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Walkway installed on College Avenue
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As College Avenue reopens today to vehicles, a new fenced-off walkway will be available to pedestrians at the University of Mary Washington.
The College Avenue detour was initially expected to end Wednesday, but the date was pushed back because of rainy weather and a workday lost after the contractor severed a major electrical line on the Fredericksburg campus.
A 4-foot-high fence has been installed in the grassy area along the College Avenue sidewalk in front of the new Campus Center construction site. The walkway to protect pedestrians begins at the crosswalk at Payne Street and ends at the crosswalk at Rowe Street.
This corridor is intended to encourage the use of the crosswalks and will remain in use for the duration of the project.
This section of sidewalk will be restricted to pedestrian traffic as well as handicap-accessible vehicles such as motorized wheelchairs.
Bicyclists and skateboarders are asked to dismount and walk if they choose to use this route.
People who use vehicles such as golf carts on campus are asked to use the crosswalks or internal routes such as Campus Walk.
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