May 7, 2007
Section of Eagle Row to close temporarily
by david payne
Driving across campus on Eagle Row is going to get more interesting before it gets easier.
Starting Thursday, May 17, and lasting for approximately four weeks, the construction project to realign Eagle Row will close one section of the road completely to vehicular traffic. Eagle Row will be closed between Peavine Creek Drive (located at the stop sign on Eagle Row between the Sorority Village and the Student Program in International Cultural Exchange (SPICE) House) and the intersection of Eagle Row and Asbury Circle (at the access gate between Trimble Hall and McDonough Field). This project is currently expected to be completed on June 10.
Peavine Parking Deck access
Drivers will continue to be able to access the Peavine Parking Deck from two sides of campus: via the entrance on Oxford Road, which will be open to vehicles, or via Asbury Circle (near The Depot).
During this period of construction, vehicles entering campus on Asbury Circle will be allowed to enter the access gate between Trimble Hall and McDonough Field, where Eagle Row intersects Asbury Circle. From there, vehicles will be directed to Dickey Drive and then reconnect with Eagle Row near the Peavine Parking Deck.
Drivers are also strongly encouraged to enter campus from Oxford Road to access Dickey Drive, the Peavine Parking Deck and Woodruff P.E. Center.
Access along Eagle Row
Pedestrian access will remain open on one side of Eagle Row during the construction. Access to the campus Services parking lot, the baseball and softball fields and the Sorority Village parking lot will remain open from Peavine Creek Drive. Likewise, vehicular access to The Depot and Trimble Residential Hall will remain open.
Why is Eagle Row being realigned?
This is the final phase of construction for the Eagle Row North project, which began construction in January. Once completed, the new Eagle Row will be straightened and shifted to the north between The Depot and the Sorority Village complex in order to increase space available for the development of Emory’s Freshman Village.
The Eagle Row South project between Dickey Drive and Oxford Road will begin later this summer.
Cliff shuttle impact
Cliff shuttle routes A and B, which normally run along the affected section of Eagle Row, will be rerouted for the duration of the project. The B shuttle will enter campus at Oxford Road, turn onto Dowman Drive, continue past the Administration Building to Fishburne Drive, and onto Clifton Road and the Woodruff Circle Transit Hub.
The A shuttle will enter the campus at Fishburne Drive, continue to Dowman Drive, then left onto Oxford Road and left on North Decatur Road. The A route then continues on Clifton Road toward Wesley Woods.
During this construction phase, shuttle A and B riders may access Cliff at the intersection of Dowman Drive and Dickey Drive.
Cliff’s shuttle route D, which includes service to Peavine Parking Deck and Woodruff P.E. Center, will continue its normal route.