Meridian Avenue closed as preparation for stadium construction begins

Christina Vessa

A rendering of the new 870-space parking lot at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. (Courtesy of Colorado State University).
A rendering of the new 870-space parking lot at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. (Courtesy of CSU).

Fences were raised and detours established as crews began working on site preparation and utility planning for the construction of the on-campus stadium at Colorado State University Tuesday.

A section of Meridian Avenue, between Pitkin Street and Lake Street, is now blocked off in order for crews to recycle concrete and asphalt from surface parking lots on the southwest area of campus. The recycled materials will be used for construction of a new 870-space parking lot, west of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital on Research Drive. The lot will open in August, according to a press release.

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The University has created an interactive online resource for members of the campus community to stay updated on parking and construction news. A ceremonial groundbreaking will take place Sept. 12 during the weekend of the home game against Minnesota, according to the release.

Collegian Senior Reporter Christina Vessa can be reached online at news@collegian.com or on Twitter at @ChrissyVessa.