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Be alert, plan ahead when navigating construction

As campus construction activity moves into high gear, it is very important that the University community and our visitors be aware of safety precautions. Pedestrians and vehicles alike are affected, and everyone needs to give heightened attention to their surroundings and be sure to observe all directional and warning signs.

The project to widen Ridge Street got under way June 7. This impacts a large part of the northwest portion of campus including Moore Musical Arts Center, the Health Center, Memorial Hall. Access to Jerome Library, Olscamp Hall, Eppler Center and Hayes Hall will be affected as the project moves along.

In response to campus concerns, effective today (June 14) Parking Services has reallocated a portion of Lot 1 (the commuter lot on Willard, north of the Health Center) for faculty and staff parking for the remainder of the summer.

Other campus projects, such as the improvement to the South Tunnel, will also affect the Fine Arts Center and other buildings. Planning ahead can help avert delays and frustrations when navigating ourselves and our visitors around campus.

Please remember that with construction equipment in these areas, walkways could be affected and passage across streets, including Ridge, interrupted intermittently. The project managers will try to maintain access routes; please follow all directions when walking in those areas.

Pedestrians have been observed walking in the construction areas of the South Central Residence hall and the Northwest Residence hall. Please remember that although gates are open to allow construction vehicles and equipment to pass through, those areas are not safe for others.

It is important for affected individual departments and campus programs to help their vendors and suppliers find alternate delivery routes. Be sure to check the campus construction map frequently at http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/cap-plan/

The campus can keep abreast of activity by referring to the Construction Update site at http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/mc/page37873.html. This is also a banner and link on the BGSU home page. Updates will be sent through e-mail as well.

Summer is a time when the campus welcomes many visitors. Please be sure to advise them appropriately and check the campus construction map frequently for the latest information.

The Parking Services office will be happy to identify the best location for groups visiting—please give them advance notice when expecting visitors. Email them at parking@bgsu.edu.


 
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June 14, 2010

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