Due to weather delays and utility relocations, University Avenue will be closed beyond the original contract date of August 14.

To expedite the remaining construction, 24-hour construction will start at the University Avenue and Third Street intersection project in the form of two 12-hour shifts next week.

The City hopes the change will allow for earlier completion of the project. The new completion date has been adjusted to mid-September.

University Avenue remains completely closed to traffic starting at Overhill Street to just before Fourth Street. Commuters should continue to follow the detour route on Grant Avenue over to Beechurst and Eighth Street.

Students and parents arriving in Morgantown this weekend for the return of classes should come with patience and expect delays as construction continues. Students are encouraged to walk or take the PRT or bus when possible to avoid delays in their commute.



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