From the University of Houston web site:
”A construction fence will be installed on the west side of the Hilton University of Houston beginning Monday, Oct. 15.
The fence will close a portion of two sidewalks in Lynn Eusan Park, however, a temporary path will be provided to connect the sidewalks surrounding the construction area and to accommodate north-south pedestrian traffic.
University Drive will experience additional traffic from construction vehicles during the excavation of the site. A flag man will be posted to help direct traffic. The fence will remain in place through mid-December. Please refer to the map on the below for more information on affected areas.”
The temporary sidewalk shown in the map is a T-PAR, a Temporary Pedestrian Access Route. As specified by PROWAG and MUTCD. The University obviously made pedestrian safety a real priority.
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From the article:
Neither Meister nor Skiba anticipate any type of road or sidewalk closures during the fall semester from the various projects, but Meister does encourage students to be aware.
“If a sign says ‘Construction Do Not Enter,’ then do not enter,” Meister said. “You would be surprised how much this still happens.”none
From the article:
UT officials are also preparing for the large crowds expected during football season.
“It’s something we’re going to have to adapt [to] as we go through the season. I think we have a good plan in place,” Maples said. “It’s a very congested area, but we will pull back the construction fence on game days, seven Saturdays, to expand for traffic and pedestrians.”none