Additional utility work planned for March 11–16, portion of Children’s Way to be closed during work hours

Things to know:

  • A section of Children’s Way, between 24th Avenue and the Children’s Way entrance of the West Garage, will be closed March 11–16.
  • The Blair School parking lot off 24th Avenue South between Blakemore Avenue and Children’s Way will continue to be closed.
  • On weekdays (March 11–15) work will occur 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.—outside of peak traffic hours.
  • On weekends (March) work will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., if needed.
  • During nonworking hours, one lane of Children’s Way will be open to traffic.
  • West Garage entrances will be affected; daily parking users should consider using Sony, Wesley Place or Terrace Place garages March 11–15.


For the duration of the project (Feb. 17–20 and Feb. 24–25)

  • Pedestrians should use the south sidewalk along Children’s Way between 25th Avenue and 24th Avenue.
  • Consult the pedestrian and bicycle maps for the latest routes in the area.


March 11–16

  • Children’s Way will be closed from 24th Avenue South to the entrance of West Garage.
  • The Children’s Way entrance to West Garage will not be accessible from 24th Avenue between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. March 11–16. Parkers should use the 24th Avenue entrance to West Garage during this time. Daily parking participants coming from 24th Avenue South should use the east garage entrance, turning left immediately after entering to find the ramp going up.
  • Work will take place daily between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.; one lane of the section of Children’s Way will be open outside of these set work hours.

Alternative Parking and Commute Options

Our interactive parking map shows all parking locations.

Daily Parking:

1 – West Garage; 2 – Sony Garage; 3 – Wesley Place Garage; 4 – Terrace Place Garage
  • The university offers the daily parking program for eligible faculty, staff and graduate and professional student commutes.
  • Locations: Terrace Place, Wesley Place and Sony garages.
  • Users can track available spaces in these garages to better plan commute times.

West Garage:

  • The West Garage entrance/exit on Children’s Way will be open; commuters should access from Blakemore Avenue to Natchez Trace to Children’s Way. Commuters will not be able to turn from 24th Avenue to Children’s Way to access West Garage.

25th Avenue Garage:

  • University-affiliated parkers should enter the garage from Highland Avenue.
  • Medical Center-affiliated parkers should enter the garage from 24th Avenue.

Alternate routes are established around the construction sites. If you are in the area, please watch for signs, follow the guidance of flaggers and security personnel, and plan for delays.

Information about the project is on the Central Utilities Initiative website, and updates on the timeline are posted regularly. If you have questions or comments about any construction on campus, please email Campus Planning and Construction.

If you need help planning your route to campus or have transportation-related questions, please email

Due to the nature of the work, all routes and dates are subject to change. These changes will be promptly communicated.