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Construction on Ralston – Expect Delays!

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The following comes from NDNU’s Provost, Dr. Paul Ewald. He also sent a handout with Questions and Answers about the construction from the City of Belmont. The good news is that the construction is slated to take place before 3PM, so if the construction sticks to the schedule, evening students should have minimal delays getting to class on the main campus. But construction schedules can change, so allow time and be careful! See more below:


The City of Belmont is replacing and upgrading the sewer pipes that run along Ralston Avenue, starting with the section in front of the entrance to NDNU and moving west past the high school. Both eastbound and westbound lanes are expected to remain open throughout the project. Lanes will be reduced in size (watch for cones).


However, there will be some specific effects on the NDNU community:


  • The size of the entrance will be reduced (again watch for cones) due to equipment that will be placed at the entrance.
  • At times, only right turns will be allowed for cars exiting onto Ralston, during the project. U-turns at Chula Vista are allowed.
  • Activity will vary throughout the day and exact delay times are not possible to predict. It is recommended that you allow at least an additional 15 minutes in your travel schedule.


We advise that you plan to arrive 20-30 minutes earlier than usual to be sure that you are on time for your commitments on campus. There may also be additional congestion leaving the campus. The City of Belmont will study the traffic flow and post flaggers as necessary to enhance traffic flow.


The project is expected to last 4 to 6 weeks. The effects on the entrance to NDNU are expected to begin on Wednesday, November 5 and work directly in front of the entrance is expected to be complete by Wednesday, November 19.


As with any construction project, schedules may change. We will keep you informed of any changes as we learn of them from the City of Belmont.


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