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March 30, 2001

S. Stange to close this summer

by Anne Krapfl
A 150-yard stretch of Stange Road on campus will be closed from May 7 to approximately Aug. 1 while crews replace the pavement and sidewalks. The affected area runs from south of Daley Drive, under the Union Pacific railroad truss, to just north of the east entrance to lot 35 (behind Industrial Education II).

Vehicles will be rerouted to Haber Road and Hyland Avenue during construction. Signs will direct pedestrians to two tunnels running under the railroad (one north of Printing and Publications, the other north of the horse barns). CyRide buses also will be rerouted to Haber Road.

Con-Struct of Ames will do the work, which includes replacing the road paving and storm drains. The new sidewalks will be higher than the road, for safety reasons and to comply with slope requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Concrete barriers with steel railings will protect cyclists and pedestrians from vehicle traffic.

Campus planner Rick Fox said keeping traffic lanes open during the project would extend the work into October and add about 20 percent to the cost.

"We know this will be a headache for those who are used to using Stange Road every day. The work will start right after spring graduation and wrap up a couple of weeks before fall term," he said.

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