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Sidewalk closures in effect during electrical work

Traveling by foot around parts of Ohio University’s Athens Campus may mean taking some detours for a short period of time while crews work to install a new electrical duct bank on the south side of campus. The new duct bank will provide improved electrical distribution to certain areas of campus.

The work will be performed in three phases, with the first affecting the sidewalk area near the front of Clippinger Laboratories. Work is scheduled to begin Monday, April 14 and will continue for approximately two weeks. During this time, the walkway near the front entrance of Clippinger will be closed; however, access to the building will remain open.


Following work near Clippinger Laboratories, crews will move to work near the section of sidewalk that runs between the Clippinger parking lot and Oxbow Trail, near Emeriti Park. While this portion of the work for the project is being performed, pedestrians are asked to use the nearby walkway that runs between University Terrace and Baker University Center. Signage will be posted to direct the detour. This work is expected to take approximately two weeks.


Finally, the last phase of the electrical project will take place after commencement exercises and run through early June. This portion, located along Oxbow Trail, will cause traffic to reduce to one-lane for a portion of the roadway. Signage and flaggers will be present to help direct traffic. The Baker University Center garage will remain open during this time.


The Design and Construction office at Ohio University thanks the University community for their patience during this work.