Spring Road Closures, Traffic & Parking Advisory
The North Garage (beneath Inman/McWhorter) and both alleys leading to the garage will be closed for the entirety of Spring Break as construction crews continue work on the Wedgewood Academic Center. Vehicles will not be able to enter or exit the North Garage from 6:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1 through 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8. Vehicles parked there will be accessible, but no vehicles will be able to enter or exit the garage during this time. Parking will be available in the Baskin Garage during the closure. Patton and Bear House residents who are required to park in North Garage may park in the Baskin Garage that week if they anticipate being on campus and needing their vehicles. Anyone needing to leave the North Garage during the closure must move his/her vehicle to a different area prior to 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 1. Thank you to our construction crews for their willingness to work during a time that will have the least impact possible on campus.
In addition, beginning in early March, crews will begin work on the two roundabouts that are going in at Acklen and 15th and Acklen and the south alley entrance to the North Garage. Heavy traffic congestion can be expected in these areas until the work is completed, which is expected in early June.
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 took place from April to October 2013.
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.