Kincannon Hall Demolition, Debris Removal in Progress

University Issues Traffic Advisory and Safety Measures for Campus Community

The university is preparing to demolish Kincannon Hall, once the largest residence hall on campus, to make way for three new residence halls. The new residence halls will feature design and technological features to help residence develop a sense of community. Photo by Srijita Chattopadhyay/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

The demolition of Kincannon Hall is underway and will continue over the next month and into the fall semester as the building is torn down and the debris removed from campus.  

Demolition and debris removal will actively take place between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday until early September, with exceptions for home football games.  

Beginning late August, dump trucks carrying debris will travel across campus to offload the debris at an off-campus site. Those trucks will travel 40-50 times a day back and forth on Rebel Drive, Jackson Avenue and Gertrude Ford Boulevard.  

The University of Mississippi Police Department is urging drivers and pedestrians to use caution when traveling near the construction site. For pedestrians, UPD recommend crossing streets only at crosswalks to remain aware of your surroundings while debris removal is underway.  

Signage will be stationed on Rebel Drive to discourage jaywalking and direct pedestrians to the crosswalks. 

To maximize pedestrian safety while dump trucks navigate campus, security officers will be stationed at the following areas:  

  • Four-way intersection of Rebel Drive and Student Union Drive 
  • Three-way intersection of Rebel Drive and Northgate Drive 
  • Two crosswalks on Rebel Drive between Northgate Drive and Jackson Avenue 
  • Crosswalk on Gertrude Ford Boulevard between the Ford Center parking lot and Alumni Drive.  

The university will share updates with the campus community as the demolition project continues. Everyone should stay alert in areas of campus affected by the project as we strive to uphold a safe environment while advancing plans to erect new student housing.