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Emergency training exercise to close part of Brenan Avenue on Aug. 6


Red arrows indicate detour route on Sam Barshop Boulevard at UTSA Main Campus during Aug. 6 training exercise at Recreation and Wellness Center (bright blue area in center of graphic is Rec Center swimming pool)

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(Aug. 4, 2010)--UTSA and the San Antonio Police Department will conduct an emergency training exercise from 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, Aug. 6 on the UTSA Main Campus.

As part of the exercise, there will be police activity in the area, and a portion of Walter Brenan Avenue will be closed near the tennis courts and the Recreation and Wellness Center with traffic detoured on the south to Sam Barshop Boulevard.

Because of the exercise, Campus Recreation will be closed from midnight, Thursday, Aug. 5 to noon, Friday, Aug. 6. Student Health Services and Counseling Services will open at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 6. During the exercise, emergency health and counseling services will be provided by calling the UTSA Police Department at 210-458-4242.


Friday, Aug. 6: Parking/road closures and detour route

  • Parking lot 1B (across from the Physical Plant Building and the tennis courts) will be closed 7 a.m.-noon, Friday. Handicapped parking only will be available in the lot during the exercise.
  • Parking lot 5 (south side of Recreation and Wellness Center) will be closed 7 a.m.-noon, Friday.
  • Walter Brenan Avenue near the tennis courts and at the intersection with George Brackenridge Avenue (south of the Recreation and Wellness Center) will be closed 7 a.m.-noon, Friday.
  • From 7 a.m. to noon, Friday, Walter Brenan Avenue traffic will be detoured west to the roundabout and Sam Barshop Boulevard, which runs north and south on the west side of the Main Campus. The roundabout is north of the University Oaks apartments.

"This event conducted in cooperation with the City of San Antonio is important to help achieve our goal of maintaining a safer environment for UTSA students, faculty, staff and visitors," said Donovan Agans, UTSA director of business continuity and emergency management. "We appreciate everyone's patience and cooperation during this training exercise, and we apologize for the temporary inconvenience."

Faculty members with Friday morning classes or finals: Please relay this information to your students via Blackboard.

>> In the event of a real emergency situation, visit the new UTSA Campus Alerts website.



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