construction@umb.edu for any questions or concerns about the upcoming work.

Tags: construction , parking

Comments not allowed for this story