Bissell Road construction project begins during spring break, continues into August

Street Closed SignStudents, faculty and staff of the Department of Aerospace Engineering should take note of a major Bissell Road construction project that begins March 12.

From March 12-August 10 Bissell Road will close from the elevated walkway between Hoover Hall and Howe Hall to the Bissell Road-Osborn Drive intersection. During this time various underground utility projects will be done in different sections of the closed area.

Closure map
A map available from university Facilities Planning & Management shows all construction projects and dates planned for 2018 and 2019.

A temporary north-south pedestrian walkway will be maintained on the west side of Bissell during the project. East-west pedestrian crossings through the project will move as needed but will be well-marked.

The parking lots south of Howe Hall (lot 3) and Hoover Hall (lot 8) will remain accessible during this time. Bissell Road’s lot 14 (reserved and handicapped parking) will permanently move up the street to west of the Armory.

Many CyRide bus routes are impacted by the projects. During the construction period both Bissell Road bus stops (adjacent to Sweeney Hall and adjacent to Sukup Hall/Howe Hall) will be closed. All buses will be rerouted using the north end of Bissell Road, Pammel Drive and Sheldon Ave. Riders who typically use the Bissell Road bus stops will need to use stops on Osborn Drive (adjacent to Coover Hall/Armory) or Union Drive (adjacent to Beyer Hall/State Gym). More information is available at

Another campus construction project will close various sections of Union Drive and Welch Road from March 12-early August. More construction closures on Bissell Road, Union Drive and Welch Road will occur in 2019.

A full story on the construction plans, along with a detailed map with closure dates, can be found here.