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New two-way road system will cause traffic

University of Massachusetts Boston students, faculty, and visitors may find the new two-way traffic system a significant adjustment. University Drive South, from the Integrated Sciences Complex (ISC) to the Campus Center will be closed for the construction of the improved roadway, sidewalk, and new utility corridor construction.

The Utility Corridor and Roadway Relocation (UCRR) project, which is in progress, will include construction of a new utility corridor to supply future buildings and provide dependable utility services to the campus. In addition, the construction of a new two-way roadway network will provide various amenities including bike lanes and sidewalks throughout the campus. More outside campus areas will be added in the form of tree lawns.

When vehicles enter the campus from Morrissey Boulevard, traffic will curve left before the ISC to access parking lots and campus facilities. Public safety officers will be on duty to assist in the transition to the new two-way traffic system. The roadways will be repainted and proper signage and barriers will be erected.

Pedestrians are urged to look both ways before crossing, utilize sidewalks and crosswalks, and use caution, because the new two-way roadway will be heavily trafficked with construction vehicles, busses, and other vehicles. Commuters who currently are dropped off at the Campus Center should be dropped off at the JFK MBTA station and board the Route 1 bus to campus.

For vehicle commuters, the McCormack loading dock will be inaccessible and closed for more than a year. All deliveries should be sent to the Central Receiving dock. The Quinn Roadway will close to through traffic and will not reopen to general traffic; a segment will remain open for authorized vehicles only.

In order to avoid the new construction site completely, proceed directly to the Bayside Lot or Lot D from Mt. Vernon Street. The free Route 3 shuttle bus will provide prompt service to campus from Bayside.

All shuttle buses will continue service to the Campus Center and Clark Athletic Center. Some stops may need to be modified during construction.