We have reached a point in the Campus Transformation project where it is necessary to temporarily close the Huxley Ave. entrance to the College. Starting Saturday, July 16th, the Huxley Ave. gate will be closed for approximately two weeks, reopening on August 1st. During this time, access to and from campus will be available from the Phelan Gate at River Ave., the lower Eaton St. Gate by Fennell Hall/Smith Center, and the Admiral Street Gate behind Schneider Arena from 7:00 a.m.to 10:00 a.m. daily. The Providence Police Dept. will provide traffic control for entry and exit from the Admiral Street gate to maximize safety. The operational hours of this gate are subject to change based upon usage. Any change in the schedule noted above will be communicated to the College community before going into effect.
During the past eight weeks, the Campus Transformation project has seen the installation of miles of underground cable and utility lines in preparation of the removal of the overhead lines on the College-owned portion of Huxley Ave. Along with the utility lines, a completely new drainage and water collection system has been installed. This work has brought us to the point in the project where we are ready to establish “rough” grades in preparation for curbing, concrete work and paving. The closure of the Huxley Ave. entrance for two weeks also will allow for the uninterrupted construction of the new security control station and bus shelter. The College thanks you in advance for your cooperation and patience as we enter into the next phase of this exciting project.