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CUMTD releases traffic update for Parkland and the U of I

Now that’s it’s Monday and school is out-of-session, CUMTD‘s MCORE improvements are ramping up again, which means bus service at the University of Illinois will be affected until further notice. A road closure near Parkland College also has things shifted up a bit for their campus bus routes, as well.

For information on how routes are temporarily changing, check out MTD’s press release below:

Champaign-Urbana, IL—There will be a number of significant changes to Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) stops and service beginning Monday, May 22, 2017 due to MCORE construction resuming in front of the Illini Union and a road closure in effect at Parkland College. The changes include:

MCORE on Green Street near Illini Union

Beginning Monday, May 22, major sections of Green Street from Wright Street to Goodwin Avenue will close to through traffic as construction on MCORE Project 2 resumes (see driving map attached). Significant automobile and bus traffic and pedestrian access reroutes during this period will occur for primary campus locations:

Illini Union: The building’s entire north entrance will close. Vehicular access will remain from Matthews Avenue onto Green Street. Businesses within Illini Union remain open.

Matthews Avenue: Traffic flow will switch to southbound only from Springfield Avenue to Green Street.
Green Street Sidewalks: Pedestrian access will be maintained on one side of the street or the other depending upon construction activities.
Engineering Hall: Vehicular access will remain from Matthews Ave onto Green Street.

The City of Champaign, University of Illinois, City of Urbana, and MTD appreciate your patience as the MCORE project team works to provide a more sustainable and connected transportation network in the core of our community. More information about MCORE, including project maps, and a question form is available at MCORE’s Facebook and Twitter accounts will provide regular updates. All affected businesses in Campustown and the Illini Union remain open and appreciate the public’s patronage and patience during street closures and construction.

As always, up-to-date information about MTD service and MCORE reroutes are available at, on MTD’s Facebook & Twitter feeds, or by phone at 217.384.8188.

Parkland College

Parkland College has announced that a full closure will take place on its Bradley Avenue entrance beginning Monday, May 22, and lasting approximately four weeks. The resurfacing of the perimeter road on Parkland’s campus necessitates this closing. In addition, several of the College’s M-wing entrances and walkways will also close temporarily during the summer due to scheduled repairs.

Access to Parkland College from the east (from Mattis Avenue via Parkland Way) and the west (from Duncan Road) will remain open to automobile traffic, however Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) buses will drop off and pick up passengers only at stops located near the Bradley Avenue/Clayton Drive corner (see map attached); no MTD buses will enter campus. Sidewalks between the Bradley Avenue/Clayton Drive corner and the main building will remain accessible during this project; marked pathways will guide pedestrians to Parkland’s building.

“We appreciate the Parkland community’s flexibility while we make these necessary improvements,” said Stephanie Stuart, Parkland’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations. “This work is part of our ongoing commitment to ensure the Parkland campus is safe for students, staff, and visitors using various modes of transportation.”

As always, up-to-date information about MTD service and this reroute is available at, on MTD’s Facebook & Twitter feeds, or by phone at 217.384.8188.available at, on MTD’s Facebook & Twitter feeds, or by phone at 217.384.8188.

Individuals with disabilities who may need additional assistance during this time are encouraged to contact Parkland’s Public Safety Department at 217.351.2369.

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