Upcoming Road Work to Impact UHD Community
The separate-but-related projects will have significant impact on the University community for the next several months, said Mary Torres, Director of University Business Services.
Houston's Daly Street, and the Hernandez Tunnel on North Main Street will be undergoing major restoration work creating traffic issues on the north end of campus.
On Friday, March 1, City of Houston contractors will begin major repairs to Daly Street (see map), which will require alternating lane closures on Daly. These repairs are in preparation for the Hernandez Tunnel project.
- Through-traffic will be maintained at all times, and contractor personnel will facilitate traffic control for the expected 7-to-10 day duration of this work.
- Daly Street is expected to return to normal service by Monday, March 11.
- During the Daly Street work, North Main Street will remain open for regular traffic.
The Hernandez Tunnel restoration is scheduled to begin on Saturday, March 16.
This restoration project will require the complete closure of North Main Street for an expected 60 days. During this time, all vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be diverted from North Main Street to Daly Street via Trentham Street and Brooks Street.
It's recommended that the UHD Community should familiarize yourself with this route prior to the North Main Street closure. Also, exercise caution while traveling in these affected areas, and allow extra time to arrive at your destination.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.
U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.