West Prairie Street construction to begin- Bus Route changes for Eagle Point

Posted Oct, 29, 2014

Beginning Thursday (Oct. 30), West Prairie Street between the south Facilities gate and the intersection of North Texas Boulevard will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays to allow the City of Denton to install a new sewer system. The work is expected to take several weeks to complete.

Parking on the south side of the street will be blocked for the duration. The street will be returned to service after 5 p.m. each day and closed again the following morning at 7 a.m.

Work will begin near the Facilities gate and advance eastward toward North Texas Boulevard. Any open portion of the trench will be covered with a steel plate each night. Any portion of the street not under construction and not needed for safe transit of the work crew will be returned to public use as work progresses.

Access to Lot 19 on the north side of Santa Fe Hall will be restricted. Until construction advances beyond the lot entrance on West Prairie Street, there will be no access during work hours (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Students needing access to their vehicles during work hours should park in the portion of Lot 19 on the south side of Santa Fe Hall.

The Eagle Point bus route will be rerouted onto Stella Street, go east to North Texas Boulevard, then turn south onto its normal route.

Once the street reopens at 5 p.m., the Campus Cruiser route will not be affected.

To update other projects underway by the city:
-          Work to replace a sanitary sewer line from the Library Mall area on Highland Street to North Texas Boulevard is essentially complete.
-          Work to replace storm drainage lines on Highland Street near the Coliseum is almost complete.
-          Work to replace sewer lines on North Texas Boulevard from Chestnut Street to Highland Street is underway. 
-          Repaving Highland Street:
o   The first phase, from Welch Street to Avenue C, will be closed beginning Nov. 3 (Monday) until further notice. Crosswalks will be set up to allow students, faculty and staff to cross Highland Street in several locations.
o   The second phase will be Avenue C to North Texas Boulevard.  This work is anticipated to begin mid-January and should be completed in mid-March. Click here for the Updated Route Map.


For more information, please contact Parking and Transportation Services at parking.services@unt.edu or call 940-565-3020.


Highland Street Closure - October 20th through January 2015 - Bus Stop Changes

Posted: 10/14/2014

UNT Shuttle Stop at Highland Street Garage to Relocate Beginning October 20

Beginning Monday, October 20 through January 2015, Highland Street will be under construction from Avenue C to Welch. Highland Street will be repaved in that area over the coming months.

The bus stop at the Highland Street Garage will be closed starting Oct. 20 (Monday) until further notice. Riders will be able to board the buses for each of the following routes on Maple Street on the south side of the Business Leadership Building:

  • Sam Bass
  • Centre Place East
  • Centre Place West
  • Colorado Express
  • Bernard Street


Once the city begins the construction project, Highland Street from Avenue C to Welch Street will be closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic. More details about dates will be provided as they are available. Welch Street and Avenue C will remain open during the Highland Street reconstruction project, which is expected to be complete in January/February 2015.


For more information regarding the temporary stop relocation and any necessary schedule modifications for the affected UNT Shuttle routes, please see our Updated Routes and Schedules.


For more information, please contact Parking and Transportation Services at parking.services@unt.edu or call 940-565-3020.


Football Game Saturday October 18th

Gameday Parking Plan for UNT vs SOUTHERN MISS

Kickoff starts at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
Towing will start at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday for all vehicles remaining in Victory Hall lots 80, 81, Mean Green Village Lots #71 & #77, Fouts Field #20 and the Victory Hall Paver lot.
All vehicles that remain after 8:00 a.m. in any of the above lots listed will be towed to lot #36 (behind the Highland Street Garage). Gameday towing citations are $125.00 and that amount will need to be paid at the Parking Services Office in order for the vehicle to be released.
Displaced permit holders may choose to park in the Highland Street Parking Garage.

  1. All parkers will “pull” a ticket as usual to raise the entry gate.
  2. The gate exit will be raised between 7:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18th through 7:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20th.
  3. Exits prior to 7:00 a.m. Saturday or after 7:00 a.m. Monday will require full payment.

Residents of Victory Hall are strongly encouraged to park their vehicles in alternate lots or Highland Street Garage prior to 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Please remember the University provides e-Ride Late Night Transportation Service (940-565-3014) which runs on the main campus between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. seven days a week or the University Police escorts after 2:00 a.m. For more information please click on the e-Ride link @ http://www.unt.edu/transit/eRide.html .
Campus Cruiser will run on this date as usual except at 4:00 p.m. (two hour prior to kick off) will stop pick up and drop off to Victory due to the traffic congestion. The route will be altered to meet the needs of the campus community.

  1. Section 5.4 of the UNT Parking Rules and Regulations states that UNT Parking & Transportation Services or Police Department employees are authorized to close or otherwise restrict parking in specific parking spaces or locations for construction, maintenance, special events or other appropriate reasons necessary to accomplish institutional goals.


University Union Construction Update

Posted 09/26/2013

Administrative Announcement:

Services are continuing to relocate and final preparations are taking place ahead of the closure of the University Union.

Click here for a map of the construction area.

The University Union is expected to be fully closed by the end of October. Construction gates around the University Union, which are currently open for pedestrian traffic, will close for good Oct. 7 (Monday). See below for a map of gate locations and designated safe walking areas to navigate around the construction site after gates are closed. The map also can be viewed online.

Green Mountain Coffee, located on the second floor of the University Union, will close today, Sept. 26 (Thursday). Plans are in progress to reopen Green Mountain Coffee in a new location on campus in the future.

A UPS box drop-off kiosk formerly located on Union Circle near Sage Hall has been moved in front of the main entrance to the Stovall Temporary Union Building. A FedEx drop-off kiosk also formerly located on Union Circle near Sage Hall will not be relocated. FedEx and UPS packages can be dropped off at the Eagle Express mail center in Stovall Hall.

A U.S. Postal Service self-serve kiosk has been installed at the Eagle Express mail center in Stovall Hall. The kiosk is located behind the information desk, and will be open for customers in early October. Customers can purchase stamps and drop off mail and packages for processing at the kiosk.

ATM machines located on the first floor of the University Union, near the former Campus Chat, are being relocated. Bank of America and Chase Bank ATM machines have been moved to Stovall Hall. The Wells Fargo ATM formerly located on the third floor of the University Union also is located in Stovall Hall. A second Wells Fargo ATM will be installed in Sage Hall in mid-October.

Bike repair stations located at the University Union will be relocated to the west side of Stovall Hall next week.

For more information on the new University Union including a construction timeline and relocation information about services formerly in the Union, visit http://union.unt.edu.

Click here for a map of the construction area.