Starting Monday, July 6, the City of Morgantown will close part of University Avenue, between North Avenue and Overhill Street, for grading and realigning the intersection.

A temporary detour will redirect traffic once the project begins.

West Virginia University Police Chief Bob Roberts reminds motorists to be aware of the changes. “The University Police Department encourages drivers to plan for delays and detours from this heavily used traffic area. Be patient and drive safely as the new areas may have differing speed limits and pedestrian traffic,” Roberts said.

The closure will be in effect until around mid-August, with the exception of local traffic, according to the City. A map of the affected area and temporary detour is available here.

The project will lower University Avenue approximately five feet near Third Street to allow for grade improvements and to realign the intersection of University Avenue, Third Street and Beverly Avenue. The project will also include improvements like new crosswalks, a traffic signal and sidewalks serving the affected streets and the University Avenue corridor.



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