WMU News

Some roads limited to one-way traffic beginning Thursday

March 15, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Thursday through Monday, March 18-22, traffic will be limited to one way on portions of West Michigan Avenue and Rankin Avenue on the campus of Western Michigan University.

During work on utilities, Rankin from Business Court to West Michigan will be limited to northbound traffic only and West Michigan from Rankin to Howard Street will be limited to eastbound traffic only. Access to WMU parking lots in the affected area will be maintained, specifically lots 82, 83, 61 and 100.

Students, faculty, staff and the public are encouraged to seek alternate routes and avoid the construction area as much as possible.

As a result of these closings, all traffic exiting Business Court, which serves Schneider Hall and the Fetzer Center, will be routed north on Rankin. Left turns (south) onto Rankin will not be permitted.

Northbound traffic on Knollwood Avenue will be restricted to a right turn only (east) on West Michigan and routed north on Rankin. Traffic exiting Knollwood onto West Michigan will not be permitted to turn left (west) toward Howard.

Utility work in the affected area is part of improvements to the main west entrance of the University's West Campus, which earlier this month resulted in the closing of a parking lot next to Faunce Student Services Building.

Major road closings are scheduled to begin in April. Work is expected to continue through the summer, with completion before the start of fall semester.

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

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