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New pedestrian traffic pattern goes into effect Friday on College Ave.
The section of sidewalk along the Campus Center construction site on College Avenue will have a new corridor opening Friday to prevent conflict between pedestrians, other sidewalk transportation and construction traffic.
Donley Inc., general contractor for the project, installed a four-foot high fence in the grass median along the College Avenue sidewalk in front of the construction site, beginning at the crosswalk at Payne Street and ending 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.
Vehicles such as golf carts used on-campus are asked to use the crosswalks or internal routes such as Campus Walk (including the connecting walk from Woodard to Melchers Hall to access the north end of campus).
Contact Les Johnson at 540-654-2100 with questions.
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