Construction to close student route to dining center

Students walk through a walkway between Goodnow and Marlatt on April 18, 2016. This walkway will close on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, to allow construction workers to work on bridges from the buildings to Kramer. (Danielle Cook | The Collegian)

Beginning Tuesday, Goodnow Hall residents will need to take an alternate route to reach Kramer Dining Center.

Due to construction, the walkway between Goodnow and Marlatt halls will close, K-State Housing and Dining Services announced to residents of the two dorms in an email at 3:56 p.m.

According to the email, the walkway is used by most Goodnow residents to reach Kramer. Because of the closure, Goodnow residents will have an alternate route to reach the dining center.

“Goodnow residents will have access to the front and back doors of Marlatt with their student ID,” the unsigned email said. “They should use this access to cut through Marlatt on their way to and from Kramer between the hours of 6 a.m. and 1 a.m. each day.”

The alternative was for students to walk around Marlatt, down Sunset Avenue and through the Kramer parking lot.

The construction is to build bridges between the Kramer and the residence halls, the email said. Closing the walkway is necessary for keeping the fall 2016 opening of Wefald Hall on schedule.

According to the email, students are not permitted to use the access to Marlatt for any other purpose other than to reach Kramer.

“Please keep in mind this access is granted solely to reach Kramer from Goodnow and not to enter Marlatt to see friends, etc,” the email said. “The current guest policy applies if Goodnow residents want to visit any part of Marlatt other than the lobby.”

Jason Tidd graduated from Kansas State University's Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication in May 2017. He was the spring 2017 editor-in-chief, fall 2016 news editor and spring 2016 assistant news editor. While at K-State, Jason played baritone in the Pride of Wildcat Land marching band.