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Adriance Lab Road and West Campus Pedestrian Improvement Project

Projected project dates: April – December 2017


Bus Route Information

Routes #02 and #03 will be rerouted due to closure of Adriance Lab Rd starting June 12.

Route 02 Map Route 03 Map See more on bus routes


Adriance Lab Road Renovation Phase 1

The renovation of Adriance Lab Road Phase 1 will begin in Saturday, June 10. Completion of this phase is scheduled for Sept. 2017.

During this phase, Adriance Lab Road will be closed, and all access to parking lots in the area will be via West Campus Blvd. by way of Discovery Rd.

Additionally, during this phase, Lot 116 permits will be honored in Lot 18. To date, Transportation Services has prepared drive lanes between Lots 73 and 18 and an additional access point to the west end of Lot 114. This will help traffic flow during certain phases of the project.

View Phase 1 map Adriance Lab Presentation


Frequently Asked Questions:


What is the schedule for the project?

Preliminary work began in April, adding an additional access point to the west end of Lot 114 and between Lots 18 and 73. The planned construction timeline is below:


What are the project benefits going to be once it is completed?

The project will

  • reconstruct Adriance Lab Road and Horticulture Road in concrete;
  • add sidewalks and buffered bike lanes to both sides of Adriance Lab Road;
  • add compliant accessible ramps at all crosswalks along Adriance Lab and Horticulture Roads;
  • construct a sidewalk along the east side of Discovery Road between John Kimbrough Boulevard and Horticulture Road;
  • add crosswalks on Discovery Road where it intersects with Enterprise Avenue and at West Campus Boulevard;
  • reconstruct the entrances to Lots 18 and 98;
  • add campus standard lighting along the length of the project;
  • add improved drainage to Adriance Lab Road;
  • extend the multi-use path currently on Horticulture Road to the east to connect to other west campus infrastructure.

What will be done to help mitigate traffic congestion during phases of the project when roadways will be constricted or usual routes will be closed?

The initial phase of the project, during which access to Raymond Stotzer Parkway from Adriance Lab Road will be closed, is scheduled during the summer months when the campus population is at a minimum. Care has been taken to provide for adequate wayfinding signage, detour routes, and even additional parking lot entrances to limit impacts to traffic. Transportation Services will monitor the traffic situation closely and make modifications if our engineer believes the congestion warrants changes.

The phases of the project are planned when access to Raymond Stotzer Parkway from Adriance Lab Road is closed is during the summer months when the campus population is at a minimum. Transportation Services has asked the engineering firm we have on contract for recommendations in the event congestion warrants modifications. We will watch the situation closely.


Why do you think closing all access to Adriance Lab Road from Raymond Stotzer Parkway during Phase 1 is a good idea?

Closing the entire road during Phase 1 allows for a large portion of the project to be completed during the summer months when the on-campus population is at its lowest. Completing this segment over the summer and not extending into the fall semester helps to improve access for personal vehicles, buses, pedestrians and bikes before the campus population peaks in September.


Where will buses stop during construction?

Route 02 (Replant) will still stop at the School of Public Health, in Lot 114, but during construction, will access the lot from the west rather than from Adriance Lab Road. During the closure of Adriance Lab Road from Raymond Stotzer Blvd. and to replace the stops near the Student Services that are temporarily removed from Route 03, a stop in each direction will be added to West Campus Blvd. near Lot 122d.

Route 03 (Yell Practice) will still service White Creek Apartments with the stop on Discovery Drive but during construction, will no longer stop on West Campus Boulevard.

Route 02 Map Route 03 Map


Will the gates be up at the entrances and exits of the parking lots in the area?

There will be times during the project when the gates to parking lots 73 and 98 may be up to allow detours when the usual routes via the roadway are closed for renovation. Appropriate permits will still be required to park, but having the gates up will allow customers with permits for lots beyond the gates to pass through to get to their assigned lots.


What is your plan to safely route pedestrians and bikes during the project?

The magnitude of the work needing to be done will cause inconveniences but will result in significant improvements for all users when the project is complete. Pedestrians, bikes and personal vehicles will have marked detours during the project. Temporary sidewalks, crosswalks and roadways will be used to help provide continuous access during the project.


Why can’t we just keep patching the road?

The subbase of the roadway is failing and is no longer sustaining patches applied to it. Rains wash away the patched material requiring more material, labor and money to keep patching it again. The project will replace the subbase and build the roadway in concrete so the new surface will last for years to come. Additionally, the increase in pedestrian, bike and vehicular traffic warrants improving safety measures in the area which are components of the project.


What path will delivery or construction vehicles use to access sites beyond the construction area?

Care has been taken to establish paths for larger delivery and construction vehicles to access the area during each phase of the project. Coordination should be made well in advance and by emailing ckwillis@tamu.edu for deliveries needing access outside of the established detour routes or through the construction site.


I currently have a Lot 116 permit. I understand that lot will permanently close. Where do I park during and after the renovation?

From June 1 through August 11, your Lot 116 permit will be honored in Lot 18. During the 2017–18 parking permit registration, April 5 – July 5, as a Lot 116 permit holder, you will not be able to renew your permit, so you will need to select a different lot during registration. Customers whose lots are closing due to construction are given higher priority beyond their months of service when awarding parking. Lots 18, 98 and 114 are some of the closest options to your current location and will be considered guaranteed options for Lot 116 permit holders. If you want to request to park somewhere other than Lots 18, 98 or 114, you may do so, but please also list one of these guaranteed options during the registration process.


How does this renovation affect the recycling drop off area?

The recycling drop off area has been temporarily relocated to Fan Field, on west campus, across from the Allen Building and George Bush Library Complex.


Questions? Email us at parking@tamu.edu.