McCormick/Alderman Road Closure
May 22-August 17, 2023: Two projects will close sections of McCormick Road and Alderman Road during the summer of 2023.
For questions, please contact McCormick-Alderman-Closure@virginia.edu.
The closure includes the intersection of McCormick Road and Alderman Road; the section of McCormick Road between Alderman Road and just before the bridge over Emmet Street; and the section of Alderman Road between McCormick Road and Gilmer Drive.
These two projects — the McCormick Road West project and the Low-Temperature Hot Water project — will support pedestrian safety improvements and sustainability efforts at the University. The McCormick Road West project will narrow McCormick Road, widen its sidewalks and add additional landscaping. This phase of the Low-Temperature Hot Water project will install underground infrastructure needed to move the University away from using fossil fuels to generate steam and hot water for heating buildings.
- University Transit Service (UTS) Summer Detour Routes
- Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) Bus System Alerts
- UVA Today: McCormick-Alderman intersection to close for utility, safety projects
- Alderman/McCormick Summer 2023 Informational Meeting 2
- Map of Planned McCormick and Alderman Road Closures (full size)
- Alderman/McCormick Summer 2023 Informational Meeting 1
Construction Project Status Reports/Construction Alerts
Frequently Asked Questions
There are closures occurring right now in April 2023 along McCormick Road, are those closures related to the planned summer project?
The construction you see happening in April 2023 is related to the summer closure and is known as enabling work. This work prepares the area for the upcoming construction that will take place in the summer. For more information about the current closures, refer to the following two construction alerts: Low-Temperature Hot Water Project — Phase 3A — alert 4 and McCormick Road West Corridor Improvements, Enabling Work — alert 4.
Will pedestrians have access through the construction area throughout the summer?
Yes, the pedestrian routes will be labeled with signage and the routes will remain the same throughout the summer. The sidewalk on the north side of McCormick Road will be open throughout the project. Barrier-free sidewalks and crosswalks around the intersection of McCormick Road and Alderman Road are illustrated in the map below.
What is the detour route to UVA Warehouse, UVA ReUse Store, NRAO, O'Hill Dinning, RWSA, VDOT, McCormick Observatory, Aerospace Lab and Slaughter Gym?
The detour route to access these areas is to travel westbound on Stadium Road to Hereford Drive. Follow Hereford Drive north/eastbound to access Edgemont Road and Old Reservoir Road (Hereford Drive becomes McCormick Road). Traffic traveling eastbound on McCormick Road will be allowed to take a left turn to travel northbound onto Alderman Road.
Will McCormick Rd, located near O'Hill Dining, be accessible to large delivery vehicles, for example, a tractor-trailer?
The detour route for delivery vehicles to access O'Hill Dining is to travel westbound on Stadium Road to access Hereford Drive. Follow Hereford Drive north/eastbound (Hereford Drive becomes McCormick Road) and access the loading dock near 525 McCormick Road. Traffic traveling eastbound on McCormick Road will be allowed to take a left turn to travel northbound onto Alderman Road.
See detour map above.