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Officials get few complaints

The trucks transporting building material for the parking deck have received little negative feedback, according to Vice President of Administrations Dennis Garbini and Associate Vice President of Facilities and Operations John Signorello.

They said the trucks start around 7 a.m. and come every half hour, usually finishing around 4 p.m.

"By the crunch of the end of day, the trucks are done," Signorello said.

Garbini said when the trucks first began to come on campus, the neighbors were a little shocked, even though a notice was sent out earlier to warn them this would be happening.

He said complaints have dwindled. "People have settled in and it's progressing rapidly," he said.

Signorello said the University community seems to be pleased with how the process is handled.

"We anticipated traffic delays, but we've seemed to manage it well (South Orange police and construction workers assist in directing traffic)," Signorello said. "I think the community has accepted it, ultimately recognizing it's for the greater good."

Garbini said people have told him they like how it will look once the parking deck wraps around the fields, saying, "it makes it look more like a stadium."

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