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Adriance Lab Road and West Campus Pedestrian Improvement Project

Adriance Lab Phase 1 Adriance Lab Phase 2 Adriance Lab Phase 3 Adriance Lab Phase 4

Project dates

  • Phase 1: June 10 – Aug. 26
  • Phase 2: Aug. 26 – Sept. 8
  • Phase 3: Sept. 11 – Oct. 6
  • Phase 4: Began Oct. 8 and is scheduled to be completed in February

Adriance Lab Presentation


Adriance Lab Road Renovation and West Campus Pedestrian and Bike Improvements

The renovation of Adriance Lab Road is drawing to a close. Transportation Services has been notified by the contractor that cleanup is under way and the conduit for gate operations in Lot 98 is being installed. Once installation is complete, gate equipment will be prepped and tested before going online.

Phase 4

Phase 4 in the renovation of Adriance Lab Road is underway and is scheduled to be completed in February. During this phase, the contractor will reset the temporary drive aisle at the south end of Lot 98 to complete the road work. Adriance Lab Road is expected to open January 21. Once the road is re-opened, the temporary drive lane at the south end of Lot 98 will be removed and work will continue to complete the sidewalks, lighting and landscaping.

Phase 4 map

Phase 3

Phase 3 in the renovation of Adriance Lab Road began Sept. 11 and was completed Oct. 6. During this phase, most of the traffic control devices in were removed, and Route 03 (Yell Practice) switched back to the eastbound direction on West Campus.

Phase 3 map

Phase 2

Adriance Lab Road Renovation Phase 2 began Aug. 26 and was completed Sept. 8.

Phase 2 map

Phase 1

The renovation of Adriance Lab Road Phase 1 began June 10 and was completed in August.

Phase 1 map


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.

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.

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.