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The Blue & Gray Press | August 19, 2019

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College avenue closed down, detours to remain

College-Ave-Traffic-Map-2As construction continues to proceed on the campus center, new traffic patterns are being implemented on College Avenue.

The traffic patterns are being altered in order to connect water, sewer and natural gas to the site where the new campus center will be, according to a press release on EagleEye.

The new traffic patterns, which began on Sept. 16 will continue through Oct. 11 when the work is to be completed. During that period, parking will not be allowed on either side of College Avenue from Rowe Street to Payne Street.

Southbound traffic heading towards William Street will be detoured while the northbound traffic will continue as normal. The intersection at Parcell Street and College Avenue will be closed while the utilities are being installed. Residents of Parcell Street will be able to enter through Augustine Ave, according to the press release.

Following Oct. 11, when the installations are completed, traffic patterns will return to normal. However, there will continue to be no parking on the College Avenue side closest to the University of Mary Washington along the construction site until July 2015.

As of Wednesday Sept. 18, traffic on College Avenue between Rowe Street and Payne Street, was completely cut off, due to “unforeseen conditions.” The area will be opened on Thursday Sept. 19 by 5 p.m. The sidewalk on the UMW campus side of College Avenue will also be closed. The original detour on College Avenue will resume again on Friday Sept. 20 by 1 p.m., according to an email from Marty Morrison, director of media and public relations.