Roadblocks at Rio Hondo

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsSo students looking to head to the back of campus will have to use South Road, which will become a two-way street. “This is a very busy but exciting time at the college,” said Facilities Director Steve Lohr. “The comprehensive improvements that were outlined in the master plan are now coming to fruition. “Within the next several years, we are anticipating the campus will have a new Learning Resource Center, state-of-the-art technology supporting the entire campus, a new entrance road, and terraced walkways from the lower tiered parking lots,” Lohr said. The college has sent out more than 12,000 postcards about the traffic changes to all registered students, and posted the newest road closures on two of its Web sites at and Maps will be made available throughout the community at libraries and city halls as well as on campus. North Road is the only street that leads into the college’s administrative parking lot. So when the road shuts down next month, Martinez and other top administrators will have to walk a little farther and climb a long concrete staircase to get to their offices. “But it’s absolutely worth it,” Martinez said. “We need this to accommodate the construction and make improvements to our infrastructure. “It’s just one of those things that we have to do.” North Road will be closed to upgrade underground utilities and install technology lines – improvements that will eventually lead to students being able to register online, request transcripts online and be able to find out in real time when classes are closed, officials said. For more information on the building program or traffic changes, call (562) 692-0921. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Even President Ted Martinez Jr. will have to find a new place to park at Rio Hondo College next month, when more roadblocks go up around the 20,000-student campus to accommodate ongoing construction work. The hilltop campus has launched a massive effort to overhaul its facilities and has several projects under way – including the construction of a new library/Learning Resource Center and central plant, and the replacement of underground utilities and technology lines. And as these upgrades make their way around campus, officials say road closures and traffic changes are inevitable. One of the major changes will be at the northeastern corner of campus, where North Road will be closed at West Drive by about mid-December. last_img

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