Curtin Road to close from May 7 to Aug. 10 for construction

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Beginning Monday, May 7, sections of Curtin Road between Bigler Road and University Drive on the University Park campus will be closed for the installation of chilled water lines. Construction will take place in phases, running consecutively from May 7 to Aug. 10. Parking areas at Wagner, Shields and IM buildings will be affected, as will the Campus Shuttle and several CATA bus routes.

A map of the affected area is available here.

The project's phases will be as follows:

-- May 7 to June 8: Curtin Road will be closed from Bigler Road to the access drive at Pennypacker Hall. (Parking: Access to parking at Wagner, Shields and the IM Building will be available from University Drive during this time.)

-- June 9-10: A small section of Curtin Road at the access drive to Pennypacker Hall will be closed overnight. (Parking: Access to parking at Wagner, Shields and the IM Building will be available from University Drive during this time.)

-- June 11-22: Curtin Road will be closed from just east of Pennypacker Hall to a point just short of the entrance to Lot Yellow H at Wagner Building. The portion of Curtin Road that crosses in front of the entrance to Lot Yellow H will be closed for work overnight or on a weekend during this time. (Parking: Lot Yellow H at Shields Building will be inaccessible during this time. Parking at the IM Building and Wagner Building will be maintained by a temporary road.)

-- June 25 to July 13: Curtin Road will be closed from the entrance to Lot Yellow H at Wagner Building to the entrance of Lot Yellow H at Shileds Building. (Parking: During this phase, parking at the Wagner and IM buildings will be accessible from Bigler Road. Parking at Shields Building will be from University Drive).

-- July 14-15: The section of Curtin Road that crosses in front of the entrance to Lot Yellow H at Shields Building will be closed overnight during the weekend of July 14-15.

-- July 16 to Aug. 10: The final phase will see the closure of Curtin Road from the entrance to Lot Yellow H at Shields Building to the intersection with University Drive. (Parking: During the final phase, parking at Wagner, IM and Shields buildings will be accessible from Bigler Road only).

Transit impacts:

Campus Shuttle: From May 7 to Aug. 10, stop No. 2 will will move to the bus pull off on University Drive just south of Curtin Road. Stops No. 3 and 4 will be closed; stop No. 5 will be moved to the CATA bus stop on Bigler Road at Nittany Apartments. A map of the Campus Shuttle's standard route is available here.

CATA: From May 7 to Aug. 10, will be no CATA bus service to the stops at East Halls, Wagner Building, the IM Building or Shields Building. A temporary stop will be put in place at Hastings Road at University Drive for the following routes: B, C (outbound) and M (outbound). Temporary stops awill be put in place along Bigler Road for route HP, for the Blue Loop and the Red Link. For more information, visit http://www.catabus.com/.

For more maps related to Penn State parking and transportation services, visit http://www.transportation.psu.edu/helpfulmaps/. Call 814-865-1436 with questions.

Last Updated May 15, 2012