March 10, 2011

Section of Union Drive to close during spring break

by Erin Rosacker

Eye in the sky

Get a birds-eye view of construction work at State Gym with live web cams positioned on the north and south sides of the project.

Construction work will close Union Drive during spring break as crews continue work on the pedestrian skywalk between Beyer Hall and the State Gym addition. The shutdown runs Saturday, March 12, through Sunday, March 20.

The street and sidewalks will be fenced off along Beyer. The south doors of the Thielen Student Health Center will be open, but pedestrian access will be available only from the north and west. The southeast entrance to Beyer also will be accessible.

Access to the parking area near Thielen (Lot 2) is available from Sheldon Avenue. The parking area at the Union Drive Community Center (Lot 59B) is open from the east on Union Drive.

CyRide rerouted

The road closure will impact CyRide service on the Red (No. 1), Green (No. 2) and Purple (No. 7) routes (see map). The reroutes will close all bus stops on Union between Sheldon and Bissell; the Green and Purple stops along Bissell (south of Osborn Drive); and the westbound Red stops south of Osborn on Union and Welch Road.

The westbound Red route will be redirected south along Sheldon (via Bissell to Pammel Drive) to West Street, while the eastbound Red bus will go south on Sheldon to Lincoln Way before turning north on Welch. The Purple and Green routes will be diverted from Bissell to Sheldon and Pammel.