Natchez Trace to close for stadium improvement work

A crane will be staged along Natchez Trace in Vanderbilt’s Athletics Neighborhood to install new signs at the football stadium.

On Thursday, Aug. 25, and Monday, Aug. 29, one lane of Natchez Trace will be closed for the duration of the project, and a second lane will be closed during the crane lifts. Flaggers will be on site to assist with vehicular traffic and at the crosswalks to direct pedestrian traffic.

Kensington Place, between Natchez Trace and 25th Avenue South, will remain closed.

The Kensington and 2525 West End parking garages will remain open to vehicular traffic. The Marriott Hotel will remain open, and visitors should enter the hotel from Natchez Trace.

The area will be closed to pedestrian and bicycle traffic for the duration of the project, including the sidewalk at the corner of Kensington Avenue and Natchez Trace. Pedestrian and bicycle traffic should instead take 25th Avenue North to West End Avenue to cross over to Natchez Trace, or take 25th Avenue South to Jess Neely Drive to Natchez Trace. See the map for more details.

The accessible routes around the construction area are marked with signs, but should pedestrians need additional assistance, a pre-approved MobilityRide can be scheduled for a student, faculty or staff member with mobility needs. Faculty and staff may contact the Equal Opportunity and Access Office, and students may contact Student Access Services Office to get pre-approved.

For any questions or concerns, contact Campus Planning and Construction at

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