Campus Construction

College Town


College Town is a comprehensive plan to redevelop 14 acres of University-owned property with 500,000 square feet of retail and dining space, hotel and conference facilities, parking, and housing for the Mt. Hope and University communities and area visitors. The $100 million project at the intersection of Mt. Hope and Elmwood avenues has been a vision for local community partners since 2008 and promises to provide economic benefits to the region, while building a welcoming and cohesive University-neighborhood community.

Recent Updates

• Building #1 (Hotel & Conference Center): Excavation of the basement foundation is nearing completion.
• Building #2: Piers, footings, and foundations of the underground parking garage continues. Steel erection for the three floors of building 2 continues through Jan.17.
• Building #3: Surveyed and laid out in preparation for footings. Excavation is expected to begin Dec. 30.
• Building #4 (parking garage): The crane was erected approximately 300 feet south of Elmwood Avenue along East Drive. Crews began the pile process for the new parking garage facility. The 150-foot crane will remain vertical and move continuously throughout the building site to install 571 piles to support the parking garage building. This will continue through Feb. 21.
• Building #5: The contractor will be working on the concrete slab work over the next few weeks. Wood trusses should arrive Dec. 26 and 27 and work will begin shortly thereafter to frame up the next two stories of the building.
• Building #6: Surveyed in preparation for footings. Excavation is scheduled to begin Dec. 30.

The sidewalk along Elmwood Avenue on the south side of the road from East Drive to Mt. Hope Avenue is closed. Pedestrians are encouraged to cross over Elmwood Avenue at the crosswalk located at Thomas Jackson Drive traffic signal to the north side sidewalk.

Real-time cameras of the project area are available at and

I-390 Corridor Overhaul, New Interchange

The multi-phase, multi-year project is expected to wrap up by fall 2015.

Work will continue in March 2014 with Improvements on West Henrietta Road/Mt. Hope Avenue at the bridge over I-390. A new ramp will be constructed and there will be some additional work on the approaches to the bridge. The project is expected to be complete this fall.

Live camera:

Updates are available at

Contact Shawn Casey at 275-2082 with questions or concerns.

Recent updates:

Northbound I-390 is scheduled to close between West Henrietta Road (exit 16) and Scottsville Road (exit 17) from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Monday, March 17, for approximately five nights. Northbound traffic will be detoured to exit at East Henrietta Road (exit 16) and will be directed to continue straight to West Henrietta Road, left to Jefferson Road, right to Scottsville Road to re-enter I-390 North. Detours will be posted all week.

The entrance ramp from West Henrietta/Mt. Hope (Rt.15) to I-390 northbound will be closed and motorists should follow the detour. Southbound traffic on I-390 will not be impacted.

Also during this time, I-390 will be reduced to a single northbound lane at approximately 7 p.m. each night. A single northbound lane will be reopened at 5 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. each morning. Work will take place each night next week, as weather conditions permit.

The closures allow for the placement of steel girders on top of concrete piers as part of the project to create a new entrance ramp from Kendrick Road to I-390 Northbound along the Erie Canal in the town of Brighton.