DETOUR 1: The contractors working on the Galveston Island Causeway will get out their blasting caps again this weekend. Sunday morning at approximately 8 a.m., they’ll be taking out about 10 remaining piers (a 700 ft stretch) of the old Northbound Bridge. The bridge will close to traffic around 8 am and reopen around 9 am, possibly earlier. If you’re going fishing Sunday, the Tiki Island Marina channel is going to be closed. If you’re working and driving in from “overseas,” keep the blast and closure in mind.
DETOUR 2: The walkway in the area near the front of the Student Center and Graves is being closed this Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 am to begin preparations for new sidewalks in the area; the contractor will pour concrete back on Saturday and open the walkway/sidewalk before Monday at 7 am. Signage will mark the detour, but it’s a whopper of a reroute—if you normally walk to campus down Strand and in front of Old Red, on this Friday you’d have to go back to 11th and around the rear of Mary Moody Northen and Graves (we’ll work to get a map online Thursday). The good news is it’s a brief closure, and the weather should be nice.