May 21, 2013
Main entry to campus will be closed to vehicular traffic until August 19, 2013. Please see the map for information.
May 14, 2013
On May 15, and 16 a section of the road and parking area along Campus Drive will be temporary shutdown so that Atmos Energy can install natural gas.
May 7, 2013
A number of roads on the East Tennessee State University campus will be temporarily closed for the next several weeks as two major construction projects continue.On Tuesday, May 14, John Robert Bell Drive will be closed from the intersection at State of Franklin Road to the north end of Warf-Pickel Hall, which houses the Claudius G. Clemmer College of Education. Also closing will be Jack Vest Drive from the intersection of State of Franklin Road across from the entrance to the VA Medical Center campus to the intersection with North Dossett Drive. This closure includes all parking in Lot 21.
These roads will be closed until Aug. 19 as construction of the new student parking garage is completed and roads are relocated. During this time, the west end of the ETSU campus will only be accessible from J.L. Seehorn Drive. Persons needing to park in Lot 22A will need to enter that area from Greenwood Drive.
John Robert Bell Drive will remain closed permanently to create a pedestrian walkway for students using the new parking garage as well as other parking on the west side of campus.
ETSU officials encourage students and visitors to park on the east and south sides of campus during the summer semesters. The new $26.1 million student parking garage is expected to open at the beginning of the fall 2013 semester and will provide 1,224 new parking spaces.
The central portion of campus that will become home to a new green space will also be closed to pedestrians beginning May 14. In addition to the construction of the green space, entrances to Sam Wilson Hall, Brooks Gymnasium and Ball Hall will be rebuilt. This will be an active construction zone and noise from heavy equipment will occur throughout the day.
The quad will also remain closed until Aug. 19.
April 30, 2013
There will be several changes in the traffic flow during the summer 2013 semester due to construction. Please see the map for information. Thank you for your patience.
February 19, 2013
One lane of John Robert Bell Drive will be closed from Wednesday, February 20 through Friday, February 22 for the contractor to backfill the parking garage retaining wall. This will only include the portion of John Robert Bell Drive from North Dossett to State of Franklin Drive. The road will be one lane from approximately 9 am to 4:30 pm each day. The contractor will attempt to maintain two way traffic the remainder of the time.
February 14, 2013
The contractor plans to start delivery and installation of the precast concrete for the parking garage on Monday, February 18. The duration of deliveries will last approximately twelve weeks. The trucks will deliver off of State of Franklin at Jack Vest Drive. A staging area to temporarily park trucks will be at the vacant lot (old coal yard) beside the Elizabethton Federal Bank on State of Franklin (see the map)
February 5, 2013
One lane of Jack Vest Drive will be closed February 8 – 11 due to construction. Traffic barrels will be in place to divert traffic onto the two open lanes. Traffic in the area may be congested during the work week.
The contractor plans to start delivery and installation of the precast concrete for the parking garage on Monday, February 18. The duration of deliveries will last approximately twelve weeks. The trucks will deliver off of State of Franklin at Jack Vest Drive (see the map)
A staging area to temporarily park trucks will be at a designated lot at the Baseball Stadium (see the map)
January 14, 2013
Updated site plan showing the pedestrian paths around construction areas for Spring semester 2013 (see detour map)
August 24, 2012
Due to the construction of the new parking garage, a number of parking spaces will be unavailable during the construction period. We have taken a number of steps to make this transition as convenient as possible.
There are two overflow parking areas available at the Baseball Stadium and at BucVillage. BucVillage parking overflow area will only be available during the first 6 weeks of school. The BUCSHOT will be available at both of these areas.
We also encourage the students and employees who park in Lot #22a, to enter from the Greenwood drive end of the lot to alleviate traffic congestion. A safe walking path is available for those parked in Lot #22a along the intramural fields, with entrances at the soccer stadium and at the end of the intramural fields. During the first two weeks of the fall semester, we will have additional personnel directing pedestrians to the safe walking path. The BUCSHOT shuttle is also available for those parked in Lot #22a with 4 convenient stop locations.
During the transition phase, Lot #21 will be considered an "Open" parking lot.
In addition, the center of campus has been designated as a pedestrian only area, free of vehicles and motorcycles. Sherrod drive is now closed at the intersection of Sherrod and Alexander drive. Vehicles traveling up Sherrod drive must turn around at the intersection, since Alexander drive is a one-way street. Vehicles traveling on Alexander drive will not be able to make a left on Sherrod drive. Unless entering to go to University School parking lot, we encourage you not to enter the campus at Sherrod Drive.
ETSU parking attendants will also be available to inform the drivers of the latest parking lot occupancy. You may find the parking attendants monitoring parking lots in the golf carts with the yellow caution lights.
Please be advised that your vehicle may be towed at owner's expense if parked on any local business' premises, such as Millennium Centre garage or any parking locations off ETSU campus.