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Partial closure of University Terrace, Park Place intersection to begin Monday

Structural repairs to the tunnel underneath University Terrace continue, and beginning Monday, July 22, work will shift northward to the intersection of University Terrace and Park Place, resulting in a partial closure of that intersection.

The following traffic restrictions will take effect Monday, July 22:

  • The south (downhill) lane of Park Place will be restricted to local traffic only. Southbound through-traffic on University Terrace will continue to be routed onto Park Place. There will be a small turnaround for cars only at the University Terrace and Park Place intersection.
  • The service entry to Alden Library as well as Ellis, Wilson, Cutler and McGuffey Halls will remain open.
  • The entry to Good Shepherd Church from University Terrace will be closed, but provisions have been made to allow church traffic to travel through the parking areas adjacent to the Konneker Alumni Center.
  • All sidewalks in the area will continue to remain open.

The contractor working on the project will be revising signage for detours in the area, which are expected to last for the next two to three weeks. Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible.

Please note: The north lane of Park Place will experience a temporary closure Monday, July 22, from 7 to 9 a.m. to allow for work in the basement of Alden Library. Drivers should follow detours as directed by personnel on site at that time.

Earlier this month, University Terrace from Race Street to Park Place was closed to allow crews to perform structural repairs to the tunnel underneath the roadway.

Work began at the south end of this portion of University Terrace, and the Facilities Work Center reports that the first section of the project work is progressing well. The tunnel top has been repaired with new structural reinforced concrete. Waterproofing and pavement restoration work remain.

All work is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 20.