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Sidewalk restrictions in April northeast of Hesburgh Library

Author: Gwen O'Brien

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During the month of April, work crews will remove and replace the sidewalks along the northeast side of Hesburgh Library. Pedestrian traffic will flow around a temporary construction fence. The truck loading dock will be closed from April 15 to 26 so the concrete can be replaced. During that period, the trash dumpster will be located outside the construction fence. …

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Spring Break: Holy Cross Drive to be partially closed

Author: Utilities Department

During Spring Break, there will be a partial road closure and detour that will affect campus traffic, including the campus shuttle. Holy Cross Drive, between St. Joseph Drive and Wilson Drive, will be closed to eastbound vehicular traffic from Saturday, March 9 to Sunday, March 17. The closure will allow crews to complete extensive underground utility work associated with the construction of a residence hall north of Dunne Hall.

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Holy Cross Drive near Fire Station to close Dec. 17 to Jan. 12

Author: Dan Shoop and Marissa Gebhard

Beginning Monday, Dec. 17, the Utilities Department will completely close Holy Cross Drive from west of the Fire Station to east of the St. Liam Parking Lot.  This closure is expected to last until Saturday, Jan. 12. The sidewalk between the Fire Station and the St. Liam parking lot will be closed Dec. 3 to Jan. 18. Please see map for details.

This planned closure will give crews time to extensively excavate the road to install new chilled water piping connections as well as other utility connections between the Power Plant and the new Chilled Water Pumping Station. The timing of this road closure coordinates with the holiday break and chilled water system outages so as to minimize impacts to both traffic and system operations. 

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Holy Cross Drive to be closed July 16-22

Author: Department of Facilities Design & Operations

Holy Cross Drive, the main artery through the west side of campus, will be closed to through traffic Monday, July 16 to Sunday, July 22. The closure is necessary so that significant utility work can be completed associated with the reconstruction of Corby Hall. The closed portion of Holy Cross Drive area will be along Saint Mary’s Lake, from the Log Chapel to Saint Mary’s Road. Please refer to the map

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Two projects begin week of June 11

Author: Gwen O'Brien

Grotto Cleaning June 11-15

Routine cleaning and maintenance of the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto will take place Monday-Friday, June 11-15. Access to the covered portion of the Grotto will be restricted, however, there will be access and use of the candle racks outside of the kneeling rail.

O'Hara-Grace Residences to be retired starting June 12

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Corby Hall demolition and reconstruction to affect southern access to Grotto

Author: Department of Facilities Design & Operations

This summer, after more than 120 years of continuous use, Corby Hall will be razed to allow for an updated facility that better suits the needs of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Corby Hall is the on-campus residence and center of hospitality for the community of priests and brothers. A new Corby Hall, with a strong resemblance to the original, will be constructed in its place, which is west of the Basilica of Sacred Heart and south of the Grotto. The project was announced last fall

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Wilson Drive scheduled to close for paving May 14-18

Author: Dan Shoop

As part of the Utilities Long Range Plan (ULRP), the Utilities department will be installing road curbs and paving the section of Wilson Drive between Stepan Drive and the Wellness Center (refer to diagram). The work will require a road closure and will be completed May 14 through May 18. 

Wilson Drive is scheduled to be reopened by noon on Friday, May 18, 2018.   …

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Installation of natural gas pipeline near Mason Services impacts road access

Author: Mark Hummel

Natural Gas Service Improvements, Phase II

The construction of the natural gas service pipeline to the Power Plant is progressing well and is approaching its final phase. NIPSCO (Northern Indiana Public Service Company) is installing a new natural gas pipeline to campus and a metering & regulating station located north of Mason Services Center. …

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Installation of underground utilities impacts Wilson Drive near Wellness Center March 7-21

Author: Dan Shoop

East Plant

As part of the Utilities Long Range Plan (ULRP), the Utilities department will be installing various underground utilities infrastructure to the new East Plant. The work will be completed in phases to accommodate access to campus facilities. 

Phase one will be from March 7-21, 2018 and will include the following:

  • Closure of Wilson Drive from north of the Wellness Center entrance to the intersection of Holy Cross Drive. 
  • The Wellness Center parking lot and the Dunne Hall parking lot can be accessed from the south via Bulla Road. 
  • The East Gate will be accessed from the north via Stepan Drive. 
  • This phase of work will be completed in two weeks.   

The second phase will start on March 21, 2018. Details on road accessibility will be available soon.

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Power Plant expansion impacts road accessibility

Author: Dan Shoop

Power Plant Expansion

As part of the Utilities Long Range Plan (ULRP), the Utilities department will be installing Heat Recovery Steam Generators and Combustion Turbines in the new Power Plant Expansion facility now under construction. 

These system components are of significant size and weight and will require the temporary closure of St. Joseph Drive from Moreau Drive to the Power Plant entrance as well as parts of Moreau Drive west of St. Joseph Drive during the moving of these items from White Field to the Power Plant compound.…

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Partial road closures near Power Plant

Author: Dan Shoop and Marissa Gebhard

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Construction activities at the Power Plant will cause a series of partial road closures on Holy Cross Drive near the Notre Dame Fire Station. The attached graphic shows the affected area. To avoid peak traffic periods, the crane and associated work is scheduled to occur only between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:…

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Construction begins on new men’s residence hall

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Und Nmrh North Facade Rendering Draft 11

This week, construction will commence on a new, four-story men’s residence hall located west of Ryan Hall on the southwest portion of campus. Built to attain LEED silver certification, the 78,000 square-foot residence hall will be home to approximately 250 undergraduate men. The hall is expected to be ready for occupancy in August 2019, and will be named in the coming months. …

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St. Joseph Road Closure

Author: Utilities Department

On Monday, Oct. 16, St. Joseph Road will be closed to support the construction efforts regarding the University's Utilities Long Range Plan. The road will be closed south of Stepan Drive to the west entrance of the Post Office (see map

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