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Construction on Third and Eastern to begin Oct. 13

by UofL Today last modified Oct 15, 2010 02:21 PM

A project to build a new gateway to the university on the corner of Third Street and Eastern Parkway will begin Wednesday, Oct. 13.

Construction on Third and Eastern to begin Oct. 13

Artist's rendering of the area after construction is complete.

Construction crews will begin to close off the right turn lanes from Eastern Parkway to Third Street and from Third to Eastern Parkway on that date. Right turns still will be allowed.

Some sidewalk demolition and construction of a new bus stop will be among the early work on the project.

This is one of several products designed to beautify campus and improve safety for students, faculty and staff. The area will have UofL signage, improved lighting, a large pedestrian area, bicycle racks, steps and a handicapped accessible ramp for easier access to that corner of campus.

The Cardinal Shuttle bus stop on Third Street located near the entrance to the Oval also will be moved nearer the new corner. That stop will feature a new shelter to protect bus riders from inclement weather.

The Third and Eastern project and the work on Freedom Park at the corner of Second Street and Cardinal Boulevard are scheduled for completion by Jan. 31, 2011. Funding for these and two other improvements to Belknap Campus comes from federal and state grants or private funding sources.

UofL Today will publish project updates as it gets them.

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