By Shannon Barbour
Fifth Street has closed down for scheduled utility work and will remain closed for the rest of the semester.
The area in front of Marrs McLean Gym and the Bill Daniel Student Center is closed, and will soon expand to the area in front of McLean Tennis Courts and the Bill and Eva Williams Bear Habitat.
The construction is part of the Fifth Street Promenade and Rosenbalm Fountain Project.
Construction began at 8 a.m. on Monday, but students are still able to use the sidewalks near the fence surrounding the construction.
Bicycles that were not moved by 7 a.m. Monday have been removed and bike racks have been re-located to a nearby location.
Diadeloso activities will not be affected. However, traffic will be.
Traffic has been affected by the campus improvements. Dutton Avenue and Eighth Street may be used to reach the Bill Daniel Student Center, the bear pit and parking lots near Draper Academic Building and Pat Neff Hall.
Service vehicles will not be permitted to drive through Fifth Street.
More traffic information can be found on the Baylor website.