A new roadway between the Massachusetts Archives and University Hall will open Monday, August 14 to allow for the closing of a section of Columbia Point Road, between the archives and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute parking lot, for utility construction work.
The one-way entrance at Mt. Vernon Street continues through August, so all vehicles entering the campus there will continue straight onto the new temporary road to University Drive East, along the waterfront. From there, drivers can turn left to access the archives, the institute, and the JFK Library, or turn right to exit at Morrissey Boulevard. Drivers exiting Lot D will take a left and also continue onto the new road to leave campus. Drivers leaving the Campus Center Garage and Loading Dock will turn right after University Hall to exit campus.
The new roadway is expected to be in place through December.
A new pedestrian walkway leading to the waterfront entrance of University Hall will be in place along the new stretch of road. The pedestrian routes in the area will continue to change as trenching for utility installation progresses along Columbia Point Road. Directional signage will be updated accordingly.
Starting Monday, shuttle riders who need to access the Campus Center busway will exit through the main entrance of the Campus Center. The door by the admissions office will be closed. See signs at the busway for details.
Roadway detours will be in place on Saturday while multiple construction activities are underway. Signage and police will direct motorists and pedestrians.