Category Archives: Neighborhood News

Construction continues on new campus parking center

Construction has begun on a new parking center on the SMU campus, east of Hillcrest Avenue near Normandy Avenue. The construction site is surrounded by fencing. Starting the week of October 22 and through the next several weeks, a former

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Electric scooter use prohibited in University Park

The City of University Park is reminding residents that electric scooters are prohibited on all public streets, alleys and sidewalks. The University Park ordinance prohibiting motor-assisted scooters was developed in 2009 to safeguard against serious accidents and injuries. SMU community

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Temporary Roadway Closure, June 26, 4500 block of Mockingbird Lane

An arborist recently inspected an American Elm located near the intersection of Mockingbird Lane and Lomo Alto Drive: the arborist concluded the tree was diseased, damaged, and needed to be removed for the safety of the public. The 4500 block

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Construction activities to affect pedestrians through April 2016

Beginning Monday, Dec. 14, and continuing through April 2016, ongoing construction activities in the central part of the campus will require fencing off a section of the campus roughly between Airline Drive and Cox Business School, and Hughes-Trigg Student Center

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Campus Construction Update For Fall 2015

Ownby Drive south of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center is permanently closed and work on the new Crain Family Centennial Promenade will start soon. Because of construction activities, pedestrians may not cross this area between Dyer Street and Binkley Avenue except

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Potomac Avenue Closes

Potomac Avenue between Bush Avenue and the U.S. 75 Service Road will be permanently closed beginning Monday, June 29. In addition, Dublin Street between Potomac and Mockingbird Lane will be permanently closed beginning approximately Aug. 15 to help make way

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DeGolyer Library Temporarily Closed for Renovations

DeGolyer Library will be closed to the general public through mid-2016 as part of the Fondren Library renovation. However, Fondren Library remains open to the public, as well as SMU students, faculty and staff. DeGolyer staff will attempt to keep

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Portion of Bush Avenue closed temporarily

Beginning Monday, May 18, Bush Avenue will be closed from the south entrance to the Mustang Parking Center to Mockingbird Lane for construction activities. The project is expected to be completed and the road reopened by August 15, 2015. Pedestrian

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Construction project to affect Mockingbird-Bush-Airline intersection

On April 27, 2015, the Town of Highland Park, in partnership with SMU, began an intersection improvement project for the roadway, sidewalk, and signal lights at Mockingbird Lane and Airline Road. The construction project is expected to be completed by August

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Update for SMU Data Center and Associated Generators

Construction of the generator brick cladded service yard enclosure and duct bank has begun with anticipated delivery of the permanent generator in early June. It will take about a month to make it operational. At that point, the temporary generator

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