Road closure: June to July 2016
Specific dates will be posted when received.
March 23, 2016 by Facilities
I wanted to take this opportunity to alert you to an upcoming construction project being scheduled for this summer on the Evansdale Campus that will impact the traffic pattern on Evansdale Drive.
As part of our pedestrian safety improvement project, the bus loop at the Mineral Resources Building will be removed and Evansdale Drive itself will be shifted away from MRB. The MRB bus stop is being replaced by the new bus stop at Evansdale Crossing. This road work is being planned for some time in June or July. A firm date has not yet been set. This work will require a section of Evansdale Drive to be closed to traffic for one month. The location of the road closure and area affected is indicated on the attachment.
We have opted for a shorter two lane closure as opposed to a single lane closure that would disrupt the flow of traffic over a greater period of time. The gates at Towers will be kept open during this work. Traffic for Engineering and all campus buildings to the east can reach their destinations via Evansdale Drive from the Campus East Entrance at University Avenue. Likewise, Evansdale Drive up to Fine Arts Drive will remain open as well. We will re-open this section of the road to vehicle traffic as soon as possible.
Obviously this closure will impact the WVU faculty and staff, emergency vehicles, and potentially summer tours and orientation, but the summer is the least disruptive time to do work of this nature. Upon completion, this section of Evansdale Drive will be significantly safer for pedestrians and vehicles. Please direct any questions or concerns you may have to my attention. Once we know for sure when the road will close we will make a formal announcement. Thank you for your cooperation.