A portion of Hillside Road and its intersection with Alumni Drive will be closed to traffic and pedestrians starting on Monday, Feb. 1 and running through early August. The closure is due to the extensive underground utility infrastructure work that has to be built in support of the construction of the new Northwest Science Quad in the area that was previously surface parking lots.
The transformational science complex ties together UConn’s research expansion, academic vision, and culture of innovation and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2022.
The closure of Hillside Road is happening at this time to take advantage of the de-densified campus population of students, faculty, and staff during the spring 2021 semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The primary effect of this closure is that Hillside Road will not serve as a main thoroughfare through campus during this time.
Parking will still be available in the North Garage with access on Hillside Road before the point of closure. The sidewalk east of the North Garage will be opened effective Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 permitting pedestrian traffic to flow to and from the north/northwest dorms.
Vehicle access to Alumni Drive for facilities such as the Alumni House, the Werth Residence Tower, the Hilltop Residence Towers, Garrigus Suites, and the Hilltop Apartments, will be from Jim Calhoun Drive. Traffic headed north on Alumni Drive will be stopped at the parking lot for the Alumni House.