Construction on a new roundabout at Veterans Memorial Drive and University Avenue is expected to take about three months. (TROY photo/Joey Meredith)
University Avenue will be closed beginning Monday, July 8 for about three months as construction on a new roundabout begins.
The roundabout will replace traffic lights at the intersection of University Avenue and Veterans Memorial Drive, and the area is expected to be closed to traffic for about three months, said Herbert Reeves, dean of student services.
University Avenue will be closed at Shackelford Drive, and will detour through the Shackelford Quad. Similarly, the Pace Hall parking lot will be closed at its Veterans Memorial Drive entrance, but remain open for parking. University Avenue will be closed to traffic at George Wallace Drive.
Through traffic crossing the Troy Campus (east and west bound) should use John M. Long Avenue, Pell Avenue, or McKinley Drive to College Drive to Elm Street. The campus can be avoided altogether by using Elm Street as a connector between South Brundidge Street and George Wallace Drive, on the north side of campus, or using Pell Avenue between Park Street and George Wallace Drive.