The University Record, January 14, 2002

Health system’s BSRB construction to begin

By Diane Brown
Facilities and Operations

Preparation work for the construction of the Biomedical Science Research Building is underway. Ultimately, the building and its construction area will occupy the entire block bordered by Huron Street, Glen Avenue, Ann Street and Zina Pitcher Place, thus requiring the closure of parking lot M60 and demolition of the Neuroscience Building.

The first phase of preparation work involves relocation of a water line along Zina Pitcher Place. This requires closing the east lane of parking spaces in lot M60 (23 spaces), the east entrance to M60 off Zina Pitcher, the west lane of traffic on Zina Pitcher and several spaces in lot M27 (located to the north, adjacent to Mental Health Research). For approximately ten days this month, Ann Street will be converted to one-way eastbound traffic between Glen Ave. and Zina Pitcher. One eastbound lane will remain open at the Ann Street and Zina Pitcher intersection at all times. Vehicles traveling west on Ann in front of Couzens Hall will be required to turn north on to Zina Pitcher.

A fire hydrant also will be installed on the east side of Zina Pitcher, next to Couzens Hall. To perform this work, all lanes of Zina Pitcher will be closed for

three or four days between Ann and Huron streets. To access the main entrance of the Catherine Street Parking Structure, travelers must turn north on Glen, east on Ann, north on Zina Pitcher, then west onto Catherine.

Maps indicating these changes can be viewed under Campus Maps on the Plant Extension Web site at www.plantext.bf.umich.edu.

Subsequent preparation phases will begin in February when an additional 150 spaces in the Neuroscience parking lot and the south parking lot entrance from Huron Street will be closed to allow construction fencing to be erected and light poles to be removed. The entire lot will be closed around March 1.

Parking vacancies currently exist in several lots on Wall Street and the Glazier Way orange lot. Free orange parking permits will be available for all blue permit holders who choose to exchange their current permits for the remainder of the fiscal year. Applicable pro-rated refunds from the exchanged blue permits will be provided.

The Wall Street parking lots are served by the North Ingalls Building (NIB)/Kellogg U-M bus route, which runs every 15 minutes 6:15 a.m.–6:45 p.m. This shuttle runs from the Riverview and Kellogg Eye Center buildings on Wall Street to Cancer/Geriatrics, University Hospital, Mott Hospital, Kresge and the NIB.

U-M bus service to and from the Glazier Way lot has been extended until 1a.m. Monday–Friday. Ten-minute service is provided 6:40 a.m.–8:50 p.m., and 15-minute service 9 p.m.–1 a.m. Commuter route (inbound) drop-off points are at University Hospital, Mott, Observatory/Ann Street and Kresge; North commuter pick-ups are at Observatory/Ann and Kresge. This route serves Glazier Way 6:40 a.m.–7:30 p.m. After 7:30 p.m., commuters can ride the Hayward/Hubbard shuttle which has pick-up and drop-off points at Kresge, Cancer/Geriatrics, University Hospital, MCHC circle drive after 7 p.m. Before 7 p.m., the stop is at Mott Hospital.

To exchange your blue parking permit, visit Parking Services at 508 Thompson Street. For more information regarding parking and transportation, call Parking Services at (734) 764-8291, or view their Web site at www.parking.umich.edu.