Highland Street Traffic Changes
1. Bicyclist on public roadways are required to obey appropriate traffic laws.
2. The removal of parking on Highland Street is consistent with the 2013 UNT Master Plan, as well as, its predecessor.
3. The striping plan for the street was negotiated between UNT System, UNT, and the City of Denton and is consistent with the “Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices” published by TXDOT.
4. The TX MUTCD is patterned after the “Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices” published by the Federal Highway Administration.
5. The longitudinal double yellow lines on the north side of Highland Street were placed consistent with the manual when creating “opposing” traffic. In this case the bike lane traveling in the “opposite” direction.
6. UNT Police enforce traffic regulations with respect to bicycling on streets as time permits with the staff and resources available.
The prior situation with a wide street, excess parking, and heavy pedestrian traffic was a serious safety issue. The new striping pattern, removal of parking, and bike lanes are intended to improve both access and safety based upon the best recommendations of the planning and traffic engineering folks involved. Visibility for vehicle operators, pedestrians, and bicyclists has been enhanced significantly.
We will continue to monitor compliance with the changes, take appropriate enforcement action, and evaluate the compliance and enforcement data to make sure the changes are achieving the desired outcomes with respect to movement, access, and safety.
Highland Street Closure - October 20th through January 2015 - Bus Stop Changes
EMAIL RIDER ALERT 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 940-565-3020.
University Union Construction Update
Services are continuing to relocate and final preparations are taking place ahead of the closure of the University Union.
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.