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East Avenue Project Update August 16, 2018

The East Avenue project is nearing completion!

-- A new traffic control system has been installed at the intersection of Campus Road and East Avenue, and will be fully operational beginning today, August 16. The control system will be monitored and adjusted to provide for safe and efficient movement of people and vehicles.
-- East Avenue from Tower Road to Campus Road will re-open temporarily to accommodate Fall Opening traffic, August 17-19. During this time, sidewalks and crosswalks will be open, but the Sage/Statler bus stops will not be in service. Please visit https://www.tcatbus.com/category/alerts/ for TCAT route and alternate stop location information.
-- The roadway and crosswalks will close again from August 20-26, with the sidewalks remaining open.
-- The roadway, crosswalks, bus pull offs, and bus shelters will re-open on Monday, August 27.

Note on Accessibility Improvements: The Day Hall accessible and reserved space parking will reopen August 17. There will be clear ADA access at the Tower/East and Campus/East crosswalks. The sidewalks along both sides of East Avenue are accessible, but the mid-block accessible crosswalks are closed until the roadway reopens on August 27.

Thank you for your continued patience during this major roadway improvement project.

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Move-In Day Traffic Circulation and Parking Changes August 17, 2018

On behalf of the Fall Opening Committee, we are writing to remind you that 3,700 new students and their families will be arriving on Friday, August 17. Please consider the following when planning your commute:

- Avoid arranging deliveries of equipment or supplies on this day.
- Avoid driving on campus, if possible. Central, North, and West Campus areas will be extremely congested.
- Encourage the use of TCAT buses and carpools. TCAT schedules can be found at www.tcatbus.com.
- Observe special traffic patterns and obey traffic control personnel.
- Respect road closures and parking lot closures:
-- Travel on Jessup Road will be limited to move-in traffic.
-- The North Campus A Lot will be reserved for new students.
-- Garden Avenue will be closed.
-- The parking on West Avenue will be closed.
- Allow staff to volunteer for New Student Move-In Day! Contact Karen Brown at ked13@cornell.edu to volunteer.

Thank you for your cooperation and consideration!

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Summer 2018 Construction Projects with Transportation Impacts

View a map of the planned projects, dates, and impacts at https://fcs.cornell.edu/content/construction-impacts. Projects and dates subject to change.

Permit holders impacted by planned projects will be notified of their alternate parking options.

As always, please take care when traversing the campus, and comply with all traffic control measures and flagger instructions.

-- East Avenue Rehabilitation Project, 6/11-8/16 - East Avenue will be closed to all traffic from Campus Road to Tower Road. The parking lot between Day and Stimson Halls will also close. Access to the Day Hall loading dock will be maintained from the north. See: http://www.cornell.edu/cuinfo/specialconditions/#2850

-- Morrill Hall Roof Replacement, 6/12-10/31 - Project will impact sidewalk access and ADA parking spaces on Central Avenue at Morrill Hall.

-- Peterson Lot, 6/11-8/15 - Complete rebuild of the parking lot at the corner of Judd Falls and Tower Road. The pay station meter will be moved to the Alumni Field parking lot on Tower Road for the duration of the project.

-- Wilson Lab Lot, 6/11-10/31 - Complete closure of the lot during the Kite Hill Stabilization Project and preparations for renovations to Wilson Lab.

Summer Paving Projects - 6/18-8/15 (weather dependent)
-- A Lot - Three bays closest to Northcross Road will be closed 6/18-8/15 for rehabilitation and striping.
-- Garden Ave Extension - Lane closures with one-way alternating traffic during resurfacing for up to two weeks.
-- TRB Lot - Estimated closure time is two weeks for resurfacing and striping.
-- Wing Drive - Estimated closure time is two weeks for resurfacing and striping.

To stay informed of construction projects, events, and other situations that can impact parking, visit http://www.cornell.edu/cuinfo/specialconditions/. TCAT transit alerts can be found at https://www.tcatbus.com/category/alerts.

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