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Construction to require eight-week Garfield Avenue closure on campus

June 19, 2012

EAU CLAIRE — From June 25 through Aug. 17, Garfield Avenue on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus will be closed to vehicular traffic from Park Avenue to just west of Hibbard Hall.

A new steam line and storm sewer will be installed during the eight-week closure. The installation will require the digging of an open trench across Garfield Avenue at approximately the southwest corner of Hibbard Hall.

Provisions will be made for pedestrians to travel through the area at all times. When necessary, a footbridge traversing the open trench will be constructed.

During the closure, motor vehicle travel to and from points west of the closed area will be (1) via the campus hill on Garfield Avenue (the university will open the hill to the public during this time) or (2) via a route through the university's Phillips parking lot to a new connector road on the east side of the Nursing Building, then along Putnam Drive to Garfield Avenue (and vice versa). (See campus map.)

For more information about the eight-week Garfield Avenue closure, contact Terry Classen, UW-Eau Claire director of Facilities Management, at 715-836-5278 or



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