October initiates new campus construction project

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.
The Biology building, and its companion Chemistry building, slated to be built next-door with a start date this winter, will help complete a science mall on campus, including existing buildings Yates Hall, Microbiology, Anatomy-Zoology, Environmental Health, Pathology. More information about Biology and Chemistry buildings.

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Site preparation begins for new parking garage

The north section of the University Square parking lot will close on August 3, when site preparation begins for the new South College Parking Garage. The closure will impact 275 parking spaces in lot #575.hard hat general 2 On August 3, the underpass tunnel at College Avenue near the University Center for the Arts also will be closed while the city improves bike access on Remington Street. CSU crews also will move the sidewalk access adjacent to the University Square lot to the tunnel to accommodate changes created by the construction project. The tunnel will be closed from August 5-13 while these improvements are completed. The South College Parking Garage is a four-story building that will add 650 parking spaces to campus inventory. It is slated to be finished in about a year.  

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Updated: Parking lots briefly close for maintenance

Updated: Westfall parking lots #110 and #115 - closed July 23-August 14 Original post (July 17) Several parking lots will be temporary closed before the end of July for maintenance. Ingersoll lot #215 – closed July 20-22 Top floor of Lake Street Garage – closed July 20-August 3 Christiansen Field lot #440 – closed July 22-24 Spruce and Alder lots #330 and #332 –closed July 23-25 Westfall lot also will close before the end of July for reconfiguration. More information will be available on SOURCE soon.

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Updated: Traffic flaggers on Lake Street through August 20

Updated August 14 Both lanes of Lake Street will be open to east/west traffic on Thursday, August 20   Original post (July 17) Lake Street traffic will be delayed for utility work from Wednesday, July 22-Friday, July 31. Traffic will be reduced to one lane between East Drive east to the railroad tracks, with flaggers on site from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Expect delays, and consider using alternate routes. Two lanes offering traffic flow east and west will be open during the evenings, from 7 p.m.-7 a.m.

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South Drive one-way to be reversed

South Drive reopened today, July 31, as a one-way to the west. This rerouting will provide an additional avenue to Shields Street from the west side of campus. Original post (July 17) South Drive will be reversed from a one-way east to a one-way west to ease traffic congestion on campus. The road and parking along the road will be closed from July 23-30 to reconfigure the street and 236 parking spaces. Access to Hartshorn and other buildings along the drive will be maintained via detour routes posted with signs. South Drive will reopen as a one-way west on July 31.  

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Comment on new parking models

Parking and Transportation Services will present to various groups across campus on potential models for parking on campus to accommodate infrastructure changes. “This is a vibrant time for Colorado State University, and our new efforts to improve campus buildings and make room for an expanded student, faculty and staff population, while maintaining a commitment to green space, calls for an evaluation of how the university will address the demand for parking and alternative transportation,” said David Bradford, director of Parking and Transportation Services. The university’s commitment to maintaining current green areas on campus means that new construction often occurs on existing parking lots. To help address the loss of parking space inventory, Parking and Transportation Services and the university have increased alternative transportation systems to better serve employees and students. In addition, Parking and Transportation Services is exploring sustainable parking models for campus and seeking comment and input on options.parking_lot The following presentations have been scheduled:

  • Administrative Professional Counsel meeting, 8:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 13, in Lory Student Center Rooms 372-374. Open to all administrative professional staff.
  • Classified Personnel Counsel meeting, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14. in the Lory Student Center Grey Rock Room. Open to all Classified Personnel employees. Because of limited space, classified employees who wish to attend are required to RSVP here.
  • Campus open forum on university Master Plan and parking models, 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the Lory Student Center Cherokee Park Ballroom.
  • Campus open forum on university Master Plan and parking models, 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 in Lory Student Center Cherokee Park Ballroom.

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