Be mindful of road restrictions

Driving around campus may be tricky for a while so be careful, patient and follow road signage.

“We’re trying to do as much as we can now so traffic patterns are not a problem for returning students,” said Mark Flynn, executive director of Capital Assets and Services. “We will provide weekly updates of the traffic patterns on our web site.”

Construction of NAU’s new Applied Research and Development building and the central campus parking structure, along with the need for asphalt repair will cause some streets to narrow or close.

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Here’s what to watch out for:

Road restrictions and closures

Closure of Riordan Road 
Closure dates: July 30-Aug. 17
Total closure for bridge installation connecting new parking garage and Ardrey Auditorium

Closure of Riordan Road and Knoles intersection
Closure date: July 31
Closure duration: 8 hours
Bridge off-load

University Drive traffic restriction
Restriction dates: July 17-21
ARD utility installation
Traffic restriction – one lane with flagmen from 6 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

San Francisco pedway traffic restriction
Restriction dates: July 31-Aug. 14 from 6 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Traffic restriction to one lane with flagmen

Knoles and South University traffic restriction
Restriction dates: July 24-28
ARD power installation
Traffic restriction – one lane `with flagmen

Asphalt repair traffic restrictions
Currently in process during weekends to minimize impact for campus
Chipseal and re-striping
Street chipseal start and complete Aug. 7

Bookstore parking lot closure 
Aug. 8

Road reconstruction
Overlay Start July 21
Complete July 24
One lane roads during construction