#Hashtag: Campus construction road closures

Workers spread concrete for the pedestrian mall being installed between the power plant, Seaton Hall and Rathbone Hall June 26, 2015. (Parker Robb | The Collegian)

Construction updates have been posted on K-State’s website this morning. Multiple construction projects on campus are expected to affect traffic, including construction of the chilled water plant, which is expected to close off certain parts of Mid-Campus Drive.

“There’s a lot going on,” B.J. Edmonston, Manhattan city engineer, said. “We’re trying to get those done and buttoned up before school starts, but it’s hard in that two or three month window.”

The following is expected from July 6 to July 20:

  • Claflin Road will continue to be closed to traffic between North Manhattan Avenue and Denison Avenue, though North Mid-Campus Drive will still be open at the intersection of Claflin Road.
  • Lovers Lane is still closed.
  • Vattier Street is now reopened to all traffic
  • South Mid-Campus Drive will remain closed from Anderson Avenue. Barriers have been put up to prevent use of the east entrance of the parking garage.
  • Petticoat Lane is closed to traffic, as well as street parking.
  • Access to Campus Creek Road is closed at Mid-Campus Drive, though it will be open for vehicles to exit from the Justin (A5), Dickens (A6) and King (A8) parking lots.
  • 17th Street will remain closed from the south edge of the K-State Student Union to the north of the Parking Garage entrance.
  • College Heights is now reopened between Denison Avenue and 17th Street.
  • Officials recommend using Old Claflin Road or Vattier Street to access the southeastern part of campus. Vattier Street is recommended to exit the southeastern part of campus as well.

“As Classes get closer to being in session we all have goals to get done,” Edmonston said.

Construction Photos

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(Photos by Parker Robb | The Collegian)