Inside Clemson

Construction updates: Fort Hill Street to reopen; Centennial Boulevard to close

By Jackie Todd, Office of Media Relations

Fort Hill Street to reopen this week

It’s about to get a little easier to travel through the heart of Clemson’s main campus. Fort Hill Street, which closed Oct. 26 to accommodate Core Campus construction, will reopen on Nov. 21, according to James Bonney, associate director of residential facilities–projects.

“We tried to make this closure as painless as possible for faculty, staff, students and visitors,” said Bonney. “But we do know that construction – particularly in the middle of campus – is disruptive. So, we want to thank everyone for their patience.”

Pedestrians will be able to use the sidewalk south of Fort Hill Street adjacent to Stadium Suites and the Shoeboxes. However, the sidewalk bordering the Core Campus construction site will remain closed until the end of the year. Detour signage in that area will remain in place.

Additionally, the barricade on Calhoun Street at Brackett Hall that was lifted to allow two-way traffic on that street will be back in place. Calhoun Street – from Route 93 to Fort Hill Street – will revert back to a one-way thoroughfare.

For questions, contact James Bonney at

Centennial Boulevard and Press Road to close Dec. 1

Portions of Centennial Boulevard and Press Road will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic beginning Dec. 1 to accommodate Memorial Stadium West End Zone renovations. Centennial Boulevard will be closed from the intersection of Press Road to the entrance of the CU police station. Press Road will be open for parking, but parking will be restricted. The work is scheduled to be completed August 2015. Detour signage will direct traffic to alternate routes.

Potential hazards include construction vehicles, overhead crane work, noise and dust.  For questions or more information, please Sam X. Zanca at 864-656-4270 or