Road near WWU to close for field construction


BELLINGHAM - One of the roads heading to Western Washington University's south campus will be closed for summer starting Monday, June 17, for construction.

A portion of South College Drive will be closed to vehicles and bikes through Sept. 6 as crews work on the university's multipurpose field.

The road will be closed from Bill McDonald Parkway to the entrance to the Fairhaven parking lots. Parking lot access still will be available for cars over the summer, except for in the last week of August, when the Fairhaven parking lot entry is scheduled to be upgraded.

Pedestrian routes will remain open on the east side of South College Drive, with access to the school's tennis courts and softball field available through the flag plaza on the west side of the road.

The project includes construction of an all-weather artificial turf field, bleachers, restrooms, field lighting and utilities.

The field, which will be used for multiple activities, is scheduled to be completed in spring 2014.

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