Aug. 9-29, 2002
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New traffic study
Night game Aug. 22
Volunteers sought

American icon still shakes up students of music and culture
Moving in: Clark Hall addition opens
Local officials to meet
Publication notice

Art conservation plays a key role

Students use research grants to examine University traditions and history
Father of chemical genetics to start new program here
Researchers identify gene involved in autoimmune disease
Hot Links -- Athletics Department’s Web site
Protecting endangered species
Actor Ethan Hawke share his artistic talents with U.Va.
Students study abroad in Africa

New traffic study

U.Va. will foot the bill for a new traffic study before the hotly debated Emmet Street parking garage opens, as recently requested by the city of Charlottesville. A mutually agreed-upon firm will conduct the study using traffic data collected this fall.

“We hope the next study will resolve any remaining doubts about the data and assumptions used in the first one,” said Colette Sheehy, vice president for management and budget. “We expect it to be more detailed than the planning study, to help us develop and refine operating strategies for the garage and to determine the best timing, phasing and synchronizing of traffic signals at the entrances and nearby intersections.”

U.Va. has also contracted with Parsons Brinkerhoff, one of the world’s largest engineering firms, to advise on operational matters, Sheehy said.

 


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