October 3, 2023

Road and Parking Disruptions

The following message is from Facilities Services:

From 8 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, until 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, the road to the Simpson Library and the Simpson parking lot will be closed to all vehicles except golf carts and emergency vehicles. Additionally, it will be necessary to close seven of the handicapped parking spots adjacent to Jepson Hall during the same time period. These closures are necessary in order for the Convergence Center contractor to place the five storm water cisterns that will be located under Campus Walk.

Pedestrian traffic moving through the pedestrian walkway and behind the Library will not be impacted and to the maximum extent possible will be given priority of movement. Pedestrians moving to and from the walkway from Jepson are requested to use the front doors of the building as there will be numerous large vehicles staged and unloading in the road.

Once the work is completed and the area cleaned up, the road, handicapped parking spots, and Simpson Lot will be returned to normal usage.

Your cooperation to ensure everyone’s safety during this construction effort is greatly appreciated.

For questions or comments, please contact Len Shelton, lshelton@umw.edu.