Utility Work to Impact Parking, Traffic

Construction in Athletic precinct on West Campus will last until February

Motorist and pedestrian traffic will be impacted over Duke’s winter break as Facilities Management oversees utility upgrades throughout the Athletic precinct in the southwest portion of West Campus.

Most areas of work start Dec. 14 and in some cases, last until late February. Almost all construction sites are located around Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium. All dates for construction are weather permitting.

Whitford Drive and Lot

Facilities has started a six-phase process of upgrading utilities along Whitford Drive, temporarily blocking off different sections of parking spaces until the end of February.

Duke Transit passengers should expect delays in the area due to construction traffic.  The C3 route will experience delays between Jan. 11 and Feb. 19 when road impacts are most significant.

Traffic along Whitford Drive will be restricted to one lane during some portions of the project and signage will direct vehicles.

From Jan. 11 to the end of February, the northern most entrance to the Science Drive Visitors Lot will be closed, but its other entry, near Thomas Center Drive, will remain open. During this time period, one lane of Science Drive immediately outside the visitors lot will be closed. 

See this map for details and dates.

Public Policy Lot

Two phases of construction will block off parking spaces in the lot adjacent to the Sanford School of Public Policy. From Dec. 14 to 25, 35 spaces on the northwest corner of the lot will be blocked off as a work area. From Dec. 28 to Jan. 8, work will move to the southwest corner, blocking 22 spaces. See this map for details.

Two-way traffic will still be allowed in the lot with crews available to direct vehicles. No staff will be on-hand from midnight to 6 a.m.

Blue Zone Lots

Three of the southern-most sections of the Blue Zone Lots closest to Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium will close to vehicles Dec. 14 to Jan. 8. All construction is set to take place while students are on winter break.

The lots, used by undergraduate students living in West Campus residence halls or by graduate and undergraduate students living off campus and commuting to Duke for classes, will have limited impact on the campus community. 

See this map for locations of closures.

Frank Bassett Drive

From Dec. 14 to Jan. 8, motorist traffic will not be permitted to travel along the entirety of the quarter-mile stretch of the road

A pedestrian path will be maintain for motorist who park in the green zone to cross Frank Bassett Drive but traffic will not be allowed past the green zone parking.  The only entrance to the Green Zone parking will be off of Cameron Boulevard during these dates.

During work, crews will direct traffic as necessary.