May 12, 2011

Union Drive to close May 16 for three weeks

by Erin Rosacker

Union Drive will close Monday, May 16, for construction work on the under side of the pedestrian skywalk between Beyer Hall and the State Gym addition. The road is scheduled to reopen Saturday, June 4.

The street and sidewalks will be closed along both sides of Union Drive, from Sheldon Avenue to the east side of Beyer or State Gym. 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. 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.