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Streetcar update

The intersection of Park Avenue and University Boulevard will be closed some nights this week to update the road’s infrastructure ahead of streetcar construction.

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., the intersection will be closed for improvements to existing sewer facilities.

The same intersection will also be closed each night from Nov. 4 to Nov. 8 to install a new water line from the Louise F. Marshall building to the intersection.

Jesse Gutierrez, streetcar construction manager, said work in the intersection will be halted during the day to avoid interrupting the sewer flow for campus buildings or businesses in the area.

“We want to minimize the closures to try to minimize the impact by only getting out into the actual roadways when we absolutely have to,” Gutierrez said.

Construction on Second Street and Mountain Avenue should be completed this week according to Gutierrez, who said the workers will be paving the intersection in the next few days.

A full, long-term closure of Park Avenue from University Boulevard to Second Street will happen after the last football game of the 2012 season, Gutierrez said.

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