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News Service

News Service:

Annette Hacker, director,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

7-14-05

Contacts:

John McCarroll, (515) 294-6137

Annette Hacker, (515) 294-3720

Implosion-related activities July 19

Following is information about street closings, parking, clean-up activities and alcohol regulations in connection with the July 19 implosions of Knapp Hall and Storms Hall.

No camping, alcohol consumption

No overnight camping or alcohol consumption will be allowed near the implosion-affected area. People who violate state laws on possession and consumption of alcohol will be subject to citation, arrest, or exclusion from campus. Law enforcement officers and designated civilian employees will patrol public viewing zones, and direct traffic and parking.

Street closings

The following street closings and clean-up activities will restrict traffic in the south campustown area both before and after the implosion of Knapp Hall and Storms Hall.

Ames and ISU police will coordinate street closures. These closures have changed slightly from information previously released.

  • Hayward Avenue will be closed between Mortensen Road and Little Street
  • Welch Avenue will be closed South of Little Street
  • Stanton Avenue will be closed south of Baker Street
  • Storm and Donald Streets will be closed west of Lynn Avenue
  • Mortensen Road will be closed from 9:45 a.m. to approximately 10:15 a.m.

The streets in the area surrounding the Towers will be closed to incoming traffic at 8:00 a.m. by ISU and Ames police. We ask that residents leave no later than 8:30 a.m. the day of the event.

Restricted parking

Several streets in the area will be posted "No Parking" areas on Monday, July 18. This will help reduce congestion on the streets and allow for clear passage of emergency vehicles. These include:

  • Ash Street from Mortensen Parkway to Storm Street
  • Mortensen Road from Ash Street to State Street
  • State Street from Mortensen Road to Arbor Street

Clean-up

Immediately following the "all clear" signal, staff from Peterson Contractors Inc. (PCI) and Iowa State Facilities Planning and Management will survey the Exclusion Zone to verify that all properties are undamaged. In addition, PCI personnel will be available throughout the day to address any issues or concerns. A PCI van will be parked at the corner of Hayward Avenue and Storm Street immediately following the "all clear" and will remain there until approximately 4:00 p.m. The red van has PCI emblems on the sides. In addition, residents may call the Project Management office at 294-1014.

Should the wind deposit dust from the implosion in the residential neighborhood, street sweepers will be mobilized to clean up. Once the "all clear" has sounded, they will begin work, which should be complete by 11:00 a.m. PCI will begin removing the concrete rubble from the site on Wednesday, July 20.

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After 'all clear'

Immediately following the "all clear" signal, staff from Peterson Contractors Inc. (PCI) and Iowa State Facilities Planning and Management will survey the Exclusion Zone to verify that all properties are undamaged. In addition, PCI personnel will be available throughout the day to address any issues or concerns.

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