Wallace Drive to be extended; will meet Shepley

To help ease some of the anticipated traffic problems brought on by the MetroLink extension and corresponding closure of Forest Park Parkway, Wallace Drive will be made into a two-way road and connect with Shepley Drive along the South 40.

The project is slated to start today and should finish by the end of July.

To help with pedestrian safety, a traffic light will be installed at the corner of Wallace Drive and Forsyth Boulevard, at the northeast corner of Gaylord Music Library.

Starting immediately, Shepley Drive east of the entrance to Lien Parking Garage to the stop sign at the bottom of the hill next to the Wohl Parking Garage will be closed to all vehicular traffic and parking.

However, on Shepley Drive west of the entrance to Lien garage to Big Bend Boulevard will be designated as two-way traffic.

The parking lot between Lee Residence Hall and Umrath Residence Hall, next to the police station, will be designated as a turnaround for eastbound traffic (going counter-clockwise).

Starting June 18, the parking lot in front of the Alumni House will be closed to parking, and there will be no access to Blewett Hall (the music building) from the Forsyth entrance.