Updated May 5 Lane closures on Prospect Road are expected through May. Original post Feb. 18: Prospect lane closures starting Feb. 22 through April Prospect lane closures starting Feb. 22 through AprilWork on an underpass below Prospect Road at Center Avenue will necessitate the closure of both east and west bound lanes and turning lanes starting Monday, Feb. 22 through the end of April. Two-way, east-west traffic will be reduced to one east bound lane and west bound lane until the end of April. East bound traffic will not be permitted to turn north onto Center Avenue onto campus. West bound traffic will be allowed onto Center from Prospect, and north-south traffic from Center Avenue onto campus will also be open. Alternate routes are advised.
The public is advised to avoid the area of Center Avenue on campus between Lake and Prospect, and south of Prospect Road, throughout the rest of the month and February. Lanes on Center Avenue and Prospect Road will be closed starting Monday, Jan. 18, for work related to the underpass being built to provide pedestrians, bikes and longboards with a safe way to cross Prospect to get to and from campus. Work will continue through February. In January, two-way traffic will be allowed, as controlled by traffic flaggers, on both Prospect and Center with the lane impacts. Starting on Feb. 2, the southbound lane of Center Avenue from campus (at Prospect) will be completed closed to all vehicle, bike and pedestrian traffic. This closure is anticipated through February. The closures may be extended if weather conditions increase the time needed to complete work in the area.
Lake Street and the Pitkin to Lake Street Access Road will be temporarily impacted by Xcel Energy work Dec. 29 -30.
Pitkin Street will be closed as a gateway to campus for all vehicle, pedestrian and bike traffic Tuesday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 5.
Work is beginning on an underpass for pedestrians, bikes and longboarders at the intersection of Prospect and Center. The underpass will provide safe passage under Prospect and serve as a gateway onto campus, connecting Aggie Village, the south campus and horticulture facilities to main campus. The underpass features a wide passageway, providing ample space for multiple modes of transportation, and will be well lit.
Updated November 20 The intersection of East Drive and Pitkin Street will be closed at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 - 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 for utility work. The intersection will remain open for emergency vehicle access. Updated October 30 The intersection of East Drive and Pitkin Street will be closed at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 - Sunday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 14-Sunday, Nov. 15 for utility work. The intersection will remain open for emergency vehicle access. Updated: Oct. 23 The intersection of East Drive and Pitkin Street will be closed at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 - Sunday, Oct. 25 for utility work. The intersection will remain open for emergency vehicle access. Recommended routes Original post: Oct 12 The intersection of East Drive and Pitkin Street will be closed at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct 17 - Sunday, Oct. 18 for utility work. Recommended routes
Activity at several construction zones on campus is picking up this fall, and university planners are strongly recommending that students, faculty, staff and visitors who ride their bikes to and through campus avoid construction-traffic heavy areas. In particular, construction traffic is expected to increase starting today, October 12, along the West Pitkin Street and East Drive corridors at the Chemistry and Biology Building sites on the east side of campus, and on West Lake Street south of the stadium construction site on the west side of campus. This map shows recommended routes onto campus and through campus to avoid areas with heavy traffic. Bike riders are reminded that they must obey all traffic signals and right-of-ways, just as they would if driving a vehicle, including stopping at stop signs and obeying directions from traffic flaggers. Click here for printable PDF map
All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a presentation to gain a better understanding about where Facilities Management is building and why, ask questions and provide feedback.
October 1 will mark the first day of construction on the university’s new Biology building, when the construction fence officially encloses the construction site and parking in lot #547 closes.
- Expect delays on nearby Lake Street, Pitkin Street and East Drive, while utility work for the two buildings is completed. Over the next several weeks to months, traffic may be reduced to one lane, monitored by flaggers.
- All traffic, but particularly bikes and pedestrians are encourage to avoid the intersections of Lake and East, and Lake and Pitkin. They also should avoid traveling west on Piktin Street directly north of the construction site (west of East Drive) because of heavy construction traffic to and from the site.
- Due to increased traffic from construction equipment, it is especially important for individuals who are riding bikes to obey all traffic laws, just as they would if driving a vehicle, including stopping at stop signs, yielding right of way, and following flagger directions.
- People who have routinely parked in lot #547 should consider parking in the new lot on Research Drive. More information about parking availability.