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Published March 28, 2012, 03:25 PM

'Significant' Traffic Changes Coming to UND Campus

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Traffic patterns on the University of North Dakota campus will change on Monday, April 2. Due to the closure of the Campus Road bridge, the university is accommodating traffic.

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Traffic patterns on the University of North Dakota campus will change on Monday, April 2. Due to the closure of the Campus Road bridge, the university is accommodating traffic.

"Some folks helping to direct some traffic initially, so that folks get the logical flow of the traffic. There'll be very good signage I think, and I'm not anticipating problems, but you never know. Certainly it's going to be a significant change," UND spokesman Peter Johnson said.

1) Portions of Centennial Drive that are currently one-way traffic will remain one-way, but traffic flow will reverse. Instead of entering the loop between the School of Law and the Chester Fritz Library, traffic will now enter the loop (heading south) just east of the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center. From just south of Burtness Theatre to the intersection of Centennial Drive and Campus Road, Centennial Drive will be a two-way street. But after the intersection with Campus Road at the corner of Upson II (School of Engineering and Mines), Centennial Drive will be a one-way street heading north.

2) The portion of Campus Road which bisects the Parking Ramp and Swanson Hall will become a two-way street.

3) Traffic leaving the Upson parking lot will be directed to the road just south of the Laird Core Library. That road will be designated as one-way only, moving traffic out to Campus Road near the water tower.

4)A final change will occur at the intersection of University Avenue and Oxford Street, where left-hand turns will now be prohibited.

In addition, UND would like to remind pedestrians that it is dangerous and considered trespassing to skirt around the English Coulee on the Burlington Northern property. Pedestrians are encouraged to use the Fox Bridge and the Smith-Fulton Hall walking bridge over the English Coulee in the heart of the campus.

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