October Road Closures, Traffic & Parking Advisory
On Oct. 4, construction crews will close 15th Avenue South between the Bruin Hills entrance and Soccer Field Drive from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for concrete pours on the new residence hall on the east side of 15th Avenue South across from Kennedy Hall. Drivers should use 14th Avenue South or 12th Avenue South as the detour route.
On Oct. 10 and 11, 15th Avenue South between Wedgewood & Acklen Avenues will be closed for crews to disassemble and remove an electric tower crane from the Wedgewood Academic Center construction site. Neither Wedgewood nor Acklen Avenues will be closed. Drivers should use 14th Avenue South or 12th Avenue South as the detour route, and residents on the affected block can access their properties from the alley that runs behind their homes and intersects Wedgewood and Acklen Avenues.
Belmont University will host New York Times best-selling author Donald Miller and his Storyline Conference in the Curb Event Center on Oct. 12 and 13. Storyline is an intimate two-day conference that walks registrants through the steps of writing a life-plan using the elements of story. This event may increase traffic and limit parking on campus and in the surrounding area. Traffic may be heaviest between 8 and 10 a.m., between noon and 2 p.m. and after 10 p.m. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Academic & Dining Services Complex
The former tennis courts on the west side of 15th Avenue South will be replaced with a four-story building sitting on top of a 1,020-space underground parking garage. This building will include a 1,200-square-foot cafeteria and 40,000 square feet of classrooms and faculty offices for current academic programs. Blasting for the underground parking garage commenced April 1, 2013 Thereafter, blasting is scheduled to occur each weekday for six months at 8:35 a.m., 11:05 a.m., 1:05 p.m. and 3:05 p.m., though some days fewer blasts may occur. These times are subject to change. Please observe the flagmen stationed around the site and obey their direction, as it is for the safety of all.
Residence Hall & Garage Addition
As part of a continuing effort to provide on-campus living experiences, a 418-bed residence hall with both suite-style and apartment-style rooms will sit on the east side of 15th Avenue South across from Kennedy Hall. The 141,000-square-foot, six-story building also will include 354 additional parking spaces in a garage adjacent to the Thrailkill Parking Garage. Construction began in March 2013.
Belmont hosted a meeting on March 4, 2013 with neighbors, Metro Council members and construction team members to discuss details of blasting and construction of the residence hall, Academic and Dining Services Complex with undergound parking and addition to an exisit parking garage. Click here to read the frequently asked questions handout distributed at the meeting.
Alumni HouseOne of the oldest structures on campus is being renovated to become home base for Belmont’s 26,000 alumni. Construction began in December 2012 to turn the former Plant Operations facility into Belmont’s Alumni House, which should open by December 2013. Read more.
Wedgewood Academic CenterMeetings to discuss the details of blasting and construction were held for University employees and neighbors on April 23 and 24, 2012, respectively.
Click here to read the frequently asked questions pages that were distributed at the meetings.
Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation from the meetings.
Click here to view the pre-blast survey radius.
Once construction is complete, roundabouts will be installed at the 15th/Acklen intersection and between the North Garage, Baskin Center garage and Wedgewood building garage to ease traffic flow.
As part of a continuing effort to address the demand for on-campus parking, the Wedgewood Academic Center will sit above a garage adding 430 parking spaces to campus. Blasting concluded Aug. 10, 2012.