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Roadwork to Close Portion of Campus Drive

Repaving project to keep thoroughfare offline until August

Roadwork sign

Road work will result in the closure of a pair of campus thoroughfares for most of the summer.

A repaving project will close a portion of Campus Drive between the Chapel Drive traffic circle and Anderson Street starting May 18. Also, the installation of a new traffic and pedestrian signal and continuing utility and road work has closed part of Chapel Drive. Both projects are expected to be completed in August.

The projects should have limited effects on campus traffic since efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in the cancellation of on-campus activities until June 30.

“The summer months are always a busy time, but the university is trying to be strategic about using this time when people are away to get some critical projects done,” said Sally Curtis, the Duke Facilities Management Department project manager overseeing the work.

Construction on Chapel Drive is a continuation of work that began last summer to replace a stormwater culvert, rebuild the roadway, landscape and hardscape, and make lighting improvements. The work, which began in April, has left the road closed to through traffic between Duke University Road and the Chapel Driver traffic circle.

The Campus Drive project, which will be done in three phases over the summer to allow for fire safety access, will close the road between the Chapel Drive traffic circle and Anderson Street.

See information about the road work and detours in the map below.

Map of traffic on campus.

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