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EKU Pedway Update

12/14/2016, 9:28 AM

On Sunday, December 18, 2016, Lancaster Avenue will be closed between Crabbe Street and Barnes Mill Road. The closure will be effective from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

University Drive will be open for parking only; not for through traffic.  All southbound through traffic will be diverted onto Crabbe Street and all northbound through traffic will be diverted onto Barnes Mill Road or Park Drive.

Thank you for your patience as work continues on pedway reconstruction.


11/17/2016, 4:57 PM

On Sunday, November 20, 2016, Lancaster Avenue will be closed between Crabbe Street and Barnes Mill Road. The closure will be effective from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM.
 
University Drive will be open for parking only; not for through traffic.  All southbound through traffic will be diverted onto Crabbe Street and all northbound through traffic will be diverted onto Barnes Mill Road or Park Drive.
 
Thank you for your patience as work continues on pedway reconstruction.


9/22/2016

Lancaster Avenue will re-open to all through traffic by 6 p.m. today (Thursday, Sept. 22).

The stairway towers will be secured, and the pedway will continue to be out of service until further notice. A schedule for reconstruction of the pedway will be provided once that is determined.

Meanwhile, all pedestrians will be required to utilize the marked pedestrian crosswalks located at either Crabbe Street or Barnes Mill Road.

The Big E Transit schedule will return to its normal schedule.  Attached you will find the schedule for all Big E transit routes


9/11/2016, 2:29 PM

Due to the closure of Lancaster Avenue, there will be several adjustments to campus traffic flow the next 2-3 weeks.  Traffic heading southbound on Lancaster Avenue will be diverted at Crabbe Street.
 
Vehicles that will be parking in the Lancaster Lot or on University Drive can travel down Lancaster Avenue.  We ask that all other traffic avoid this area.  There will be no through traffic permitted from Lancaster Avenue to Barnes Mill Road (via the Lancaster Lot and Grand Campus Lots).  This is to reduce the traffic load in the Grand Campus lots where pedestrians will be present.
 
Northbound traffic will be diverted onto either Park Drive or Barnes Mill Road. 
 
Please allow extra travel time to and from campus.  It is expected that roads around campus will experience an increase in traffic due to the closure of Lancaster Avenue and the detouring traffic.  Some drivers may not be familiar with campus. 
 
Drive and walk with caution. During the pedway closure, pedestrians are reminded to be cautious while crossing the street and should use crosswalks at Barnes Mill Road or Crabbe Street to cross Lancaster Avenue safely.
 
The Big E Transit schedule will also be temporarily adjusted to detour around Lancaster Avenue. A copy of the updated schedule the update route information is available below.

Download the altered Big E Transit route schedule

big e transit altered routes
 
Thank you for your cooperation.


9/9/2016, 8:00 PM

Dear University Community:

We are most grateful that no one was injured when a passing truck (not affiliated in any way with the University or with any of our construction projects) damaged our Lancaster Avenue pedway late this morning, but the incident will continue to present challenges to our campus community and public for some time.

So that workers can begin to stabilize the pedway in order to make further assessments, it will be necessary to keep a portion of Lancaster Avenue closed. Initial assessments suggest that it will be necessary to close Lancaster Avenue to public traffic between Barnes Mill Road and Crabbe Street for approximately three weeks. At this early juncture, that timeframe is only a best estimate and is subject to change. Once a fence is erected tonight, southbound University traffic will be allowed to enter University Drive or the Lancaster Lot from Lancaster Avenue; few parking spaces will be lost in either the Lancaster Lot or along University Drive.

We fully intend to repair or rebuild the pedway, the damage to which is covered by insurance, but that is expected to take at least several months, it now appears. The immediate priority is the reopening of Lancaster Avenue.

The temporary closure of a portion of this busy thoroughfare will present inconveniences for us all. Students and other pedestrians are encouraged to cross Lancaster at existing crosswalks at Barnes Mill and Crabbe Street. Motorists should avoid Lancaster Avenue if possible and allow extra time to reach their destinations. Campus shuttle routes will experience minor delays as well, although we will be working on adjustments this weekend to minimize those delays.

Throughout this process, our foremost concern is the safety of workers and pedestrians in the vicinity of the pedway.

We will continue to issue updates as needed. Thank you for your patience and understanding. As we have done so many times in the past, we will weather this adversity as a community, steadfast in our mission to provide the best possible learning and living experience for our students.

Sincerely,

Michael Benson
President


9/9/2016, 1:51 PM

Dear Campus Community:
 
Late this morning, a large truck (not affiliated in any way with the University or with any of our construction projects) struck the pedway across Lancaster Avenue, causing a partial collapse of the pedway. Fortunately, no students were crossing the pedway at the time, and no injuries are reported. For that, we are most thankful.
 
Lancaster Avenue will remain closed between Barnes Mill Road and Crabbe Street until further notice as engineers continue to assess the damage. As traffic is rerouted, motorists should expect delays, and avoid the area if at all possible. In the interest of their own safety, pedestrians are also encouraged to stay away from the immediate vicinity of the damaged pedway.
 
Until the pedway is repaired, students and others are asked to use existing crosswalks across Lancaster at either Barnes Mill or Crabbe and exercise caution. Every effort will be made to ensure the safety of all those crossing this busy thoroughfare.
 
We will continue to update you as the situation warrants and more information becomes available.
 
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
 
Michael Benson
President
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