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Sidewalk and road closures planned on Allequippa Street through early April

Bright orange detour and road closure signs in the street

Starting today, there will be intermittent sidewalk and road closures in front of Sutherland Hall on Allequippa Street.

Work underway is part of the larger hillside area development plan, as the upper campus area undergoes a major transformation to complete needed utilities infrastructure improvements. That includes a new chilled water plant, expanded amenities, new pedestrian walkways and outdoor spaces, implementing a sustainable stormwater management system, and more.

Vehicular traffic is expected to be restricted to a single lane through March 4, transition to a full street closure through late-March, and return to a single lane restriction through early-April.

Members of the Falk community will be rerouted to University Drive for drop offs and pick ups when access to Allequippa Street is restricted. Pedestrian traffic on Allequippa Street will also be redirected throughout this period.

Flaggers and traffic controls will be in place, as well as signage, to assist in safely navigating temporary sidewalk and road closures.

Track updates and associated construction impacts on the hillside area development website. Plans and timing are subject to change based on conditions.

Tips for pedestrians near construction zones

When walking near construction areas, Public Safety and Emergency Management advises pedestrians to:

  • Stay vigilant around construction areas.
  • Heed all warning signs and instructions from construction workers.
  • Never cut through construction zones or cross safety barriers. 
  • Follow designated navigation, pavement markings and barriers that temporarily redirect traffic.
  • Watch for construction, police or other vehicles that may be entering and exiting the area.

To report a construction safety concern or issue, call Facilities Management at 412-624-9500, available 24 hours a day.