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Summer Campus Detours (Begins 7/8/2019)

Union, Bissell, Wallace & Morrill/Union Intersection Closed

Post Date:07/03/2019 1:00 PM

Beginning Monday, July 8th, CyRide will detour all bus routes from Iowa State University central campus, traveling  primarily to the perimeter of campus - Lincoln Way, Sheldon Ave., Pammel Dr./University Blvd, Beach Rd.  Buses will detour from operating on Union Drive (near Enrollment Services & Upper Friley), Bissell Road (near Howe & Sweeney Halls), Morrill/Union (Beardshear & Memorial Union) and Wallace Road (near Gerdin Business Bldg. and Food Sciences) as well as North Wallace Road (near University/Wallace - added 5/13/2019) due to road construction on central campus.  Only two buses will travel on Osborn Drive -  #3 Blue and #23 Orange.  If passengers have any questions about connecting on I S U campus after reading the detour, please call 515-292-1100.  View the 2019 summer campus detour map effective 7/8/2019.

Road construction and road closings are summarized below:

  • 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.
  • North Wallace Road (added 5/13/2019): Iowa State University has ongoing construction on University/Wallace intersection, which prevents buses from turning onto Wallace Road from University Blvd.  Therefore, CyRide cannot access Osborn from the east. Buses will detour as a result.
  • Morrill Road/Union Drive Intersection (added 7/8/2019):  Iowa State University will be reconstructing this intersection through mid-August.  CyRide will be unable to access Morrill Road and Union Road (Lake Laverne & Memorial Union).   Several bus routes will be detoured as a result.   https://www.inside.iastate.edu/article/2019/06/20/morrill

In summary, all bus routes that travel through Iowa State University campus will be impacted, with access to buses along Pammel Drive, Sheldon Avenue, Lincoln Way or Beach Road.  There will only be two routes traveling to Osborn Drive - #3 Blue and #23 Orange.  All West Ames routes will turn around at Sheldon/Union Drive.

Passengers typically boarding on Bissell Road can alternatively board on Pammel Drive (#2 Green, #6 Brown, #9 Plum, #14 Peach, #25 Gold) or Osborn Drive (#3 Blue and #23 Orange routes only).  Transfers normally occurring on Osborn Drive will occur on Pammel Drive (Molecular Biology, Insectary OR Spedding or Lagomarcino Hall). Additionally, transfers that normally occur at Beyer Hall/State Gym will occur one block west on West Street.  Other transfers on the west end of campus will occur on Sheldon Ave. (#1 Red, #3 Blue, #6 Brown, #7 Purple, #9 Plum, #11 Cherry, #23 Orange) or West St. (#1 Red, #2 Green, #7 Purple, #11 Cherry).   If transferring buses to reach Osborn Drive or Pammel Drive, passengers can transfer to the detoured #3 Blue, #6 Brown or #25 Gold routes traveling northbound.  View the 2019 summer campus detour map.

Specifically, the following bus stops will be completely closed:

  • Bissell Road
    • Howe Hall (#2541)
    • Sweeney Hall (#2540)
  • Union Drive
    • Beyer Hall (#2061)
    • State Gym (#2060)
    • Upper Friley (#2050)
    • Student Services (#2051)
    • Memorial Union (#2261)
    • Memorial Union (#2260)
    • Lake Laverne (#2110)
  • Morrill Road
    • Parks Library (#2241)
    • Beardshear Hall (#2251)
    • Memorial Union (#2101)
  • Wallace Road
    • Gerdin Business Bldg. (#2270)
    • East Parking Deck (#2271)
    • Forker Building (#2281)
    • Food Sciences Building (#2280)
  • University Blvd.
    • University/Stange Westbound (#2491)
  • Welch Road
    • Lower Friley (#2041)
    • Lake Laverne(#2040)

Bus stops with Limited Access on Osborn Drive include:

  • Kildee Hall (#2501) - (#23 Orange only)
  • Gilman Hall (#2521) - (#23 Orange only)
  • Armory(#2531) - (#23 Orange only)
  • Coover Hall (#2530) - (#3 Blue only)
  • Parks Library (#2520) - (#3 Blue only)
  • Bessey Hall (#2500) -(#3 Blue only)

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., one block west of Beyer Hall)
  • #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., one block west of State Gym)
  • #2 Green West: Normal route to University Blvd/Wallace, west on University/Pammel 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. (Timepoint on West St., one block west of Beyer Hall and on Pammel Dr., near the Insectary)
  • #2 Green East: Normal route to West St./Union Dr. and Sheldon Ave., north on Sheldon Ave. to Pammel Dr., east on Pammel Dr./University Blvd past Wallace Road and resume normal route. (Timepoint on West St., one block west of State Gymand on Pammel Dr., near the Lagomarcino Hall
  • #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 & south on Beach Road to Lincoln Way, continuing south on Beach Ave. and resume normal route.   (Timepoint on Sheldon Ave./Union Drive.  Additionally, drivers will not service the Beach/Lincoln Way #2301 bus stop during this detour due to safety concern.
  • #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 Stange Road, north on Stange Road and resume normal route. (Timepoint on Sheldon Ave./Union Drive and on Pammel Dr. near Lagomarcino Hall.)
  • #6 Brown South: Normal route to Stange Road/Pammel Drive, west on University/Pammel to Sheldon Ave. via Town Engineering parking lot drive, south on Sheldon Ave. to Lincoln Way, east on Lincoln Way to Lynn Avenue, south on Lynn Avenue and resume normal route.  (Timepoint at Sheldon Ave/Lincoln Way and on Pammel Dr. near the Insectary.)
  • #7 Purple: Normal route to Lincoln Way/Sheldon Ave., north on Sheldon to Union/West St., west on West St. to Hyland, south on Hyland to Lincoln Way, west on Lincoln Way and resume normal route. (Timepoint on West St., one block west of Beyer Hall)
  • #9 Plum: Normal route to University Blvd./Wallace Rd., west on University/Pammel Drive to Sheldon Ave. via Town Engineering parking lot drive, south on Sheldon to Lincoln Way, east on Lincoln Way and resume normal route. (Timepoint at Welch Rd./Lincoln Way by Lake Laverne and on Pammel Drive near the Insectary.)  
  • #11 Cherry: Normal route to Lincoln Way/Sheldon Ave., north on Sheldon to Union/West St., west on West St. to Hyland, south on Hyland to Lincoln Way, west on Lincoln Way and resume normal route. (Timepoint on West St., one block west of Beyer Hall)
  • #14 Peach: Normal route until Stange Rd. and Pammel Dr., west on Pammel Dr. to Sheldon via Town Engineering parking lot drive, north on Sheldon to Pammel Dr., east on Pammel Dr. to Stange Rd., north on Stange Rd. and resume normal route.
  • #23 Orange:  Normal route to Osborn Drive/Morrill Rd., west on Osborn Dr. to Bissell Rd., north on Bissell Rd. to Pammel Drive, west on Pammel Dr. to Sheldon via Town Engineering parking lot drive, south on Sheldon to Lincoln Way, east on Lincoln Way to Beach Ave., south on Beach Ave. and resume normal route. Temporary bus stop on Sheldon Drive/Lincoln Way. (Timpoint at Kildee Hall and on Sheldon Ave.)
  • #25 Gold: Normal route to Pammel Dr./University Blvd/Stange Road, west on Pammel Dr. to Hyland Ave., south on Hyland Ave. to Lincoln Way, east on Lincoln Way to Sheldon Ave., north on Sheldon Ave. to Pammel Dr., east on Pammel Dr. to Stange Rd, north on Stange Rd. and resume normal route.   (Timepoints on Sheldon Ave./Union Dr. and on Pammel Drive near Lagomarcino Hall.)

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

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