Construction Updates

VMI Construction May Impact Your Visit to Post

A map depicting areas to use caution at Virginia Military Institute

Significant construction projects continue through the 2019-2020 academic year, impacting traffic and parking on the post of Virginia Military Institute.

One project that will influence access to post is the closure of Anderson Drive, which is the road that descends from the Marshall Hall parking lot to the housing that overlooks Gray-Minor Stadium. A portion of this road will be closed through August 2020. The goal of the $5.5-million project is to widen Anderson Drive to make its entire length a two-lane road and to replace the one-lane bridge spanning Woods Creek with a two-lane bridge. As part of this project, a retaining wall and street lights will be added. 

A new police headquarters at Limits Gates, major renovations for Preston Library and addition to Scott Shipp Hall, as well as smaller projects throughout post are occurring simultaneously. Streets on post will be open, with the exception of Anderson Drive, though traffic may be blocked for very brief periods of time, and in some places, traffic lanes or parking will be reduced due to construction activities. Extreme caution should be exercised while driving on Letcher Avenue from Jackson Memorial Hall past Crozet Hall due to construction and large equipment at Scott Shipp Hall. 

The pedestrian access stairs allowing cadets, faculty, staff, and visitors access from barracks to North Post will be closed and replaced, though one of the flights of stairs will be open on a rotating basis throughout the project. 

A few other items of note for your VMI visit:

  • For all post events, parking is not authorized on Anderson Drive or Woods Creek gravel access road. Only emergency vehicles are permitted to park at these locations.
  • For all indoor events, as well as football games, the clear bag policy will be enforced.
  • Visitors to post are discouraged from bringing pets.
  • Reflective material or safety lights should be worn by anyone walking or running on post in the early morning or in the evenings.

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