Reconstruction of a section of central Grand Avenue in Laramie has prompted local officials to recommend alternative routes for students moving into University of Wyoming residence halls.
Recommended alternative routes for UW Move-In Day Friday, Aug. 30, are:
— For those coming from the south on U.S. Highway 287, take Interstate 80 east to the Grand Avenue exit, then west on Grand Avenue to 15th Street.
— For those coming from the north on U.S. Highway 30/287, take Harney Street east to 22nd Street, then south to Grand Avenue and proceed west to 15th Street.
— For those coming from the west on Interstate 80, take the Snowy Range exit 311, then proceed east on Snowy Range Road to Harney Street, continuing east to 22nd Street, then south to Grand Avenue and then west to 15th Street.
WYDOT reports that traffic controls will be in place in the area of 15th Street and Ivinson Avenue for UW Move-In Day, and the UW Police Department will provide staff to help move traffic as quickly as possible through the residence hall area. Laramie residents may want to avoid that area of Grand Avenue from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday because of anticipate high traffic from students moving in.
(This information and picture courtesy of the UW Police Department)