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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Updated Aug 14: Utility work impacts Pitkin Street

Updated August 14 Traffic on Pitkin will continued to be reduced to one late between Center Avenue and Mason Street until August 21. On Friday, August 21, the section between East Drive and Mason will open to traffic both ways. On Thursday, August 27, the remaining section between Center Avenue and East Drive will also open. Updated 2 p.m. Aug. 7 On Monday, Aug. 10, traffic flaggers will on Pitkin Street be between East Drive and Mason Street while traffic is reduced to one lane for utility work. Work is expected to be completed in this area by Tuesday, Aug. 25 and also will impact pedestrian and bike routes. Additional periodic traffic disruptions are anticipated between the Newton statute on Center Avenue and East Drive into the fall. Flaggers will be in this area through mid-November for periodic lane closures. Two-way traffic will be allowed with the flaggers during daytime hours, and both lanes are anticipated to be open during evenings and weekends. Updated 3 p.m. Aug. 3 Pitkin traffic will be reduced to one lane from Aug 6-15 directly north of the stadium construction site, and south of Newsom and Aylesworth Halls. Flaggers will be on site to manage traffic. Both lanes will be open during evening and weekend hours. (original post July 24) Pitkin between Meridian to Visual Arts Building Traffic flaggers will be on Pitkin Street from Meridian Avenue east to the Visual Arts Building starting Monday, July 27 through Friday, August 7 to accommodate utility work. Both east and west traffic will be allowed to pass, but expect delays and detours. Eastbound traffic will move through the work zone, and westbound traffic will be rerouted through the Braiden parking lot to South Drive. Pitkin between Center Ave to East Drive On the east side of campus,Pitkin Street will be impacted by utility work between the Newton statue on Center Avenue to East Drive, starting July 29. Initial disruptions will be to the sidewalk on the north side of Pitkin Street, but starting in late August also will impact traffic lanes. At that time, traffic flaggers will assist with traffic flow through mid-November.  

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