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Annual Campus-Wide Steam Shutdown, May 26 - May 28, 2015

The annual campus-wide steam shutdown allows essential maintenance work to be performed on the steam distribution system and at the Central Heating Plant.

This year the steam will be turned off beginning at 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 26. Steam will begin to be restored to buildings at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 28. Some buildings may not have full steam pressure, heat, and domestic hot water until after midnight on May 29.

Anyone who anticipates any problems, has questions, or needs an official shutdown notice should call the Facilities Customer Service Center at (607) 255-5322.

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Section of sidewalk CLOSED between Day Hall and Sage Chapel April 28 - 30, 2015

A section of sidewalk between Day Hall and Sage Chapel will be closed 6am on Tuesday, April 28 through 6pm on Thursday, April 30 to repair a chilled water line.

Signs will be posted to assist with pedestrian traffic.

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Charter Day Weekend Road and Parking Lot Closings

Cornell University has issued a list of changes to traffic circulation and road and parking lot closures in order to accommodate numerous activities scheduled for Charter Day Weekend events. We appreciate everyone's cooperation in helping to make the events safe for the thousands of visitors attending this very special Charter Day Weekend celebration.

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015

PARKING LOT CLOSURES: The following parking lots will close at times noted

--Peterson meter parking lot will be closed from 5pm to 10:30pm
--Garden Avenue FLEX parking spaces will be closed from 5pm to 10:30pm


--Garden Avenue limited access between Tower Road and Bailey Hall from 5pm to 7pm
--Garden Avenue between Campus Road and Tower Road from 7pm to 10pm

SATURDAY, April 25, and SUNDAY, April 26, 2015

PARKING LOT CLOSURES:: The following parking lots will close at times noted

--Peterson meter parking lot will be closed from 7am to 8pm
--Garden Avenue FLEX parking spaces will be closed from 7am to 8pm

MONDAY, April 27, 2015

PARKING LOT CLOSURES: The following parking lots will close at times noted

--Peterson meter parking lot will be closed from 5am to 11am
--Garden Avenue FLEX parking spaces will be closed from 5am to 11am
--Top two levels of the Hoy Road parking garage (levels 4 and 5) will be closed from 5am to 11am


-Garden Avenue between Campus Road and Tower Road from 9am to 2pm

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University Health Services Facility Project begins March 30, 2015

The University Health Services Facility project will impact the Gannett Health Center staff and patient parking areas, as well as the metered lot behind Willard Straight Hall.

To accommodate project needs, the patient parking spaces will be relocated to the area near the visitor parking and information booth on Campus Road. The number of spaces in the metered lot will be reduced to 25, including two handicap-accessible spaces. The Gannett staff parking lot is being eliminated.

The metered, service, and loading spaces will be accessible from Campus Road until a new temporary service drive is in place. Pedestrian routing will be modified and signed appropriately.

Project updates will be posted to the special conditions web site at http://www.cornell.edu/cuinfo/specialconditions/.

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Parkmobile Pay-by-Cell Zone 4114 Suspended Beginning 12/20/14

To accommodate the loss of parking in the Forest Home Garage, we will suspend Parkmobile pay-by-cell parking in the Toboggan Lodge lot (Zone 4114) beginning December 20, 2014. The suspension will remain in place until further notice.

Alternative Parkmobile pay-by-cell areas can be found at http://transportation.fs.cornell.edu/parking/campusparking/visitors/parkmobile_chart.cfm.

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Lower Cascadilla Gorge Trail Closed for the Winter

The Cascadilla Gorge Trail from Downtown (Linn Street) to College Avenue is now closed for the Winter. The trail is closed due to the potential for snow, ice, and falling rock that create unsafe conditions.

This section of trail will re-open in the spring when conditions allow.

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Traffic Control Gates Installed on East Ave

The Klarman Hall construction project necessitated the closing of the southbound lane of East Avenue until Spring of 2015. The northbound lane of East Avenue is designated for use by buses, bicycles and emergency vehicles only. All other through traffic has been detoured using West Ave.

To stop general traffic from traveling through the limited access portion of East Avenue, traffic control gates have been installed at both ends of the lane. Only bicycles, emergency vehicles, and vehicles equipped with a transponder to raise the gate will be able to travel the roadway.

If you have any questions regarding the traffic-control gates, please contact Transportation Services at transportation@cornell.edu.

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