Construction on the largest building project in Notre Dame’s history – Campus Crossroads – will begin this coming Sunday, and with it will come some changes and challenges.
The following are reminders and suggestions as construction begins:
- Fencing will be erected around the stadium beginning Sunday, which will limit pedestrian walkways on both its east and west sides. On the east, a temporary walkway has been built leading to and from Gates 1 and 2 of the Joyce Center. On the west, pedestrians can use the DeBartolo Quad walkways and/or walk through the Mendoza College of Business and DeBartolo Hall.
- Construction vehicles and equipment will be in nearly constant use in the parking lot south of the stadium. As a result, most of the available parking space for faculty, staff and students will be to the south of the Joyce Center.
- Construction operations will begin before 8 a.m. and continue into most evenings, weather permitting. It is likely that construction also will continue on most Saturdays and many Sundays.
- A free shuttle for students, faculty and staff will operate weekdays from 7 to 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. between the C1 parking lot near the track and field complex and the Main Circle, with a stop at Eddy Street and Holy Cross Drive near Legends.
- Because of the construction traffic immediately south of the stadium, faculty, staff and students are urged to use Leahy Drive along the east side of the area to enter and exit the parking lots.
- Signs will be posted to provide direction for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, but faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contact the NDSP parking and traffic office if you have suggestions.
- A map of the area and updates on the Crossroads project and all campus construction is available online at construction.nd.edu
As most of you know, Crossroads involves the construction of three buildings dedicated to academics and student life on the outside of Notre Dame Stadium. It is a project that will provide much needed space for student groups, career services, music, sacred music, anthropology, psychology, digital media, and a ballroom to be used primarily by student activities. The east and west buildings will be topped by stadium seating and media accommodations. Revenue generated through ticket sales will be used to help pay for the project and maintain the new academic and student life buildings.
With these improvements will come some temporary obstacles. As we embark on this exciting project that will serve our University well for decades to come, your patience and understanding is appreciated.