A section of West Virginia Universitys Personal Rapid Transit will be closed Aug. 9-10 so workers can complete ongoing renovations.

The PRT will not be running from the engineering station to the Beechurst Avenue and Walnut Street terminals on those days, said Bob Hendershot, assistant director of public safety and transportation. The people-movers Evansdale runswhich include engineering, Towers and health sciences stationswill be unaffected.

WVU will provide nonstop bus service between the engineering station and the Mountainlair to accommodate those inconvenienced by the temporary closure, said Denny Banks, supervisor of the WVU motor pool and bus service. The shuttle service will run the same times the PRT does during summer (6:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m.).

Workers with Pittsburgh contractor Wayne Crouse are replacing antiquated piping on the PRT s downtown guideway, Hendershot said. The pipes carry a substance that deices the PRT s rails during cold weather.

Plans call for completing the work before fall semester begins Aug. 23.