By: Gerard Albert III/Assistant News Director
This morning unexpected roadwork caused a major traffic delay for students heading to the Biscayne Bay campus on Northeast 151 Street. The road, which is the only entrance to BBC and other schools, has been under construction all summer.
As of now the nature of the construction is not known but the delay was caused by a right lane closure forcing police to merge the two lanes. The lane closure was caused by a hole in the road outside of the newly renovated entrance to Royal Oaks Lane.
The renovation and the construction of a car dealership have turned 151st into a congested area adding to the approximately 6,000 FIU students who attend BBC, and 3,000 students from David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center, Alonzo Tracy Mourning High School and MAST@FIU, which is located on the Biscayne campus.
In an email to all students Provost Kenneth G. Furton told students to “plan accordingly” and asked faculty to take the delays into consideration for students arriving late. A screenshot of the email is shown below:
This article will continue to be updated as more information arises.