Lake Street closure at RR track opens early

Access to West Lake Street is closed from College Avenue to the railroad grade crossing to all vehicle traffic through Tuesday, May 10 (weather-permitting). The parking lot adjacent to Lake and College – lot 575 – will remain open. The lot can be accessed from Lake, west of the railroad tracks by taking an alternate route from either Center Avenue or East Drive as indicated in the map below. The existing sidewalk on north side of West Lake will remain open to pedestrian traffic.

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Road to connect Lake, Pitkin opens

Updated Nov. 13 A road linking Lake and Pitkin opened this week, giving vehicles a route from the west end of campus south into the city. The road is one-way south for vehicles, and two-way access for bikes, pedestrians and emergency vehicles. The temporary road is on the west side of the fence surrounding the stadium building site. It helps alleviate congestion on the west side of campus for traffic leaving Morgan Library, Hartshorn, Aylesworth Hall, and residence halls on the southwest side of campus. The road will be in place for about two years, when it is anticipated that it will be replaced with a more permanent route.   Updated Oct. 23, 1:20 p.m Facilities management will begin construction on a road that will link Lake and Pitkin in early November. The road will be finished in late October. The road replaces access that was formerly provided via Meridian, giving vehicles a route from the west end of campus south into the city. The road will be one-way south for vehicles, and will provide two-way access for bikes, pedestrians and emergency vehicles. The route will particularly alleviate congestion on the west side of campus for traffic leaving Morgan Library, Hartshorn, Aylesworth Hall, and residence halls on the southwest side of campus. The road will be in place for about two years, when it is anticipated that it will be replaced with a more permanent route. The road is scheduled to be open in early November. map of new road connecting Lake Street and Pitkin Street

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