A portion of 3rd Avenue in Huntington will be shut down as construction crews work on the new Marshall University Visual Arts Center.

Third Avenue will be shut down between 9th and 10th Streets, at Pullman Square, from Tuesday, October 15 through Friday, October 18.

The new center will be located in the former Stone & Thomas building.

According to Marshall University, traffic will be shut down in both directions but some westbound traffic will be permitted to turn into Pullman Square at the Pottery Place.

All other westbound traffic will be detoured at 8th Street or 9th Street to Veterans Memorial Boulevard.

During this time, MU officials say a large crane will be in place, lifting HVAC and other equipment to the roof of the building.

"We apologize for any inconvenience this closure might cause. But, it is the only way to get equipment to the roof. We ask that everyone be patient as we continue to make progress on this important project," said Don Van Horn, dean of the College of Arts and Media.

Pedestrian traffic will be limited in the area due to the work.

The new Visual Arts Center is slated to open in the fall of 2014.


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