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Traffic diverted at major entrance to University of Northern Iowa campus<br>

May 29, 2002

John Mirchich, UNI associate director of construction administration, (319) 273-7369
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Steam tunnel repair work on the University of Northern Iowa campus has forced a temporary change in a primary entrance off University Avenue. Traffic that would normally turn onto Campus Street from University Avenue should now enter at Ohio Street.

The change primarily affects people who park in the visitor lot adjacent to the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, the Gilchrist 'A' parking lot or the east-side lots at Redeker Center. Also affected is the access route to the Baker Hall parking meters and handicapped parking areas that are now accessible via a temporary route through the Gilchrist 'A' lot. Library deliveries can also be made via this route.

This phase of the steam tunnel work is expected to be completed in September.

Construction on Maucker Union has also closed the circle drive on the southeast side of the building as well as its loading dock.

West 30th Street between Ohio and Illinois Streets is also closed for reconstruction. It is expected to open by mid-June. Work will then begin on West 31st Street between Hudson Road and Ohio Street, closing that road until mid-August. When these two roads are completed, West 30th Street will be one-way westbound and West 31st Street will be one-way eastbound.

A map of the major construction areas is available on the Web at