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Gilkison closed Friday for Soapbox Derby

Sept. 30, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Gilkison Avenue on the campus of Western Michigan University will be closed from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, for the annual Homecoming Soapbox Derby. The race begins at 3 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge.

Gilkison from the entrance to the parking lot at Sindecuse Health Center to North Dormitory Road will be closed to all traffic. A portion of Lot 89, at the bottom of the hill, will also be closed to serve as a run out for racers. Traffic on North Dormitory will be interrupted periodically during the race.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the intersection of Gilkison and North Dormitory during the closing. Refer questions to Lynnae Stankus at lynnae.stankus@wmich.edu.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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