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Welcome Week Increases Campus Shuttle Service

Summer Means Changes For Campus Shuttle Service

Franklin Avenue Bridge Closure Starts May 8

Highway 36 Bridge Reconstruction Over Lexington Avenue Planned

 

 

Welcome Week Increases Campus Shuttle Service
Posted: 07/26/16

Welcome Week kicks off the official introduction to the U for approximately 6,000 new freshmen coming to campus.

The week-long event starts Wednesday, August 31 and goes through Monday, September 5. To help move everyone around, Campus Connector shuttle buses will run additional hours during Welcome Week.

As a reminder - the bus stop at the transitway and Commonwealth and the stop at Buford and Gortner are BOTH CLOSED for the Minnesota State Fair (see map of route and stops).

The schedule is outlined below:

Campus Connectors

Wednesday, August 31
7 a.m. - 9 p.m., every 15 minutes

Thursday, September 1
7 a.m. - 1 a.m., every 15 minutes

Friday, September 2:
7 - 9 a.m., every 15 minutes
9 a.m. - 6 p.m., every 5 minutes
6 p.m.- 1 a.m., every 15 minutes

Saturday, September 3:
8 a.m. - 9 p.m., every 15 minutes
9 - 10 p.m., every 20 minutes

Sunday, September 4:
9:30 a.m. - noon, every 20 minutes
nooon - 6 p.m., every 15 minutes
6 p.m. - midnight, every 20 minutes

Labor Day Monday, September 5
9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., every 20 minutes

Campus Circulators

The University Avenue Circulator will run Wednesday, August 31 - Monday, September 5 from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. every 15 minutes.

The Stadium Superblock Circulator will runWednesday, August 31 through Friday, September 2 from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. every 15 minutes. It will not run Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5.

St. Paul Circulators and 4th Street Circulators will not run during this time period.

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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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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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