Bobcat Stadium and Clarewood-bound trams will be temporarily rerouted because of utility work behind the stadium.
Trams on the Bobcat Stadium Route will not go to the Stadium West lot, HEB on Robbie Lane or Thorpe Lane starting Thursday. A tram on the
Clarewood Route will make stops at Thorpe Lane at Springtown Shopping Center and Summit Apartments, but will not go to Los Cucos.
The sidewalk behind the stadium will remain open, but vehicle access between east and west stadium parking lots will be blocked.
The regular tram services are expected to resume on March 2.
“The reason we are closing the road off to that parking lot is we are going to be installing and connecting utilities to the building,” said Pat Fogarty, associate vice president for facilities. “And the utilities are located in the road, which means that the tram cannot get to the parking lot.”
Fogarty said the project is an initial part of the west stadium expansion, and work in the north end zone will take place next year.
Paul Hamilton, manager of shuttle service, said a tram on the Bobcat Stadium Route comes every 5 to 10 minutes during the middle of the day, but the wait is 22 minutes for the Clarewood Route.
“How often you can get on a tram has definitely changed,” Hamilton said.
Fogarty said the west stadium parking lot will be open and available for parking, but the only way to get there is through Robbie Lane by HEB.
Hamilton said people can walk from west stadium lot to the Stadium East bus stop if they want to take a shuttle to campus.
“It’s counterproductive for you to walk to the Clarewood stop and get a bus that comes once every 22 minutes,” he said.
Hamilton said people can call Auxiliary Services at 512-245-2585 to ask questions about the tram service, and his staff will give advice based on individual situations.