Summary: Division of Facilities Management
For Immediate Release
METRO work along Wheeler Avenue is in full swing and progressing on schedule. METRO
anticipates the current work will be complete and the new roadway opened by early August.
In order to accomplish this, several temporary road closures and detours will need to be
Phase 1 Construction of new Wheeler Avenue pavement between Rockwood Drive and M. L.
King Boulevard on south side of existing roadway. This phase will include pavement
associated with University Oaks Boulevard. There will be no disruption to traffic on
Wheeler Avenue during this phase. The entrance to Parking Lot 9C from Wheeler
Avenue will be closed during this phase. Parking Lot 9C can be accessed from
Phase 2 Construction of connections of new roadway to existing roadway at near Parking Lot
9C. This phase will occur during mid-to-late June. To accomplish this, Wheeler
Avenue will be limited to westbound traffic only between Cullen Boulevard and M.
L. King Boulevard. In order to travel east from the intersection of Cullen Boulevard
and Wheeler Avenue, traffic will need to either travel north along Cullen Boulevard to