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Pedestrian Safety Gates Closing August 1

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Three sets of gates that will provide greater safety for pedestrians crossing streets on the Arkansas Tech University campus will be closed 24 hours per day beginning on Monday, Aug. 1.
The Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees approved the installation of the gates during its April 2011 meeting.

The gates were installed in June and will go into service on Aug. 1 so that drivers can become accustomed to the changes before the start of a new school year on Aug. 24.

“After careful study of pedestrian traffic patterns during the 2010-11 academic year, the university has installed these security gates to provide improved safety for our students, faculty and staff when crossing the street and when using crosswalks,” said Susie Nicholson, vice president for student services and university relations.

The gates are positioned at the following locations:

  • Intersection of West Q Street and North El Paso Ave. in front of the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center (photographed, top right);
  • Intersection of West Q Street and North Boulder Ave. between Norman Hall and Corley Hall (photographed, middle right);
  • North Boulder Ave. between McEver Hall and the Doc Bryan Student Services Building (photographed, bottom right).

Click here to learn more about increased safety measures on the Arkansas Tech campus.

Click here to visit the Arkansas Tech Office of Public Safety Web site.