As previously announced in UConn Today, Hillside Road will close to through traffic between its intersection with Gilbert Road and Glenbrook Road on Friday, August 12, 2022.
For those less familiar with the Storrs campus, the closure affects the section of Hillside Road adjacent to the Gampel Pavillion, Student Union, and Greer Field House.
The restricted portion of Hillside will remain open to Emergency, limited Service, and Transit vehicles only.
This Hillside Road sectional closure is expected to significantly improve public safety in this high pedestrian volume area by reducing vehicular conflicts.
Hillside Road drivers will be directed to use Alumni Drive to avoid the restricted area.
The efficacy of the Hillside restriction will be monitored during the fall semester, and its performance analyzed.
The University has long discussed the restriction, which is now being implemented for a trial period.