May 19, 2024

Sidewalk Accessibility during Construction

The General Contractor for the new UMW Campus Center, Donley Inc. began work to install a four feet high fence in the grass median along the College Avenue sidewalk in front of the construction site, beginning at the crosswalk at Payne Street and ending at the crosswalk at Rowe Street.  This corridor is intended to encourage the use of the crosswalks and prevent conflicts between pedestrians, other sidewalk transportation and construction traffic.  This corridor went into effect Wednesday, Oct. 16, and will remain in effect for the duration of the project.

This section of sidewalk will be restricted to pedestrian traffic as well as handicap-accessible vehicles such as motorized wheelchairs.  Bicyclists and skateboarders will be asked to dismount and walk if they choose to use this route. Vehicles such as golf carts or “gators” will be asked to use the crosswalks or internal routes such as Campus Walk including the connecting walk from Woodard to Melchers Hall to transit to or from the north end of campus.  Should you have any questions, please contact Les Johnson at (540) 654-2100.