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A vehicle access control gate has been installed on Middle Drive just west of Perkins Hall. Beginning Monday, March 26, the gate will become operational, closing Middle Drive to vehicles from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday each week. The gate will remain open at night and on weekends.

The gate was installed as a safety measure due to the significant increase in pedestrian traffic in the area following the opening of the Engineering Quad between Perkins and Ferris Halls.

Vendors and service vehicles should use Circle Drive, Lower Drive, and Estabrook Drive for deliveries to buildings in the area. Academic and administrative departments in the area are encouraged to contact their vendors and alert them to the change. Those who need access to the closed section of Middle Drive during weekdays can submit an online request. First responder agencies will have access to the closed section of Middle Drive in the event of an emergency.

For more information, call 865-974-3061.