The Texas Department of Transportation made several additional lane closures around Temple College May 30 as part of its ongoing project to construct a new, signalized interchange at the intersection of Loop 363 and 1st Street.
On South 1st Street, all traffic coming from the north is being diverted onto Avenue U. Anyone trying to reach campus from the north on 1st Street will need to turn right on Avenue U and then turn left on 5th Street. The HOP also will not be able to reach its bus stop near campus.
TXDOT also has closed off access to Loop 363 at Felder Drive. This means the only way to go south off campus from 1st Street will be to go north and then take the detour to 5th Street.
To access to the East Campus from the south, drivers will need to take Loop 363 east to a point beyond the construction zone and return on 1st Street northbound, which is still open from the loop to downtown.
As a safety precaution, the college has shut off the portion of Marvin Felder Drive that runs down toward the Performing Arts Center and One College Centre. The only way to access the Quad Parking, One College Center and the South Parking lot is to come through the south end of campus off 5th Street.
HOP stop relocates
Beginning Monday, June 19, 2017, HOP route 510 will change its route to provide service to Temple College while South 1st Street is closed for construction.
Route 510 will turn west onto Avenue R, then proceed south on South 5th Street. Passengers for Temple College and the VA can use a new temporary bus stop located near Temple College on South 5th Street just south of the marked crosswalk.
For a map of the proposed temporary route, visit the HOP website at http://www.takethehop.com/PDF/170609detour.pdf
The road closures around campus are expected to be effect through March 2018.