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The project is the extension of METRO's Light Rail 'Red' line past UHD to the Northline Mall area.
During the first phase of this project, Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from Commerce Street (bottom of the bridge) to Naylor Street (just north of the Shea Street Building). Pedestrian access through this section of Main Street will remain open to the public for the duration of construction, but specific routes will change periodically to accommodate construction and provide safety.
METRO expects the work to take 18 months.
The most noticeable impact will be the closure of Main Street between Commerce and Naylor. Detours for drivers will be clearly marked.
Current updates of maps showing how vehicle traffic will be re-routed during the project will be posted on UHD's website and will be updated frequently until the project is complete.
Yes. UHD Police will maintain foot, bicycle and squad car patrols with additional patrols as needed.
Yes. Walking routes will change throughout construction, but all buildings will be accessible. Allow more time to get where you need to go.
Routes to parking lots will change as new streets are put in place to provide continued access to the large student lot to the north of campus (Daly Street Lot), as well as the small lot on the west side of Main between I-I0 and Daly Street. The new roadways will also provide continued access to the $4/day pay lot located just north of I-lO on the west side of Main Street.
When the work is done, Naylor/Main will be a four-way intersection controlled by a traffic light.
Yes, light rail service will be unaffected, continuing to run to the existing station in front of the One Main Building.
Shuttle buses run on alternative routes during the construction period. The new routes will be posted on the website.
Yes. Bus stops will change during the construction because of street closures. Current bus routes are always available on METRO's website (www.ridemetro.org).
This is a METRO project and there will be no direct cost to the university.
We hope not, but it is something we will monitor and will address with METRO if it becomes an issue.
Street crossings will change as foot traffic routes change to make the walkway as safe as possible. Faculty, staff and students will have access to the routes on the Web.
Yes, during this period everyone should build in a little extra time to get from place to place, especially during the first week of the fall semester and as pedestrian routes change during construction.
The primary means of communicating information related to this project will be the UHD website, posters, fliers and emails. News will also be published via Skyline e-News.
Construction-related questions (noise, pedestrian access issues)
Parking/Shuttle bus/other transit (ex., cyclist accommodation)
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