Construction projects bring new campus traffic changes

| Daniel Pfab

Starting the week of June 26, UW-Eau Claire construction projects will affect traffic in two new campus locations. 

Work on the Garfield Avenue redevelopment project will close the Garfield hill to both pedestrian and vehicle traffic beginning Thursday, June 29. Grading work to reduce the incline at the bottom of the hill will close the area to all traffic until sometime in August. When traveling between upper and lower campus, vehicles should use State Street and pedestrians should use the wooden stairs between the Phillips parking lot and McPhee Physical Education Center.

Meanwhile, since Monday, June 26, traffic entering and exiting the Phillips parking lot is being routed around construction work via a temporary road alongside Roosevelt Avenue. Crews are replacing water and sewer utilities on Roosevelt Avenue just south of Schneider Hall, as well as a steam line that runs between Phillips and Schneider halls. Signs are posted to direct traffic accordingly. The temporary road will be in place until the underground utility work is complete sometime in August.

For updates on current and future UW-Eau Claire construction projects, visit the university's construction page.