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New Traffic Pattern on Cuvilly Drive Starts October 12th


TO:  The Trinity Community

FR:  President Patricia McGuire

RE:  Major Traffic Pattern Change on Campus; Starts October 12

In an effort to improve the safety and security of all drivers and pedestrians on Trinity’s campus, we are making a major change to the traffic flow at the evening rush hour, from 4 pm to 10 pm Monday through Friday, on Cuvilly driveway.

Beginning Wednesday, October 12, ALL TRAFFIC on Cuvilly Driveway will flow ONE WAY from 4 pm to 10 pm, Mondays through Fridays.

Drivers will continue to enter our campus onto Cuvilly Driveway from Michigan Avenue.  From 4 pm to 10 pm, all traffic on the lower part of the campus will EXIT the campus through the TRINITY CENTER gate, exiting onto Franklin Street.    You can make a right-hand turn at that location to get back to Michigan Avenue.

A guard will be posted at the TrinityCentergate to ensure security and to direct traffic at that location when the gate is open.  No cars may enter through the Trinity Center gate, that location will only be an exit from 4 pm to 10 pm, otherwise, the gate is closed.

The new traffic pattern should ease the congestion and confusion onCuvilly Driveat peak traffic times. Security will manage these exceptions to the one-way traffic rule:  the Campus Shuttle will continue to enter and exit through Cuvilly Drive, as will emergency vehicles like fire trucks.  Guests of resident students will continue to park at the top of Cuvilly Drive and will exit from that location as well.

This change in our internal campus traffic pattern is part of a larger review we have underway of the issues around parking and traffic flows on campus.  I will announce future changes when our plans are in place.  Meanwhile, we will monitor the effectiveness of this change to determine if makingCuvilly Drivea one-way street during rush hour helps to improve safety and reduce congestion.

On a different but related issue:  we are aware that the Campus Shuttle is overcrowded at certain times, and we are making arrangements with the shuttle service company to get a bigger bus to accommodate our larger number of shuttle patrons.

As always, your comments are welcome, and your cooperation much appreciated.


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