December 22, 2014  

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Raised Cross Walk, Parking Garage Projects beginning soon on Hattiesburg Campus

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Two projects that will begin Dec. 17 on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus will cause road closures and detours. These projects are slated for completion no later than Jan. 14, 2013.

*The first project will consist of installing a raised cross walk at the corner of Montague and N. 31st Avenue as a part of the new Pedestrian Plaza. This will result in the closing of Montague to thru traffic. Detours around the work area will be in place at Montague and Kay James Drive, and on Golden Eagle at Black and Gold Boulevard.

If entering campus on Golden Eagle Drive, access will be available for parking only on the north end of Joseph Green Hall. There will also be parking adjacent to Chain Technology, Walker Science, Johnson Science Tower, Power House, Thad Cochran Center, and Cook Library. If entering the campus from Montague, there will be access to parking at the Baptist Student Union, International Building lot, Polymer Science reserved parking lot and the Wesley Center.

*The second project involves the Parking Garage. This structure will be closed to parking beginning Saturday, Dec. 15 at noon. It is requested that all vehicles be moved from the garage at that time. During this closure the garage will be cleaned, parking spaces painted, lighting changed out and signage will be in place indicating a change in traffic direction from two-way to one-way. Please use caution after the garage re-opens and pay attention to the new signage indicating the new direction of traffic flow in the garage.

College of Business building construction to enter new phase; traffic to be impacted

The new College of Business building will also be entering a new phase in construction at this time as contractors will begin erecting the steel structure. There could be possible delays and traffic stoppage in the area of Eagle Walk and Service Drive (Championship Lane) as trucks unload materials on the site. This phase of the project will continue into the summer.

For questions regarding these upcoming projects, contact the University Police Department at 601.266.4986 or the Physical Plant at 601.266.4414.

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