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Correction Notice:

The 2015-16 printed color campus maps are missing one bus stop near Ridder Arena (Campus Connector and 4th Street Circulator routes). The stop is shown on all electronic files. We apologize for the error.

 

PTS, Fleet Services Host Utility Vehicle Expo on July 20

Washington Avenue Bridge Closes To Traffic, Trains For July 8 Weekend

Work Begins on Tunnel Connection Between Tate, Rapson Halls

Summer Means Changes For Campus Shuttle Service

Highway 280/I-35W Interchange Closed Until July

Franklin Avenue Bridge Closure Starts May 8

Highway 36 Bridge Reconstruction Over Lexington Avenue Planned

 

PTS, Fleet Services Host Utility Vehicle Expo on July 20
Posted: 07/08/16

University department staff are invited to attend the Utility Vehicle Expo at the Fleet Services Building from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20. 

A variety of manufacturers and vendors will be on hand to demonstrate the latest options in utility vehicles, both light and heavy duty.  Learn more about utility vehicle capabilities, configurations and add-on equipment and costs.

See more details on the Utility Vehicle Expo 2016!

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Washington Avenue Bridge Closes To Traffic/Trains For July 8 Weekend
Posted: 07/05/16

A variety of construction and repair projects on Washington Avenue will cause road and bridge closures, detours, and rail/​bus rerouting the weekend of July 8.

On FRIDAY, July 8:

The best advice is to follow the detour and route change signs that will be in place and plan accordingly. Find train details and where to catch the replacement buses at the Metro Transit website.

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Work Begins on Tunnel Connection Between Tate, Rapson Halls
Posted: 07/05/16

Work on the Tate Lab of Physics has made Church Street between University Avenue and Washington Avenue a congested mix of trucks, heavy equipment, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

Church Street will get even busier next week as construction begins on a tunnel connection between Tate and Rapson Hall. Tunnel excavation and construction will be done in phases so Church Street won’t close entirely, but pedestrian walkways and vehicle access will shift and narrow considerably.

The walkway through the construction area is now and will continue to be a bicycle dismount area, so please be considerate and walk your bike.

As always, be aware of the activity around you; look and listen for equipment on the move.

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Summer Means Changes For Campus Shuttle Service
Posted: 5/09/16

The majority of students leave campus for the summer, but for those taking summer classes (and for staff and faculty still working), it’s important to keep the reduced campus shuttle schedule in mind!

Campus Connector
Buses run from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday every 15 minutes from Monday, May 16 through Friday, June 10 (Intersession). The last bus departs from the St. Paul Student Center at 6 p.m. and the last bus is out of Blegen Hall at 6:05 p.m.

NOTE: There will be no service on Monday, May 30 for the University holiday (Memorial Day). There is no service on weekends.

From Monday, June 13 through Friday, August 5 (Summer Session), Campus Connectors run every 15 minutes Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. The last bus leaves St. Paul Student Center at 9:30 p.m. and the last bus leaves Blegen Hall at 9:35 p.m.

NOTE: There will be no service on Monday, July 4 for the 4th of July holiday. There is no service on weekends.

For the Summer Vacation period, Monday, August 8 through Tuesday, August 30, Campus Connectors will run 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. every 15 minutes. The last bus leaves St. Paul Student Center at 6 p.m. and the last bus leaves Blegen Hall at 6:05 p.m. There is no service on weekends.

NOTE: The Welcome Week service schedule will be posted later this summer.

University Avenue Circulators
University Avenue Circulators run from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. every 15 minutes from Monday, May 16 through Friday, June 10. The last bus leaves the Carlson School at 6 p.m.

NOTE: There will be no service on Monday, May 30 for the University holiday (Memorial Day). There is no service on weekends.

University Avenue Circulators run from 7 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. every 15 minutes from Monday, June 13 through Friday, August 5. The last bus leaves the Carlson School at 9:30 p.m.

NOTE: There will be no service on Monday, July 4 for the 4th of July holiday.There is no service on weekends.

University Avenue Circulators run from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. every 15 minutes from Monday, August 8 through Tuesday, August 30. The last bus leaves the Carlson School at 6 p.m.

There is no service on weekends.

Stadium Superblock Circulators

Stadium Superblock Circulators run from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. every 15 minutes from Monday, May 16 through Tuesday, August 30. The last bus leaves the Faye Thompson Center at 5:30 p.m.

NOTE: There will be no service on Monday, May 30 or Monday, July 4 for the University holidays (Memorial Day and 4th of July).

There is no Circulator service on weekends.

St. Paul Campus Circulator
These buses will not operate from Monday, May 16 – Friday, June 10 (no service on Monday, May 30).

Regular 15-minute service Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. resumes Monday, June 13 (no service on Monday, July 4) and ends again on Friday, August 5.

St. Paul Circulators will not run from Saturday, August 6 through Monday, September 5.

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Highway 280/I-35W Interchange Closed Until July
Posted: 5/02/16

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will close the interchange at Hwy 280 and I-35W in Roseville at 6 a.m. on Monday, May 2.

During the six-week closure north of Broadway Street to I-35W, the interchange will be re-built to improve safety and reduce congestion by improving the layout of the ramp from northbound Hwy 280 to northbound I-35W (and giving drivers a smoother ride with new pavement).

While the interchange is closed, the detour will be on Broadway Street, Industrial Boulevard and I-35W.

When the interchange opens in mid-July, the final stages of the project will begin to resurface the highway between Broadway Street and Como Avenue. This part of the project will be completed by late July.

For more information about the Hwy 280 project, visit mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy280/. Real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota is available at www.511mn.org.

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Franklin Avenue Bridge Closure Starts May 8
Posted: 04/26/16

At 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, the Franklin Avenue Bridge (County Road 5) in Minneapolis will completely close to all traffic (motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians). The bridge is expected to reopen Labor Day weekend. 

This closure is needed to allow for removal of the existing bridge deck and to place new deck panels. More than 360 deck panels were constructed last year and are ready for placement. These panels will be floated down the river and hoisted up to the bridge deck.

Motorists will be directed to a route that uses I-94 to cross the river.

Pedestrians and bicyclists have two options: south to Lake Street/Marshall Avenue or north to Washington Avenue.

Please note, the West River Parkway detour due to the mudslide near the University of Minnesota is still in effect.

Full detour maps can be found on the project website.

Find out more project specifics at www.hennepin.us/franklinbridge.

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Highway 36 Bridge Reconstruction Over Lexington Avenue Planned
Posted: 03/23/16

In April, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will begin work on the Highway 36 project to replace the Highway 36 bridge with two new bridges to carry eastbound and westbound Hwy 36 traffic.

MnDOT will also reconstruct and resurface the ramps at Lexington Avenue and the westbound ramps at Hamline Avenue; resurface Highway 36 between Hamline Avenue and Victoria Street; and replace the two signal systems at the Lexington Avenue ramps.

Lexington Avenue will be closed at Highway 36 and detoured for up to five months during the project. Other ramps in the area also will close during a portion of the work.

When complete in November, the project will improve driver safety and accessibility; lessen congestion, provide smoother road surfaces, and extend the service life of Highway 36 and the bridges at Lexington Avenue.

For more information about the Highway 36 project along with closures and detours, please visit www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy36roseville/ or for other transportation information, please visit www.mndot.gov.

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Jacqueline Brudlos
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