CMU, Pitt shut streets as students move in
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Move-in of residence hall students at Carnegie Mellon University Sunday and at the University of Pittsburgh beginning Tuesday has prompted both schools to issue traffic alerts regarding road closures.
On Sunday, three Oakland streets next to Carnegie Mellon will be shut to through traffic from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m as 1,420 first-year students move their belongings onto campus for a week of orientation.
CMU said the streets include: 5100 block of Margaret Morrison Street, between Forbes Avenue and Tech Street; 100 block of Tech Street, between Margaret Morrison Street and Schenley Drive; and 1000 block of Morewood Avenue between Fifth and Forbes avenues.
CMU said the 4700 block of Fifth Avenue will likely be congested and that drivers may want to avoid it.
Pitt has issued its own traffic alert for Tuesday through Friday and said traffic will be heavy on Forbes and Fifth avenues through Aug. 26.
According to Pitt:
• Bigelow Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic between Forbes and Fifth Avenues from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday;
• Lothrop Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between Fifth Avenue and Victoria Way from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday;
• University Drive B will be closed to vehicular traffic between Allequippa Street and University Drive A from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and Allequippa Street will see heavy traffic during student move-in days.
Pitt said campus police will be stationed at Allequippa Street and University Drive B to help control traffic. Ruskin Avenue will see heavy traffic Tuesday through Friday, and parking meters on Ruskin Avenue will be reserved for those moving into Ruskin Hall.
The Schenley Quadrangle, accessible from Fifth Avenue, will be closed to vehicular traffic through Aug. 26.
First Published August 18, 2012 12:00 am