Pipe Installation To Close Thru Traffic On Third Street Beginning April 14

April 10, 2003

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Thru traffic on Third Street will be closed beginning Monday, April 14, for approximately seven weeks as crews install a chilled water/steam pipe from the Baylor Sciences Building to the Baylor Energy Complex.

During the first phase of the project, expected to last about five weeks, Third Street will be closed between Speight Avenue and the Goebel Building. The north entrance to the parking lot by the Sid Richardson Science Building and the street behind Goebel will remain open during the first phase.

During the second phase, expected to last two weeks, Third Street will be closed between Moody Library and the Goebel Building. The south entrance to the Sid Richardson parking lot will be open. However, the street behind Goebel will be closed during the second phase.

Thru traffic will not be permitted through the Sid Richardson parking lot during either phase.

The installation of the chilled water/steam pipe was planned for this month. Once the line is in and has been fully tested, all parking surfaces will be repaved. The 500,000-square-foot Baylor Sciences Building, the largest construction project in the university's history, is right on schedule with completion expected in time for the fall 2004 semester.

Directional signs will be in place by next week. Officers from the Baylor department of public safety will be on duty April 14 to assist with any traffic problems.

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