Traffic Flow to Change This Week

March 15, 2010 by · Comments Off 

by Kathryn Sharkey

In case you missed the e-mail that was sent during spring break, the roads around Fondren Library will be changing.

Starting Wednesday, Hilltop Lane, the street between Fondren Library and Dallas Hall, and McFarlin Boulevard, the street between Fondren Library and Hughes-Trigg, are changing directions so that the traffic flow will go towards Airline Road, instead of away from it. The section of University Boulevard, the street between Hyer Hall and the Dedman Life Sciences building, will be closed temporarily. The section of Fondren Drive, the street by the new fountain in front of the Dedman Life Sciences building and the new education building under construction, will be permanently closed to traffic.

The changes don’t stop there. Starting in August, the traffic flow of McFarlin Boulevard and Hilltop Lane will change back so that the traffic will go away from Airline Road. University Boulevard will reopen and connect to Airline Road with traffic flowing towards Airline. Check out the SMU map and this Google map to help you see the changes.


Campus News Blog: New Construction Marks Halfway Point of SMU Second Century Campaign

October 27, 2009 by · Comments Off 

Posted by Nate Regan

Just when you thought the scaffolding had come down and the construction trucks had left, signs of SMU’s “Unbridled” Second Century Campaign have popped up again, this time right in the middle of campus.

In September, the school dedicated the new Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall in the Perkins School of Theology near the south end of campus.

Earlier this month, the Meadows Museum unveiled a giant head as part of its new plaza just across Bishop Boulevard.

Now one must wonder what will be behind the next ribbon-cutting ceremony as crews have been tearing up the walkway and part of the road between Airline Parking Garage and Fondren Library.

Of course, all this productivity must be a good sign, as SMU is already more than halfway to its $750 million fundraising goal for the campaign.

And students are reminded of the university’s status as a financial powerhouse each time they are forced to detour around a new construction project.