Construction Notices

Keeping our campus running smoothly is our number one priority. If you have questions regarding the below notices and detours, please contact Facilities Management: Design and Construction.


Ferst Drive Traffic Impacted by Water Line Installation May 23 - June 6

Installation of a new water line will impact traffic along Ferst Drive, between the U.A. Whitaker Building and the Cherry Emerson Building, beginning Monday, May 23 through Monday, June 6. To facilitate installation, one lane of vehicular traffic will be closed from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day. Both lanes will be re-opened after 5:00 p.m. Flagmen will be onsite to direct traffic throughout the lane closures. Please refer to the attached traffic control plan.

Steam Line Replacement Project Impacts Pedestrian Walkways Beginning May 9.

Beginning Monday, May 9, a steam line replacement project will begin on campus. Fencing will be mobilized to enclose a large section of sidewalk between the Boggs Building, Love Manufacturing Building, the Instructional Center Lawn, and the Manufacturing Related Disciplines Complex. The accompanying plan shows the fence line, sidewalk closures, and alternate paths of travel for pedestrians during construction.

Pending weather, the project is expected to be complete in early August. Any delays to the completion date will be reported to the community as needed.

East Campus Housing Summer Renovations to begin May 9

East campus housing will undergo multiple renovation projects from May 9 through July 31. Pedestrian and vehicular traffic impacts are indicated on the attached map. 

The work includes interior renovations at Brown, Cloudman, Harris, Harrison, Howell, and Smith, and exterior utility and landscape work in the vicinity of both Cloudman and Smith, respectively.  Additionally, there may be some very short-term lane closures of the northbound lane of Techwood, to be scheduled at a later date.

Techwood Drive and Hemphill Avenue Road Closures March 10 - 12

To finalize campus water main installation projects, the City of Atlanta will shut down Techwood Drive between North Avenue and Bobby Dodd Way between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, and Friday, March 11, to repave the roadway and apply temporary striping.

Additionally, the City of Atlanta will mill and pave Hemphill Avenue between Ninth Street and Ferst Drive between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12. Both lanes of Hemphill Avenue will be closed to through traffic.

Weber Building Fire Protection Project Planned for Feb. 14 - Mar. 11, Affects Pedestrian Routes

Weber Fire Protection

What: The contractor will connect an existing water main from a valve near the bus stop next to the transit hub to the meter vault in the landscape area on the west side of Weber (see attached aerial view).

Construction Start Date: Monday, February 14th, 2022

Scheduled Construction Completion Date: Friday, March 11th, 2022


Construction Activity Between Student Center and Smithgall Continues Into Spring

The alternate pathway in place around the Smithgall Student Services building will remain in place as construction work between the Smithgall and the Student Center site stretches into the new semester. The necessary work, once hoped to last only a few weeks, has proved more complex and will require more time to complete and restore the pathway. 

Campus Center Renovations Continue December 2021 through January 2022

While the fence line has been static for some time, this notice documents a brief change to execute hardscape work from Ferst Plaza down to the parking lot.  The work has been scheduled to avoid events in the Ferst Theater and at a time when campus is fairly quiet to minimize the disruption. 


*Student Center Lot 2 and Student Center parking deck remain open for public use.

*Normal working hours are Monday - Saturday 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Phase II Student Center Construction - Hardscape:

McMillan Street Closure December 20

This notification is to advise of a road closure at McMillan St, NW and Turner Place, NW in the West Campus Sector on Monday, December 20th from 7 a.m. to noon.  To change out a transformer,  a crane will be set up at the intersection so no thru-traffic will be possible. Cones and signage will be placed at Ferst Drive onto 6th Street. 

There will be some re-routing of pedestrian foot traffic to keep the public from entering the Work Zone of the Crane.