WMU News

Trustees authorizes moves to improve traffic and safety

Dec. 16, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- At their Dec. 13 regular meeting, Western Michigan University trustees approved three measures aimed at improving pedestrian safety and traffic flow on the western edge of campus.

Members of the board of trustees approved a recommendation for the University to assume maintenance responsibilities for three portions of roadways: West Michigan Avenue between Howard Street and Haenicke Hall; Buckout Street north of Michigan Avenue; and Knollwood Avenue between Michigan Avenue and Western Avenue. The city of Kalamazoo plans to vacate its existing road right of ways for these areas. The board authorized the University administration to execute any utility easements necessary as part of the property transfer.

Trustees also authorized officials to execute access easements for the University Bookstore on Michigan Avenue and for three buildings owned by Michigan Christian Campus Ministries on Knollwood Avenue. In their final related action, trustees approved the granting of a right of way on Howard Street to the city of Kalamazoo to aid in their improvements to the intersection of Howard Street and Michigan Avenue.

Media contact: Jessica English, 269 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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