February 11, 2011

Adelbert Road To Be Closed for Water Project

Road closed signEffective Monday, Feb. 14, Adelbert Road will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic just south of Euclid Avenue as part of a major infrastructure project for the area.

In addition, the Binary Walkway will reopen to pedestrians on that day. Pedestrians may use the Binary Walkway to access buildings along Adelbert Road that are south of the closure.

As a result of the road closure, vehicle traffic from Euclid Avenue will not be able to access Adelbert Road directly. Similarly, vehicles on Adelbert will not be able to access Euclid directly. The construction is expected to last about four weeks.

All of the parking lots and driveways along Adelbert Road will remain open during this time. Those wishing to access the street from Euclid should proceed east and then take a right (traveling south) on Cornell Road and then take another right (traveling west) on Circle Drive. From Circle Drive they will be able to access Adelbert Road directly, from the south (i.e. they will take a final right onto Adelbert from Circle Drive).

The closures also affect the timing and routes of the “greenie” service. For more information on those changes, click here.

The construction-related closure is part of the third phase of a project that began late last year in the vicinity of Crawford Hall. Last month the project advanced to the area adjacent to the Amasa Stone Chapel and the low stone wall just north of Adelbert Hall. It will conclude this spring near the Millis Science Center.

The winter’s below-freezing temperatures make it inadvisable to try to reinstall the rectangular stones that normally fill the Binary Walkway. Until weather warms, a temporary concrete walkway will be in place.

This project will enhance the efficiency of air conditioning and other services requiring chilled water. It is expected to result in long-term operational and capital savings for Case Western Reserve, and contribute to the university’s sustainability efforts. Details regarding the timing of this and successive phases will be posted in The Daily as they become available.

Posted by: Emily Mayock, February 11, 2011 07:57 AM | News Topics:

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