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Summer Campus Detours

Union, Bissell & Wallace Closed

Post Date:05/03/2019 9:00 AM

Beginning Saturday, May 11th, CyRide will detour all bus routes from operating on Union Drive (near Enrollment Services & Upper Friley), Bissell Road (near Howe & Sweeney Halls), and Wallace Road (near Gerdin Business Bldg. and Food Sciences) due to construction projects on central campus.

  • Bissell Rd./Union Drive: Iowa State is continuing construction on Bissell Road and Union Drive to finalize road, sidewalk and bus stop improvements on the west side of I S U campus. CyRide anticipates the Union/Bissell construction to remain ongoing until mid-August 2019. For more information about these phased improvements, please visit:  https://www.inside.iastate.edu/article/2018/02/22/westside.
  • Wallace Road: Iowa State University is beginning a four-story addition to the Gerdin Business Building on the east end of campus that will close Wallace Road beginning Monday, May 13th.  CyRide will close all bus stops on Wallace Road between Union and Beach Rd. (Gerdin, Forker, Food Sciences) until this construction is finalized in January 2021.  For more information about the Gerdin construction, please visit https://www.inside.iastate.edu/article/2019/04/18/wallace.

Routes that will be impacted by these construction projects include (click to see individual map detours): (click to see individual map detours): #1 Red, #2 Green, #3 Blue, #6 Brown, #7 Purple, #9 Plum, #11 Cherry, #23 Orange and #25 Gold. Passengers typically boarding on Bissell Road can alternatively board on Osborn Drive,  West Street, Morrill Road, or Welch Road depending on the route.  Additionally, transfers that normally occur at Beyer Hall/State Gym between #1 Red & #2 Green will occur one block west on West Street.  Other transfers on the west end of campus will occur on Sheldon Ave. or Welch Road depending on the specific route. The #6 Brown and #25 Gold route passengers normally catching the bus on Bissell can board on Morrill Rd. or Welch Road (Lower Friley).  All West Ames routes (#7 Purple, #11 Cherry, #12 Lilac) will loop counter clockwise around Lake Laverne with the timepoint at Lower Friley on Welch Road.  If transferring buses to reach Osborn Drive, passengers can walk from Lower Friley to Lincoln Way/Welch to catch the detoured #3 Blue, #6 Brown or #25 Gold routes traveling to Osborn Drive.  If walking to class, west Ames passengers may opt to get off bus on the east side of the Memorial Union. View the 2019 summer campus detour map for more information. (Individual detour maps are listed above or with the specific detour narrative below.)

Please note: ISU added an additional detour to the west campus detour on May 13, 2019 on the east side of campus utilizing north Wallace Road.  View the 2019 summer campus detour map to detour from operating on North Wallace.
(See North Campus Detour Rider Alert for more information.)

Specifically, the following bus stops will be completely closed:

  • Howe Hall (#2541)
  • Sweeney Hall (#2540)
  • Beyer Hall (#2061)
  • State Gym (#2060)
  • Upper Friley (#2050)
  • Student Services (#2051)
  • Gerdin Business Bldg. (#2270)
  • East Parking Deck (#2271)
  • Forker Building (#2281)
  • Food Sciences Building (#2280)

The specific detour for each route is as follows: 

  • #1 Red West:  Normal route to Lincoln Way/Welch Rd., west on Lincoln Way to Sheldon Ave., north on Sheldon Ave. to West Street, west on West St. to N. Hyland Ave., south on N. Hyland Ave. to Lincoln Way, resume normal route (Transfer/Timepoint on West St.) View Red detour map
  • #1 Red East: Normal route to N. Hyland Ave./West. Street, east on West St. to Sheldon Ave., south on Sheldon to Lincoln Way, east on Lincoln Way to Welch Ave. and resume normal route (Transfer/timepoint on West. St.) View Red detour map
  • #2 Green West: Normal route to Osborn Dr./Bissell Rd., north on Bissell Rd. to Pammel Dr., west on Pammel Dr. to Sheldon Ave. via Town Engineering parking lot drive, south on Sheldon Ave. to Union Dr./West St., west on West St. and resume normal route. View Green detour map.
  • #2 Green East: Normal route to West St./Union Dr. and Sheldon Ave., north on Sheldon Ave. to Pammel Dr., east on Pammel Dr. to Bissell Rd., south on Bissell Rd. to Osborn Dr. , east on Osborn Dr. and resume normal route. View Green detour map.
  • #3 Blue: Normal route to Lincoln Way/Welch Road, west on Lincoln Way to Sheldon Ave., north on Sheldon Ave. to Pammel Dr., east on Pammel to Bissell, south on Bissell to Osborn, east on Osborn to Wallace, south on Wallace to Beach, east on Beach Road to Lincoln Way, continuing south on Beach Ave. and resume normal route.   (Timepoint on Sheldon.  Additionally, drivers will not service the Beach/Lincoln Way #2301 bus stop during this detour due to safety concern.) View Blue detour map.
    (Additionally, the #3 Blue route will not return to the west side of campus after leaving Osborn Drive, but will exit I S U campus via Wallace and Beach to return back to S. Duff area.  Therefore, the #3 Blue will not pick up at Memorial Union, Lower Friley or along Lincoln Way for eastbound stops between Welch and Union Drive.  Passengers wanting to board in these areas to travel back to south Ames will board as the bus travels to campus and ride the bus clockwise around campus. )
  • #6 Brown North: Normal route to Lynn Ave./Lincoln Way, west on Lincoln Way to Sheldon Ave., north on Sheldon Ave. to Pammel Dr., east on Pammel Dr. to Bissell Rd., south on Bissell Rd. to Osborn Dr., east on Osborn Dr. and resume normal route. (Timepoint on Sheldon Ave./Union Drive).View Brown detour map.
  • #6 Brown South: Normal route to Osborn Dr. to Morrill Rd. south on Morrill Rd. to Morrill/Lynn Ave (east side of Memorial Union) and resume normal route.  (Timepoint at Memorial Union on Morrill Rd.) View Brown detour map
  • #7 Purple: Normal route to Lincoln Way/Welch Ave., east on Lincoln Way to Morrill Ave., north on Morrill Ave. to Union Drive, west on Union Drive to Welch Rd., south on Welch Road to Lincoln Way, west on Lincoln Way to Hyland and resume normal route. (Timepoint at Lower Friley) View Purple detour map.
  • #9 Plum: Normal route to Osborn Dr./Bissell Rd., north on Bissell Rd. to Pammel Dr., west on Pammel Dr. to Sheldon Ave. via Town Engineering parking lot drive, south on Sheldon to Lincoln Way, east on Lincoln Way to Welch Rd. north on Welch Rd. to Union Dr., east on Union Drive and resume normal route (Timepoint at Welch Rd./Lincoln Way by Lake Laverne) View Plum detour map
  • #11 Cherry: Normal route to Lincoln Way/Welch Ave., east on Lincoln Way to Morrill Rd., north on Morrill Rd. to Union Drive, west on Union Drive to Welch Rd., south on Welch Road to Lincoln Way, west on Lincoln Way to Hyland and resume normal route. (Timepoint at Lower Friley) View Cherry detour map
  •  #23 Orange:  Normal route to Union Drive/Wallace Rd., south on Union Dr. (past the Knoll), to Lincoln Way, east on Lincoln Way to Beach Ave., south on Beach Ave. and resume normal route. Temporary bus stop on Union Drive by the Knoll and at Lincoln Way/Beach Rd.. (View Orange detour map)
  • #25 Gold: Continue detoured route at Lower Friley area, south on Welch Rd. to Lincoln Way, west on Lincoln Way to Sheldon Ave., north on Sheldon Ave. to Pammel Dr., east on Pammel Dr. to Bissell Rd, south on Bissell Rd. to Osborn Dr., east on Osborn Dr. and resume normal route.   (Timepoint on Sheldon Ave.) View Gold detour map.

If passengers have any questions about this detour, please give CyRide a call at 515-292-1100.

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