Newell Drive closure – June 19-30

Published: June 16th, 2017

Category: Announcements, Feature Stories

*UPDATE* –  Additional issues were discovered with the steam line and closures will continue through the end of the week.  UF anticipates Newell Drive being reopened to normal traffic flow by Friday, 06/30/17.


The University of Florida will be completing an emergency repair to the steam lines that will require closure of Newell Drive just past Baby Gator near the McKnight Brain Institute starting Monday, 06/19, through Wednesday, 06/21. The red dots on the map below indicate where the road will be closed. Newell Drive will still be accessible from Archer Road.


  • Vehicles will still be able to access patient and visitor parking in Garage 10, as well as gated parking in Garage 1.
  • The Pediatric Emergency Department entrance will not be affected.
  • Staff picked up on Newell Drive may want to consider using the Dental entrance for those 3 days.
  • Trucks accessing the dietary loading dock will be managed by the on-site traffic control personnel.