June 9, 2008
Dowman Drive to see summer closures
By David Payne
Due to several utility, maintenance, roadwork and construction projects, temporary closures started last month along Dowman Drive and will continue throughout the summer.
Among the most visible changes will be a realignment of Emory’s campus entrance off North Decatur Road. The new one-way street into campus will pass through the Haygood Hopkins Gate, and will provide an aesthetically pleasing entrance reminiscent of the early years at Emory. The road realignment will also provide easy access through the future roundabout at Emory Village. Work on the roundabout will begin late this fall, according to DeKalb County.
In July, the B. Jones parking lot will close permanently as site preparation begins for the new admissions building and campus bookstore located on that site. That project is expected to be completed in fall 2009.