May 24, 2004

Contact: Larry Rawlings, (785) 864-4534; Mike Lang, (785) 864-1115; Capt. Mark Witt, (785) 864-5909.

Road repairs, improvements to restrict traffic on KU's Lawrence campus

LAWRENCE -- Road repairs and other improvements will restrict traffic at several locations at the University of Kansas beginning Monday, May 24.

Through Friday, June 11, Naismith Drive between 15th Street and Irving Hill Road will be closed to through traffic. Naismith Drive south of Irving Hill Road to Sunnyside Avenue will be restricted to two lanes. Traffic will be detoured west around Green Hall on Burdick Drive during repairs. Detour signs will be posted.

Emergency traffic will not be restricted.

Service vehicles will have access to Murphy Hall from 15th Street, north of the building.

For more information call Larry Rawlings, assistant director of Facilities Operations, at (785) 864-4534 or Mike Lang, project manager with Facilities Operations, at (785) 864-1115.

Also beginning Monday, May 24:

 • Jayhawk Boulevard from Lilac Lane near Danforth Chapel to 13th Street will be limited to southbound traffic for the installation of a new steam tunnel. The tunnel addition will completely close 14th Street between Jayhawk Boulevard and Alumni Place.

 • Street repairs will severely limit or periodically close sections of Engel Road between 15th Street and Irving Hill Road near Templin, Lewis and Hashinger residence halls. Detours that move as work progresses will provide some access to residence halls.

 • Sunnyside Avenue, near the Dole Human Development Center, and Dole Center Drive, north of Sunnyside Avenue, will be restricted to one lane as Huxtable & Associates Inc. installs conduits under the roadway for telecommunications services to the new Hall Center for the Humanities, which is under construction.

For more information call Capt. Mark Witt, KU Public Safety Office, at (785) 864-5909.

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