CP767229 Arena Site Enabling Utilities

Project Dates

September 3, 2019 to December 2, 2019

Project Summary

Site utility relocation, University-provided utility extensions, and vacation of Red River Street resulting in site availability and utility service to the new Basketball Arena. For more information, view the UT Arena Enabling Project slides (PDF).

Construction Advisory Updates

From October 7 - December 2, 2019, the campus community can expect these travel, parking and pedestrian pathway changes on Red River from Clyde Littlefield to MLK:

  • Red River will be reduced to two lanes, allowing two-way traffic.
  • Parking on Red River will be closed from Clyde Littlefield Drive to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (MLK).
  • Alternative sidewalk routes per posted detour signage.

During the same time, these changes will be made on the southbound frontage road of IH-35 from Clyde Littlefield to MLK:

  • A temporary protected pedestrian walkway will be maintained during the utility work.

The following changes will take place on Robert Dedman through December 2, 2019:

  • A portion of Robert Dedman South of Lot 70 will be reduced to two lanes, allowing two-way traffic.
  • Access to the Child Care Center and Texas Swim Center will be from Robert Dedman only.

From October 7 - April 2020, these changes will take place on 20th Street:

  • The street will be closed to all vehicle traffic.
  • The pedestrian sidewalk will remain open to through pedestrian traffic.
  • Access to and exit from the Print Shop will be from San Jacinto.
  • Alternative routes for cyclists will be indicated with signage.

Parking impacts at North Lot 70 began at the end of September:

  • Parking will be removed during the weekday.
  • Game day parking and events will be accommodated by the area being made safe with barricades as well as trenches filled in to level with exiting parking.

Continued updates will be provided for these projects as they move forward. Signage will be installed at key locations to assist with wayfinding. Bicyclists are encouraged to refer to the City of Austin Bike Map.