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UNC Charlotte’s new front entrance opens

Posted on 26 Jun 2008 by Justin Ritchie

UNC Charlotte’s new front entrance will open today, Thursday, June 26th, providing a much-needed change to the university area. The additional traffic light will slow down cars on University City Blvd., creating a friendlier environment for pedestrians.

I received this notification confirming the new traffic pattern:

The construction of the new Main Entrance on Route 49 (University City Blvd) is near completion. As a result, the new Main Entrance will be open to incoming and outgoing traffic on Thursday, June 26. A traffic signal has been installed at the new entrance and will be fully operational when the new entrance opens. The old entrance will no longer be accessible after the new entrance opens. Please inform campus visitors of the change and use caution while adjusting to the new traffic patterns.”

The old sign had been long overdue for an upgrade — an upgrade that will finally give an appropriate entrance to one of the largest universities in the state.

The old sign, below,


will soon look more like this:


  1. Shrop 26 Jun 2008 at 6:17 AM

    Yeah, the new entrance looks pretty awesome. can’t wait to start using it. I am tired of detouring :)


  2. Autumn Ruckman 30 Jun 2008 at 10:37 AM

    I just think the new entrance is gorgeous and adds even more “class” to the campus look and what people first see when they come to the campus in hopes of maybe attending there. Upgrading is usually a good thing !!