Category Archives: Neighborhood News

Be Alert to Truck Traffic on Campus

Through December there will be increased truck traffic on Bishop Boulevard and along Binkley Avenue as the University demolishes the Perkins Natatorium and the Health Center. Construction activity in the area of the Natatorium at Bishop and Binkley will generally

Burleson Park to temporarily close

Beginning Saturday, Aug. 30, the City of University Park will start renovation work at Burleson Park on the northwest corner of Dublin Street and University Boulevard near the SMU campus. This will affect parking on the Dublin and Durham Street

New Tennis Complex Update

SMU’s new Tennis Complex is expected to be completed by fall 2014. It is envisioned as a preeminent, top-tier facility to be located prominently on the southwest corner of Mockingbird Lane and North Central Expressway.

Infected mosquitoes detected several blocks northwest of SMU

The City of University Park has been notified by its testing lab that a mosquito sample taken from the northeast side of UP Elementary School has tested positive for West Nile virus.  This is the first time this summer that

Westbound University Boulevard closed near campus

Westbound University Boulevard will be closed between Dublin Street and the southbound access road of U.S. 75 for construction activities until late September 2014. This work by the City of University Park also will affect northbound and southbound traffic on

Bush Avenue closed until August

Bush Avenue will be closed between Mockingbird Lane and the north end of the Loyd Residential Commons from Friday, May 30, until early August 2014 for construction activities.

Pedestrian area near Ford Stadium closed through August 15

The pedestrian area on the east side of Ford Stadium between Mockingbird Lane and Doak Walk Plaza (indicated in red on the map below) will be closed beginning Monday, April 14, through August 15, 2014. Bush Avenue will remain open.

Parking lot construction affects Daniel Avenue sidewalk

Full use of the Heroy (E) Lot is expected to be restored by early summer. Construction activities there continue to affect access to the lot from Daniel Avenue and use of the sidewalk on the south side of Daniel between Hillcrest Avenue and Airline Road. In addition, the

SMU Data Center

In December 2013, SMU completed construction on the first component of its Data Center located at the south end of the former Mrs. Baird’s property. Completion of the 25,000-square-foot facility will allow SMU to house both the University’s high-performance and

Sidewalk near Ford Stadium

Construction activities will require closing various portions of the sidewalk on the east side Ford Stadium from Feb. 3 through mid-August. The University apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.    

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