Moody Center Arena
The University of Texas at Austin is hosting the developer-led construction of the world-class Moody Center Arena that will become home to Texas Athletics’ men's and women’s basketball games, commencement ceremonies, concerts, and other community events.
The Moody Center Arena will be located just south of Mike A. Myers Stadium and extend into a portion of former Red River Street right-of-way just north of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Construction began in November 2019 and is scheduled to extend through April 2022.
Red River Street Realignment
In support of the new Arena and in close coordination with the City of Austin, the University will construct a new north-south roadway (between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Dean Keeton Street) to replace capacity reduced by the vacation of Red River Street (between Manor Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd). This new corridor will return the 1900 block of Red River Street to its original alignment and retain the name Robert Dedman Street through campus. The new roadway will provide enhanced bicycle and pedestrian facilities, lighting, environmental features, and signaled crosswalks. The project began in April 2020 and is scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2022.
Both projects are subject to the University's environmental permit, and the Arena design will be compliant with the State's Capital View Corridor.
Road construction within the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Red River Street is anticipated to begin in early April 2021 (with crews performing layout and mobilizing equipment later this month).
Robert Dedman Drive will be closed from Clyde Littlefield Drive to DeLoss Dodds Way until July 2021. Two-way traffic will be allowed on DeLoss Dodds Way, although intersections of the roadway will be narrowed. Northbound traffic on Robert Dedman Drive will turn right onto Clyde Littlefield Drive. Pedestrians will still be able to access pathways on and near these roadways by following signage.
The south side of DeLoss Dodds Way will be closed from February 2021 through August 2021. Two-way traffic will be shifted to the north side of the roadway.
Robert Dedman Drive was closed to through traffic from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to 20th Street in December 2020 and will remain closed until early 2022.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard at Red River (east of the CDL) will be narrowed to two lanes beginning January 2021. The project will maintain two-way traffic and vehicular and pedestrian access to all buildings.
Signage for vehicles and pedestrians will be installed at key locations to assist with wayfinding, and flaggers will be on site as needed to direct traffic.
Within the next several months, construction will continue in phases in several locations, and will be completed in these phases through July 2022. This page will be updated as the projects progress.
- For more information about this project phasing, view the RRR Phasing Plan Slideshow (PDF).
- For more information about the early phases of these projects, view the Moody Center Enabling Project Slides (PDF).
- See Also: Frequently asked questions about the Moody Center and Red River Realignment construction projects
Travel, Parking and Pedestrian Impacts
Travel, parking and pedestrian impacts through January 2022 are detailed in the following Campus communications:
- March 23, 2021, email to Campus community (PDF).
- January 28, 2021, email to Campus community (PDF).
- January 6, 2021, email to Campus community (PDF).
- November 24, 2020, email to Campus community (PDF).
- March 5, 2020, email to the Campus community (PDF)
- January 24, 2020, email to the Campus community (PDF)
- November 26, 2019, email to the Campus community (PDF)
- November 1, 2019, email to the Campus community (PDF)
- October 3, 2019, email to the Campus community (PDF)