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As students and employees return to WVU Tech's campus, university administrators want to alert the community to increases in vehicle and pedestrian traffic on and around campus.

The release said new students and their families will be moving this weekend into campus residence halls. Local travelers should be aware of the increase in traffic and watch for sudden stops as families move in and out of loading zones.

Classes officially begin on Wednesday, Aug. 21, which will mark a much larger increase in traffic for the area.

The WVU Tech community asks drivers in the area to use extra caution while traveling along South Kanawha and Church streets this year. Last year, the main roads adjacent to campus saw a number of motor vehicle accidents and "near-misses" with pedestrians.

University police will be enforcing the speed limit and the Beckley Police Department will post a speed monitoring system on South Kanawha for the first week of school. 

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