Center for Rehabilitation Education

In the fall of 2013, the University began construction of a new $47.5 million center for rehabilitation education on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Linden Street. The new building is expected to be completed for the fall of 2015. 

In partnership with the demolition contractor, construction manager, City, and sate officials, the University has developed the following plan to ensure pedestrian safety during all phases of construction.

Pedestrian traffic:

Construction Phase

  • A walkway has been established adjacent to the construction site on the west side Jefferson Avenue to McGurrin Hall to allow for pedestrian traffic.
  • The walkway can be entered at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Linden Street or from the front entrance of McGurrin Hall.
  • Fencing is in place to only allow pedestrians to cross the 200 block of Jefferson Avenue at intersection crosswalks.
  • Pedestrians should follow the automated crosswalk signals at the corner of Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue when crossing the intersection.
  • The Linden Street sidewalk adjacent to the center for rehabilitation education will remain closed.

Vehicular traffic:

Construction Phase

  • The far right lane of Jefferson Avenue adjacent to the construction site will be closed.
  • The Linden Street parking lane and far right traffic lane adjacent to the construction site will be closed.
  • Traffic delays are possible during peak hours.
  • Employees and students are encouraged to use an alternate route to avoid Linden Street/Jefferson Avenue intersection to reduce traffic volume.
  • Kressler Court immediately behind the construction site will be closed. The City has approved two-way traffic on Kressler Court from McGurrin Hall to Spruce Street to allow access for construction vehicles, businesses and the Leahy Clinic. 

Thank you for your continued cooperation and understanding.