Storm drain installation could cause delays for ASU Polytechnic campus commuters

January 29, 2013

ASU Polytechnic campus commuters are advised to plan for traffic delays at the campus’s main entrance. The delays are due to the 16-month Power Road Improvement Project, which began in July 2012.

Beginning Feb. 5, storm drain installation will restrict traffic to one lane in each direction along Williams Field Road from east of Power Road to the Sagewood/Edgewater intersection (just east of the House of Refuge church). This traffic restriction is anticipated to continue through late-February 2013. A wide street with a car in the distance driving toward the vantage point. Download Full Image

Alternate points of entry to the Polytechnic campus include traveling northbound or southbound along Sossaman Road and then turning west onto Texas Avenue to arrive at the east side of campus. To access the campus from the north, drivers also may travel eastbound or westbound on Ray Road, then southeast onto Sossaman to Avery Street.

Lane restrictions continue northbound and southbound along Power Road from Ray Road to south of Williams Field Road.

The City of Mesa is leading the multi-government agency Power Road Improvement Project that spans Power Road from south of the Loop 202 Santan Freeway to the north side of Pecos Road. Construction includes widening Power Road to three lanes in each direction with a raised median and full intersection improvements at Ray and Williams Field Roads.

Be in the know

Campus visitors and commuters are advised to regularly check The City of Mesa Traffic Restriction Alerts and Closures web page for updates. Sun Devils with Facebook and Twitter accounts also are encouraged to find and follow The City of Mesa at “mctraffic.”

ASU Parking and Transit Services (PTS) will continue to provide project updates to the ASU community as it receives them from the city. Look for more information about the Power Road Improvement Project in future editions of PTS News, as well as on ASU Transit Facebook page< and on the @ASUtransit Twitter feed.

Shereen Shaw,
ASU Parking & Transit

Wendy Craft

Marketing and communications manager, Business and Finance Communications Group


McCain Institute launches 'Debate and Decision' series

January 29, 2013

In the best American tradition of open inquiry and spirited discussion, the ASU McCain Institute for International Leadership launches its Debate and Decision series with the inaugural event Should the United States Save Syria?

A distinguished group of debaters will tackle the topic during the live event Jan. 30 moderated by CNN's Elise Labott at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. Download Full Image

The event also will be webcast live on ASUtv

The debate will feature Robert Kagan, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of the New Republic; Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma; and Aaron David Miller, a Distinguished Scholar at the Wilson Center. They will engage in a lively discussion on Syria and the role of the United States in mitigating the conflict.

There will be an audience question-and-answer period in which audience participation is strongly encouraged. The debate is part of a series focused on developing practical policy options to global problems. 

Watch the event live from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Jan. 30, on ASUtv:

The McCain Institute for International Leadership is a center for research and action in national security and foreign policy. Through its policy research, events, fellows programs, and other activities, the McCain Institute aims to inform, convene, train and assist current and future leaders from the United States and abroad.