MONTGOMERY, AL. - Auburn University at Montgomery is launching construction on a new main entrance to campus Wednesday morning, July 14. The project will last several weeks, depending on weather forecasts and contractor schedules. The university hopes to complete construction in time for its summer graduation ceremony on July 31.
The project is expected to impact traffic in east Montgomery due to the closure of the campus' Taylor Road entrance. With the main entrance to campus temporarily closed, all traffic will have to enter and exit campus through Brown Springs Road, which is accessible from Taylor Road via Winton Blount Boulevard and Atlanta Highway. Since many area commuters cut through the AUM campus to save driving time, even those not affiliated with the university need to be mindful of the detour.
In addition to official road closure barricades at the blocked entrance, the university will provide signage to direct drivers along the detour route. A switchboard operator will be available to assist drivers with directions, during normal business hours, at 334-244-3000. The university also will provide frequent updates and photos on a website created to inform the public about the project, www.aum.edu/construction.
Once completed, the redesigned entrance will improve the flow of traffic entering and exiting campus, provide pedestrian safety and, along with the new Wellness Center on the horizon, serve as a beautiful gateway to campus.