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Streets to be closed for Carnegie-Mellon freshman move-in

| Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009

Several streets in Oakland are expected to be closed or heavily congested Sunday when students move in at Carnegie Mellon University, officials said.

Tech Street and Margaret Morrison Street, which together run from Schenley Drive to Forbes Avenue, will be closed to through traffic from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. while an estimated 1,454 Carnegie Mellon first-year students move into nearby dormitories for the weeklong freshman orientation and beginning of the fall semester.

There will be no parking on those streets during that time, said university spokesperson Alyssa Mayfield.

Motorists are also being asked to avoid Morewood Avenue between Fifth and Forbes Avenue, which is likely to be highly congested due to students moving into nearby apartments and trying to get to the rest of the Carnegie-Mellon campus, Mayfield said.

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