Well, sort of, maybe.

I’ve reported here about opposition to a University of Arkansas plan to temporarily cut a road across the lawn of Old Main, the historic center of the UA campus, for access to a variety of construction projects.

Chancellor David Gearhart has heard the cries. A new plan is expected to be announced later today intended to cause somewhat less disruption to what one preservationist has called “sacred ground.” An alternative under consideration still calls for a temporary road on the east lawn, but with more restricted access.

UPDATE: Here’s the official news release on the plan.


His earlier note on the alternative follows: