The fencing for the construction
site for the new building for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
will be completed at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, November 8.
The fencing is
necessary to maintain a safe construction area.
Fencing of the
construction area will mean that Grant Street will be closed from Eleventh
Street to Pratt Drive. A portion of Clark Hall parking lot also will be closed,
as will South Drive from Eleventh Street to the Sutton Circle.
Detour signs have
been placed around campus to help pedestrians and drivers get to their
destinations. Persons coming from the south side of campus, including from the
parking garage, will be routed past Cogswell Hall to the sidewalk between the
IUP Libraries and Fisher Auditorium to get to Sutton Hall and buildings in and
around the Oak Grove and on the north side of campus.
Access to Sutton Hall
should be made from the Oak Grove and East Porch entrances only.
South Drive will be
open from Pratt Drive to the circle, and will be two-way traffic. For now,
there are three temporary handicapped spaces in the Sutton Hall circle, but
this is only temporary until the Sutton Circle is renovated.
Deliveries to Sutton
Hall are being routed to the Oak Grove entrances. Reserved parking and
handicapped parking along South Drive has been moved to the parking
“We know that this is
a change in routine, and we ask for everyone’s patience as we begin
construction for our newest campus building,” Ray Wygonik, director of
Engineering and Construction, said. “We will do our very best to communicate any
changes in vehicular and pedestrian traffic and any disruptions to regular
campus operations as widely as possible and as soon as the work schedule is
include posts to IUP Daily and to The Beak; postings to the Engineering and Construction website about the
project; Facebook and Twitter messages as appropriate; and as needed,
Learn more about the new Humanities building.