A project to install chilled water lines from Vanderbilt’s Power Plant to the new Engineering and Science Building and Olin Hall will close part of 24th Avenue South for multiple weeks this spring and summer.
The portion of 24th Avenue South from Vanderbilt Place to just north of the Vanderbilt Orthopedic Surgery/Free Electron Laser (VOS/FEL) Building will be closed beginning Saturday, March 5, through Sunday, April 24.
The road will reopen Monday, April 25, through Sunday, May 15, for student reading days, final exams and Commencement activities. It will then re-close on Monday, May 16, for the remainder of the project, which is scheduled to be substantially completed by Aug. 5.
In addition, Garland Avenue will be closed following Commencement exercises May 13 until approximately mid-June to make the necessary mechanical tie-ins to the Engineering and Science and Olin buildings. Bus drivers have been notified of the Garland Avenue closure, and Vanderbilt Orthopedic Surgery staff will inform patients of the detour for both road closures. Signage will be strategically placed directing traffic for these detours.
Parking lots affected by the road closure are handicapped lots 11 and 63, located adjacent to the Office of Religious Life and Featheringill Hall. Temporary handicapped parking will be reassigned to Lot 16, located between the Studio Arts Building and Garland Avenue.
Campus Planning and Construction (CPC) asks that pedestrians walking along 24th Avenue South pay attention to signage that will redirect them. They also ask for the Vanderbilt community’s patience and understanding as traffic patterns and parking will be disrupted while the work is ongoing.