University to Make Changes to Traffic Patterns

November 29, 2012

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union has announced that it will make initial changes to traffic patterns on campus in the coming weeks.  These changes come after the institution’s petition for the vacation of a number of streets was approved by the City of Alliance in August.

Recently, ownership of roadways on Hartshorn Street from Rockhill Avenue to Penn Avenue, Clark Avenue from State Street to Hartshorn Street, Miller Avenue from Hartshorn Street to Simpson Street and College Street from Union Avenue to Miller Avenue was transferred to the University.  Thus, Mount Union is making plans to implement the first phase of street closures in addition to making some other changes to traffic patterns on campus.

Beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, January 7, Hartshorn Street from the east entrance of the Gulling lot to Stadium Drive will be closed. Later this week, traffic notification signs will be posted, clearly indicating that traffic patterns will be changing as of this date.  Although closed to through traffic, the roadway will remain accessible to emergency and Mount Union maintenance vehicles.

In addition, a new three-way stop will soon be implemented at the intersection of College Street and Miller Avenue directly in front of the Kolenbrander-Harter Information Center.  This addition is expected to take place before the close of the calendar year. 

“These changes are an important first step toward meeting our ultimate goal of safeguarding the well-being of our students, faculty, staff and others visiting our university,” said Dr. Richard F. Giese, president of Mount Union.  “We are grateful for the city’s partnership and residents’ understanding as we continue our work to ensure the safety of pedestrian traffic on campus.” 

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