traffic changes

Demolition of former Chase Bank to begin Monday, June 19, 2017

Rogers-O’Brien Construction Company will begin demolition of the former Chase Bank building in the 6500 block of Hillcrest Avenue on Monday, June 19, 2017The SMU community is advised to obey all warning signs and use caution at the adjacent intersection, especially during the demolition period.

In preparation for the demolition, the building’s parking lot on Daniel Avenue closed to the public on Tuesday, June 13, according to Rogers-O’Brien officials. Fencing is being installed this week to enclose the property.

These safety tips have been posted regarding traffic in the Hillcrest Avenue-Daniel Avenue intersection:

  • Please be aware of trucks entering and exiting the construction site.
  • Flagmen and traffic control signage are in place to assist with truck and traffic flow.
  • Partial street closure on Haynie Avenue (south side of the building) will begin Tuesday, June 20-Thursday, June 22.

For questions or concerns about demolition, contact Rogers-O’Brien Construction at 469-906-2080.

For the latest information on various construction projects underway in University Park, visit the City’s website:

Pedestrian mall construction prompts traffic changes effective Feb. 16, 2011

The start of construction on a pedestrian mall extension along the east side of the Science Information Center and Fondren Library will affect traffic flows and pedestrian access in that area beginning Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. The traffic-flow changes are expected to last about 10 weeks.

  • Traffic flow on McFarlin Boulevard (between Hughes-Trigg Student Center and Fondren Library) will be changed from one-way west bound to one-way east bound.
  • Robert S. Hyer Lane will be changed from one-way north bound to one-way south bound.
  • Barricades will be installed just east of the entrance to the Dedman Life Sciences Building parking lot (so the lot can remain open) and on University Boulevard at Airline Road. The University will be closed to all vehicular traffic between the barricades. Only construction vehicles will be allowed in the area.
  • In addition, pedestrians cannot use the east entrance to the link between Fondren Library and the Science Information Center during construction.

Extension of the Northeast Quad pedestrian mall from the southeast corner of Dedman Life Sciences Building to the southeast corner of Fondren Library is expected to be completed in August 2011.

The University apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

By | 2011-02-14T17:12:31+00:00 February 14, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: , , |