With the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year, work will commence to complete the plaza, road, and landscaping work that was started last summer for Dundon-Berchtold Hall. As with last year, the road between the Pilot House and Waldschmidt Hall will be closed. A preliminary schedule has the road closed starting on May 13 and re-opening on or before July 20.
In order to accomplish this, there are going to be changes to the traffic flow entering and exiting campus beginning next week and continuing through construction completion.
Please read the information below carefully and refer to the map located at the Facilities Planning & Construction page link here.
Main entrance: Beginning Monday, May 13, traffic coming onto the campus via the main drive off of Willamette Boulevard will be required to stop and turn right by the Pilot House and proceed to the main lot. Cars will not be able to proceed any further along the main drive past the Pilot House to reach the Waldschmidt parking lot or Kenna Road.
Kenna Road (near Kenna and Shipstad Halls, off Willamette boulevard): Southbound traffic on Willamette Blvd. will be allowed to turn right to enter onto Kenna Road at the southeast edge of campus. Traffic departing campus from Kenna Road can only turn right onto Willamette Blvd. and proceed south. Northbound traffic on Willamette Blvd. cannot turn left onto Kenna Road, but must either proceed into the main entrance or must turn around further north and proceed back to the right turn entry into Kenna Road. Kenna Road will be striped to provide two lanes for traffic moving in both directions from Willamette Blvd. to the Waldschmidt parking lot.
Portsmouth Avenue: All buses visiting campus will be directed to enter via Portsmouth Avenue, which will not be affected by the construction. This includes buses for camps or athletic events.
Fortunately, there will be no additional loss of parking spaces during the summer, and there will be no restrictions to pedestrian access for the plaza, bookstore, and Pilot House.