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05-05-2017 1:14 PM Green Eckhardt Hall scaffolding installation
Crews will install scaffolding at the north elevation of Eckhardt Hall from Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 19. Some noise will be will be generated from the scaffolding installation; the reroofing project is scheduled to begin in mid-June. For information on either project, please contact Project Manager Barry OQuinn, at boquinn@uchicago.edu or 773.691.7965.
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05-05-2017 10:24 AM Green Eckhardt Hall scaffolding installation

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04-04-2017 9:02 AM Green Keller Center adaptive reuse project
Construction activity began this week at 1307 East 60th St.
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03-07-2017 3:57 PM Green Main Quad façade inspections
A boom-lift will be on the main quad the week of March 20 to allow crews to inspect and photograph building elevations at Cobb, Rosenwald and Stuart halls, as well as the Bookstore and Oriental Institute.
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03-02-2017 3:19 PM Green Main Quad walkway repairs
Facilities Services crews have completed repairs of sections of the pervious concrete walkway south of Cobb Gate and west of Botany Pond.
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02-23-2017 3:17 PM Green Energy efficient lighting project at Ellis/Campus North Parking Structure
A project to install energy efficient LED lighting to the Ellis/Campus North parking structure will begin Friday, March 3 and is expected to be complete in early April. Work will start at the lower level of the garage and complete at the upper level.
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02-14-2017 9:51 AM Green Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts earns national award
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts to receive the 2017 Institute Honor Award, the profession's highest recognition of work that exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design. The Logan Center was one of 11 facilities selected from roughly 700 submissions from around the globe at the 2017 ceremony.
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02-14-2017 9:18 AM Green
02-14-2017 9:08 AM Green North Sciences Quad earns top honors for commercial construction
The North Sciences Quad earned the 2016 Illinois Landscape Contractors Association Gold Award for Commercial Landscape Construction. The North Sciences Quad has a self-sustaining water retention system, which holds 150,000 gallons of water that is reused for the sites' irrigation. The North Sciences Quad sits on 1.3 acres of land, about two-thirds of which are landscaped with 150 trees, 30,000 perennials, ground cover, ornamental grasses, 250 shrubs and 150 vines. It also includes space for 200 bike racks.
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12-07-2016 2:28 PM Green
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12-07-2016 11:16 AM Green Lakeshore Recycling Systems
The University will welcome Lakeshore Recycling Systems, a new refuse and recycle vendor, onto campus this month. Campus community members may seen new blue refuse containers installed on campus this month, however, there should be no impacts to the campus community. For information, please contact Carl Thompson at clthomps@uchicago.edu or 773.852.6323, or Kevin Austin at khaustin@uchicago.edu or 858.342.9753.
06-23-2016 4:31 PM Green
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06-23-2016 9:28 AM Green Walker Museum façade and roof repairs
Façade repairs and roof replacement began Monday, June 13 at Walker Museum and continue through Friday, Sept. 23. The work will be noisy and dusty. Working hours are 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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06-23-2016 8:53 AM Green Snell and Hitchcock halls restroom renovations
Crews will renovate the restrooms at Snell and Hitchcock halls this summer. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 31.
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01-20-2016 3:57 PM Green Community meeting: hosted by the Office of Civic Engagement and Facilities Services
The public is welcome to attend a 6 p.m. meeting on Thursday, Jan. 21 in conference room 141 in Saieh Hall. items for discussion include: project updates for 5730 S. Woodlawn and 5737 S. University Avenue.
01-07-2016 2:20 PM Green Campus North Residence Halls and Dining Commons - Chilled Water Tie-in
Project activity is underway along 56th Street between Ellis and University Avenues to install the chilled water line. Please see the below updated graphic.
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11-03-2015 9:57 AM Green Laboratory Schools Phase 3 - temporary crane installation and lift
Update: the revised start date for the crane installation and project activity is now Monday, Nov. 23 .
Preparations will begin at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, for a crane installation along South Kimbark Avenue. The crane will be in place through Sunday, Nov. 29, to install structural steel to create a link between Judd Hall and University High School.
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09-30-2015 11:45 AM Green Campus North Residence Hall and Dining Commons - crane removal

Update: Construction activities will begin on Thursday, Oct. 8, to dismantle the construction crane at the CNRH&DC project site. This activity will temporarily close a portion of Greenwood Avenue, and restrict access to the Ellis parking garage. Please refer to the below graphic.


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09-25-2015 1:51 PM Green Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Research (LASR) - Renovation and Expansion
Project activity begins at 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, to renovate the vacated LASR building. Please see the below graphic for the area of work.
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09-10-2015 2:18 PM Green City water main project to impact Ellis Avenue
City crews will mobilize onto Ellis Avenue to install a new water main as early as Monday, Sept. 14. Ellis Avenue will transition to a one-way, southbound road from 57th to 59th Streets from late September through November 2015.
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05-28-2015 10:08 AM Green William Eckhardt Research Center asphalt restoration
Asphalt restoration work associated with the William Eckhardt Research Center construction project will begin Monday, June 1 and continue through June 3, weather permitting. Full street closures are not required and shuttle services are not expected to be rerouted. Asphalt restoration is required on the project side of the street (areas in pink on map linked below).
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05-19-2015 3:43 PM Green Pavement Maintenance in the main quadrangle
Beginning Monday, May 18, work to repair damaged areas of pavement in the main quadrangle will commence. Work is scheduled for completion by Friday, May, 29. Full street closures are not required and shuttle services are not expected to be rerouted. Asphalt restoration is required on the project side of the street (areas in pink on linked map below.)
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05-08-2015 1:29 PM Green Campus North Residence Hall and Dining Commons
The University will restrict parking along the east side of University Avenue from Wednesday, May 13 through Friday, May 22, to allow for sewer connection work for the Campus North Residence Hall and Dining Commons project.
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04-09-2015 5:04 PM Green Swift Hall exterior repairs
Construction activities will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15 at Swift Hall and continue through Friday, Sept. 25. The work includes façade repairs and garden restoration; it will be noisy at times. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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03-11-2015 11:53 AM Green North Sciences Quadrangle - Phase 1
Project activity for phase 1 begins the week of March 16 in the North Sciences Quadrangle. Planned completion of phase 1 is by June 14. Phase 2 begins on June 15, and phase 3 begins on July 14. The entire project is planned for completion by Sept. 14.
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03-06-2015 4:46 PM Green Culver roof repairs
Beginning Monday, March 23, work to mitigate a drainage issue at the roof of Culver Hall will commence. Work is scheduled for completion by Friday, March 27, weather permitting.
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10-22-2014 11:00 AM Green Ryerson Waterproofing Repairs
Crews will execute repairs at the Ryerson Hall loading dock beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22. The work is scheduled to be complete by Wednesday, Oct. 29, weather permitting.
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09-29-2014 3:34 PM Green Harper Memorial Library - Interior Renovation
Beginning today, Sept. 29, interior renovations to improve classrooms, restroom and lecture halls will begin at the western portion of the Harper Memorial Library first floor.
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09-24-2014 1:52 PM Green Wall extension near Crerar Quadrangle
Pedestrian access through the loading dock area between Hinds Geophysics and the Bookstore will be permanently closed on Monday, Sept. 29. Crews will extend a wall in the Crerar Quadrangle to separate pedestrians from loading docks for safety reasons.
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09-22-2014 2:09 PM Green Rockefeller Chapel Water Main Repairs
Beginning Monday, Sept. 29, work to repair a water main at Rockefeller Chapel will commence. Work is scheduled for completion by Saturday, Oct. 4.
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09-09-2014 3:40 PM Green Rockefeller Chapel Water Main Repairs
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 16, work to repair a water main at Rockefeller Chapel will commence. Work is scheduled for completion by Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.
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08-19-2014 11:18 AM Green Repaving of Rockefeller Chapel Driveway
Beginning Thursday, Aug. 21, work to repave the Rockefeller Chapel driveway will commence. Work is scheduled for completion by Wednesday, Aug. 27, weather permitting.
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08-07-2014 3:16 PM Green Temporary closure of Ellis Avenue
A portion of Ellis Avenue will be closed between 56th and 57th streets from 11 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11 while the crane at the William Eckhardt Research Center jobsite is removed.
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07-01-2014 12:29 PM Green 5225 S. Cottage Grove Avenue
Construction activity will begin on Monday, July 7 to extend the fiber infrastructure to the new Facilities Services building. The work involves installation of conduit from the construction site at East 52nd Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue to East 55th Street and South Ingleside Avenue.
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07-01-2014 11:57 AM Green 58th and Ellis-pedestrian crossing
Construction crews will be on site beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, July 7 to make corrections to elevations and to improve drainage to a section of pavement in the 58th Street and Ellis Avenue pedestrian crossing. This work will be noisy and dusty.
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06-30-2014 9:48 AM Green Update: Ellis Avenue Resurfacing
The asphalt restoration/repaving along a portion of Ellis Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1, and complete by 4 p.m., weather permitting.
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06-10-2014 1:57 PM Green Ellis Parking Structure
Construction activities will begin on Tuesday, June 17 to improve the Ellis parking garage and renovate interior office space. The projects are schedule to be completed by September.
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06-10-2014 10:33 AM Green Campus North Residence Hall and Dining Commons
Construction begins on Monday, June 16 for the 800-bed residence hall and dining commons. The building is scheduled to complete before the start of autumn quarter 2016.
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06-09-2014 4:50 PM Green Pick Hall Exterior Repairs
Roof and façade repairs will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 16 at Pick Hall and continue through Friday, September 19.
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05-16-2014 9:09 AM Green Conduit repairs in main quadrangle
Required conduit repairs will result in construction activity near Walker Hall and Rosenwald Hall between Tuesday, May 20 and Thursday, May 22.
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04-30-2014 12:37 PM Green Enhancements to 58th Street between University and Woodlawn avenues
Planned improvements to 58th Street require crews to narrow the intersection of Woodlawn Avenue and 58th Street to one lane now through Sunday, May 4. In addition, a portion of the sidewalk along south University Avenue is closed intermittently now through Wednesday, May 14.
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04-25-2014 2:51 PM Green Utility repairs along University Avenue
Required utility line repairs along University Avenue will result in construction activity near Eckhart Hall between Monday, April 28 and Friday, May 9.
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04-16-2014 12:06 PM Green Enhancements to South University Avenue between 57th and 59th streets
Improvements will be made this month to enhance pedestrian access to the main quadrangles from 58th Street. The intersection of east 58th Street and University Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic between Monday, April 21, through Monday, April 28, to accommodate the work.
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04-01-2014 1:59 PM Green Medical Center Parking
The City of Chicago will close a portion of 57th Street between Cottage Grove Avenue and south Maryland Avenue beginning Monday, April 7 through Friday, Aug. 22 to accommodate construction of an eight-story parking garage near the Center for Care and Discovery. The garage is set to open in February 2015.
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03-28-2014 2:35 PM Green Construction at 5225 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Below are the site activities for the construction project located at 5225 S. Cottage Grove Ave. for the next two weeks. Work will take place Monday through Saturday; noisy construction will not begin before 8 a.m. and standard working hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday working hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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03-28-2014 2:23 PM Green Campus North Field Relocation to south 61st Street and Woodlawn Avenue
Beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, the construction fencing around the campus north field relocation will be expanded.
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01-10-2014 2:41 PM Green Demolition at 5225 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Demolition will begin this month on the existing structure located at 5225 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Standard working hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Sunday working hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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01-10-2014 2:40 PM Green
12-12-2013 2:45 PM Green Ellis Avenue closure between 56th and 57th Streets
A portion of Ellis Avenue will be closed between 56th and 57th Streets beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 17th at 8 a.m. to Sunday, Dec. 22nd at 5 p.m.
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11-26-2013 1:45 PM Green Temporary closure of University Avenue
Construction crews will close a stretch of University Avenue from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, to allow a crane to access the roof of Eckhart Hall. In addition, a portion of the west sidewalk will close to pedestrian traffic beginning at 9 a.m. that day.
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11-15-2013 4:49 PM Green Campus Enhancements - paver repairs and replacement
Work is scheduled to begin on Friday, Nov.15th at 5:30 p.m. to address drainage issues at the crosswalk on Ellis Avenue.
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11-12-2013 4:54 PM Green Adaptive Reuse of 5757 South University - street work
Beginning on Monday, Dec. 2, plumbing contractors will begin work along Woodlawn Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets to remove and disconnect an existing water line. The work will involve cutting a section of pavement from the west side of Woodlawn near 5750, to the center of Woodlawn Avenue.
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10-31-2013 1:08 PM Green Campus Enhancements - steam tunnel replacement
Work is scheduled to begin on Friday, Nov. 1 to replace a steam tunnel line at the southwest corner of Hinds Laboratories. The existing construction fence enclosure will be modified. The work is scheduled through Saturday, Nov. 23.
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10-30-2013 5:16 PM Green Campus North Field Relocation to 61st Street and Woodlawn Avenue
Beginning on Friday, Nov. 1, work begins at 61st Street and Woodlawn Avenue to prepare the site for the installation of a new synthetic turf athletic field. Construction fencing will be erected to surround the work site.
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10-25-2013 4:05 PM Green Pierce Tower Demolition - temporary sidewalk closures
A portion of the sidewalk along University Avenue will close beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 29 in relation to the demolition of Pierce Tower. The stretch of sidewalk along University will be closed on working days through Thursday, Nov. 7. In addition, a portion of sidewalk along 55th Street will also be closed to pedestrians from Thursday, Oct. 31 through Tuesday, Nov. 12.
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10-09-2013 5:05 PM Green Campus Way Finding and Signage - Phase 2
Beginning Thursday, Oct. 10 and continuing through Friday, Oct. 11, contractors will be installing concrete foundations for new signage at five locations throughout the campus vicinity.
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10-03-2013 10:30 AM Green Reynolds Club - 57th Street entrance temporary closure
Work will begin on Sunday, October 6, through Tuesday, October 8, at the entrance to the Reynolds Club to install a glass enclosure for the elevator.
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10-03-2013 10:25 AM Green William Eckhardt Research Center-campus utilities extension: expanded fence line
Beginning on Monday, Oct. 7, site fencing will be moved for the William Eckhardt Research Center-campus utilities project. Pedestrian walkways between 56th and 57th Streets, and Drexel and Ellis Avenues will be impacted.
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10-01-2013 3:26 PM Green City of Chicago University Avenue paving project
The city of Chicago has informed the University its crews will repave a stretch of University Avenue through campus beginning Thursday, Oct. 3. The work is expected to complete by Thursday, Oct. 17.
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09-24-2013 5:22 PM Green New construction at 5225 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Construction activity near 52nd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue will ramp up in October as work continues on the construction of an 86,000-square-foot building. The new two-story building is custom-designed specifically for Facilities Services shops, including residential, landscaping and inventory personnel. Construction at the site will last through December 2014.
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09-13-2013 2:54 PM Green Main Quadrangle paver maintenance
Please be aware that paver maintenance and repairs will begin at various locations on the Main Quadrangle starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16 through Thursday, Sept. 19.
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09-13-2013 2:40 PM Green Campus Pedestrian Enhancements
Site conditions for the Campus Pedestrian Enhancements project will shift on the evening of Friday, Sept. 13.
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09-13-2013 2:35 PM Green William Eckhardt Research Center - Notification for Ellis Avenue closures
Update: Ellis Avenue between 56th and 57th streets will reopen this afternoon, Sept. 13, 2013 at 6 p.m. Thank you for your patience throughout the project work.
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09-12-2013 5:59 PM Green Midway Crossings Light Repairs
Several bollard lights located in the Midway Crossings on Ellis, Woodlawn and Dorchester avenues will be repaired each day between Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 28.
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09-12-2013 12:22 PM Green William Eckhardt Research Center - Notification for Ellis Avenue closures
Update: The sidewalk along Ellis Avenue was reopened this morning, Sept. 12. As work progresses in the street, flaggers will be present to direct truck traffic, and at times, guide pedestrians. Thank you for your patience.
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09-10-2013 4:55 PM Green Erman Conduit Repairs
University electricians will repair broken conduit pipes feeding Erman Biology Center beginning tomorrow Wednesday, Sept. 11 through Tuesday, Sept. 17.
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09-10-2013 3:55 PM Green Ellis Avenue Street Closure between 56th and 57th streets
Thank you for your patience throughout the closure of Ellis Avenue. Over the past weekend, site complications were identified. In order to meet campus expectations, we are refilling the excavation and patching the pavement to reopen Ellis Avenue to vehicle and pedestrian traffic late on Friday, Sept. 13.
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09-06-2013 9:49 AM Green Laboratory Schools Expansion and Renovation Phase 2
Crews this weekend will mobilize to prepare for the demolition of Belfield Center on the Laboratory Schools main campus. Construction equipment and fencing will be visible at the site.
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09-04-2013 9:54 AM Green Temporary sculpture removal
Crews will remove the Grande Disco sculpture in front of the Surgery Brain Research Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 7 to begin a yearlong conservation project on the piece. Once the conservation process is complete, Grande Disco (Arnaldo Pomodoro, 1968) will return to campus in a location yet to be determined.
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08-30-2013 10:07 AM Green South Kenwood and South Kimbark, between 60th and 61st Streets: Sewer and Sidewalk work
A project to repair city sewer lines and to improve storm water drainage will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at Kenwood Avenue, and will begin at Kimbark Avenue on Monday, Sept. 23. The project includes sidewalk and curb repair and resurfacing.
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08-30-2013 9:56 AM Green 6042 S. Kimbark Ave.
Demolition activity is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 6042 S. Kimbark Ave. through Friday, Sept. 20.
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08-29-2013 10:40 AM Green Campus Pedestrian Enhancements
Site conditions for the Campus Pedestrian Enhancements project located near 58th St. and Ellis Ave. will shift on Friday, Aug. 30.
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08-29-2013 10:30 AM Green Midway Crossings Light Repairs
Several bollard lights located in the Midway Crossings on Ellis, Woodlawn and Dorchester avenues will be repaired each day between Friday, Aug. 30 and Saturday, Sept. 7.
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08-28-2013 12:28 PM Green Campus Pedestrian Enhancements - 58th and University
The intersection of 58th Street and University Avenue will be temporarily narrowed starting Tuesday, Sept. 3, to accommodate the installation of an underground sewer line.
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08-23-2013 4:44 PM Green Reynolds Club - elevator upgrades
Repairs to the Reynolds Club elevator will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, and are scheduled to last through Friday, Sept. 13.
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08-23-2013 4:37 PM Green McGiffert Hall - ComEd scheduled power shut-down
Beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, ComEd will disconnect power to the McGiffert Hall. The ComEd work is scheduled to be complete at 6 p.m. on Aug. 30.
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08-22-2013 5:07 PM Green Pedestrian Benched Crossing at Cobb Gate
A project to install a pedestrian benched crossing at 57th Street at Cobb Gate will impact pedestrian and vehicle traffic beginning the week of Aug. 26. The campus community will experience impacts to pedestrian and vehicular traffic through Sept. 29.
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08-20-2013 11:35 AM Green Utilities Steam Safety Upgrades-Reynolds Club
Beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, the hot water that serves the Reynolds Club will be shut off to make necessary repairs to existing steam valves.
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08-20-2013 11:26 AM Green Law School Water Drainage Project at 1111 E. 60th St.
Work begins to upgrade the 12 inch sewer line running parallel to the South Campus Residence Hall loading dock. The work will take place inside the expanded construction fence. The sewer lining work, from 60th Street to south of the Law School wall, progresses.
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08-16-2013 7:24 PM Green Harper Library Roof and Façade Restoration project
Lane closures along 59th Street between University and Ellis Avenues will impact vehicles between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19 through Tuesday, Oct. 1.
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08-12-2013 11:02 AM Green Pierce Tower Demolition
Pierce Tower site demolition will begin Monday, August 19, and continue through December 2013.
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08-09-2013 2:20 PM Green Steam line work
Work to remove underground pipes will be made today, Aug. 9, through Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Excavation will be made near the southwest corner of 56th Street and University Avenue.
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08-08-2013 12:57 PM Green Ellis Avenue Street Closure between 56th and 57th streets
A portion of Ellis Avenue will be closed for through traffic between 56th and 57th streets from 8 a.m. on Friday, August 9, to 5 a.m. on Monday, August 12, and from 8 a.m. on Friday, September 6, to 5 a.m. on Monday, September 9.
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08-05-2013 8:03 PM Green Pedestrian Benched Crossings
Please be aware of campus enhancement projects to construct pedestrian benched crossings at two campus locations: 58th Street and Ellis Avenue and 57th Street at Cobb Gate. Beginning the week of Aug. 5, 58th Street and Ellis Avenue and 57th Street at Cobb Gate will be under construction.
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07-29-2013 6:57 PM Green 5201 S. Cottage Grove Ave. - New Construction
Construction of a new 86,000 square foot building located at 52nd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue will start on Aug. 12, 2013 and is scheduled to last through December 2014. The two-story Facilities Services building will house shops, landscaping and inventory personnel. The building will contain a community meeting room, green roof and off street parking for building occupants.
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07-26-2013 5:26 PM Green Law School Water Drainage and Garden Projects
A project to repair a city sewer line and to improve storm water drainage will begin on Monday, July 29, through August 2013.
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07-26-2013 5:16 PM Green IME Lab Renovation in Jones Basement: Move-In and Building-wide Fire Alarm System Upgrade
Part of the Jones lab renovation project requires the move-in of lab equipment that will impact vehicle parking and pedestrians along Ellis Avenue from Wednesday, July 31 through Saturday, August 3.
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07-26-2013 10:11 AM Green 6005-6011 S. Woodlawn Avenue and 6042 S. Kimbark Avenue
In preparation for the demolition of 6005-6011 S. Woodlawn Ave. and 6042 S. Kimbark Ave., the campus community can expect the following:
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07-24-2013 2:50 PM Green Zoology Chiller
Work to install a rooftop chiller at Zoology will occur on Thursday, July 25, 2013.
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07-18-2013 2:13 PM Green New Graduate Residence Hall Sprinkler and Fire Protection
A project at New Graduate Residence Hall is underway through August 30, to provide a new fire sprinkler system and new fire pump service, and to complete interior space renovations. The work will impact vehicle traffic and pedestrians along 60th Street, and building occupants.
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07-18-2013 11:45 AM Green Harper Library Roof and Façade Restoration project
As we continue with the structural inspection of the archway from Harper Library to Stuart Hall, beginning on July 17, there is a need to close off the area under the archway to pedestrians. The closure will facilitate the removal and replacement of the stone and steel support.
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07-16-2013 9:58 AM Green Main Quadrangles Retractable Bollards Installation: 58th/University and 57th Street (at Cobb Gate)
As summer construction progresses at University Avenue and 58th Street, and 57th Street & vacated Greenwood (Cobb Gate), the access schedule to the main quadrangles is revised, weather permitting, as follows:
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07-11-2013 3:50 PM Green Pierce Tower Demolition
In preparation for the demolition of Pierce Tower, scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 19, building activity is underway to remove existing materials, and to erect a construction fence that will surround the demolition site.
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07-09-2013 4:37 PM Green Harper Library Roof and Facade Restoration project
A portion of 59th Street between south University and Ellis avenues will be closed to vehicles between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, July 15 through Wednesday, July 17 to accommodate on on-going construction project.
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07-05-2013 11:30 AM Green Harper Library Roof and Façade Restoration project
Project events to accommodate crane and equipment activity will impact vehicle traffic along 59th Street between S. University and Ellis Avenues from Monday, July 8 through Wednesday, July 10.
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07-03-2013 3:39 PM Green Main quadrangle flagpole relocation
As part of the ongoing campus pedestrian enhancement projects, the main quadrangle flagpole will be relocated to a location a few feet off the diagonal pathway the week of July 15.
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06-27-2013 12:22 PM Green Update Notification - Work at Ellis & Woodlawn Midway Crossings
Drainage and sidewalk remediation work along Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues in the Midway Crossings will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 17 through July 12.
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06-27-2013 9:57 AM Green Crown Field House
Beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, a stretch of sidewalk along 56th Street just west of University Avenue will be closed to pedestrians to connect new water service to the Crown Field House.
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06-26-2013 1:25 PM Green Reynolds Club accessible ramp
Beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, a stretch of sidewalk along 57th Street from University Avenue will be closed to pedestrians to construct an accessible exterior walkway at the north side of the Reynolds Club.
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06-18-2013 3:27 PM Green Main Quadrangle Water Distribution
A project to provide new fire pump service for the Administration Building will impact vehicle and pedestrian traffic along Ellis Avenue from Tuesday, June 25 through Monday, July 29.
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06-18-2013 3:18 PM Green Main Quadrangle Retractable Bollards installations: 58th/University and 57th Street (at Cobb Gate)
Summer construction is planned at University Avenue and 58th Street, and 57th Street & vacated Greenwood (Cobb Gate) between June 19 and September 16, to install retractable bollards.
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06-17-2013 11:14 AM Green IT Services Installation
A project to install IT Services fiber optic network services will begin June 18 and is scheduled to last through July 3, weather permitting. The installation will occur along 56th Street south and west of the Henry Crown Field House.
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06-14-2013 12:03 PM Green Work at Ellis & Woodlawn Midway Crossings
Drainage and sidewalk remediation work along Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues in the Midway Crossings will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 17 through June 28.
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06-13-2013 1:33 PM Green Cobb Gate drive repairs
On June 18, mobilization will begin at Cobb Gate to make improvements to the drive area. The work will include removing the existing pavers and replacing the pavers with new granite pavers; the work will impact pedestrians and vehicle traffic. The duration of the project is through July 10.
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06-12-2013 1:26 PM Green Campus Pedestrian Enhancements - 58th Street & Ellis Avenue
A significant pedestrian enhancement project kicks off on Monday, June 17, 2013 and is expected to last through Friday, June 13, 2014. Pedestrian and vehicle travel will be impacted at various times as the project progresses.
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06-12-2013 1:20 PM Green Campus Pedestrian Enhancements - 58th Street & University Avenue
A stretch of 58th Street from Woodlawn to University avenues will close permanently on Tuesday, June 18 to accommodate an ongoing campus pedestrian enhancement project.
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06-12-2013 1:11 PM Green Administration Building Project
Please be aware that work at the Administration Building will begin Monday, June 17 and is scheduled to last through Sunday, Sept. 29.
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06-12-2013 11:45 AM Green Swift Hall 3rd and 4th floor Facade Rehabilitation
Construction activities are planned for Swift Hall beginning June 17, to repair and replace damaged façade, complete tuckpointing and apply sealant finishes above the north entrance to the building at the 3rd and 4th floor levels. The work will be noisy at times. Scaffolding and a canopy will be in place at the north building entrance through September 30.
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06-12-2013 11:36 AM Green Notice of Expanded Fence Line Installation for Utilities Extension Project to ERC and Regenstein Loop
Beginning the week of June 17, the existing fence line used for the William Eckhardt Research Center will be extended to allow for the campus utility installation project.
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06-03-2013 4:01 PM Green Zoology chiller work
Please be aware that work to install a rooftop chiller at Zoology will occur on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
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06-03-2013 4:00 PM Green Zoology chiller work
Please be aware that work to install a rooftop chiller at Zoology will occur on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
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05-07-2013 2:19 PM Green 58th & Ellis Updates
Please be aware Ellis Avenue will be closed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 in relation to an ongoing construction project.
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05-02-2013 3:08 PM Green Steam Vault Urgent Repairs
Please be aware of urgent repairs to steam vaults beginning Monday, May 6 lasting through Friday, May 17 at three different locations on campus. The work will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
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04-12-2013 11:13 AM Green Campus Soil Borings
Please be aware of soil borings being performed on the campus Tuesday, April 16.
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04-11-2013 12:02 PM Green Regenstein Ramp Installation
Please be aware crews will install an accessible ramp at Regenstein Library from Monday, April 22 through Friday, May 3.
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04-08-2013 9:46 AM Green Landscape Services Interim Relocation
Please be aware of interim relocation efforts for Facilities Services.
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04-04-2013 6:26 PM Green Midway Crossings - Light Cleaning
Please be aware crews are scheduled to clean the Midway Crossings lights (tall poles and ground level lighting) along Woodlawn Avenue and Ellis Avenue for up to four weeks beginning Monday, April 8.
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04-01-2013 11:36 AM Green William Eckhardt Research Center - Tower Crane Erection
Please be aware a tower crane will be erected at the William Eckhardt Research Center site from April 2 through April 5 to facilitate the start of construction of basement levels.
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04-01-2013 11:28 AM Green Sidewalk repairs along Woodlawn Avenue
Please be aware crews will conduct sidewalk repairs along a section of Woodlawn Avenue from Monday, April 1 through Saturday, April 6.
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03-28-2013 12:03 PM Green Cobb Gate paver work
Please be aware that work at Cobb Gate will be performed on Friday, March 29.
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03-22-2013 2:50 PM Green Sidewalk repairs along Ellis Avenue
Please be aware that work along Ellis Avenue will be performed on Monday, March 25 through Sunday, March 31.
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03-22-2013 2:46 PM Green Eckhart Hall handrail installation
Please be aware that work at Eckhart Hall will be performed on Monday, March 25.
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03-22-2013 2:18 PM Green Administration Building Accessible Ramp Project
Please be aware that work at the Administration Building will begin Saturday, March 23 and is scheduled to last through Friday, June 14.
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03-11-2013 2:18 PM Green ComED work along Woodlawn Avenue
Please be aware ComED crews will work along Woodlawn Avenue for a two-week stretch beginning March 18, weather permitting.
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03-07-2013 11:24 AM Green 1155 Building Cooling Towers Replacement
On Saturday, March 9, Facilities Services contractors will replace two cooling towers on east and west portions of the 1155 Building roof. This essential work will help to ensure reliable cooling in the approaching warmer months.
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03-01-2013 5:09 PM Green Urgent Cobb Hall manhole repairs
Please be aware crews will work to repair a manhole on the quadrangle side of Cobb Hall on Saturday, March 2, weather permitting.
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02-22-2013 5:24 PM Green Urgent Kent Hall manhole repairs
Please be aware that crews will work to repair a manhole in front of Kent Hall on Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24, weather permitting.
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02-19-2013 4:58 PM Green Mandel Hall Water Service Work
Please be aware contractors will work to connect a water line from University Avenue to the basement of Mandel Hall from Friday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Mar. 8 to serve a new fire pump. Water shutoffs are not anticipated, but campus community can expect the following during this work:
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02-18-2013 11:36 AM Green Building Survey at 5701 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Please be aware crews will conduct building surveys near this site beginning Feb. 19, weather permitting.
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02-08-2013 1:17 PM Green City of Chicago Water Department Work
Please be aware the City of Chicago is scheduled to perform water main work on five consecutive Saturdays beginning Feb. 9, weather permitting.
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01-25-2013 2:28 PM Green Chilled Water excavation on Main Quadrangle
Please be aware of exploratory excavation on the Quadrangle on Saturday, Jan. 26.
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12-27-2012 3:11 PM Green Regenstein Heating System Work
Please be aware that valve repairs affecting several air handlers will be repaired from Friday, Dec. 28 through Saturday, Dec. 29.
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12-24-2012 1:08 PM Green North Campus Soil Borings
Soil borings are scheduled to take place at various locations near Pierce Hall, North field, and the Pierce parking lot on Dec. 27 & Dec. 28 and Jan. 2 through Jan. 4.
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12-13-2012 6:41 PM Green City of Chicago Electric Work
Please be aware the City of Chicago is expected to perform electrical work on campus from Monday, Dec. 17 through Friday, Dec. 28, weather permitting.
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12-13-2012 2:32 PM Green Winter Main Quadrangle Work
Please be aware that work in the Main Quadrangle will begin on Saturday, Dec. 15 and is scheduled to last through Friday, Jan. 4, weather permitting.
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11-30-2012 3:57 PM Green ComEd Vault Maintenance
Beginning Monday, Dec. 3 through Thursday, Dec. 13 ComEd will be performing urgent maintenance in the electrical vault west of Rockefeller Chapel.
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11-29-2012 5:16 PM Green Alley work between University and Woodlawn avenues
Please be aware construction in the alley between University and Woodlawn avenues will begin Saturday, Dec. 1 and is scheduled to last through Tuesday, Dec. 4, weather permitting.
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11-21-2012 2:24 PM Green Main quadrangle building surveys
A contractor will be performing 3D building surveys on the main quadrangle from Monday, Nov. 26 through Friday, Dec. 14. During that timeframe, the campus community can expect the following:
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11-15-2012 3:00 PM Green IT Installation along 57th Street
Please be aware a project to install IT fiber and underground conduit along 57th Street begins Nov. 19 and is scheduled to last through Dec. 12, weather permitting. The community can expect the following during this work:
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11-14-2012 5:57 PM Green Steam vault water proofing
A contractor will be performing steam vault water proofing at 56th Street and University Avenue from Thursday, Nov. 15 through Friday, Nov. 16. During that timeframe, the campus community can expect the following:
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11-13-2012 6:08 PM Green Quadrangle Club Demobilization
A contractor will remove the south scaffolding and canopy at the Quadrangle Club from Wednesday, Nov. 14 through Monday, Nov. 19. During that timeframe, the campus community can expect the following:
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11-02-2012 7:48 PM Green Quadrangle Club Roof & Facade Project - ComEd Alley Work
On Monday, November 5 ComEd will be working in the alley between University and Woodlawn Avenues just south of 57th Street. The campus community can expect the following:
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11-02-2012 5:00 PM Green Adaptive reuse of 5757 S. University
Please be aware that mobilization for the adaptive reuse of 5757 S. University Avenue will commence on Monday, November 5, 2012. The community can expect the following:
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11-02-2012 4:40 PM Green Roof Repair at Zoology
Please be aware that work to repair a section of the roof at Zoology will commence on Monday, November 5, 2012. The campus community can expect the following during this work:
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10-31-2012 5:13 PM Green 5720 S. Woodlawn Avenue driveway removal
Please be aware that work to remove the driveway at 5720 S. Woodlawn Avenue will commence on Monday, November 12, 2012. The community can expect the following during this work:
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10-24-2012 4:49 PM Green Anatomy dock elevator repair
Please be aware that repairs to the Anatomy dock elevator will commence on Monday, October 29, 2012. The campus community can expect the following during this work:
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10-22-2012 5:34 PM Green Construction along Dorchester Avenue
Please be aware that work along Dorchester Avenue will commence on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. The community can expect the following during this work:
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10-18-2012 4:52 PM Green Searle Laboratory Clean Room Project Crane Lift
On Saturday, October 20th a crane lift is scheduled for the Searle Laboratory Clean Room Project. The campus community can expect the following:
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10-18-2012 4:48 PM Green Campus Way Finding Signage Installation
Beginning Friday, October 19th and continuing through Friday, October 26th, contractors will be installing new campus way finding signage at various locations across the campus. The campus community can expect the following:
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10-09-2012 3:00 PM Green Water shutdown at 59th Street & Dorchester Avenue
Please be aware that the City of Chicago will perform a water shutdown at 59th Street & Dorchester Avenue on Friday, October 12, 2012 from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. The community can expect the following during this work:
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09-28-2012 11:01 AM Green Quadrangle Club Roof & Facade Project Crane Lift
On Monday, October 1 and October 8, crane lifts are scheduled for the Quadrangle Club Roof & Facade Project. The campus community can expect the following:
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09-24-2012 6:44 PM Green Relocation of Emergency Phone, 58th St. and Woodlawn Ave.
Please be aware that on Tuesday, September 25, the emergency phone at the northwest corner of 58th St. and Woodlawn Ave. will be relocated to the southeast corner of the intersection, where it will remain until completion of construction at 5757 South University Ave. The schedule has been coordinated with the Booth School, Robie House, and other University departments. During this work you can expect:
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09-21-2012 5:03 PM Green Water shutdown at 58th Street & Kenwood Avenue (phase 2 of 2)
Please be aware that a water shutdown at 58th Street & Kenwood Avenue will occur on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. through 11:00 a.m. The community can expect the following during this work:
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09-14-2012 5:09 PM Green Main Quadrangle paver restoration
Please be aware that paver restoration in the main quadrangle will commence Saturday, September 15, 2012. The campus community can expect the following:
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09-13-2012 2:57 PM Green Sidewalk repairs along Ellis Avenue
Please be aware that sidewalk repairs along Ellis Avenue will commence on Friday, September 14, 2012. The campus community can expect the following:
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09-13-2012 9:17 AM Green Lillie House announcement
The University of Chicago is undertaking work to stabilize the Lillie House, 5801 South Kenwood Avenue. This work will begin on Monday, September 24, 2012. The scope of the project includes the following:
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09-07-2012 5:28 PM Green Rosenwald and Walker South Staircase Replacement
Please be aware that the south exterior staircase to Rosenwald Hall and Walker Museum (represented below) will be replaced beginning Monday, September 10 through Thursday, September 20, weather permitting. During this time the south building entrance will be closed; all other building entrances will remain open. Please expect the following during this work:
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09-05-2012 9:43 AM Green Water Shutdown and Valve Replacement
On Friday, September 7 work will begin to replace a broken water valve near Jones Laboratory. The repairs will require a water shutdown to the following buildings: Searle; Jones; Kent; Administration; Cobb; Gates-Blake; & Goodspeed. The campus community can expect the following:
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08-28-2012 4:57 PM Green 58th Street Construction Logistics

Please be aware that street modifications along 58th Street will begin Wednesday, August 29, 2012. The community can expect the following:


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08-22-2012 4:51 PM Green Streetlight relocation along 58th Street

Please be aware that work to relocate three (3) streetlights along 58th Street will be performed from Thursday, August 23, 2012 through Friday, August 24, 2012. During this work, the campus community can expect the following:


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08-22-2012 9:29 AM Green Ellis & Woodlawn Midway Crossing Concrete Remediation

Please be aware of work to repair damaged concrete along the curbs and sidewalks of the Ellis Avenue & Woodlawn Avenue Midway Crossings. Construction will begin Wednesday, August 22, 2012 and continue through Friday, September 7, 2012. During this work, the campus community can expect the following:


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08-20-2012 5:18 PM Green CDOT Striping in the Midway Plaisance
We have been notified the City of Chicago Department of Transportation will repaint pedestrian crossings in the Midway Plaisance beginning Tuesday, August 21, 2012.
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08-17-2012 5:14 PM Green Fencing modifications on the Main Quadrangle

Please be aware that fencing will limit through-access from the Main Quadrangle to the Harper Quadrangle beginning on Monday, August 20, 2012. During this period, the campus community can expect the following:


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08-17-2012 1:06 PM Green 58th Street and University Avenue Construction Logistics

Please be aware of upcoming changes to the construction site at 58th Street and University Avenue. From Monday, August 20th through Friday, September 21st, construction fencing and parking restrictions will be in place per the diagram below.


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08-16-2012 2:10 PM Green Oxford light pole base repair

Location: Main Quadrangle

Dates: August 20, 2012 through September 21, 2012

Please be aware that work to repair the damaged concrete bases of nine (9) Oxford Light poles will begin on August 20, 2012. During this work, the campus community can expect the following:


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07-13-2012 4:32 PM Green Sewer Repair by the City of Chicago

Location Intersection of 57th Street and University Avenue

Dates: Beginning on Monday, July 16, 2012

Please be aware that sewer repairs at the intersection of 57th Street and University Avenue will commence on Monday, July 16, 2012. The neighborhood can expect the following during this activity:


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07-12-2012 2:43 PM Green New Connection to Water Main in 57th Street

Location: 5700 S. Stony Island Avenue

Date: July 17, 2012 - August 10, 2012

Beginning Tuesday, July 17th through Friday, August 10th work will take place to install a new connection to the water main located in 57th Street between the Metra tracks and Stony Island Avenue. The work is part of the fire sprinkler project taking place in the 5700 S. Stony Island Building. The community can expect the following during this work:


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07-06-2012 5:43 PM Green Dorchester Avenue sidewalk installations

Location: 59th & 60th Streets at Dorchester Avenue

Dates: Monday, July 9, 2012 to Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Please be aware that sidewalk installations along Dorchester Avenue will commence on July 9, 2012. The campus community can expect the following during this work:


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06-22-2012 1:59 PM Green Planned Outage at 5730 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Please be aware that on Monday, June 25, a power outage is planned for electrical work at 5730 South Woodlawn Avenue, lasting up to eight hours. Our schedule includes the following:
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06-22-2012 1:55 PM Green Swift Hall Facade Inspection
Please be aware that summer construction is planned for Swift Hall between June 25 and July 20 to inspect damaged facade around the building. Our current schedule includes the following activities:
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06-22-2012 1:44 PM Green Foster Hall Facade Project
Please be aware that summer construction is planned for Foster Hall between June 25 and September 7 to address lightning damage and make other repairs as needed.
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06-08-2012 3:24 PM Green ComEd Site Work at 5757 S. University Avenue

Location: Intersection of 58th Street & University Avenue

Dates: Monday, June 11, 2012 through Friday, June 22, 2012

Please be aware that ComED will begin site work for 5757 S. University Avenue starting on Monday, June 11, 2012 through Friday, June 22, 2012. The community can expect the following during this work:


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06-08-2012 3:15 PM Green Regenstein Library Roof & Facade Phase II

Location: Exterior of Regenstein Library

Dates: Monday, June 11, 2012 through Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Please be aware that repairs to Regenstein Library will be completed from Monday, June 11, 2012 through Wednesday, October 17, 2012. The campus community can expect the following during this work:


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06-05-2012 3:44 PM Green Sunny Gym crane mobilization

Location: Exterior of Sunny Gym, including Kenwood Mall

Dates: Thursday, June 7, 2012 through Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Please be aware that full mobilization will occur at Sunny Gym (Lab Schools) beginning on Thursday, June 7, 2012. The campus community can expect the following during this work:


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05-23-2012 10:14 AM Green Regenstein Library retaining wall repairs

Location: Exterior of Regenstein Library near the south entrance

Dates: Thursday, May 24, 2012 - Friday, May 25, 2012 and Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Please be aware that repairs to existing retaining walls at Regenstein Library will be completed on Thursday, May 24, 2012 - Friday, May 25, 2012 and Tuesday, May 29, 2012. The campus community can expect the following during this work:


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05-17-2012 4:33 PM Green 5707 & 5711 Woodlawn Avenue Construction

Location: 5707 & 5711 Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

Dates: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - Monday, December 31, 2012

Please be aware that construction at 5711 Woodlawn will commence Wednesday, May 23, 2012 and extend through Monday, December 31, 2012. The community can expect the following during this work:


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05-14-2012 7:27 PM Green Power Outage in Campus Buildings

May 14, 2012

Subject: Power Outage in Campus Buildings

Locations: Interspersed

At approximately 4:30PM this afternoon, partial or full power was lost in various buildings around campus. ComEd was contacted immediately and is working in conjunction with the University Electric Shop to determine the exact cause and solution. ComEd was on site as of 5:00PM.


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05-08-2012 5:46 PM Green Sunny Gym Scaffolding Mobilization

Location: Exterior of Sunny Gym, including Kenwood Mall

Dates: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 through Thursday, June 7, 2012

Please be aware that scaffold mobilization will occur at Sunny Gym (Lab Schools) beginning on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 through Thursday, June 7, 2012. The campus community can expect the following during this work:


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05-04-2012 5:47 PM Green Communication Conduit Repair at 60th & Ellis

Subject: AT&T Communication Conduit Repair at 60th Street & Ellis Avenue

Location: Intersection of 60th & Ellis Avenue

Dates: May 7, 2012 - May 9, 2012

Please be aware that communication conduit repair will occur at the intersection of 60th Street & Ellis Avenue from May 7 through May 9, 2012. The campus community can expect the following during this work:


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05-04-2012 5:36 PM Green Regenstein Swing Stage Mobilization

Location: Pathway along the east facade of Regenstein Library

Dates: Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 9:00am - 5:00pm

Please be aware that swing stage mobilization will occur on the pathway along the east facade of Regenstein Library on May 6, 2012 from 9:00am - 5:00pm. The campus community can expect the following during this work:


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04-30-2012 12:08 PM Green Edelstone Communication Conduit Repair

Location: Edelstone Center along Ellis Avenue

Date: April 30, 2012 - May 2, 2012

Please be aware that communication conduit repair will occur at the Edelstone Center from April 30 through May 2, 2012. The campus community can expect the following during this work:


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03-23-2012 4:47 PM Green 58th Street Plaza Soil Borings

Location: Locations near the Bookstore and Surgery Brain Research Plaza

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2012

Please be aware that soil borings will be performed on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 8:00am through 8:00pm. The campus community can expect the following during this work:


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03-21-2012 11:38 AM Green Chilled Water Pipe Modifications

Location: Between Cobb and Swift Halls

Dates: March 21, 2012 - March 25, 2012

Between Wednesday, March 21st and Sunday, March 25th, chilled water pipe modifications near Cobb and Swift Halls will take place. The work is necessary to improve cooling to campus buildings. The campus community can expect the following:


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03-19-2012 10:04 AM Green Cobb Tunnel Shoring

Location: Cobb Hall Sidewalk Underground Tunnel

Dates: March 19 through March 23, 2012

Please be aware that tunnel shoring will take place over the week of spring break (March 19-23), daily from 7:00am-4:30pm, below the sidewalk along the east side of Cobb Hall.


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03-19-2012 9:56 AM Green Ingleside Street Closure

Location: Ingleside Avenue

Dates: March 19 through March 23, 2012

Please be aware that Ingleside Avenue will be closed from Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23 between 61st and 60th Streets for street work (removal of concrete obstruction and replacement of curbs) as indicated below.


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03-16-2012 11:40 AM Green Midway Plaisance Restoration

Location: Midway Plaisance and Ellis Avenue (East and West Sidewalks)

Date: March 19, 2012 March 30, 2012

Please be aware that concrete and lighting restoration will occur at the Midway Plaisance from March 19 March 30, 2012. The campus community can expect the following during this work:


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03-12-2012 9:45 AM Green Traffic Study

Location: 57th 58th Streets between University and Woodlawn Avenues

Date: March 13, 2012 March 15, 2012

Please be aware that a traffic study will be performed at 57th - 58th Streets between University and Woodlawn Avenues from March 13 through March 15, 2012. The campus community can expect the following during this work:


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03-09-2012 5:22 PM Green Steam Condensate Repair

Location: Chapin Hall

Date: March 12, 2012 March 23, 2012

Please be aware that steam condensate repair work at Chapin Hall will commence on Monday, March 12, 2012 through Friday, March 23, 2012, weather permitting. The campus community can expect the following during this work:


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03-02-2012 3:37 PM Green Steam Condensate Piping Repairs

Location: 58th Street between Cummings & Ingleside

Date: March 3, 2012 March 23, 2012

Please be aware that steam condensate piping repairs, located between the Cummings and Ingleside buildings, will commence on Saturday, March 3, 2012 through Friday, March 23, 2012 weather permitting. The campus community can expect the following during this work:


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03-02-2012 3:24 PM Green Research Institutes Demolition (Update)

Location: Ellis Avenue & 57th Street

Duration: March 2, 2012 May 18, 2012

As construction work to advance the William Eckhardt Research Center Project progresses, the demolition of the Research Institutes (RI) building will continue through May 18th. The separation of the RI building from the Biopsychology and Accelerator buildings has been completed. The campus community can expect the following:


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01-19-2012 3:06 PM Green Astronomy & Astrophysics Center Demolition

Location: Astronomy & Astrophysics Center

Duration: January 20, 2012 January 27, 2012

Starting Friday, January 20th through Friday, January 27th, demolition of the north elevation of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Center (AAC) will take place. The campus community can expect the following:


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11-11-2011 2:53 PM Green Ivy Trimming & Gutter Cleaning at Main Quadrangle Buildings
Please be aware that ivy trimming and gutter cleaning will take place from Monday, November 14, 2011 through Friday, December 16, 2011. Work will begin on the north side of Cobb Hall, progress to the Classics Quad buildings, and weather permitting, the remaining buildings on the Main Quadrangle. The campus community can expect the following while this work is under way:
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11-04-2011 3:55 PM Green Research Institutes & Astronomy & Astrophysics Demolition
Location: Ellis Avenue & 57th Street. Duration: November 7, 2011 February 28, 2012. As construction work continues to advance the William Eckhardt Research Center Project, the campus community can expect the following demolition activities starting November 7th with the Research Institutes (RI) followed by the Astronomy and Astrophysics building (AAC):
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11-04-2011 3:44 PM Green Accelerator Roof Repairs
Starting November 7th, roof repairs to the west side of the Accelerator Building will take place. The campus community can expect the following:
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11-04-2011 3:37 PM Green Traffic Alert on Cottage Grove Avenue between 57th and 58th streets
Please note that road repaving work will create traffic delays beginning November 5 through November 25 on Cottage Grove Avenue between 57th and 58th streets, near the Medical Center campus. Patients and visitors should expect delays. Some street parking will be eliminated during the project. The work will impact the following streets:
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10-27-2011 4:49 PM Green Ellis Avenue Street Closure for Crane Lift
Please be aware that Ellis Avenue between 57th and 59th Streets will be closed on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 7:00am 1:00pm for a crane lift. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:
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10-27-2011 4:42 PM Green Erman Roof Repairs
Roof Repairs to the Erman Biology Center are underway and will continue through February 2012. The campus community can expect the following:
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10-11-2011 4:38 PM Green Modular Office Building Trailer Delivery
Please be aware that 57th Street between Ellis and Drexel Avenues will be closed intermittently to vehicle traffic for brief periods beginning Wednesday, October 12th through Friday, October 28th for the delivery of trailers. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:
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10-07-2011 2:28 PM Green 10/15 and 10/16 "openhousechicago" Event
During the weekend of October 15, the University of Chicago will be participating in the first annual openhousechicago event featuring over 100 sites of architectural interest in 15 different communities throughout Chicago. The event is produced by the Chicago Architectural Foundation and allows participants the rare opportunity to visit, and in some cases tour, architecturally or historically significant locations to foster an understanding of how architecture and design impact our everyday lives.
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09-29-2011 5:07 PM Green Sidewalk Repair at 59th Street between Dorchester Avenue and Kenwood Avenue
Beginning on Tuesday, October 4 through Friday, October 14, The City of Chicago will begin work to repair the sidewalk along 59th Street between Dorchester and Kenwood Avenue. The campus community can expect the following during this work:
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09-16-2011 9:50 AM Green Update: Quad Landscape Project

We are on schedule to open the Harper Quadrangle by the revised completion date of October 4, 2011. Please refer to the below plan for what to expect in the coming weeks.


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09-15-2011 12:34 PM Green West Campus Combined Utility Plant Boiler Commissioning

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09-02-2011 5:25 PM Green Harper Quad Landscape Project Update

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07-27-2011 4:49 PM Green Astronomy and Astrophysics Modular Office Temporary Building

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07-26-2011 4:34 PM Green Kent Hall Roof Repairs

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07-25-2011 5:30 PM Green Kent Hall Emergency Facade Inspection

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07-19-2011 4:25 PM Green West Campus Combined Utility Plant Boiler Commissioning
On Tuesday, July 26 and Wednesday, July 27, the West Campus Utility Plant will be performing commissioning on the steam boilers.
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07-18-2011 10:59 AM Green Construction at the Quad Circle

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07-12-2011 2:43 PM Green Sidewalk and Parking Lane Closure at Ellis Ave. & 57th St.
As the WERC project continues, the campus community can expect the following construction activities beginning on July 18th: --The following sidewalks will be closed. A portion of the west sidewalk along Ellis Avenue between 56th and 57th street as well as a portion of the north sidewalk along 57th street will be closed between Drexel and Ellis Avenue. It is anticipated that these sidewalks will be closed until the end of 2014. --The following sidewalks will remain open and can be used as alternate pedestrian routes: the east sidewalk along Ellis Avenue, the south sidewalk along 57th street will remain open. --Construction fencing and barricades will be installed at the perimeter of the Accelerator, Research Institutes and Low Temp buildings. --The street parking lane on Ellis Avenue between 56th and 57th as well as the street parking lane on 57th street between Drexel and Ellis Avenue will be closed until the end of 2014.
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07-12-2011 8:49 AM Green Cobb Gate Closure
Beginning Wednesday, July 13th Cobb Gate will be closed for partial paver removal and replacement. The gate will be closed to pedestrians during the working hours of 7:00AM- 8:00PM on July 13th and July 14th. Vehicles will be prohibited at all times from July 13th through July 18th to allow for curing. This work is the next step in the process to determine what part of paver installation is not performing to specifications.
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07-01-2011 4:22 PM Green Chicago Theological Seminary Update
Weekly construction continues for the CTS building project. As part of the project, the sidewalk on the east side of Dorchester will be re-poured. The sidewalk will close the week of June 27th and it is anticipated to re-open on July 12th.
07-01-2011 4:20 PM Green Hinds Ramp and Stair Replacement

From Friday, July 8th through September 16th the main entrance ramp and stairs into the Hinds Laboratory for Geophysical Sciences Laboratory will be replaced. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--The Ellis Avenue entrance into Hinds will be closed for the duration of the project.

--Alternate access into Hinds will be through the loading dock located at the southwest corner of the building.

--The sidewalk along the west side of Ellis Avenue will be closed adjacent to Hinds. Pedestrians can use the east side of Ellis Avenue or the walking paths on the west side of Hinds.

--Construction fencing will be placed along the east side of Hinds. Parking along the construction fencing will be restricted.

--The work will be noisy at times while the stone and bricks are removed.

--Working hours are 6:00AM-4:00PM Monday-Friday.

--Signage will be posted notifying pedestrians of the sidewalk closure.

Please contact Barry O Quinn, Sr. Manager Building Envelope, Sheet Metal & Masonry, at 773-834-1548 or John Carey, Sr. Client Services Manager, at 773-834-6706 with questions or concerns.

Thank you for your patience.

06-08-2011 11:36 AM Green Quad Landscape Project

The Harper Quadrangle will be undergoing renovation this summer. The scope includes revising the current sidewalks and driveways by installing a new paver hardscape and altering the landscape for enhanced usage via additional green space, benches and pedestrian-oriented pathways. Campus community can expect the following:

--Beginning June 14th, the Harper Quad will be closed for the construction work.

--Construction fencing will be placed at the perimeter of the quad at the pedestrian paths.

--Fencing will also enclose a staging area within the quad for construction materials.

--Building entrances that face the Harper Quad will be closed during the duration of construction. Buildings that may be affected include: Harper, Haskell, Social Science Research, Stuart and Wieboldt.

--Construction work will take place between 7am and 3pm on weekdays. Construction deliveries will be coordinated via the quad permit process.

--A temporary pedestrian path will be in place from the main quad pedestrian path to the pedestrian path to Bond Chapel during the duration of construction.

--The following signs will be posted adjacent to the construction area: directional signage advising of pedestrian paths, a construction project sign with more detailed project information and an accessibility map illustrating available routes during construction.

Please contact Denise Davis, Project Manager, Facilities Services at 773-612-6373 or Anne McDermott, Client Services Manager, Facilities Services at 773-834-1617 with questions or concerns. For an immediate issue, please contact the Facilities Service Center at 773-834-1414.

Thank you for your patience. You will find this notice posted on the FS website http://facilities.uchicago.edu/ and on The University of Chicago Facilities Services Facebook page.

05-20-2011 3:20 PM Green Motor Pool Fuel Pump Shutdown

On Friday, May 27, the motor pool fuel pumps will be taken out of service for inspection and maintenance. Please make sure that any vehicles utilizing these pumps are fueled on Thursday, May 26 or after 11am on Friday, May 27.

Please contact Steve Frank (FS Supervisor of Landscape Services) at 773-834-5218, or Kevin Gunnerson (FS Client Services Manager) at 773-834-3733 with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your patience while we complete this work.
05-05-2011 6:10 PM Green Bookstore and Cafe Renovations

--All of the Bookstore Building will remain open throughout the renovations, but parts of the Barnes & Noble store and caf may close intermittently.--The Bursar, Student Loan Administration, ITS Solution Center, and Ombudsperson Offices will remain open throughout the renovations and elevator access will be maintained to these areas of the building during business hours. Working hours are 6:30AM-6:30PM seven days/week.

--On Saturday, May 7th the Cafe will be closed and the Bookstore will be open from 9-4. All other University of Chicago Bookstore hours of operation will remain as normal.

Please contact Joyce Griffin, Assistant Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-8487, or John Carey, Sr. Client Services Manager, at 773-834-6706 with questions about the renovations.

04-27-2011 5:48 PM Green Continuation of Demolition Work

The demolition of three buildings on Drexel Avenue between 56th and 57th streets will continue during the week of April 25th. Campus community can expect the following:

--Drexel Avenue will be open to vehicular traffic between 56th and 57th streets.

--Pedestrian traffic will be closed at 5605, 5610 and 5611 Drexel Avenue.

--Barricades will be placed at these addresses to redirect pedestrian traffic to the other side of Drexel.

--There will be increased construction traffic on Drexel to remove demolition materials.

--The parking lot adjacent to and south of 5611 South Drexel and the metered parking area on the east side of the alley will remain closed during the demolition activity.

--Demolition work will continue the week of April 25th. The work will take place between 8am and 4pm each weekday. The foundation will be infilled and graded the following week of May 2nd. Work is anticipated to be completed by May 9th.

Please contact John Ekholm, Project Manager, Facilities Services at 773-834-4121 or Anne McDermott, Client Services Manager, Facilities Services at 773-834-1617 with questions or concerns.

For background information on construction west of Ellis Avenue, please see http://news.uchicago.edu/behind-the-news/west-campus-expansion

Thank you for your patience.

04-26-2011 9:49 AM Green E-Waste Recycling Event

The Office of Sustainability is presenting a free E-Waste Recycling Event from May 9th through May 13th. The campus community can expect the following:

--Anything you want to get rid of that has a plug, a battery, or was once electric equipment or a component of electric equipment can be recycled at the event, including computers, laptops, fax machines, copiers, microwaves, televisions, space heaters, cd or dvd players, radios, and cell phones. Scientific and electronic medical equipment as well as items with significant metal components will also be accepted for recycling. Refer to the Sustainability website for a more complete list of accepted items and contact the Office of Sustainability with related questions. On Friday, May 13th, the recycling event will take place at the Kimbark gravel lot (located between 60th and 61st street on Kimbark) from 8am to 1pm.

--Coffee and snacks provided!

--For those unable to attend the event on the 13th, four convenient drop-off locations will be available from Monday, May 9th through Friday, May 13th.

--The locations include the lobby of Ratner Athletics Center, the lounge of Ex Libris in the basement of the Regenstein Library, the lobby of Ida Noyes, and the lobby of Social Service Administration.

--In addition to recycling e-waste, at the Friday event only, light bulbs (both incandescent and fluorescent) will be recycled. Also, functional computers and peripherals (keyboards, mice) can be dropped off to be refurbished and used at local schools.

Please contact Colleen Lanier Christensen, Program Coordinator, the Office of Sustainability at 773-702-7292 or Anne McDermott, Client Services Manager, Facilities Services at 773-834-1617 with questions or concerns.

04-21-2011 5:08 PM Green Street Closure - Mansueto Library

Please be advised that on Monday, April 25, 2011 and Tuesday, April 26, 2011 there will be a street closure to accommodate concrete work at the Mansueto Library. The campus community can expect the following:

--57th Street will be closed to through traffic between Ellis Avenue and University Avenue from 8am 4pm.

--Ellis Avenue will be restricted to one lane of traffic between 57th Street and 56th Street.

--Flaggers will be present to direct traffic on Ellis Avenue.

--Concrete trucks will be entering and leaving the project site repeatedly throughout the working hours.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mike Natarus, Senior Project Manager with Facilities Services at 773-834-1728. Thank you for your patience during this construction activity.

04-21-2011 4:59 PM Green Soil Borings - Rescheduled

Please be aware on Saturday, April 23rd a drill rig will be located near the Research Institutes Building to perform soil borings. This work is being rescheduled from the initially communicated date of April 16th. The borings will take place on the south end of the building near 57th Street & Ellis Avenue. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Working hours are 8:00AM-6:00PM with noisy work beginning at 9:00AM.

--Some noise and minor vibrations due to the machinery.

--The lawn will be restored after the borings are complete.

--The sidewalk along the west side of Ellis Avenue adjacent to the Research Institutes Building will remain open, as well as, the sidewalk along the north side of 57th Street.

--Ellis Avenue will remain open during this work, but traffic may be impacted while the drill rig is positioned.

--The work is weather permitting.

Please contact Paul Billingsley, Assistant Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-702-1638 or John Carey, Sr. Client Services Manager, at 773-834-6706 with questions or concerns.

Thank you for your patience.

04-15-2011 1:01 PM Green Road work on Ellis Ave. and Woodlawn Ave. between 59th St. and 60th St.

We will be removing and replacing asphalt on Ellis Avenue between North Plaisance Drive and South Plaisance Drive. We will also be removing and replacing crosswalks at Ellis Avenue and Woodlawn Avenue between 59th Street and 60th Street.

The campus community can expect the following:

--Prep work will begin on Wednesday, April 20th, weather permitting.

--The first week of work will be on Ellis, and the second week will be on Woodlawn.

--The work should be completed by May 4th, weather permitting.

--Occasionally vehicle traffic may be limited to one lane in each direction.

--A flagger will direct vehicle traffic when reduced to one lane.

--One side of the crossing will be open to pedestrian traffic during the work.

Note: Tree planting and landscaping will begin in May. At times traffic may be reduced to one lane for deliveries.

Please contact Desiree DiLucente, Senior Project Manager, Facilities Services, at 773-702-3447 or Anne McDermott, Client Services Manager, Facilities Services at 773-834-1617 with questions or concerns.

04-15-2011 12:53 PM Green Earth Week 2011

The Office of Sustainability is presenting Earth Week from April 18th through April 22nd. The campus community can expect the following:

--Informational tables outside at Bartlett quad between 11:00 am-2pm, Monday, April 18th and Wednesday, April 20th.

--Informational tables outside Swift quad between 11:00 am-2pm, Tuesday, April 19th and Thursday, April 21st.

--Curious about composting? Nuts about nutrition? Fascinated with farming? Don t miss your chance to spin the prize wheel for a chance to win herb seeds! Stop by to purchase a limited edition of the Earth Week t-shirts, vote for your favorite Earth Week Video and more!

--Rain location will be inside the Reynolds Club.

--Yoga on the main quad circle from 7:30 am to 8:15 am on Tuesday, April 19th.

--Earth Fest on the main quad between 11am and 2pm. Friday, April 22nd.

--Food, Fun and Earth-friendly!

--Plant your own herbs, sample local and organic food, and bring used clothing and accessories to donate to Encore, a local resale shop.

--Seating available for those bringing a picnic lunch.

--Live musical performance by Robbie Fulks on Friday, April 22nd between 12noon and 1pm on the main quad.

Please contact the Office of Sustainability at 773-834-4188 or Anne McDermott, Client Services Manager, Facilities Services at 773-834-1617 with questions or concerns.

04-15-2011 10:20 AM Green Soil Borings at Research Institutes

Please be aware on Saturday, April 16th a drill rig will located near the Research Institutes Building to perform soil borings. The borings will take place on the south end of the building near 57th Street & Ellis Avenue. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Working hours are 8:00AM-6:00PM with noisy work beginning at 9:00AM.

--Some noise and minor vibrations due to the machinery.

--The lawn will be restored after the borings are complete.

--The sidewalk along the west side of Ellis Avenue adjacent to the Research Institutes Building will remain open, as well as, the sidewalk along the north side of 57th Street.

--Ellis Avenue will remain open during this work, but traffic may be impacted while the drill rig is positioned.

The work is weather permitting.

Please contact Paul Billingsley, Assistant Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-702-1638 or John Carey, Sr. Client Services Manager, at 773-834-6706 with questions or concerns.

04-13-2011 12:25 PM Green Demolition Work on Drexel Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets

Three buildings on Drexel Avenue between 56th and 57th streets will be demolished during the week of April 18th. Campus community can expect the following:

--Drexel Avenue will be open to vehicular traffic between 56th and 57th streets.

--Pedestrian traffic will be closed at 5605, 5610 and 5611 Drexel Avenue.

--Barricades will be placed at these addresses to redirect pedestrian traffic to the other side of Drexel.

--There will be increased construction traffic on Drexel to remove demolition materials.

--The parking lot adjacent to and south of 5611 South Drexel and the metered parking area on the east side of the alley will be closed during demolition.

--Demolition work will take place the week of April 18th. The work will take place between 8am and 4pm each weekday. The foundation will be infilled and graded the following week of April 25th.

Please contact John Ekholm, Project Manager, Facilities Services at 773-834-4121 or Anne McDermott, Client Services Manager, Facilities Services at 773-834-1617 with questions or concerns.

03-31-2011 2:32 PM Green Ellis Avenue Street Closure and Crane Lift

Please be aware on Saturday, April 2, 2011 a crane will be located in the intersection of 58th Street and Ellis Avenue. The crane will be performing multiple lifts of equipment on to the Administration Building. The working hours are from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--There will be no vehicular traffic on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 59th Streets; both lanes on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 59th Streets will be closed during this work.

--Parking spaces will be eliminated on the east and west sides of Ellis Avenue, just north of 58th Street.

--The west entrance of the Administration Building will be closed. Building occupants will have to use the east entrance for entering and exiting the building.

--The sidewalks along the north and south sides of the Administration Building will be closed.

--The sidewalk along the west side of Ellis Avenue will remain open.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact John Carey, Senior Client Services Manager for Facilities Services at (773) 612-8599 or jjcarey@uchicago.edu.

02-10-2011 2:19 PM Green City of Chicago snow removal

The City of Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation will be onsite Thursday, February, 10th at 3pm to begin clearing snow from the parking lanes along 60th Street between Stony Island and Cottage Grove Avenues, and Woodlawn Avenue between 55th and 59th Streets. Below is a list of activity the campus community can expect during this work:

--Parking restrictions will be put in place along 60th Street between Stony Island and Cottage Grove, and Woodlawn Avenue between 55th and 59th Street beginning Thursday, 2/10 at 3pm.

--At 3pm on Thursday, 2/10 Streets and Sanitation will begin staging front loaders and semi trucks to collect and haul away snow.

--If cars are parked in the restricted areas after 3pm, they will be removed to allow the work, and then returned to where they were removed from. There will be no towing fees and cars will not be relocated to remote tow away sights.

--Facilities Services personnel will ensure that any snow that impacts the sidewalks along campus buildings as a result of this work will be cleared Friday morning.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kevin Gunnerson, Client Services Manager for Facilities Services at 773-834-3733.

02-08-2011 12:13 PM Green New webpage for weather updates

The University of Chicago has a webpage for Weather Updates. Use this link to access the latest news on schedule changes, cancellations and other resources:

http://news.uchicago.edu/btn/weather.php

10-27-2010 2:24 PM Green Concrete work at Woodlawn Avenue and Midway Plaisance Park: Woodlawn Avenue between 59th and 60th Street

New curbs will be poured along the east side of Woodlawn Avenue between 59th Street and 60th Street. In addition, landscaping will be installed on the east side of Woodlawn Avenue between 59th Street and 60th Street. The campus community can expect the following:

--The duration of the work is from October 29 through November 4, 2010, weather permitting.

--The pedestrian walkway on the east side will be closed. Signage indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area. The pedestrian walkway on the west side will be open.

--Traffic will be impacted. At times Woodlawn Avenue will be limited to one lane with two-way traffic. The North and South Plaisance West of Woodlawn will also be limited at times to one lane for approximately 30 feet. Four flaggers will be in place at 59th Street, 60th Street, North Plaisance and South Plaisance to assist in directing traffic to alternate routes to minimize impact.

Please contact Desiree DiLucente, Project Manager, Facilities Services, at 773-702-3447 or Anne McDermott, Client Services Manager, Facilities Services at 773-834-1617 with questions or concerns. Thank you for your patience.

10-21-2010 9:00 AM Green Concrete and landscaping work at Ellis Avenue and Midway Plaisance Park

New curbs will be poured along the west side of Ellis Avenue between 59th Street and 60th Street. In addition, landscaping will be installed on the east and west sides of Ellis Avenue between 59th Street and 60th Street. The campus community can expect the following:

--The duration of the work is from October 20 through October 29, 2010, weather permitting.

--The pedestrian walkway on the west side will be closed. Signage indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area.

--Traffic will be impacted. At times Ellis Avenue will be limited to one lane with two-way traffic. The North and South Plaisance west of Ellis for approximately 30 feet will also be limited at times to one lane. Four flaggers will be in place at 59th Street, 60th Street, North Plaisance and South Plaisance to assist in directing traffic to alternate routes to minimize impact.

Please contact Desiree DiLucente, Project Manager, Facilities Services, at 773-702-3447 or Anne McDermott, Client Services Manager, Facilities Services at 773-834-1617 with questions or concerns.

10-13-2010 4:43 PM Green Campus wide winterization of irrigation

Please be advised for the next three weeks, October 13, 2010 through November 5, 2010, Facilities Services will be securing and winterizing the lawn sprinkler systems on campus.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--The most visible part of this process is the purging of water from the systems underground piping.

--Potential closure of sidewalks and pathways (temporary) while water is removed from the piping.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Steve Frank, Supervisor, Landscape Services, Facilities Services at (773) 834-5218 or Anne McDermott, Client Services Manager, Facilities Services. Thank you for your patience while this work is completed.

10-12-2010 3:36 PM Green Drexel Avenue - street closure between 60th and 61st Street

Please be aware that Drexel Avenue between 60th and 61st Street will be closed to through traffic on Wednesday, October 13th due to the delivery of a construction crane for the David Logan Arts Center Project. Access to the Wells Lot will remain uninterrupted for the duration of the closure. Access to the Drexel Parking Structure will be available from 61st Street.

Below is the notice sent out by the project team:

Drexel Avenue will be closed between 60th and 61st streets on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 starting at 8 AM in order to take delivery of a large construction crane. The closure will last at a minimum until 12 noon, possibly longer. Access to the Wells parking lot at 60th and Drexel will not be affected, but the Drexel entrance to the 61st and Drexel parking structure will not be available during delivery of the crane from 60th Street. Please look for notification from the Transportation and Parking office with more details.

10-12-2010 3:22 PM Green Concrete work at Ellis Avenue and Midway Plaisance Park

New curbs will be poured along the east side of Ellis Avenue between 59th Street and 60th Street. The campus community can expect the following:

--The duration of the work is from October 14 through October 18, 2010, weather permitting.

--The pedestrian walkway on the east side will be closed. Signage indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area.

--Traffic will be impacted. At times Ellis Avenue will be limited to one lane with two-way traffic. The North and South Plaisance east of Ellis for approximately 30 feet will also be limited at times to one lane. Four flaggers will be in place at 59th Street, 60th Street, North Plaisance and South Plaisance to assist in directing traffic to alternate routes to minimize impact.

Please contact Desiree DiLucente, Project Manager, Facilities Services, at 773-702-3447 or Anne McDermott, Client Services Manager, Facilities Services at 773-834-1617 with questions or concerns.

10-12-2010 3:12 PM Green Emergency utility repairs - chilled water distribution piping
Duration: 13 October through 22 October 2010

Emergency repairs are required to address an underground leak in the campus chilled water distribution piping. The area of work is located in the pavement south of Cobb Gate between Culver and Erman. Exploratory excavation will begin Wednesday to pinpoint the location of the leak. The walkways adjacent to the Botany Pond and the Hull Court Garden will remain accessible to pedestrians. The campus community can expect the following:

--Safety fencing will be erected around the work area.

--Cobb Gate will be accessible to pedestrians, while vehicle traffic through Cobb Gate will be restricted to construction equipment only. All permitted vehicles must enter the Main Quadrangles via 58th & University.

--Flaggers will be present to guide construction vehicles through Cobb Gate to access the work area.

--The working hours will be 7:30AM-4:00PM Monday-Friday. Noisy work will be limited to after 8:00AM.

--At times, chilled water will be shut off to buildings on the Main Quadrangles in order to make the necessary repairs. Depending on the weather, this will limit air conditioning within the following buildings: Harper, Haskell, Cobb, Admin, Kent, Searle, Zoology and Erman.

--The work schedule may extend several weeks depending on the extent of required repairs. Additional communications will be distributed as needed.

We appreciate your patience with this work. Please contact Kevin Gunnerson, Client Services Manager for Facilities Services, at kgunnerson@uchicago.edu or (773) 834-3733, with questions or concerns.

09-01-2010 4:16 PM Green Main Quadrangles paver maintenance

Beginning Wednesday, September 1st and continuing through Friday, September 17th, crews will be performing maintenance and repair work on parts of the walkways around the Main Quadrangles. At different places the work will involve resetting pavers, installing improved drainage, and pouring some new pervious concrete. The areas of work include:

--The circle (9/1-9/17)

--A section near the Ryerson Loading Dock (9/1-9/17)

--A section near Rosenwald and Swift (9/7-9/17)

--The 58th Street portion of the Main Quad (9/7-9/17)

--The intersection of 58th Street and University (9/7-9/17)

During this time, vehicle access to the Main Quadrangles from 58th Street will be restricted at all times. Non-permitted vehicles may enter the Main Quadrangles between Midnight and 7:30am from Cobb Gate only. Permitted vehicles may enter between 7:30am and Midnight through Cobb Gate. There will be no vehicle access south of Hull Gate.

Pedestrians will also be temporarily rerouted to avoid work areas. Signage will be posted directing pedestrians to alternate routes.

The work will take place from 6:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Saturday, and at times it may create extra noise. We apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate your help in informing others who might be affected.

If you have questions, please contact us at summer-construction@uchicago.edu.


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05-20-2010 10:44 AM Green Gordon Center for Integrative Science: Sidewalk closures, and increased noise

Please be aware on Monday, May 24th through Wednesday, July 7th work will begin on the exterior of the Gordon Center for Integrative Science. The work will involve opening the exterior curtain wall at various locations around the building. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Approximately 13 openings will be created on the A, B, & C wings of the building.

--Each opening will occur sequentially; after the necessary work is completed at one opening, it will be sealed and work will begin on the next location.

--Workers will be utilizing a boom lift to access the exterior locations.

--At times portions of the sidewalk on the south side of 57th Street between Ellis and Drexel Avenues will be closed. Signs will be posted directing pedestrians to use the sidewalk on the north side of 57th Street.

--When working near building entrances, overhead scaffolding will be installed to protect pedestrians entering and exiting the building.

--There will be some intermittent noise associated with this work.

--The work is weather permitting.

Please contact Bill Lauck, Assistant Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-8556 with any questions or concerns.

05-14-2010 3:31 PM Green Revised notice: Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th Street: revised parking restrictions, pedestrian re-routes, increased noise

This is an update to the campus notice posted on Wednesday, May 12th.

Please be aware on Tuesday, May 18th work will begin to install a new fire pump in the basement of the Quadrangle Club. On Thursday, May 20th portions of the sidewalk on the south side of 57th Street and the alley will be re-graded. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Parking will not be restricted on the north side of 57th Street between University Avenue and the alley as previously planned.

--Parking will be restricted adjacent to the work area on the south side of 57th Street between University Avenue and the alley between 8:00AM-5:00PM.

--On Thursday, access to the alley from 57th Street will be closed from 8:00AM-5:00PM. Access to the alley will be available from 58th Street.

--The North side of 57th Street (between University and Woodlawn Avenues) will be accessible to pedestrian traffic. A portion of the sidewalk on south side of the street (between the north entrance of the Quadrangle Club to the east side of the alleyway) will be closed to pedestrian traffic.

--Signs indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area.

--There will be noise associated with this work.

--The work is weather permitting.

Please contact John Carey, Client Services Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-6706 with any questions or concerns.

05-12-2010 3:41 PM Green Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th Street: Parking & Pedestrian Restrictions, Increased Noise

Please be aware that beginning Monday, May 17, work will begin to install a new fire pump in the basement of the Quadrangle Club. The underground supply work is necessary to tie the new pump into the existing City of Chicago water main. The work will be completed by Monday, May 31. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--All parking will be restricted on both the North and South sides of 57th street, between University and Woodlawn avenues.

--Parking will be restricted from 8:00AM to 5:00PM for the duration of the project; parking will not be impacted during evenings and weekends.

--Two-way vehicular traffic will be maintained.

--During working hours there will be a construction flagger to direct traffic and ensure pedestrian safety.

--The North side of 57th Street (between University and Woodlawn Avenues) will be accessible to pedestrian traffic. A portion of the sidewalk on South side of the street (between the main entrance of the Quadrangle Club to the alleyway just east of the building) will be closed to pedestrian traffic.

--Signs indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area.

--There will be noise associated with this work.

Please contact Laura J. Jacobs, Project Manager for Facilities Services at 773-834-8472 with any questions or concerns.

04-27-2010 10:11 AM Green Facilities Services temporarily moving to Mott - Young Building closes Thursday at 12pm noon

Facilities Services will be temporarily moving to the Mott Building while the Young Building undergoes minor improvements.

On Thursday, April 29th the Facilities Services Offices located at the Young Building will be closed at 12:00 pm noon to all business. Facilities Services will re-open on Friday April 30th at 12:00 pm noon at Mott building at 1225 E. 60th. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Any facilities-related issues or emergencies can be reported to the work center at 773-834-1414 for dispatch.

--Facilities Services staff will be working remotely the afternoon of Thursday, April 29th and the morning of Friday, April 30th and will be accessible by email and mobile devices.

--Mail being sent to Facilities Services can still be addressed to 5555 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL. All internal and external mail will be forwarded to the Mott building.

Facilities Services expects to return to the Young Building at the beginning of the Fall Quarter 2010.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Marianne Juscik, Administrative Manager for Facilities Services at (773) 702-0362.

04-27-2010 10:04 AM Green Harper Library Crane Lift; Harper entrances sidewalk closures

On Wednesday, April 28th a crane lift will take place in Harper Courtyard between 6:00AM-3:00PM. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--The crane will setup on the north side of Harper Library between the main entrance and the west tower.

--Trucks containing new electrical switchgear will be staged in the courtyard.

--Contractors will be utilizing a 15 ton crane to lift equipment into the basement of Harper Library. The boom length will not exceed the height of the adjacent buildings.

--The north side entrances to Harper Library will remain open during the lift, but the sidewalk between the west and center entrances will be closed.

Please contact Bob Bandura, Project Manager, at (773) 834-7791 with questions or concerns.

04-27-2010 10:02 AM Green Parking Closure on University Avenue

Please be aware that beginning on Tuesday, April 27th, parking will be restricted along the west side of University Avenue at Pick Hall. This closure is necessary to stage a temporary chiller while work is performed on the Pick Hall Chilled Water System.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--All parking will be restricted on the west side of University Avenue in front of Pick Hall and Beecher Hall for equipment delivery and staging.

--Two-way vehicle traffic will be maintained.

--A large, temporary chiller will be staged in the area for the duration of the work in Pick Hall.

--A temporary walk-way will be constructed on the sidewalk for necessary hoses to run into Pick Hall from the chiller.

--Pedestrian traffic will remain open along both sides of University Avenue.

Please contact Mike Gramhofer, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-1840, with questions or concerns.

04-19-2010 2:32 PM Green ComEd power outage - several locations: Update

At approximately 1:15pm today, the campus experienced a power outage due to Com Ed equipment failure. Com Ed is on the scene working in conjunction with Facilities Services to evaluate conditions and begin repairs. At this time, temporary power has been restored to the following buildings:

--Rosenwald Hall

--Walker Hall

--Pick Hall

--Chicago Theological Seminary

--McGiffert House

--5710 Woodlawn

--5720 Woodlawn

--5730 Woodlawn

--5736 Woodlawn

--5555 Woodlawn

--Benton House

--Quadrangle Club

Repairs will continue through the night to get the full-time service restored to campus.

Updated information will be posted as it becomes available.

Please contact Facilities Services at (773) 834-1414, with questions or concerns.


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04-15-2010 2:18 PM Green Main Quadrangle - Hull Gate

On Saturday, April 17th, crews will be on site in the Main Quadrangle at Hull Gate to install new gutter drains to alleviate water ponding in the walkway. This work is weather permitting and may be postponed to a later date if necessary.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Crews will be on-site to excavate the area for the gutter drains to be installed.

--Vehicle and pedestrian access will remain open for the duration of the work.

--Some noise will occur to remove existing concrete.

--Construction vehicles will be entering/leaving the Main Quadrangle Pedestrian Zone via 58th Street.

Please contact Kevin Gunnerson, Client Services Manager for Facilities Services at (773) 834-3733, with questions or concerns.

04-05-2010 4:36 PM Green RESEARCH INSTITUTES BUILDING: NOISE & MINOR VIBRATIONS AND TRAFFIC IMPACTS

Please be aware beginning Tuesday April 6th a drill rig will be located near the Research Institutes Building to perform soil borings. The borings will take place at the following locations: four areas along the west side of Ellis Avenue, one area on the north side of 57th Street, and three areas on the west side of the Research Institutes Building. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Some noise and minor vibrations due to the machinery.

The lawn will be restored after the borings are complete.

--The sidewalk along the west side of Ellis Avenue, adjacent to the Research Institutes Building, will remain open.

--Ellis Avenue will remain open during this work, but traffic may be impacted while the drill rig is positioned.

--Street parking and the sidewalk along the north side of 57th Street (between Ellis and Ingleside Avenues) will be restricted for a portion of this work.

--The work is weather permitting.

--Signage indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area.

Please contact Joyce Griffin, Assistant Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-8487 with questions or concerns.

03-16-2010 10:53 AM Green TOWN HALL BRIEFING

Please join Associate Vice President and University Architect, Steve Wiesenthal for a town hall briefing on the South Campus Construction Progress. The presentation will be held on Friday, March 19th at Noon, in SSA Classroom E1. Attendees are welcome to bring their brown bag lunch with them.

Topics of conversation will include:

Construction Updates

--Reva and David Logan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts

--Midway Studios Renovation

--Chicago Theological Seminary

--Midway Crossings Project

--Question and Answer Session

If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please contact:

Kevin M. Gunnerson

Client Services Manager

kgunnerson@uchicago.edu

Office: 773-834-3733

02-22-2010 1:31 PM Green Clean room public notice

Notice is hereby given that the University of Chicago proposes to construct The University of Chicago Biomedical Clean Room, partially utilizing Federal funds.

The proposed construction project is the completion of 2,680 square feet of shell space within the existing Searle Chemistry Laboratory Building, which is located at 5735 S. Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637.The University of Chicago has evaluated the environmental and community impact of the proposed construction. There will be minimal construction noise and construction traffic during the construction period. No significant permanent environmental impacts are foreseen. All building permits and zoning approvals will be obtained for construction. In accordance with Executive Order 11514 (March 5, 1970), which implements the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, any individual or group may comment on, or request information concerning, the environmental implications of the proposed project.

Communications should be addressed to Daniel Albo, Project Manager for Facilities Services, Capital Project Delivery, at dalbo@uchicago.edu.

The Federal grant application may be reviewed at the Office of the Dean, Physical Sciences Division, 5747 S. Ellis, Room 122 during normal working hours.

02-16-2010 1:13 PM Green Math-Stat Building construction

Construction contractors have mobilized to begin renovating the Math-Stat Building. The campus community can expect the following during this work:

--Construction hours are between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

--Parking along the west side of University Avenue adjacent to the building is restricted for the duration of the project.

--The sidewalk on the east side of University Avenue along the project site will be closed during construction hours. Signs are posted directing pedestrians to the sidewalk on the west side of University Avenue.

--The north sidewalk between the Quadrangle Club tennis courts and the Math-Stat building is closed for the duration of the project.

Please contact Kristin O Rourke, Project Manager with Facilities Services at (773) 834-4874 with questions or concerns.

02-04-2010 8:49 AM Green COBB GATE INSTALLATION - ALTERNATE ACCESS ROUTES

Beginning Saturday, February 6th through Sunday, February 7th the gates for Cobb Gate will be installed. The campus community can expect the following during this work:

--Cobb Gate will be closed to pedestrian traffic as the restored gates are lifted into place. Pedestrians will be directed to use alternate routes for access to 57th Street.

--Access into Anatomy and Zoology via Cobb Gate will be closed while work is taking place.

--Noisy equipment will be used to lift and set the gates in place. All noisy work will begin after 9:00AM on both days.

--Site clean-up will take place during the gate installation along 57th Street and on the south side of Cobb Gate.

--Permitted vehicles accessing the Main Quadrangles Pedestrian Zone may enter at 58th Street and University Avenue.

Please contact John Carey, Client Services Manager, at (773) 834-6706 with questions or concerns.

01-22-2010 3:11 PM Green SIDEWALK REPAIRS & GATES INSTALLATION

Beginning Saturday, January 23rd through Monday, February 1st, sidewalk repairs will take place on 57th Street adjacent to Cobb Gate, and the gates which have been restored will be mounted. The campus community can expect the following during this work:

--On Saturday, January 23rd at 8:00AM saw cutting will take place along 57th Street adjacent to Cobb Gate. The work will take approximately 4 hours to complete and will be noisy. Pedestrians and permitted vehicles will have access through Cobb Gate.

--On Sunday, January 24th at 8:00AM Cobb Gate will close to all vehicle traffic. Permitted vehicles accessing the Main Quadrangles must use the 58th Street and University Avenue entrance. Pedestrians will continue to have access through Cobb Gate until Saturday, January 30th.

--The sidewalk on the south side of 57th Street adjacent to Cobb Gate will be closed for sidewalk repairs. Pedestrians will be directed to use the north side of 57th Street.

--Heavy equipment will be used to excavate the east sections sidewalk adjacent to Cobb Gate on Sunday, January 24th at 8:00AM. The west sections of sidewalk will be excavated on Wednesday, January 27th at 8:00AM.

--Cobb Gate will close to pedestrian traffic on January 30th and 31st as the restored gates are installed. Pedestrians will be directed to use alternate routes for access to 57th Street.

Please contact John Carey, Client Services Manager, at (773) 834-6706 with questions or concerns.

01-14-2010 5:03 PM Green ACCESSIBLE IMPROVEMENTS AT 58TH & UNIVERSITY

In order to improve accessibility, the sidewalk on the west side of University Avenue between Pick and Eckhart will be replaced. The campus community can expect the following in regard to this work:

--Demolition will begin on Friday, January 15 at 2:00PM and continue through the end of day on Monday, January 18th.

--New concrete will be poured the week of January 18th and will require approximately 14 days to cure.

--Signs will be posted indicating the closing of the Quadrangle to vehicles at 58th Street and University Avenue.

--Large construction machinery will be used to remove the existing sidewalk and install the new pathway.

--Signs directing pedestrians around the work areas will be posted.

--The east entrance into Pick will be closed.

Please contact Kevin Gunnerson, Client Services Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-3733, with questions or concerns.

01-07-2010 11:19 AM Green COBB GATE CLOSURE

On Friday, January 8th (weather permitting) and Saturday, January 9th between 8:00AM-5:00PM, Cobb Gate will be closed to all pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Pedestrians will be routed through the temporary pathway between Hitchcock Hall and the Anatomy Building. The campus community can expect the following during this work:

--On Friday and Saturday, concrete trucks will be parked on the south side of Cobb Gate pumping concrete into the Zoology and Anatomy tunnel.

--On Saturday, crews will be installing anchors into the walls of Zoology and Anatomy for the future return of the gates.

--The Cobb Gate entrances and loading docks for the Anatomy and Zoology buildings will be closed.

--Tunnel access between the Anatomy and Zoology buildings will be closed.

Please contact John Carey, Client Services Manager, at (773) 834-6706 with questions or concerns.

12-14-2009 4:11 PM Green SIDEWALK REPLACEMENTS FOR ADA COMPLIANCE

On Tuesday, December 15th, work will begin to correct non-compliant sidewalks across various campus locations. The work at each location will take approximately 10-14 days to complete (weather permitting). The campus community can expect the work to be noisy at times as the current walkways are removed and when the new concrete is poured. The campus locations include:

--Northwest corner of 56th Street & University Avenue near Henry Crown Field House

--North side of 57th Street & University Avenue near Bartlett Gym Loading Dock

--North side of 57th Street & University Avenue near Regenstein Library

--West side of University Avenue near Reynolds Club trash enclosure

--North side of 57th Street near Cobb Gate (requires approximately 30 days to complete)

--North side of 57th Street near BSLC and the Low Temp Loading Dock

--North side of 58th Street between Ingleside and the Bookstore

--East side of University Avenue and the west side of Woodlawn between 57th & 58th Streets

--South side of 57th Street between University and Woodlawn Avenues

--Southeast corner of 58th Street and Woodlawn near the Booth School Harper Center

--East side of Woodlawn Avenue near the Booth School Harper Center Parking Garage entrance.

--Northwest corner of Kimbark Avenue and 59th Street near Ida Noyes Hall

--The schedule for each of the above locations is being coordinated with the adjacent buildings, and work will take place at multiple locations simultaneously. Please contact Kevin Gunnerson, Client Services Manager, at (773) 834-3733 with questions or concerns.

12-09-2009 1:52 PM Green WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana predicting high winds, blowing snow, and falling temperatures. The region has not experienced temperatures this low since last February.

Wednesday evening through Friday evening will probably be the coldest period, with overnight temperatures tonight slightly above zero and daytime temperatures on Thursday in the low teens. Wind chill temperatures may reach -15 degrees.

Facilities Services staff are taking precautions to insure the integrity of building operating systems, and snow removal/ice control operations will continue on as required.

Facilities Services is asking campus departments to check the following during this period of extreme weather:

--Make certain windows/doors are closed tightly

--Check seldom used areas for heat problems

--Report water leaks as these may be indicators of frozen pipes

Please contact the Facilities Services Work Center at (773) 834-1414 to report cold weather and snow related concerns.

12-09-2009 1:49 PM Green COMED SERVICE UPGRADES TO CAMPUS BUILDINGS: 59TH STREET BETWEEN WOODLAWN AND UNIVERSITY AVENUES

On Wednesday, December 9th ComEd will begin installation of new switching equipment on the southwest side of Rockefeller Chapel near 59th Street. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--The project will not disrupt campus electrical service.

--The work will take approximately 4 weeks to complete, but is weather permitting.

--59th Street and University Avenue will remain open during the project. Flaggers will be present for work in the intersection of 59th Street and University Avenue.

--There will be no parking on the north and south sides of 59th Street from Foster Hall to the stairs of Rockefeller Chapel.

--The sidewalk on the north side of 59th Street will be closed at times. The jogging path on the south side of 59th Street will remain open.

--The project will involve some noisy work including saw cutting and excavation.

--Construction activities will not take place on 12/11, 12/24, 12/25, and 12/31.

Please contact Bob Bandura, Electrical Engineer with Facilities Services at 834-7791 with questions or concerns.

12-04-2009 3:36 PM Green COBB GATE ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS - PEDESTRIAN IMPACTS

Beginning Friday, December 11th, construction activities will take place to improve accessibility of Cobb Gate at 57th Street. To accommodate the pedestrian traffic, a temporary accessible path will be created between Anatomy and Hitchcock Hall. The campus community can expect the following during this work:

--Once the pedestrian path between Anatomy and Hitchcock Halls is created, Cobb Gate will close to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

--At times, the work will be noisy and cause vibrations from the removal of concrete structures, sidewalks, and stone work.

--The Cobb Gate entrances and loading docks for the Anatomy and Zoology buildings will be closed.

--Tunnel access between the Anatomy and Zoology buildings will be closed.

--The sidewalk adjacent to Cobb Gate will be closed at times, forcing pedestrians to cross the street to bypass the construction area.

--The work is weather permitting and may progress into the first few weeks of Winter Quarter.

Please contact John Carey, Client Services Manager, at (773) 834-6706 with questions or concerns.

11-24-2009 4:03 PM Green PEOPLES GAS WORK AT MULTIPLE CAMPUS LOCATIONS- TRAFFIC IMPACTS AND NOISE INCREASE

Please be aware that beginning Monday, November 30, People s Gas will be installing a new gas line along 61st Street from Blackstone Avenue running east past Dorchester Avenue (approximately 30 west). There will be no interruption of gas service for customers while this work is occurring. The campus community can expect the following during this work:

--No streets will be closed during this work.

--Dorchester Avenue will remain open during this work, but traffic may be impacted while the drill rig is positioned.

--Some noise and minor vibrations due to the machinery.

Subject: Peoples Gas work at Multiple Campus Locations Duration: December 7, 2009 December 18, 2009

Please be aware that beginning Monday, December 7, People s gas will be relocating the 16 gas main to the west side of the Press building. This relocation affects the area between the Press building and its temporary parking lot. The campus community can expect the following during this work:

--Some noise and minor vibrations due to the machinery.

--Dorchester Avenue will remain open during this work, but traffic may be impacted while the drill rig is positioned.

--Half of Press building temporary lot will be closed.

--Press building permanent parking lot will remain open.

--Access road to Press building will remain open.

Please contact Desiree DiLucente, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 702-3447, with questions or concerns.

11-24-2009 2:10 PM Green MIDWAY PLAISANCE AND WOODLAWN AND DORCHESTER AVENUES

Please be aware beginning Monday, December 7, 2009 along Woodlawn Avenue between the East and West traffic lanes of the Midway Plaisance a drill rig will be onsite to perform soil borings. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Some noise and minor vibrations due to the machinery.

--The lawn will be restored after the borings are complete.

--Woodlawn Avenue will remain open during this work, but traffic may be impacted while the drill rig is positioned.

--The work is weather permitting.

--Signage indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area.

Location: Midway Plaisance and Dorchester Avenue

Duration: December 9, 2009 - December 18, 2009

Please be aware beginning Wednesday, December 9, 2009 along Dorchester Avenue between the East and West traffic lanes of the Midway Plaisance a drill rig will be onsite to perform soil borings. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Some noise and minor vibrations due to the machinery.

--The lawn will be restored after the borings are complete.

--Dorchester Avenue will remain open during this work, but traffic may be impacted while the drill rig is positioned.

--The work is weather permitting.

--Signage indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area.

Please contact Desiree DiLucente, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 702-3447 with questions or concerns.

11-06-2009 12:20 PM Green HUTCHINSON COMMONS, PEDESTRIAN AND PARKING RESTRICTIONS

On Tuesday, November 10th a crane lift will take place to lift equipment onto Hutchinson Commons. The lift will take place between 5:00AM-6:00AM. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--57th Street and University Avenue will remain open to traffic.

--Approximately 10 parking spaces on the south side of 57th Street between University Avenue and the Hutchinson Commons loading dock will be blocked for the crane.

--Contractors will be utilizing a 40 ton crane to lift equipment onto Hutchinson Commons. The boom length (50ft. max)will not exceed the height of Mitchell Tower.

--Pedestrian traffic will not be available on the south side of 57th Street, and will be directed to the north side of the street.

Please contact Andy Cobb, Hull Court Engineering Supervisor, at (773) 834-1428 with questions or concerns.

11-05-2009 4:23 PM Green 5747 & 5812 S. ELLIS AVENUE & 5732 S. UNIVERSITY - PARKING RESTRICTIONS & INCREASED NOISE

Please be aware on Monday, November 9th the City of Chicago Department of Sewers will be performing work on Ellis and University Avenues to repair sewer catch basins. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

The work will be performed in the curb lane near the following addresses:

--5812 S. Ellis Avenue Surgery Brain Research Pavilion

--5747 S. Ellis Avenue Jones Laboratory

--5732 S. University Avenue Mandel Hall

--Parking will be restricted around the work areas.

--The work will be noisy at times as the sewer catch basins are excavated.

--Ellis and University avenues will remain open during this work; however, traffic may become congested at times as the repair work takes place.

--If you have any questions or concerns, please contact John Carey, Client Services Manager for Facilities Services at 834-6706.

10-23-2009 9:14 AM Green NORTH SIDE OF 61ST ST. BETWEEN GREENWOOD AVE. & ELLIS AVE.: PARKING/PEDESTRIANS RESTRICTIONS

Please be aware that Parking will be closed along the north side of 61st Street between Greenwood Avenue and Ellis Avenue, and on the east side of Ellis Avenue between 60th & 61st Street for repair work on the South Campus Residence Hall. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Parking along the north side of 61st Street and the east side of Ellis Avenue will be closed from 8am 4pm.

--Construction vehicles will be utilizing the parking lane to perform limestone and window repair work on the South Campus Residence Hall building.

--Pedestrian access along the north side of 61st Street and the east side of Ellis Avenue will be restricted during construction activities.

Please contact Thomas Arey, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-8938, with questions or concerns.

10-21-2009 12:38 PM Green ABBOTT HALL SIDEWALK AND DRIVEWAY REPLACEMENT

Please be aware between October 22nd and November 2nd construction will take place on the south side of 58th Street along Abbott Hall to replace the sidewalk and driveway. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--During this time, the sidewalk on the south side of 58th Street along Abbott Hall will be closed. Pedestrians will be directed to use the sidewalk on the north side of 58th Street.

--58th Street will remain open to vehicles during the construction. There will be no impact to the Bookstore and Ingleside loading docks.

--There will be no parking along the south side of 58th Street from Drexel Avenue to the cul-de-sac near the Surgery Brain Research Pavilion.

--The Abbott Hall Archway doors will be closed to all but Emergency egress from Abbott Hall. Occupants will utilize the Surgery Brain Pavilion Entrance for normal access.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Steve Barstatis, Project Manager for the Medical Center at 773-702-6295.

10-21-2009 12:08 PM Green 61st & Drexel Parking Structure Crane Lift

Please be aware Drexel Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets will be closed on Saturday, October 24, 2009 between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM for a crane lift. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--NO traffic will be allowed on Drexel Avenue south of the Parking Structure entrance on Drexel and 61st Street.

--All parking will be eliminated on the east and west sides of Drexel Avenue between the Parking Structure entrance on Drexel and 61st Street.

--Contractors will be utilizing a 12 ton crane with a maximum boom height of 147 feet to install equipment on to the Parking Structure.

--Pedestrian traffic will not be available on the west side of Drexel Avenue, and will be directed to the east side of the street.

--Signage will be posted notifying motorists and pedestrians of the street and sidewalk closure.

--The work is weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, the lift will take place on Sunday, October 25, 2009.

Please contact John Carey, Client Services Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-6706, with questions or concerns.

10-14-2009 3:33 PM Green MAIN QUADRANGLE: COMER KIDS CLASSIC 5K RUN

On Sunday, October 18th, the University of Chicago Medical Center will be hosting the annual Comer Kids Classic 5K Run on the Main Quadrangle. All University students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate. Further information can be found at www.uchicagokidshospital.org/race. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Parking will be closed along University Avenue between 58th Street and 57th Street, as well as along 57th Street between Cobb Gate and University Avenue.

--Vehicles will be accessing the Main Quadrangle Pedestrian Zone during the event.

--Crews will be on-site constructing tents and laying out the event site from 5:30am until 7:00am, and again from 11:30am until 2:00pm for clean-up.

--Some areas of the Main Quadrangle will have temporary restricted access for the set-up, the event, and for clean-up.

For questions or concerns regarding the event, please contact Shana Melanson at (773) 702-0544.

For facilities related questions or concerns, please contact Kevin Gunnerson, Campus Client Services Manager, at (773) 834-3733.
10-08-2009 10:24 AM Green 60TH STREET AND DORCHESTER: PARKING RESTRICTIONS

The Chicago Theological Seminary will be hosting a groundbreaking event on the site of their new building at 60th Street and Dorchester Avenue on Thursday, October 15th. Event set-up will take place on Wednesday, October 14th, with clean-up on Friday, October 16th.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this event:

--The Press Building temporary parking lot will be closed beginning on Wednesday, October 14th through Friday, October 16th.

--Permit holders for the Press Building lot will be able to park in the Chapin Hall lot or New Grad lot for the duration of this closure.

--Street parking will be restricted on Thursday, October 15th on 60th Street directly in front of the Press Building, and along Dorchester Avenue between 60th & 61st Streets.

--There will not be any disruption of bus or pedestrian traffic.

Please contact Desiree DiLucente, Senior Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 702-3447 with facilities questions or concerns.

10-07-2009 10:57 AM Green MAIN QUADRANGLE PEDESTRIAN ZONE INCREASED ACTIVITY

On Wednesday, October 7th a large tent will be set-up in Hutchinson Courtyard, and two smaller tents will be set-up on the grass near Eckhart Hall and Walker Museum. The tent set-up is in preparation for the University's 500th Convocation on Friday, October 9th. All tents will be broken down Friday evening.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--During these events there will be vehicle traffic on the Main Quadrangles between 7:30AM-Midnight for event set-up purposes.

--Crews will be on-site constructing tents and laying out the event site.

--Some areas of the Main Quadrangle will have temporary restricted access for the set-up, during the event and for clean-up.

For questions or concerns regarding the event set-up, please contact Sheryl Corey at (773) 702-2513.

Please contact Kevin Gunnerson, Campus Client Services Manager, at (773) 834-3733 with facilities questions or concerns.
09-30-2009 5:06 PM Green MAIN QUADRANGLE PEDESTRIAN ZONE INCREASED ACTIVITY

On Friday, October 2nd the Office of the Reynolds Club and Student Activities will host the Student Activities Fair on the Main Quadrangles. For the event approximately 280 tables, 6 food stations, and several tents will cover most of the Main Quadrangles Pedestrian Zone. Setup for the event will begin on Friday at approximately 7:30AM. The fair is from 3:00PM-5:30PM. All setup will be taken down on Friday evening.

In addition, on Wednesday, October 7th a large tent will be setup in Hutchinson Courtyard, and two smaller tents will be setup on the grass near Eckhart Hall and Walker Museum. The tent setup is in preparation for the University's 500th Convocation on Friday, October 9th. All tents will be broken down Friday evening.

During these events there will be vehicle traffic on the Main Quadrangles between 7:30AM-Midnight for event setup purposes.

For questions or concerns regarding event setups, please contact the following:

Student Activities Resource Fair: Jennifer Kennedy at (773) 834-6407

500th Convocation: Sheryl Corey at (773) 702-2513

Please contact John Carey, Campus Client Services Manager, at (773) 834-6706 with facilities questions or concerns.

09-22-2009 5:41 PM Green MIDWAY STUDIOS WING DEMOLTION

Beginning on Thursday, September 24th, demolition of the wing addition to the Midway Studios will begin as a part of the Reva and David Logan Center for Creative and Performing Arts construction. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

Beginning on Thursday, September 24th the main demolition to bring down the structure will begin.

There will be construction dust and noise associated with this work.

Trucks will be entering the site at 60th Street, and exiting onto Drexel Avenue.

There will be flaggers on site to direct traffic for the trucks as they enter and leave the site.

There will be no disruption to pedestrian traffic associated with this work.

Please contact Eric Eichler, Senior Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-7654, with questions or concerns.

09-21-2009 10:44 AM Green WEST CAMPUS UTILITY PLANT BOILER TESTING

On Wednesday, September 23, 2009 through the month of November, the West Campus Utility Plant will be starting up and testing steam boilers. The campus community can expect the following:

--Throughout the course of boiler testing, contaminant free steam vapor will be discharged intermittently through the utility plant rooftop venting system. The campus community may notice large plumes of steam vapor coming from the utility plant, but should not be alarmed as it is a normal part of testing.

--At times, the steam vapor discharged from the plant will be noisy. During work days, unusually loud noise levels may be heard from the utility plant. The project will follow the City of Chicago noise ordinance prohibiting noise generating work between 8PM and 8AM.

--The noise levels and steam vapor venting are part of boiler testing only. During normal plant operations, minimal noise and steam vapor will be produced.

Please contact Derrick Bailey, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 612-6162 with questions or concerns.

09-14-2009 5:50 PM Green MAIN QUADRANGLE PEDESTRIAN ZONE VEHICULAR POLICY

In June, construction activities began in the Main Quadrangles to improve pedestrian access for the students, faculty, staff, and community members who regularly enjoy the open space in the heart of our campus. The Main Quadrangles Paver Replacement Project will be substantially complete on September 15, 2009. The replacement of many existing sandstone pavers on the Quadrangle pathways was agreed to with the Department of Justice to improve accessibility. To minimize disruption of the construction activity, the University initiated a simultaneous project to redefine the Quadrangles as a pedestrian zone.

An interim Main Quadrangles Pedestrian Zone Policy will be in effect beginning September 15, 2009 through Fall Quarter, restricting University vehicles from accessing the Main Quadrangles from 7:00AM to Midnight, 7 days a week. Non-University vehicles are restricted from accessing the Main Quadrangles from 7:30AM to Midnight, seven days a week. No vehicles, moving or parked, will be allowed within the Main Quadrangles unless a permit is displayed. A permit process has been developed for deliveries which cannot be accommodated in the Midnight-7:30AM delivery time frame or from off of the perimeter streets. To minimize the impact on the pedestrian zone, permits will be issued only after identifying all work that can first be accomplished off-hours or via perimeter access points. For more information on the permit process and to download the permit application, please visit the Facilities Services website at http://facilities.uchicago.edu/.

Exceptions to the Interim Policy:

The following services will not require a permit to access the Main Quadrangle: (Emergency work is defined as any situation that will result in a threat to life, safety, health, facilities, or utilities if not responded to immediately. A maintenance emergency is also defined as any situation that will result in the cancellation of classes or events if not responded to immediately).

--Emergency vehicles

--Maintenance vehicles performing emergency work

--Snow removal vehicles (only after 7:00AM as absolutely necessary for pedestrian safety)

University of Chicago Police Department vehicles

For questions, concerns or comments about the Paver Replacement project or the interim vehicular policy, please email Facilities Services at mainquad-policy@lists.uchicago.edu; a response will be provided within two business days. The University is committed to collaborating with any member of the University community impacted by the vehicular restrictions to develop new service access and delivery strategies.

08-21-2009 12:28 PM Green ELLIS AVENUE AND 61ST STREET- WEEKEND WORK

Beginning on Sunday, August 23rd, and continuing every Sunday through September 13th, there will be exterior work performed on the New Residence Hall. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--The crew will begin work at 9am, and finish by 6pm.

--There will be contractors setting stone along the exterior of the building.

--Construction vehicles will be accessing the site along Ellis Avenue and 61st Street.

Please contact Mike Natarus, Senior Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-1728, with questions or concerns.

07-22-2009 6:00 PM Green 56TH STREET AND ELLIS AVENUE: SIDEWALK CLOSURES, AND PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Please be aware construction activities related to the West Campus Utility Plant will continue through Friday, July 24, 2009. Work is taking place along the north side of 56th Street and along the west side of Ellis Avenue near 56th Street. The campus community can expect the following:

--The sidewalk along the west side of Ellis Avenue will be closed at times as a new manhole is installed and telecommunication and irrigation lines are relocated.

--The sidewalk along the north side of 56th Street will be closed at times while in-ground conduits are moved.

--Parking adjacent to the work areas will be restricted while work is taking place.

--Signs will be posted indicating sidewalk closures directing pedestrians around the work site.

Please contact Derrick Bailey, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 834-1411 with questions or concerns.

06-23-2009 10:21 AM Green MAIN QUADRANGLE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES AND INCREASED NOISE

We would like you to know that major road work on 58th Street, from University to the circle, is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 1, 2009. As this work will require a complete street closure, all vehicles will be prohibited from accessing the Main Quadrangle via 58th Street.

The following is a list of many of the activities you may expect to see as a result of this major initiative:

--Demolition of 58th Street is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 1, 2009, and all vehicles must be off the Main Quadrangle by 7:00AM.

--Signs announcing that the Quadrangle is closed to vehicles will be posted on University Avenue at both 59th and 58th Streets.

--The replacement of the street and sidewalk portions of 58th Street will require that the vehicle restriction be in force 24 hours EVERY day.

--This project will require the use of large construction machinery for both the removal of the existing street, and the installation of the new pathway.

--Unfortunately, the work will be noisy.

--Way-finding signs to assist pedestrians in walking around the work areas will be prominently posted in numerous locations.

Rob Kelly, the Facilities Services Project Manager for this work is available at (773) 834-1846 to respond to any questions or concerns you may have.

06-18-2009 1:27 PM Green MAIN QUADRANGLE BUILDINGS: CENTRAL COOLING AFFECTED

The Regenstein Chilled Water Loop, which supports the central cooling of several buildings on the Main Quadrangle, is shutdown to perform emergency repairs. The affected buildings include: floors 4, 5, and 6 of the Administration Building, Anatomy, Culver, Erman, Zoology, Searle, Kent, Cobb, Haskell, Harper, Wieboldt and the Social Science Research Building (lower level). The repairs require excavation of an underground pipe. We cannot reliably predict how long the repairs will take until we can examine the damage.

The affected buildings may experience a level of discomfort during this time. Please bear with us as we work to repair the system. If you experience unusual discomfort, please contact the Work Center at (773) 834-1414. We will provide updates as soon as we have more information.

06-17-2009 3:06 PM Green Hines Laboratory Crane Lift - ELLIS AVENUE STREET CLOSURE

Please be aware that Ellis Avenue between 57th and 59th Streets will be closed on Saturday, June 20, 2009 between 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM for a crane lift. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--NO traffic will be allowed on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--All parking will be eliminated on the west side of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and the Bookstore, and all parking will be eliminated on the east side of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and Jones Laboratory.

--Access from 59th Street going north on Ellis Avenue will be permitted only until 58th Street for parking and drop-off only. No thru traffic will be permitted north of 58th Street.

--There will be construction flaggers present at 57th Street to redirect southbound Ellis Avenue traffic to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

--There will be flaggers at 59th Street notifying motorists of the street closure.

--Contractors will be utilizing a 75 ton crane to install equipment on to the Hinds Laboratory.

--Pedestrian traffic will not be available on the west side of Ellis Avenue in front of Hinds Laboratory. Pedestrians will be directed to go around Hinds along the paths on the west side of Hinds Laboratory.

--Signage will be posted notifying motorists and pedestrians of the street and sidewalk closure.

--The work is weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, the lift will take place on Sunday, June 21, 2009.

Please contact Jim Garcia, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-1825, with questions or concerns.

06-17-2009 3:05 PM Green Hines Laboratory Crane Lift

Please be aware that Ellis Avenue between 57th and 59th Streets will be closed on Saturday, June 20, 2009 between 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM for a crane lift. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--NO traffic will be allowed on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--All parking will be eliminated on the west side of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and the Bookstore, and all parking will be eliminated on the east side of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and Jones Laboratory.

--Access from 59th Street going north on Ellis Avenue will be permitted only until 58th Street for parking and drop-off only. No thru traffic will be permitted north of 58th Street.

--There will be construction flaggers present at 57th Street to redirect southbound Ellis Avenue traffic to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

--There will be flaggers at 59th Street notifying motorists of the street closure.

--Contractors will be utilizing a 75 ton crane to install equipment on to the Hinds Laboratory.

--Pedestrian traffic will not be available on the west side of Ellis Avenue in front of Hinds Laboratory. Pedestrians will be directed to go around Hinds along the paths on the west side of Hinds Laboratory.

--Signage will be posted notifying motorists and pedestrians of the street and sidewalk closure.

--The work is weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, the lift will take place on Sunday, June 21, 2009.

Please contact Jim Garcia, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-1825, with questions or concerns.

06-16-2009 4:51 PM Green DREXEL AVENUE STREET CLOSURE BETWEEN 56TH AND 57TH STREETS

Beginning Wednesday, June 17, 2009 through Friday, June 19, 2009, Drexel Avenue will be closed between 56th & 57th Streets. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--No traffic will be allowed through Drexel Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets beginning at 7:00AM on Wednesday, June 17th through 5:00PM on Friday, June 19th.

--There will be no parking on the east and west sides of Drexel Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets during the street closure.

--Vehicle access through the alleys between Maryland and Drexel Avenues and Drexel Avenue and BSLC will remain open.

Please contact Ray Donato, Director of New Construction Facilities for UCMC at Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 702-2696, with questions or concerns.

06-11-2009 4:44 PM Green LAB SCHOOL CAMPUS- NOISE AND TRAFFIC IMPACTS

Please be aware beginning on Monday, June 15, 2009 a drill rig will be onsite to perform soil borings along the Lab School Campus. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Some noise and minor vibrations due to the machinery.

--The lawn will be restored after the borings are complete.

--58th and 59th Streets and Kimbark and Dorchester Avenues will remain open during this work, but traffic may be impacted while the drill rig is positioned.

--The work is weather permitting.

Location: Midway Plaisance and Ellis Avenue

Duration: June 16, 2009

Please be aware beginning on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 along Ellis Avenue between the East and West traffic lanes of the Midway Plaisance a drill rig will be onsite to perform soil borings. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Some noise and minor vibrations due to the machinery.

--The lawn will be restored after the borings are complete.

--Ellis Avenue will remain open during this work, but traffic may be impacted while the drill rig is positioned.

--The work is weather permitting.

Signage indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area.

Location: Press Building Parking Lot

Duration: June 22, 2009 June 26, 2009

Please be aware beginning on Monday, June 22, 2009 in the Press Building West Parking Lot a drill rig will be onsite to perform soil borings. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Some noise and minor vibrations due to the machinery.

The asphalt will be restored after the borings are complete.

--The work will take place in west parking lot and the dirt lot south of the west parking lot lot.

--No work will take place in the Community Garden area.

-- The work is weather permitting.

Signage indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area.

Please contact Desiree DiLucente, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 702-3447 with questions or concerns.

06-11-2009 4:33 PM Green UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LABORATORY SCHOOLS DRILLING HAS NOISE IMPACTS

Geotechnical survey drilling, supporting the University of Chicago Laboratory School and the new Chicago Theological Seminary projects, will start on June 15, 2009 and last until June 26, 2009. The drillers will begin on the Laboratory School campus and proceed to the site at 60st Street and Dorchester Avenue.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Drilling will begin at 8:00AM on weekdays.

--There will be noise associated with this work.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Alicia Murasaki, Director of Preconstruction for Facilities Services, at 773-834-4798 or Desiree Dilucente, Senior Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-702-3447.

06-11-2009 10:18 AM Green CENTRAL COOLING SHUTDOWN AFFECTING: MAIN QUAD BUILDINGS, PALEVSKY BARTLETT, RATNER & SMART MUSEUM

The Regenstein Chilled Water Loop which supports the central cooling of several buildings on the Main Quadrangle, the Palevsky Residence Halls, Bartlett Commons, the Ratner Athletics Center, and the Smart Museum is shutdown to perform emergency repairs. We anticipate returning to normal operations prior to noon today. Due to the cooler outside temperatures, outside air is being used to assist with maintaining building temperatures.

The campus community may experience a level of discomfort during this time. Please bear with us as we work to maintain the system. If you experience unusual discomfort, please contact the Work Center at (773) 834-1414.

06-04-2009 1:31 PM Green NEW LIGHTS WILL BE INSTALLED ALONG 60TH STREET BETWEEN INGLESIDE AND DORCHESTER

During the summer months, approximately 200 new light fixtures to illuminate sidewalks will be installed along 60th Street between Ingleside and Dorchester Avenues. In addition, new lights will be installed on the cross streets between 60th and 61st Street. The campus community can expect the following in regards to this work:

--The new fixtures will be installed on University property near adjacent sidewalks.

--The work will involve trenching to install the necessary electrical conduits and concrete bases will be poured to support the fixtures.

--The project will coordinate with individual buildings as the work progresses from east to west along 60th Street and north to south on the cross streets.

Please contact Mike Gramhofer, Project Manager with Facilities Services at 834-1840 with questions or concerns.

05-27-2009 4:14 PM Green BLAINE HALL: PARKING RESTRICTIONS AND INCREASED ACTIVITY

Please be aware that on Saturday, May 30, 2009, there will be two trees removed from around Blaine Hall. The first tree is located just east of the 59th street entrance to Blaine Hall. The second tree is located on the east side of the courtyard, south of the hallway doors. These trees are being removed, to allow for scaffolding to be erected, in preparation for the Blaine Hall fa ade and roof project.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Working hours will be from 8:00AM-2:00PM.

--Some parking will be restricted along 59th Street, directly in front of the work zone.

--Pedestrian traffic will not be impacted.

--A truck and wood chipper will be on-site for debris removal.

--The project manager will be onsite while this work is occurring.

Please contact Barry O Quinn, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 450-6222, with questions or concerns.

05-27-2009 10:09 AM Green E-BULLETIN UPDATE: 61ST STREET BETWEEN DORCHESTER AND BLACKSTONE- STREET CLOSURE AND PARKING RESTRICTIONS

As noted in a previous E-Bulletin distributed on May 8, 2009, the two temporary boilers located on the west side of the Steam Plant are being removed. A crane will be on site on Thursday, May 28, 2009 to move the boilers on to trucks. The campus community can expect the following:

--61st Street will be closed from Dorchester Avenue to Blackstone Avenue.

--A large crane will setup on the west side of the Steam Plant at Blackstone Avenue and 61st Street.

--All attempts will be made to maintain access for vehicles that must access Blackstone Avenue south of 61st Street, but access will be restricted at times for safety reasons.

--There will be no parking on 61st Street between Dorchester and Blackstone Avenues. Also, there will be no parking on Dorchester Avenue near 61st Street.

--Flagmen will be present to direct the construction traffic and to ensure motorists and pedestrian safety.

--The boiler removal is weather dependent. In the event of inclement weather, the removal will take place on Friday, May 29, 2009.

Please contact Derrick Bailey, Project Manager for the Facilities Services, with questions or concerns at 773-834-1411.

05-19-2009 4:32 PM Green STAGG FIELD IMPROVEMENTS: 55TH & COTTAGE GROVE - TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIAN IMPACTS

Please be aware on May 21, 2009 work will begin at Stagg Field to repair the synthetic turf and improve accessibility to the Stagg Team Building. The campus community can expect the following:

Stagg Field Turf Repairs:

--The track and field will be closed from May 21, 2009 June 11, 2009.

--The tennis courts will remain open during this period.

--Eastbound traffic on 55th Street will be impacted as trucks load and unload material through the Stagg Field northwest gate.

--Flaggers will be present to direct pedestrians and vehicles around the trucks entering and exiting the site.

Please contact Stella Moy, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-8556, with questions or concerns.

Stagg Team Building Accessibility Improvements:

--New pavement will be installed with code compliant grading at the south end of Stagg Field north of the Team Building.

--The south gate may be closed at various times during this period.

Please contact Rob Kelly, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-1846, with questions or concerns.

05-13-2009 9:36 AM Green PARKWAY SOD REPLACEMENT

Please be aware that the following locations will have parkway sod replacement beginning Wednesday, May 13th, with completion expected by Friday, May 15th:

--West-side of Ellis Avenue, from 57th Street to the Bookstore dock.

--North-side of 57th Street, from Ellis Avenue to the BSLC dock.

--North-side of 58th Street, from Woodlawn Avenue to University Avenue.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Barricades will be setup around the working areas to allow space for the contractor to stage their equipment.

--Sidewalks in the working areas will remain open to pedestrian traffic.

--Vehicular traffic will not be affected.

Please contact Mary Albanese, Grounds Supervisor for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-5218, with questions or concerns.

05-08-2009 8:17 PM Green 61ST STREET AND BLACKSTONE: INCREASED TRAFFIC AND PARKING IMPACTS

During this past heating season, two temporary boilers were installed on the west-side of the Steam Plant to ensure adequate heating to the University. At this time, the boilers are no longer needed and are scheduled to be removed beginning Monday, May 11, 2009. The removal of these boilers has been closely coordinated with the City of Chicago and the University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD).

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Beginning Monday, May 11th, the boiler disassembly will start. Most of this work will be localized north of the temporary boilers and south of the new South Campus Chiller Plant.

--On Monday, May 11th (before 7:00AM), a crane will be delivered to the area just north of the temporary boilers, to assist in the removal of pipes and other parts.

--On Wednesday, May 13th, through Friday, May 22nd, construction traffic will occur on 61st Street, between Blackstone Avenue and Dorchester Avenue. There will be construction flaggers present to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety. Special attention will be paid to those going to and coming from the Carnegie School.

--Parking spaces adjacent to the work location will be impacted and unavailable from May 11, thru May 29.

Please Derrick Bailey, Project Manager for the Facilities Services, at 773-834-1411, with questions or concerns.

05-04-2009 10:59 AM Green 61ST AND ELLIS AVENUE- INCREASED TRUCK TRAFFIC

From May 7, 2009 to June 24, 2009 the frequency of truck deliveries for the New Residence Hall will increase. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Trucks deliveries will occur between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

--Trucks will be unloading furniture from the north parking lane along 61st Street and along the east parking lane of Ellis Avenue.

Please contact Tom Arey, Project Manager with Facilities Services at 834-8938 with questions or concerns.

04-30-2009 10:33 AM Green COMER II HOSPITAL CRANE LIFT

Please be aware on Saturday, May 2, 2009 between 7:00AM and 12:00 PM there will be a crane lift along Drexel Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets. A crane will be used to lift chiller equipment on to the roof of the Comer II Hospital. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--The crane will be located on Drexel Avenue, just north of the Comer II ambulance entrance.

--Traffic on Drexel Avenue will be reduced to one lane, but the street will remain open throughout the lift.

--The Comer II ambulance entrance will remain open.

--No parking signs are posted around the crane lift site.

--Cars parked in the no parking zones will be towed at 7:00 AM on Saturday, May 2, 2009.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Anthony Zamer , Project Manager with the Medical Center, at (773) 702-5409.

04-30-2009 10:26 AM Green ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CRANE LIFT

A crane lift has been scheduled on Ellis Avenue, between 57th and 59th Streets, for Saturday, May 2, to accommodate the installation of air conditioning equipment on the Administration Building. The working hours will be from 7:30AM-12:30PM. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Contractors will utilize 60-ton crane, with an approximate lift height of 90 feet to hoist equipment from the south end of the Administration building to the roof.

--Driving lanes on Ellis Avenue will remain open in both directions.

--There will be no parking on the east side of Ellis Avenue, between Cobb Hall and Jones Laboratory.

--The sidewalk on the east side of Ellis Avenue, from Cobb Hall to Searle Laboratory, will not be available. Signage will be posted to inform the public of the temporary sidewalk closure.

--There will be construction flagmen present to direct traffic on Ellis Avenue and to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

Please contact Tom Bolan, NSIT Plant Supervisor, at (773) 702-4959, with questions or concerns.

04-28-2009 2:16 PM Green 60TH STREET AND UNIVERSITY AVENUE

From April 30, 2009 to May 1, 2009 the City of Chicago Department of Water Management will be performing sewer pipe repairs near 60th Street and University Avenue. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect:

--Excavation will take place along the south side of 60th Street near the CTA bus stop by the Law School.

--Parking on the north side of 60th Street will be restricted across from the worksite.

--Two-way traffic will be maintained on 60th Street.

--The CTA bus stop will be temporarily relocated. The CTA will post signs identifying the temporary bus stop location.

--The work will take 2 days to complete and is weather permitting.

-- Signs will be posted directing vehicles and pedestrians around the work area.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact John Carey, Client Services Manager for Facilities Services at 834-6706.

04-23-2009 1:24 PM Green BARTLETT GYMNASIUM AND HUTCHINSON COURTYARD

Please be aware on Monday, April 27, 2009 through Friday, May 1, 2009, NSIT will be performing work in the southeast area of Bartlett Gymnasium and in the drive adjacent to Hutchinson Courtyard. The work will involve installation of new underground electrical conduits. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regrds to this work:

--The work will begin with the area southeast of Bartlett Gymnasium and then move to the drive south of Hutchinson Courtyard.

--The work in each location is expected to take 2-3 days to complete.

--All work is weather permitting.

--Traffic on 57th Street and University Avenue will not be impacted by this work.

--The work near Hutchinson Courtyard is being coordinated with the paver work currently taking place north of Eckhart and Ryerson.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tom Bolan with NSIT at 773-702-4959.

04-21-2009 3:21 PM Green ELLIS AVENUE BETWEEN 60TH AND 61ST STREETS- PERIODIC STREET CLOSURES

From April 20, 2009 to May 31, 2009 Ellis Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets will be periodically closed for short periods of time between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. The street will be closed for crane use at the New Residence Hall. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect when the street is closed:

--There will be no parking on either side of Ellis Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets.

--There will be no vehicle traffic on Ellis Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets as both lanes of Ellis Avenue will be closed during this work.

--On full day street closures, the street will be closed from 8:00AM to 4:00PM. The street will not remain closed after 4:00PM.

--The sidewalk on the east side of Ellis Avenue between 60th & 61st Streets will be closed.

--The sidewalk on the west side of Ellis Avenue between 60th & 61st Streets will remain open.

--Signs will be posted directing vehicles and pedestrians around the street and sidewalk closure.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tom Arey, Project Manager for Facilities Services at 834-8938.

04-17-2009 1:58 PM Green ADMINISTRATION CRANE LIFT RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 25TH

The crane lift scheduled for Saturday, April 18 has been re-scheduled for Saturday, April 25. The lift will occur on Ellis Avenue, between 57th and 59th Streets, and is necessary to accommodate the installation of air conditioning equipment on the Administration Building. The working hours will be from 7:30AM-12:30PM. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

Contractors will utilize 60-ton crane, with an approximate lift height of 90 feet to hoist equipment from the south end of the Administration building to the roof.

--Driving lanes on Ellis Avenue will remain open in both directions.

--There will be no parking on the east side of Ellis Avenue, between Cobb Hall and Jones Laboratory.

--The sidewalk on the east side of Ellis Avenue, from Cobb Hall to Searle Laboratory, will not be available. Signage will be posted to inform the public of the temporary sidewalk closure.

--There will be construction flagmen present to direct traffic on Ellis Avenue and to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

Please contact Tom Bolan, NSIT Plant Supervisor, at (773) 702-4959, with questions or concerns.

04-16-2009 1:29 PM Green 57TH STREET BETWEEN ELLIS AND DREXEL AVENUES

Please be aware that 57th Street between Ellis and Drexel Avenues will be closed to vehicle traffic on Saturday, April 18, 2009 between 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Contractors will be removing scaffolding along the bridge connecting the Gordon Center for Integrative Science with the Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

57th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Signage directing traffic around the street closure will be posted.

--Parking along 57th Street between Ellis and Drexel Avenues will be impacted, but some parking along 57th Street will be available.

--Pedestrian access along 57th Street between Ellis and Drexel Avenues will be closed during this work.

The loading docks of BSLC, Biopsychological Research Building and, the Research Institutes will remain accessible via access from Ellis Avenue.

--Sidewalk signage will be posted informing the public of the street closure.

Please contact Ray Donato with the Medical Center at (773) 702-2696 with questions or concerns.

04-15-2009 4:39 PM Green PARKING CLOSURE ON ELLIS AVENUE BETWEEN 57TH AND 58TH STREETS

Please be aware that on Monday, April 20, 2009, between 7AM and 4:00 PM, the Ellis Avenue East and West parking lanes between 57th and 58th Street will be closed due to construction activities associated with the Searle Renovation project.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--All parking will be closed on Ellis Avenue between 57th street and the Bookstore.

--Two-way vehicle traffic will be maintained.

--Pedestrian traffic on the East side of Ellis Avenue will be closed. Normal pedestrian traffic will remain open along the West side of Ellis Avenue.

Please contact Daniel Albo, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 612-8179, with questions or concerns.

04-08-2009 4:31 PM Green ELLIS AVENUE BETWEEN 57TH AND 59TH: PARKING RESTRICTIONS, SIDEWALK CLOSURES, AND INCREASED ACTIVITY

Two crane lifts have been scheduled on Ellis Avenue, between 57th and 59th Streets, for Saturday, April 11, and Saturday, April 18, to accommodate the installation of air conditioning equipment on the Administration Building. The working hours will be from 7:30AM-12:30PM on both days. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Contractors will utilize 60-ton crane, with an approximate lift height of 90 feet, for both lifts. The first lift will hoist equipment from the loading dock on the north end of the Administration Building to the roof. The second lift will hoist equipment from the south end of the Administration building to the roof.

--Driving lanes on Ellis Avenue will remain open in both directions.

--There will be no parking on the east side of Ellis Avenue, between Cobb Hall and Jones Laboratory.

--The sidewalk on the east side of Ellis Avenue, from Cobb Hall to Searle Laboratory, will not be available. Signage will be posted to inform the public of the temporary sidewalk closure.

--There will be construction flagmen present to direct traffic on Ellis Avenue and to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

Please contact Tom Bolan, NSIT Plant Supervisor, at (773) 702-4959, with questions or concerns.

03-19-2009 12:45 PM Green Traffic in the west part of campus between Drexel and Cottage and 56th and 58th Streets

Beginning in April the West Camp Utility Plant and the New Hospital Pavilion will impact traffic in the west part of campus between Drexel and Cottage Grove Avenues and between 56th and 58th Streets. The campus community can expect the following:

--On Cottage Grove Avenue between 58th and 57th Streets the west parking lane will be closed to vehicles.

--On 57th Street between Cottage Grove and Drexel Avenues the south (eastbound) parking and traffic lane of 57th Street will be closed. Eastbound traffic will be routed to the westbound driving lane and the westbound traffic will be routed to the north (westbound) parking lane.

--On Drexel Avenue the west parking lane between the Comer Emergency Department entrance and 57th Street will be closed.

--On Maryland Avenue between 56th Street and the south end of the West Campus Utility Plant the street will be closed from April 27, 2009 May 15, 2009.

--Traffic signage will be posted informing vehicles of the temporary street reconfigurations.

--Sidewalk signage will be posted to inform the public of the temporary street closures and sidewalk reconfiguration.

Please contact Derrick Bailey with Facilities Services at (773) 834-1411 or Elizabeth Lockwood with the Medical Center at (773) 834-2894 with questions or concerns.

02-19-2009 3:14 PM Green 57th Street Between Ellis Avenue and Cobb Gate

On Monday February, 23rd, beginning at 8am there will be two City light poles relocated from the South side to the North side of 57th Street. The work is scheduled to last until 4pm. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--57th Street between Ellis Avenue and Cobb Gate will be restricted to one lane of traffic. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic.--Pedestrian access will be closed on 57th Street between Ellis Avenue and Cobb Gate. Signage to redirect pedestrian traffic will be posted.--City crews will be onsite to remove two existing light poles from the North side of 57th Street and relocate them onto the South side of 57th Street.

Please contact Mike Natarus, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-1728, with questions or concerns.

02-10-2009 10:38 AM Green NORTH SIDE OF 61ST STREET BETWEEN GREENWOOD AND ELLIS AVENUE PARKING LANE CLOSURE

Please be aware that Parking will be closed along the North side of 61st Street between Greenwood Avenue and Ellis Avenue through June 30, 2009. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Parking along the North side of 61st Street will be closed to parking at all times.

--Construction vehicles will be utilizing the parking lane to install limestone panels on the New Residence Halls.

--Pedestrian access along the North side of 61st Street will be closed.

Please contact Thomas Arey, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-8938, with questions or concerns.

02-06-2009 3:12 PM Green WEATHER ADVISORY - FALLING SNOW AND ICE

Daytime temperatures this weekend are expected to be above 32 degrees with the possibility of rain. These conditions may result in melting snow and ice falling from building roofs throughout campus, especially the Gothic style buildings in the Main Quadrangle and the Laboratory Schools. Facilities Services staff will be placing barricades at these locations to warn pedestrians to be cautious.

If you have any questions, concerns, or wish to report any hazardous conditions, please call the Work Center at 4-1414.

01-22-2009 11:35 AM Green WEATHER ALERT FALLING SNOW AND ICE

Daytime temperatures on Thursday and Friday are expected to reach 32 degrees with full or partial sun on both days. These conditions may result in melting snow and ice falling from building roofs throughout campus, especially the Gothic style buildings in the Main Quadrangle and the Laboratory Schools. Facilities Services staff will be placing barricades at these locations to warn pedestrians to be cautious.

If you have any questions, concerns, or wish to report any hazardous conditions, please call the Work Center at 4-1414.

01-16-2009 11:39 AM Green EXTREME COLD ALERT - UPDATE

The Steam Plant operations are back to normal. For the past 4 hours, the plant has been maintaining pressure. The steam plant will continue to monitor steam production and pressures to keep the system in balance. With the rise of outdoor temperatures over the weekend and into next week, Facilities Services expects the steam system pressure to remain stable.

If you have questions or concerns regarding building steam, please contact the Work Center at (773) 834-1414.

01-14-2009 9:19 AM Green ELLIS AVENUE STREET CLOSURE BETWEEN 57TH AND 59TH STREETS

Please be aware that Ellis Avenue between 57th and 59th Streets will be closed on Saturday, January 17, 2009 between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM for a crane lift. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--NO traffic will be allowed on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--All parking will be eliminated on both sides of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and the Bookstore.

--Access from 59th street going north on Ellis will be permitted only until 58th Street for parking and drop-off only. No thru traffic will be permitted north of 58th Street.

--There will be construction flaggers present at 57th Street to redirect southbound Ellis Avenue traffic to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

--There will be signs at 59th Street notifying motorists of the street closure.

--Contractors will be utilizing a 75 ton crane to install equipment on to the Hinds Laboratory.

--Pedestrian traffic will not be available on the west side of Ellis Avenue in front of Hinds Laboratory. Pedestrians will be directed to go around Hinds along the paths on the west side of Hinds Laboratory.

--Signage will be posted notifying motorists and pedestrians of the street and sidewalk closure.

Please contact Darsh Wadhwa, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-5273, with questions or concerns.

01-13-2009 3:04 PM Blinking WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & COLD WEATHER ALERTS

The National Weather Service is continuing the Winter Weather Advisory for the foreseeable future. Although the Chicago area is no longer in a Blizzard Warning condition, blowing snow and wind chills will continue. The National Weather Service is forecasting further periods of snow Tuesday evening into Wednesday, along with single digit and below zero temperatures for the next few days.

Wednesday evening through Thursday evening will probably be the coldest period, with Thursday daytime temperatures just exceeding zero.

Facilities Services staff are taking precautions to insure the integrity of building operating systems, and snow removal operations will continue on an as required basis.

--Make certain windows/doors are closed tightly

--Check seldom used areas for heat problems,

--Report water leaks as these may be indicators of frozen pipes

Please contact the Facilities Services Work Center at (773) 834-1414 to report any weather related concerns.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Steve Wiesenthal, AVP Facilities Services and University Architect
01-06-2009 12:11 PM Green ELLIS AVENUE STREET CLOSURE BETWEEN 57TH AND 59TH STREETS

Please be aware that Ellis Avenue between 57th and 59th Streets will be closed on Saturday, January 10, 2009 between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM for a crane lift. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--NO traffic will be allowed on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--All parking will be eliminated on both sides of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and the Bookstore, approximately 250 feet, and the current parking restrictions along the east side of Ellis Avenue will remain in effect.

--Access from 59th street going north on Ellis will be permitted only until 58th Street for parking and drop-off only. No thru traffic will be permitted north of 58th Street.

--There will be construction flaggers present at 57th Street to redirect southbound Ellis Avenue traffic to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

--There will be flaggers at 59th Street notifying motorists of the street closure.

--Contractors will be utilizing a 75 ton crane to install equipment on to the Hinds Laboratory.

--Pedestrian traffic will not be available on the west side of Ellis Avenue in front of Hinds Laboratory. Pedestrians will be directed to go around Hinds along the paths on the west side of Hinds Laboratory.

--Signage will be posted notifying motorists and pedestrians of the street and sidewalk closure.

Please contact Darsh Wadhwa, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-5273, with questions or concerns.

12-23-2008 8:15 PM Green ELLIS AVENUE BETWEEN 57TH AND 59TH STREETS: STREET CLOSURES

Please be aware that Ellis Avenue between 57th and 59th Streets will be closed on Monday, December 29, 2008 and on Friday, January 2, 2009 between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM for a crane lift. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--NO traffic will be allowed on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--All parking will be eliminated on both sides of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and the Bookstore, approximately 250 feet, and the current parking restrictions along the east side of Ellis Avenue will remain in effect.

Access from 59th street going north on Ellis will be permitted only until 58th Street for parking and drop-off only. No thru traffic will be permitted north of 58th Street.

--There will be construction flaggers present at 57th Street to redirect southbound Ellis Avenue traffic to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

--There will be flaggers at 59th Street notifying motorists of the street closure.

--Contractors will be utilizing a 75 ton crane to install equipment on to the Hinds Laboratory.

--Pedestrian traffic will not be available on the west side of Ellis Avenue in front of Hinds Laboratory.

Pedestrians will be directed to go around Hinds along the paths on the west side of Hinds Laboratory.

--Signage will be posted notifying motorists and pedestrians of the street and sidewalk closure.

Please contact Darsh Wadhwa, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-5273, with questions or concerns.

12-22-2008 5:02 PM Green BOND CHAPEL/SWIFT/HASKELL EXTERIOR WALK AREA RECONSTRUCTION

Please be aware that beginning Monday, December 29, 2008, the main (east) entrance and the pathway leading to Bond Chapel (in between Swift and Haskell Halls), will be closed to all pedestrian traffic. This closure is necessary in order to reconstruct the underground steam tunnel and provide a new concrete path to meet Department of Justice ADA requirements. The work will be completed by Friday, January 9, 2009.

During this period, the campus community can expect the following:

--Working hours are from 7:00AM 5:00PM.

--ADA access to Bond Chapel and Swift Hall will not be available during the duration of the work. If special accommodations are required during the work period, please contact the Project Manager.

--The Swift and Haskell Hall main and west entrances will remain open.

--The North entrances into Bond Chapel will remain open.

--All pedestrian traffic will be redirected south and north around the work area during the duration of the project.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rob Kelly, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-1846.

12-18-2008 3:52 PM Green 57TH STREET AND UNIVERSITY: DRIVING LANE / PARKING REDUCTIONS

Over the next two weeks Facilities Services will be making emergency repairs to a condensate return line, in two locations on the west side of University Avenue, between the Reynolds Club and Bartlett Hall.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

Excavation will begin at the southwest corner of 57th and University Avenue, cross 57th Street and conclude on the north side of the street.

--Excavation will also begin on University Avenue just north of Bartlett Hall and go south down the sidewalk a minimum of 40 feet.

--During the excavation crossing 57th Street, vehicular traffic will be maintained; although for short durations only one lane of traffic will be available.

Several parking spaces on University Avenue (in the work area) will be eliminated for the duration of this work.

--There will be construction flagmen present to direct traffic on 57th Street and to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

Please contact Dan Carey, Manager of Steam Plant & Distribution for Facilities Services, at (773) 702-9780, with questions or concerns.

12-15-2008 4:28 PM Green SOUTHWEST QUADRANGLE: BUILDING CLOSURES

Please be aware that on Friday, December 26th and Saturday, December 27th, 2008 the following buildings will be closed due to a scheduled power shutdown related to the Southwest Quadrangle Electrical Upgrade project:

1. Cobb Hall

2. Gates-Blake

3. Goodspeed

4. Classics

5. Wieboldt

6. Haskell

7. Swift

8. Bond Chapel

This power shutdown is required in order to tie-in the new electrical equipment (main switchgear/bus tie) into the ComEd vault and electrical infrastructure. The purpose of this project is to upgrade the Southwest Quadrant electrical distribution system to meet the University s standards, existing and future needs, and correct the discovered code deficiencies.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Working hours are from 6:00AM-6:00PM

--Elevators in buildings will be out of service.

--There will be no lights or power from the electrical outlets.

--Fire alarms will be out of service; procedures will be in place for posted fire watches.

--Signage will be posted on the buildings alerting building users of the outage.

Building-occupants should do the following in preparation for the shutdown:

--Turn off and unplug computers and sensitive electronic equipment.

--If you have equipment on surge suppressors, you may want to turn off the surge suppressors after you turn off the equipment.

--Empty all perishable goods from the refrigerators.

--Please contact Bob Bandura, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-7791, with questions or concerns. Thank You.

12-11-2008 3:05 PM Green MATH -STAT BUILDING: PARKING RESTRICTIONS & PEDESTRIAN RE-ROUTES

Work will begin on Monday, December 15, 2008 to remove ivy from the exterior of the Math-Stat Building. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Working hours will be between 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM (weather permitting).

--Workers will be utilizing a lift to remove the ivy from the building.

--Parking along University Avenue along the Math-Stat Building will be restricted.

--At times, the sidewalk on the east side of University Avenue will be closed while equipment is moved. Flagmen will be present to direct pedestrians around the site as required.

--Plywood will be laid as necessary to prevent damage to the existing landscape.

Please contact Devra Ellis, Project Manager with Facilities Services at 834-1820 with questions or concerns.

12-10-2008 10:34 AM Green UPDATE: ELLIS AVENUE LANE RECONFIGURATION & PARKING CLOSURE

The driving lanes of Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets will be reconfigured on Thursday, December 11, 2008 between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM to accommodate work on the Searle Chemistry Laboratory. The work schedule is dependent upon weather conditions and work may be rescheduled for Friday, December 12, 2008. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Only one lane of traffic will be available on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--All parking will be eliminated on the West side of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and the Bookstore, approximately 250 feet, and the current parking restrictions along the East side of Ellis Avenue will remain in effect.

--The East parking lane, the East (Northbound) driving lane, and the West (southbound) driving lane will be closed and barricaded off. The existing West parking lane will be the only driving lane along Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--There will be construction flagmen present to direct traffic on Ellis Avenue and to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

--Contractors will utilize a 40 ton crane to install exhaust fan stacks onto the roof of the Searle Building.

--Pedestrian traffic will only be available on the West side of the street along the Kersten and Hinds buildings.

--Sidewalk signage will be posted to inform the public of the temporary street and sidewalk reconfiguration.

Please contact Daniel Albo, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 612-8179, with questions or concerns.

12-10-2008 10:27 AM Green 57TH STREET AND ELLIS AVENUE STREET CLOSURE & PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Please be aware that on Saturday, December 13, 2008 57th Street between Ellis and Drexel Avenues, along with Ellis Avenue between 56th and 59th Streets, will be closed to vehicle traffic between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Contractors will be installing scaffolding and performing a crane lift. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--57th Street will be CLOSED to vehicular traffic between 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM. --Parking along 57th Street between Ellis and Drexel Avenues will be impacted, but some parking along 57th Street will be available. --Pedestrian access along 57th Street between Ellis and Drexel Avenues will be available once scaffold installation is complete. --NO traffic will be allowed on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM. --Parking will be eliminated on both sides of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and the Bookstore, approximately 250 feet, and the current parking restrictions along the east side of Ellis Avenue will remain in effect. --Access from 59th street going north on Ellis Avenue will be permitted only until 58th Street for parking and drop-off only. No thru traffic will be permitted north of 58th Street. --There will be construction flaggers present at 57th Street to redirect southbound Ellis Avenue traffic to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety. --There will be flaggers at 59th Street notifying motorists of the street closure. --Pedestrian traffic will not be available on the west side of Ellis Avenue in front of Hinds Laboratory. Pedestrians will be directed to go around Hinds along the paths on the west side of Hinds Laboratory. --Sidewalk signage will be posted informing the public of the street closure.

Please contact Darsh Wadhwa with Facilities Services at (773) 834-5279 or Ray Donato with the Medical Center at (773) 702-2696 with questions or concerns.

12-04-2008 10:47 AM Green ELLIS AVENUE LANE RECONFIGURATION & PARKING CLOSURE

The driving lanes of Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets will be reconfigured on Tuesday, December 10, 2008 between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM to accommodate work on the Searle Chemistry Laboratory. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Only one lane of traffic will be available on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--All parking will be eliminated on the west side of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and the Bookstore, approximately 250 feet, and the current parking restrictions along the east side of Ellis Avenue will remain in effect.

--The east parking lane, the east (northbound) driving lane, and the west (southbound) driving lane will be closed and barricaded off. The existing west parking lane will be the only driving lane along Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--There will be construction flagmen present to direct traffic on Ellis Avenue and to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

--Contractors will utilize a 40 ton crane to install exhaust fan stacks onto the roof of the Searle Building.

--Pedestrian traffic will only be available on the west side of the street along the Kersten and Hinds buildings.

--Sidewalk signage will be posted to inform the public of the temporary street and sidewalk reconfiguration.

Please contact Daniel Albo, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 612-8179, with questions or concerns.

11-26-2008 3:22 PM Green ELLIS AVENUE STREET CLOSURE BETWEEN 57TH AND 58TH

--Please be aware that Ellis Avenue between 57th and 59th Streets will be closed on Friday, November 28, 2008 between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM for a crane lift. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--NO traffic will be allowed on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--All parking will be eliminated on both sides of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and the Bookstore, approximately 250 feet, and the current parking restrictions along the east side of Ellis Avenue will remain in effect.

--Access from 59th street going north on Ellis will be permitted only until 58th Street for parking and drop-off only. No thru traffic will be permitted north of 58th Street.

--There will be construction flaggers present at 57th Street to redirect southbound Ellis Avenue traffic to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

--There will be flaggers at 59th Street notifying motorists of the street closure.

Contractors will be utilizing a 75 ton crane to install equipment on to the Hinds Laboratory.

--Pedestrian traffic will not be available on the west side of Ellis Avenue in front of Hinds Laboratory.

--Pedestrians will be directed to go around Hinds along the paths on the west side of Hinds Laboratory.

--Signage will be posted notifying motorists and pedestrians of the street and sidewalk closure.

--Please contact Bill Casica, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 612-0349, with questions or concerns.

11-24-2008 5:07 PM Green CHILLED WATER CONNECTION TO HARPER LIBRARY

Work will begin Tuesday, November 25, 2008, to extend the available chilled water from the existing University chilled water distribution into Harper Memorial Library. This work is necessary in order to provide reliable air conditioning to the building. The existing air conditioning units for the building do not have adequate capacity for serving the reading rooms and are at or beyond their useful life.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--The project will take place in the driveway east of Haskell Hall working south to Harper Library.

--Project fencing will be installed along the curb lane east of Haskell and northwest of the main entry to Harper.

--Vehicular traffic on the west side of the Harper Quadrangle will be inaccessible for the duration of the project. Deliveries can be made by accessing the east driveway of the Harper Quadrangle (in front of Stuart Hall).

--The sidewalks and ADA routes will remain open to pedestrian traffic.

Signs indicating no-parking areas will be posted.

--Project working hours will be between 8:00PM-8:00AM Monday through Friday.

--The Harper Library chilled water system will not be affected by this work.

--Noisy work will occur after hours (i.e. excavation, etc.); excavation will begin on Monday, December 1, 2008.

--Please contact Mike Gramhofer, Project Manager with Facilities Services at 834-1840 with questions or concerns.

11-17-2008 11:49 AM Green ELLIS AVENUE BETWEEN 57TH AND 58TH STREETS - DRIVING LANE RECONFIGURATION

The driving lanes of Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets will be reconfigured on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM to accommodate work on the Searle Chemistry Laboratory. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Only one lane of traffic will be available on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--All parking will be eliminated on the west side of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and the Bookstore, approximately 250 feet, and the current parking restrictions along the east side of Ellis Avenue will remain in effect.

--The east parking lane, the east (northbound) driving lane, and the west (southbound) driving lane will be closed and barricaded off. The existing west parking lane will be the only driving lane along Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--There will be construction flagmen present to direct traffic on Ellis Avenue and to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

--Contractors will utilize a 40 ton crane to install exhaust fans on the roof of the Searle Building.

--Pedestrian traffic will only be available on the west side of the street along the Kersten and Hinds buildings.

--Sidewalk signage will be posted to inform the public of the temporary street and sidewalk reconfiguration.

Please contact Daniel Albo, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 612-8179, with questions or concerns.

11-07-2008 4:22 PM Green MIDWAY PLAISANCE CAMPUS PARKING RESTRICTIONS & TRAFFIC

On Monday, November 10, 2008 various parking restrictions will be in effect for a funeral at Rockefeller Chapel. In addition, traffic will be rerouted on the Midway Plaisance and 59th Street. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Parking restrictions will be in effect from 6:00 AM 2:00 PM.

--There will be no parking on both sides of the following streets (in red below):

--59th Street from Kimbark to Ellis Avenues

--Westbound Midway Plaisance from Stony Island to Ellis Avenues.

--Eastbound Midway Plaisance from Stony Island to Cottage Grove Avenues

--Woodlawn Avenue between 59th and 58th Streets

--There will be no parking along the east side of University Avenue between 59th Street and 5821 S. University Avenue (in blue below).

--Beginning at 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM all traffic on 59th Street and the Midway Plaisance will be diverted to 60th Street between Dorchester and Ellis Avenues.

--Approximately 500 vehicles are expected for the funeral processional.

Please contact the University of Chicago Police Department at 773-702-8181 with questions or concerns.

11-07-2008 2:36 PM Green 59TH STREET BETWEEN BLACKSTONE AND DORCHESTER AVENUE

Beginning on Monday, November, 10 2008, the sidewalk along 59th Street between Blackstone Avenue and Dorchester Avenue will experience periodic closure for construction debris removal. During the closures, vehicle traffic will be limited to one lane. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

Pedestrian traffic will be closed on the sidewalk along the North side of 59th Street between Blackstone Avenue extending to Dorchester Avenue.

--Signs will be posted to direct pedestrian access accordingly.

--59th Street will be limited to one lane of traffic with flaggers present to direct vehicles.

--No temporary parking will be available for pick-up or drop-off of persons or materials along the North lane of 59th Street between Blackstone and Dorchester Avenues.

Please contact Jim Garcia, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-1825 with questions or concerns.

11-07-2008 12:03 PM Green MATH-STAT BUILDING AND CENTER FOR GENDER STUDIES

Please be aware that on Monday, November 10, 2008 through Wednesday, November 12, 2008 NSIT will be running new electrical conduits near the Math-Stat and Center for Gender Studies buildings.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Parking in front of the buildings will be impacted for this project.

--Digging will take place along the sidewalk in front of the Center for Gender Studies (5733 S. University Avenue.

--Trenching will take place on the east side of the Math-Stat Building.

--Fencing will be installed to secure the areas and protect pedestrians from construction debris.

--Signage directing pedestrians around the construction areas will be posted.

--Working hours are from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

--The work will be noisy at times.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tom Bolan with NSIT at 773-702-4959.

11-03-2008 5:01 PM Green SOUTHWEST CORNER OF ELLIS AVENUE AND 57TH STREET

Beginning Wednesday, November 5, 2008 and continuing on Thursday, November 6, 2008 a new concrete pad will be installed at the southwest corner of Ellis Avenue & 57th Street. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Parking will be removed along the west side of Ellis Avenue South of 57th Street for 100 feet (approximately ten parking spaces).

--A crew will be onsite to install a concrete pad for relocation of the CTA Bus Stop at 57th Street and Ellis Avenue.

The sidewalk along the west side of Ellis Avenue will remain open during the project.

--The CTA Buses will continue drop off and pick-up at the northwest corner of Ellis Avenue & 57th Street during the project.

Please contact Mike Natarus, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-1728, with questions or concerns.

11-03-2008 10:08 AM Green RESURFACING OF DREXEL AVENUE BETWEEN 56TH & 57TH STREET AND CLOSURE OF STREET

Drexel Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets will be re-paved by the City of Chicago beginning on Monday, November 3rd. The duration of the project is expecting to last through Thursday, November 6th. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--No traffic will be allowed through Drexel Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets beginning at 7am and lasting until 3:30pm.

-- No Parking Zone restrictions will be in place beginning at 7am and lasting until 3:30pm daily.

--Pedestrian traffic along Drexel Avenue will remain open, with proper safeguards in place.

Please contact John Carey, Client Services Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-6706, with questions or concerns.

10-28-2008 4:27 PM Green 61ST STREET CLOSURE BETWEEN ELLIS AND GREENWOOD AVENUES

On Thursday, October 30, 2008 61st Street will be closed between Ellis and Greenwood Avenues for a crane lift on the New Residence Hall. The work is weather permitting and may extend into Friday, October 31, 2008. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--61st Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic between Ellis and Greenwood Avenues. Only emergency vehicles and residents within the boundaries of the closure will be allowed access.

--All parking will be eliminated on the north and south sides of 61st Street between Ellis and Greenwood Avenues.

--There will be construction flagmen present to direct traffic on Ellis and Greenwood Avenues and to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

--Contractors will utilize a crane to remove large equipment from the roof of the project.

--Pedestrian traffic will only be available on the south side of 61st Street.

--Signage will be posted to inform the public of the street and sidewalk closure.

Please contact Tom Arey, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-8938 with questions or concerns.

10-28-2008 4:23 PM Green PARKING RESTRICTIONS/TRAFFIC RECONFIGURATIONS - HYDE PARK BOULEVARD

Please be aware that on Wednesday, October 31, 2008 construction activities will begin to attach the Broadview Hall Fire Sprinkler system to the city water main located on the east side of Hyde Park Boulevard. Below is a list of activities you can expect in regards to the work.

--Contractors will be excavating the east side of Hyde Park Boulevard, working west toward Broadview Hall.

--Parking spaces adjacent to the working area will be restricted, and traffic will be redirected as needed by flagmen. There may be some traffic congestion in this area.

--The lawn on the east side Broadview Hall will be restored after work is complete.

--Working hours are from 8:00AM 4:00PM

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Terry Nolan, Project Manager for Residence Halls and Commons at (773) 702-2310.

10-28-2008 9:52 AM Green WINTERIZATION OF LAWN SPRINKLER SYSTEM: POSSIBLE SIDEWALK CLOSURES

Please be aware that over the next two weeks, Facilities Services will be securing and winterizing the lawn sprinkler systems on campus. Facilities Services staff will be assisted by the irrigation contractor, Mueller Mist.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--The most visible part of this process is the purging of water from the systems underground piping.

--Potential closure of sidewalks and pathways (temporary) while water is removed from the piping.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mary Albanese, Supervisor for the Facilities Services Grounds Service Crew, at (773) 834-5218 or the FS Work Center at 4-1414.

10-27-2008 1:54 PM Green ELLIS AVENUE DRIVING RECONFIGURATION BETWEEN 57TH & 58TH STREETS

The driving lanes of Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets will be reconfigured starting on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 from 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM to accommodate work on the Searle Chemistry Laboratory. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Only one lane of traffic will be available on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--All parking will be eliminated on the west side of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and the Bookstore, approximately 250 feet, and the current parking restrictions along the east side of Ellis Avenue will remain in effect.

--The east parking lane, the east (northbound) driving lane, and the west (southbound) driving lane will be closed and barricaded off. The existing west parking lane will be the only driving lane along Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--There will be construction flagmen present to direct traffic on Ellis Avenue and to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

--Contractors will utilize a 40 ton crane to install ductwork and sound attenuators on the roof of the Searle Building.

Pedestrian traffic will only be available on the west side of the street along the Kersten and Hinds buildings.

--Sidewalk signage will be posted to inform the public of the temporary street and sidewalk reconfiguration.

Please contact Daniel Albo, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 612-8179, with questions or concerns.

10-22-2008 9:54 AM Green ASPHALT ACTIVITY BETWEEN YOUNG BUILDING AND SMART MUSEUM

Please be aware that on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 construction activities will begin to replace the asphalt path between the Young Building and Smart Museum. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Working hours are from 7:00AM 5:00PM

--Contractors will be excavating the sidewalk between the Young Building and Smart Museum, working south.

The stairs/path on the east side of the Young Building will be inaccessible during this work.

--The existing ramp on the east side of the Young Building to the parking lot will remain accessible.

--Parking spaces in the northeast corner of the Young Parking Lot will be blocked off and the dumpsters will be pushed back a few feet.

--The apron in front of the Smart Museum loading dock will be replaced.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rob Kelly, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-1846.

10-22-2008 9:46 AM Green ELLIS AVENUE DRIVING LANE RECONFIGURATION BETWEEN 57TH AND 58TH STREETS

The driving lanes of Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets will be reconfigured starting on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 from 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM to accommodate work on the Searle Chemistry Laboratory. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Only one lane of traffic will be available on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--All parking will be eliminated on the west side of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and the Bookstore, approximately 250 feet, and the current parking restrictions along the east side of Ellis Avenue will remain in effect.

The east parking lane, the east (northbound) driving lane, and the west (southbound) driving lane will be closed and barricaded off. The existing west parking lane will be the only driving lane along Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--There will be construction flagmen present to direct traffic on Ellis Avenue and to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

Contractors will utilize a truck crane to install two trees in the parkway in front of the Searle Entrance.

Pedestrian traffic will only be available on the west side of the street along the Kersten and Hinds buildings.

Sidewalk signage will be posted to inform the public of the temporary street and sidewalk reconfiguration.

Please contact Daniel Albo, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 612-8179, with questions or concerns.

10-16-2008 5:03 PM Green COMER KIDS' CLASSIC 5K RUN: PARKING BAN ON KENWOOD

On Saturday, October 18, 2008 the Comer Kids Classic will take place. The event will begin at the Laboratory Schools and travel through the neighborhood and along the lakefront. A parking ban will be in effect from 5:00 AM to 3:00 PM along the race route through Hyde Park. The ban will extend through residential streets covering:

--Kenwood Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets

--57th Street between Kenwood and Stony Island Avenues

Please contact Chicago Special Events Management at 868-3010, with questions or concerns.

10-08-2008 10:31 AM Green INTERSECTION AT 57TH AND ELLIS: PARKING RESTRICTIONS AND DRIVING LANE REDUCTIONS

Please be aware that on Thursday, October 9, 2008 through Wednesday, October 15, 2008 NSIT will be running new electrical conduits underneath Ellis Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--A construction crew will be on site at the intersection of Ellis Ave. and 57th St. to excavate portions of Ellis Avenue to run electrical conduit.

--Ellis Avenue will experience some parking restrictions and partial closing of one lane of traffic at a time.

--There will be construction flaggers present to direct traffic and to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

The sidewalk along the West side of Ellis Avenue will remain open and fencing will be installed to protect pedestrians from construction debris.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tom Bolan with NSIT at 773-702-4959.

10-07-2008 12:44 PM Green ELLIS AVENUE BETWEEN 57TH AND 58TH STREET: DRIVING LANE RECONFIGURATION

The driving lanes of Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets will be reconfigured on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM to accommodate work on the Searle Chemistry Laboratory. The work schedule is dependent upon weather conditions and work may be rescheduled for Thursday, October 9, 2008. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Only one lane of traffic will be available on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--All parking will be eliminated on the west side of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and the Bookstore, approximately 250 feet, and the current parking restrictions along the east side of Ellis Avenue will remain in effect.

--The east parking lane, the east (northbound) driving lane, and the west (southbound) driving lane will be closed and barricaded off. The existing west parking lane will be the only driving lane along Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--There will be construction flagmen present to direct traffic on Ellis Avenue and to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

--Contractors will utilize a 40 ton crane to lift glass panels from flatbed trucks parked on Ellis Avenue on to the roof of the Searle building.

--Pedestrian traffic will only be available on the west side of the street along the Kersten and Hinds buildings.

--Sidewalk signage will be posted to inform the public of the temporary street and sidewalk reconfiguration.

Please contact Daniel Albo, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 612-8179, with questions or concerns.

10-07-2008 12:41 PM Green KIMBARK AVENUE BETWEEN 58TH AND 59TH STREET

Please be aware that on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, there will be a crane lift on Kimbark Avenue, between 58th and 59th Streets. Contractors will be utilizing a 150 ton crane to install four HVAC units on the roof of Ida Noyes Hall. The working hours are from 8:00AM to 3:30PM.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--A crane will be utilized to lift (4) package units off of a 50 foot (long) trailer.

--One lane will remain open for vehicular traffic.

--Parking spaces on Kimbark, between 58th and 59th Streets will not be impacted.

--There will be construction flaggers present to direct traffic and to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

--The Ida Noyes loading dock will be closed; however, the GSB loading dock will remain open with caution and guidance from the operations director.

--The Ida Noyes ADA entrance on the east side of the building will be inaccessible. Signage will be posted indicating the redirected ADA route into the building.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bill Casica, Project Manager for Facilities Services at 834-4450.

10-03-2008 11:27 AM Green 61ST AND BLACKSTONE INTERSECTION CLOSURE & PARKING RESTRICTIONS

In order to ensure adequate heating to the University, Facility Services has decided to install two external temporary steam boilers to act as supplementary backup systems to the existing steam boilers. The two temporary boilers will be located along the exterior west wall of the Steam Plant at Blackstone Avenue and 61st Street. The temporary intersection closure to accommodate the placement of these boilers has been closely coordinated with all of the necessary City of Chicago departments and the University Police Department.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--On Tuesday, October 7, 2008, beginning at 10:00AM, a large crane will arrive and be set up directly west of the steam plant at Blackstone Avenue and 61st Street. In addition, three trucks will arrive with boiler parts.

--The Crane will move the boilers and accessory parts from their delivery trucks to the concrete pad that has been constructed just west of the steam plant. During the unloading process, the trucks will be parked facing west on 61st Street. Access for vehicles to turn south onto Blackstone from 61st St. will be maintained.

--In order accommodate the placement of the crane, the movement of trucks and the safety of neighborhood vehicles, there will be no parking that day on 61st St. from Dorchester Avenue to Blackstone Avenue. There will also be restricted parking near the intersection of Dorchester and 61st Street to accommodate the needed space for trucks to negotiate that corner.

--Flaggers will be used whenever trucks are moving and special attention will be paid to those coming and going from the Carnegie School.

Please contact Derrick Bailey, Project Manager for the Facilities Services, at 773-834-1411, with questions or concerns.

09-24-2008 5:34 PM Green NOISE AND VIBRATIONS: WEST SIDE OF LASR AND THE NORTH SIDE OF BSLC

Beginning Monday, September 29, 2008 through Friday, October 3, 2008, work will take place along the west side of LASR and the north side of BSLC to remove steel sheet piling from the in-ground earth retaining system as part of the West Campus Utility Plant Distribution Project. The work is expected to take 5 days to complete. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--The removal of the steel sheet piling will be noisy at times and will cause vibrations.

--Vibration monitoring equipment in LASR and BSLC will be active during working hours to track vibrations.

The sheet piling removal is dependent upon weather conditions. Inclement weather may cause the work to continue beyond October 3, 2008.

Please contact Derrick Bailey, Executive Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 612-6162, with questions or concerns.

09-24-2008 11:09 AM Green ELLIS AVENUE STREET CLOSURE BETWEEN 57TH AND 58TH STREETS

Please be aware that Ellis Avenue between 57th and 59th Streets will be closed on Sunday, September 28, 2008 between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM for a crane lift. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--NO traffic will be allowed on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--All parking will be eliminated on both sides of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and the Bookstore, approximately 250 feet, and the current parking restrictions along the east side of Ellis Avenue will remain in effect.

--Access from 59th street going north on Ellis will be permitted only until 58th Street for parking and drop-off only. No thru traffic will be permitted north of 58th Street.

There will be construction flaggers present at 57th Street to redirect southbound Ellis Avenue traffic to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

--There will be flaggers at 59th Street notifying motorists of the street closure.

--Contractors will be utilizing a 75 ton crane to install equipment on to the Searle Chemistry Laboratory.

--Pedestrian traffic will only be available on the west side of Ellis Avenue.

--Signage will be posted notifying motorists and pedestrians of the street and sidewalk closure.

Please contact Daniel Albo, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 612-8179, with questions or concerns.

09-22-2008 4:56 PM Green PARKING AND PEDESTRIAN WALKWAYS: 56TH STREET BETWEEN DREXEL AND ELLIS AVENUE

On Tuesday, September 23, 2008 through Friday, September 26, 2008, the Stagg Field fence will be repaired along the north side of 56th Street. The work will be concentrated near the softball field pedestrian entrance. The campus community can expect the following with regards to this work:

--The sidewalk along the north side of 56th Street will be closed at times during work hours from 8:00AM 4:00 PM.

--Parking along the north side of 56th Street will be restricted near the area of work.

The repair will be noisy at times.

--Signs indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around work areas.

Please contact Derrick Bailey, Executive Project Manager with Facilities Services at 834-1411 with questions or concerns.

09-11-2008 5:17 PM Green VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN PATHS ON UNIVERSITY AVENUE BETWEEN 57TH AND 58TH STREETS

Please be aware that beginning Monday, September 15, there will be construction activity on University Avenue, between 57th and 58th streets, due to the Main Quadrangle Domestic Water Distribution project. This work is required in order to connect to the existing City of Chicago main, which runs underneath University Avenue to Eckhart Hall. The excavation to expose the water main will begin on the west half of University Avenue working east. The anticipated duration of this work is approximately 5 working days.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:.

--Working hours are from 8:00am 3:30pm.

--University Avenue will remain open to vehicular traffic during construction.

--The east side of University Avenue will be accessible to pedestrian traffic.

--Parking will be restricted on both sides of the street in the vicinity of the excavation.

--During working hours there will be a construction flagger to direct traffic and ensure pedestrian safety.

--Signs indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area.

--Portions of street pavement and the sidewalk by Eckhart Hall will be removed and replaced once this work is complete.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Darsh Wadhwa, Senior Project Manager for Facilities Services at (773) 834-5279.

09-10-2008 5:16 PM Green MIDWAY PLAISANCE CLOSING BETWEEN ELLIS AND CORNELL AVENUES

The Midway Plaisance will be closed Sunday, September 14, 2008 from 7:00 AM 9:00 AM for the Chicago Half Marathon. The north and south bound lanes of Cottage Grove Avenue will remain open.

Please contact the Chicago Half Marathon organization at (800) 596-5990, with questions or concerns.

09-04-2008 5:59 PM Green PARKING CLOSURE AND DRIVING LANES RECONFIGURATION ON ELLIS AVENUE

The Ellis Avenue driving lanes between 57th and 58th Streets will be reconfigured on Monday, September 8, between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM to accommodate a crane lift for the Searle Chemistry Laboratory Renovation Project. The work schedule is dependent upon weather conditions and the work may be rescheduled for Tuesday, September 9, 2008. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Only one lane of traffic will be available on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--All parking will be eliminated on the west side of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and the Bookstore, approximately 250 feet, and the current parking restrictions along the east side of Ellis Avenue will remain in effect.

--The east parking lane, east (northbound) driving lane, and west (southbound) driving lane will be closed and barricaded off. The existing west parking lane will become the only driving lane along Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

--There will be construction flagmen present to direct traffic on Ellis Avenue and to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety.

--Contractors will utilize a crane with a boom length of 94 feet in order to lift equipment from flatbed trucks parked on Ellis Avenue to the roof of the Searle building.

--Pedestrian traffic will only be available on the west side of the street along the Kersten and Hinds buildings.

--Sidewalk signage will be posted to inform the public of the temporary street and sidewalk reconfiguration.

Please contact Daniel Albo, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 612-8179, with questions or concerns.

09-04-2008 5:52 PM Green PICK HALL ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCE RAMP MODIFICATION

Please be aware that beginning Monday, September 8, 2008, the accessible entrance ramp on the east side of Pick Hall will be repaired to meet Department of Justice ADA requirements. The work will be completed by Friday, Sept. 12, 2008.

During this period, the campus community can expect the following:

--Working hours are from 7:00AM 5:00PM.

--Noisy work will occur on September 8, from 8AM-12 noon.

--ADA access to Pick Hall will not be available during this project. If special accommodations are required during the work period, please contact the Project Manager.

--All entrances to Pick Hall will remain open.

--The elevator and stairway will remain open and fully functional.

--Barricades will be positioned around the work area to direct pedestrian traffic.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rob Kelly, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-1846.

08-22-2008 5:01 PM Green Rosenwald/Walker Accessible Entrance Modification

Please be aware that beginning Monday, August 25, 2008, the accessible entrance at Rosenwald/Walker will be reconstructed to meet Department of Justice ADA requirements. The work will be completed by Friday, August 29, 2008.

During this period, the campus community can expect the following:

--Working hours are from 7:00AM 5:00PM.

--ADA access to Walker and Rosenwald will not be available during this project. If special accommodations are required during the work period, please contact the Project Manager.

--The Rosenwald main entrance will remain open.

--Exits through Walker and the Rosenwald (north and south) stairways should be used for building access.

--A crosswalk in front of the Rosenwald main entrance will be provided for crossing the work path. All pedestrian traffic will be moved to the adjacent lawn area during the daytime work hours.

--The ADA entrance to the elevator and stairway will remain blocked.

--The elevator will remain fully functional to all levels except at the ground level - rear door.

--The bicycle racks will be removed to accommodate this work. Additional bicycle parking is available on the south side of Rosenwald. The bicycle racks will be reinstalled during the week of September 1, 2008.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rob Kelly, Project Manager for Facilities Services at (773) 834-1846.

08-22-2008 4:45 PM Green EXCAVATION WORK AT 61ST AND WOODLAWN

Please note that beginning Tuesday, August 26, 2008 through September 5, 2008 Contracting and Material Company in conjunction with the City of Chicago will be performing exploratory excavation work in and around the northwest corner of Woodlawn Avenue and 61st Street.

--Exploratory work excavation will take place in and around the corner of 61st Street and Woodlawn Avenue to determine the cause of settlement that occurred after recent heavy rains. A broken sewer pipe is the suspected cause of the problem.

--The work should have little to no impact on traffic on either Woodlawn Avenue or 61st Street.

--This work will have no impact on parking except directly in front of the northwest corner of Woodlawn Avenue and 61st Street.

--This work will impact pedestrian access on the northwest corner. Pedestrians will be directed to cross the street at one of the other corners during this time.

--Once the cause of the settlement has been determined, corrective work will begin to ensure the problem is corrected. The duration of the exploratory and repair operations is expected to take two weeks to complete.

Please contact Mr. Roberto Lupano, Project Manager for the Facilities Services, at 773-834-3919, with questions or concerns.

08-22-2008 2:58 PM Green MAIN QUADRANGLE WATER SHUTDOWN

Please be aware that on Saturday, August 23, 2008 through Sunday, August 24, 2008 the water service in Jones, Eckhart, Ryerson, Kent, and the Bookstore will be shutdown due to construction activities associated with the Main Quadrangle Domestic Water Distribution project. The shutdown is necessary in order to install code compliant fire hydrants on the main quadrangle. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--The water shutdown will begin at 7:00 AM on Saturday and will be restored at 4:00 PM on Sunday.

--The restroom facilities, drinking fountains, coffee machines, hand wash sinks, and janitor s closets will be unusable. The nearest open restroom facilities available for the campus community will be Crerar Library, and Regenstein Library.

--Construction activities will be taking place on the south side of the main quadrangle.

--Signs will be posted around the construction areas and in the buildings affected by the water shutdown.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Darsh Wadhwa, Project Manager for Facilities Services at (773) 330-9180.

08-14-2008 11:45 AM Green LEXINGTON PARKING LOT CLOSURE

Please be aware that beginning Monday, August 18, 2008 September 15, 2008, the Lexington parking lot will be closed due to construction activities. The project scope consists of repaving and restriping the lot, installing new electrical and network conduits, and new lighting. These upgrades will allow for new access control systems and will enable University visitors to make better use of the lot.

The following accommodations will be made for the Lexington Lot permit holders during this work:

--Lexington permits will be honored at the Judd Lot, located along Kimbark Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets.

--If requested, permit holders may park at the 55th & Ellis garage. Please contact the parking office if you wish to park there.

--Lexington permit holders will not be charged for parking for the month of September.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Working hours are from 8:00am-3:30pm

--The sidewalk on the east side of University Avenue between 58th & 59th Streets will remain open to pedestrian traffic.

--There will be some noise associated with this work.

If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to the construction activities, please contact Denise Davis, Project Manager for Facilities Services at (773) 834- 4727 and for questions about parking contact the Parking Office at (773) 702-8969.

08-11-2008 4:43 PM Green UPDATE TO WEEKEND WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
The City s Office of Emergency Management and Communications and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District have informed the University that sufficient pumping capacity has been restored and Deep Tunnel can accept storm water runoff. Therefore, we are advised that the potential for building basement flooding has past. Thank you for your watchfulness and cooperation.
08-08-2008 4:30 PM Green WEEKEND WEATHER PRECAUTIONS

The City s Office of Emergency Management and Communications has notified the University and the Medical Center that the pumping station which would direct storm water to the Deep Tunnel is not functioning, and may not return to full operation until Monday. There is a 20 to 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and evening. If Hyde Park receives a heavy rainfall, there is a chance that some building basements may flood.

University agencies are taking precautions in the event of a heavy rainfall such as coordinating outsourced services and having additional equipment on-hand. We are informing the University community of this potential, and advising you to take the necessary precautions to safeguard valuable equipment and materials that are located in basements.

In the event that there is significant rainfall and you experience flooding, you should contact the University Police Department at extension 123, or (773) 702-8181. You may also call the Facilities Services Work Center at (773) 834-1414.

08-05-2008 10:00 AM Green MAIN QUAD DOMESTIC WATER DISTRIBUTION AT 57TH STREET AND UNIVERSITY AVENUE

Please be aware that beginning Wednesday, August 6, 2008 construction activities for the Main Quad Domestic Water Distribution Project will progress along the north and south sides of 57th Street in two locations approximately 100 feet and 300 feet west of University Avenue. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--The sidewalks along the north and south side of 57th Street will be cut and removed in phases, beginning with the south side of 57th Street. Signs indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area.

--The work areas will be fenced off with safety fencing.

--Digging will occur into 57th Street going from south to north impacting traffic. Traffic will be directed around the work site with signs and/or a flagman during work hours maintaining two-way directional traffic. Outside of work hours, the excavated area will be covered with steel plates.

--Parking along the north and south sides of 57th Street adjacent to the work sites will be restricted.

Please contact Sudarshan Wadhwa, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 834-5279, with questions or concerns.

07-31-2008 10:33 AM Green Southwest Quad Electrical Distribution Upgrade Phase I

Please be aware that on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 construction activities will begin to upgrade the electrical service to nine buildings in the southwest corner of the main quad: Cobb, Gates-Blake, Goodspeed, Classics, Wieboldt, Harper, Swift, Haskell and Bond. Phase I construction covers the upgrade of the electrical systems in Goodspeed, Gates-Blake, and Cobb plus all underground work for subsequent phases. The scope of Phase I also includes the installation of emergency power for all 9 buildings; the emergency power system will include a natural gas powered generator, switchboard, automatic transfer switches, and feeders to each of the nine buildings. The anticipated duration of this project is 6 weeks.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Working hours are from 5:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m.

--Contractors will be excavating the sidewalk in front of Classics/Wieboldt working east toward the entrance of Harper Library and from Classics working north toward Cobb Hall.

During the excavation, there will be periods when the quad entrance to Classics and the west entrance to Harper Library will be closed. The entrances to Goodspeed, Classics, and Wieboldt (via the Classics/Wieboldt archway), and the main and east quad side entrances to Harper Library will remain open for the duration of this work.

--There will be orange construction fencing placed around the areas that are being excavated.

--The windows in all nine buildings should be kept closed for the duration of this work. There will be a significant amount of dust and debris created from the excavation.

--There will be a brief electrical outage on the morning of Friday, August 1. The outage will last for 30 minutes beginning at 4:00AM. It is recommended that all computer equipment be turned off in these buildings on Thursday evening July 31, 2008.

--There will be noisy work associated with this project. All jack-hammering will occur from 5:00-7:00AM.

--The UCPD will be notified of this outage.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bob Bandura, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-7791.

07-28-2008 11:39 AM Green GAS SHUT OFF AT 60TH STREET AND DORCHESTER AVENUE

Please be aware on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 6:00 AM Peoples Gas will shut off gas service at 60th Street and Dorchester Avenue to install a new gas main. The shutdown affects the following campus buildings: the Orthogenic School, the Hyde Park Day School, the New Graduate Residence Hall, the Steam Plant, and the Lab Service building north of the Steam Plant; no other University buildings will be affected by this shutdown. The campus community can expect the following:

--Peoples Gas expects the shutdown to last 1 day, but affected buildings have been told to prepare for the possibility of a two day shutdown.

--The Steam Plant will continue to operate and provide steam to the campus.

--60th Street will be closed to vehicle traffic between Dorchester Avenue and the Metra tracks.

The far southeast parking lot near 60th Street and Stony Island Avenue will remain open, but only with access from 60th Street on the east side of the Metra tracks.

--The sidewalk on the south side of 60th Street will remain open.

Please contact Venkat Kumar, Director of Energy and Utilities Management for Facilities Services, at 773-834-3029, with questions or concerns.

Thank You

07-25-2008 2:50 PM Green WATER MAIN WORK ON 57TH STREET BETWEEN ELLIS & DREXEL AVENUES

Please be aware Monday, July 28, 2008, the City of Chicago Water Department will be performing work in 57th Street between Ellis and Drexel Avenues. The work is to cut and cap an abandoned water main. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--A hole will be excavated near the BSLC pedestrian walk-way and the Low Temp loading dock entrance.

--57th Street will remain open during this work; however traffic may become congested as work takes place in the street.

--The sidewalk on the north side of 57th Street around the work area will be closed.

--The entrance to BSLC and the BPSB loading dock will remain open.

--The Low Temp loading dock may be restricted at times during the work.

--The work is expected to take 3 days, but is weather dependent.

--The work being preformed will be noisy and cause vibrations.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact John Carey, Client Services Manager for Facilities Services at 834-6706.

07-18-2008 9:05 AM Green STREET CLOSURE- ELLIS AVE BETWEEN 60TH AND 61ST STREET

Please be aware on Friday, July 18, 2008 through Friday, August 8, 2008 Ellis Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets will be closed between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. The street will be closed to allow for a crane to install exterior panels on the New Residence Hall. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--There will be no vehicle traffic on Ellis Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets; both lanes of Ellis Avenue will be closed during this work.

--The sidewalk on the east side of Ellis Avenue between 60th & 61st Streets will be closed.

--The sidewalk on the west side of Ellis Avenue between 60th & 61st Streets will remain open.

--Signs will be posted directing vehicles and pedestrians around the street and sidewalk closure.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tom Arey, Project Manager for Facilities Services at 834-8938.

07-11-2008 9:14 AM Green PEOPLE'S GAS WORK ON ELLIS BETWEEN 57TH & 58TH STREET

Please be aware on Friday, July 11, 2008, People s Gas will be performing work in Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets. The work is to connect new gas service to the Searle and Administration Buildings. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Two trenches in Ellis Avenue will be excavated to run new gas lines to Searle and the Administration Building by People s Gas.

--Ellis Avenue will remain open during this work; however traffic may become congested as work takes place in the street.

--The sidewalk on the east side of Ellis Avenue and south of the Administration Building west entrance will be closed. The west entrance to the Administration Building will remain open.

--The work being performed will be noisy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jim Garcia, Project Manager for Facilities Services at 834-1825.

07-08-2008 7:16 PM Green ELLIS CLOSED between 60th and 61st: July 9 - July 11

From Wednesday, July 9 through Friday, July 11, 2008, Ellis Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets will be closed between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. The street will be closed to allow for a crane to install exterior panels on the New Residence Hall. Following is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--There will be no vehicle traffic on Ellis Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets; both lanes of Ellis Avenue will be closed during this work.
--The sidewalk on the east side of Ellis Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets will be closed.
--The sidewalk on the west side of Ellis Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets will remain open.
--Signs will be posted directing vehicles and pedestrians around the street and sidewalk closure.

Questions or concerns should be directed to Tom Arey, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-8938.

06-23-2008 2:16 PM Green CRANE LIFT ALONG 58TH STREET

Please be aware on Saturday, June 28, 2008 there will be a crane lift along 58th Street between Drexel Avenue and the Bookstore. A large crane will be used to remove MRI equipment from the hospital. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Setup for the crane lift will begin on Friday, June 27, 2008. Vehicular traffic will be prohibited on 58th Street east of Drexel Avenue.

--There will be no parking along 58th Street east Drexel beginning Friday, June 27, 2008 through Sunday, June 29, 2008.

--The entrance to the Post Office and Ingleside Building will remain open during this work.

--The 58th Street loading dock entrance to the Bookstore, Ingleside, and Hinds Geophysical Science buildings will be closed Friday, June 27, 2008 Sunday, June 29, 2008. The Ellis Avenue entrance to the loading docks will remain open.

--The crane lift is weather dependent and the schedule may adjust accordingly. The latest date for the crane lift to take place is Wednesday, July 2, 2008.

--Signs will be posted directing vehicles and pedestrians around the street and sidewalk closures.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Gene Surico, Project Manager for the Medical Center at 702-6343.

06-23-2008 2:10 PM Green WATER SERVICE SHUT-OFF ALONG 57TH STREET

Please be aware that on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 8:00 AM the Chicago Water Dept. will shut off water service along 57th Street between Cottage Grove and Drexel Avenues. Buildings on the north side of 57th Street will be affected. Buildings north of 57th Street on Cottage Grove, Maryland, and Drexel Avenues will not be affected. The City of Chicago Water Department will post signs on buildings affected by the shutdown on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 informing them of the Wednesday shutdown. The campus community can expect the following:

--Mobilization for the work will begin on Monday, June 23, 2008.

--The work will take 5 days to complete. The shutdown will only last 1 day for approximately 8 hours.

--The water is expected to be shutdown on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 between 8 AM 4 PM.

--The City Water Department will post notices on buildings affected by the shutdown before the shutdown is scheduled.

--The shutdown date is weather dependent and may shift to later in the week. The City Water Department notices will identify the actual date of the shutdown.

Please contact John Carey, Client Services Manager for the Facilities Services, at 773-834-6706, with questions or concerns.

Thank You

06-18-2008 7:01 PM Green ELLIS AVENUE STREET CLOSURE

Please be aware that Ellis Avenue between 57th and 59th Streets will be closed on Saturday, June 21, 2008 between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM for a crane lift. The work schedule is dependent upon weather conditions and work may be rescheduled for Sunday, June 22, 2008. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--NO traffic will be allowed on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets. --All parking will be eliminated on both sides of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and the Bookstore, approximately 250 feet, and the current parking restrictions along the east side of Ellis Avenue will remain in effect. --Access from 59th street going north on Ellis will be permitted only until 58th Street for parking and drop-off only. No thru traffic will be permitted north of 58th Street. --There will be construction flaggers present at 57th Street to redirect southbound Ellis Avenue traffic to ensure pedestrian and motorists safety. --There will be flaggers at 59th Street notifying motorists of the street closure. --Contractors will be utilizing a 150 ton crane to install equipment on to the Searle Chemistry Laboratory. --Pedestrian traffic will only be available on the west side of Ellis Avenue. --Signage will be posted notifying motorists and pedestrians of the street and sidewalk closure.

Please contact Daniel Albo, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 612-8179, with questions or concerns.

06-13-2008 12:54 PM Green 57th STREET CLOSED TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC: June 16 to 20, 6:00am to 6:00pm
From Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 20, 2008, 57th Street between Ellis and Drexel Avenues will be closed to vehicle traffic between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Contractors will be installing steam pipes across 57th Street. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work: --57th Street will be closed to vehicle traffic between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Signage directing traffic around the street closure will be posted. --57th Street will reopen each evening at 6:00 PM and close the following morning at 6:00 AM. --The current parking restrictions along 57th Street between Ellis and Drexel Avenues will remain in effect. --Pedestrian access along the north side of 57th Street between Ellis and Drexel Avenues will be maintained during the street closure. --Pedestrian access to GCIS along the south side of 57th Street will be restricted to Ellis Avenue. --The loading docks of BSLC, Biopsychological Research Building and the Research Institutes will remain accessible. --Sidewalk signage will be posted informing the public of the street closure. Please contact Darsh Wadhwa, Project Manager, at 773.834.5279 with questions or concerns.
06-05-2008 12:24 PM Green CRANE LIFT ON ELLIS AVENUE

Please be aware on Saturday, June 7, 2008 there will be a crane lift along Ellis Avenue on the west-side of the New Residence Hall between 60th & 61st Streets. ComEd contractors will be utilizing a crane to install electrical equipment into the New Residence Hall. The working hours are from 8:00AM to 12:00PM. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--There will be no vehicle traffic on Ellis Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets; both lanes of Ellis Avenue will be closed during this work.
--The sidewalk on the east side of Ellis Avenue between 60th & 61st Streets will be closed.
--The sidewalk on the west side of Ellis Avenue between 60th & 61st Streets will remain open.
--Signs will be posted directing vehicles and pedestrians around the street and sidewalk closure.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact John Carey, Client Services Manager for Facilities Services at 834-6706.

06-05-2008 12:22 PM Green OPENING OF DREXEL AVENUE

As of Monday, June 2nd at 4:30 PM, Drexel Avenue has reopened between 56th and 57th Streets to vehicle traffic. The north and southbound driving lanes are open, but the adjacent sidewalks and parking lanes are closed.

Please contact Derrick Bailey, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 834-1411 with questions or concerns.

05-23-2008 4:04 PM Green UNIVERSITY BICYCLE POLICY REMINDER

University Facilities Services is reminding all members of the University community who use bicycles to lock their bikes only to the University-maintained bicycle racks. Bicycles should not be locked or secured to handrails, sign posts, lamp posts, trees, fences, or to any other location that obscures the free ingress/egress of any building, stairway or pathway.

Bicycles found secured to any object other than the bicycle racks are subject to removal by Facilities Services. Impounded bicycles will be stored by the University Police (5555 S. Ellis Ave.) for 10 days, during which time a bicycle can be reclaimed by calling 773-702-8181. After 10 days, the bicycle will be donated to charity.

Please contact Chris Wheeler, Client Services Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1617 with questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation.

05-14-2008 9:27 AM Green ComEd WORK ON 59th STREET: May 10 to June 5

On Saturday, May 10, 2008, work to install ComEd in-ground conduits began at the intersection of 59th Street and University Avenue. The work will continue east along 59th Street toward Woodlawn Avenue. Following is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--The work along 59th Street will take approximately 4 weeks to complete.
--59th Street will remain open during the project.
--There will be no parking on the north and south sides of 59th Street between University Avenue and the stairs to Rockefeller Chapel.

Please contact John Carey, Client Services Manager with Facilities Services, at 773-834-6706 with questions or concerns.

05-14-2008 9:21 AM Green TRENCHING ON EASTBOUND MIDWAY PLAISANCE: May 14 to 16

On Wednesday, May 14, 2008, Scale Construction will begin trenching across the eastbound traffic lanes of the Midway Plaisance between Ellis Avenue and Woodlawn Avenue. This work is required in order to provide electricity to the lighting and irrigation systems for the South Winter Garden. Following is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Working hours are from 7:00am-3:30pm.
--Parking lanes will be restricted on both the north and south sides of the Midway Plaisance (eastbound) between Ellis Avenue and Woodlawn Avenue.
--Vehicular traffic may pass on the opposite side of the trenching.
--During working hours there will be a construction flagger to direct traffic and ensure pedestrian safety.

Please contact Mike Gramhofer, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1840 with questions or concerns.

05-14-2008 9:20 AM Green MIDWAY PLAISANCE CLOSED FOR BIKE RACE: Saturday, May 17

On Saturday, May 17, 2008, from 7:00am to 6:00pm, the Midway Plaisance will be closed for the annual Monsters of the Midway Criterium bicycle race hosted by the University of Chicago Velo Club.  Following is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--The east and west traffic lanes of the Midway Plaisance will be closed from 7:00am-6:00pm from Cottage Grove Avenue on the west to Blackstone Avenue on the east.
--There will be no parking on the north and south sides of the Midway Plaisance during the event.
--59th and 60th Streets will remain open during the event.
--Traffic monitors will be present to direct traffic to 59th and 60th Streets.

Please contact Tamsen Burke, Assistant Athletics Director, at 773-702-4658 with questions or concerns.

05-09-2008 4:59 PM Green EXCAVATION ON 60th STREET, EAST OF ELLIS: May 12 to May 15

On Monday, May 12, 2008, Scale Construction will begin excavation on the north side of 60th Street (approximately 420 ft. east of Ellis Avenue) in preparation for a City of Chicago water tap which is scheduled for Wednesday, May 14th. This work is required in order to supply water to the South Winter Garden's irrigation system. Following is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

-- Working hours are from 7:00AM 3:30PM
-- Parking will be restricted on the north side of 60 th Street in the vicinity of the excavation.
-- Vehicular traffic may pass on the south side of 60 th Street in the area of the excavation.
-- During working hours there will be a construction flagger to direct traffic and ensure pedestrian safety.

Please contact Mike Gramhofer, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-1840 with questions or concerns.

05-06-2008 4:50 PM Green REGENSTEIN CHILLED WATER SYSTEM SHUTDOWN: Overnights, May 7-9, May 12-14

Beginning Wednesday, May 7th at 5:00 PM, work will begin to relocate the chilled water line west of the Regenstein Library. During this project, some buildings connected to the Regenstein chilled water distribution system will not have air conditioning. The air conditioning will be off between the hours of 6:00 PM and 7:00 AM each day of the project. While the chilled water distribution system is off, outside air will be used to cool the buildings. Following is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--The chilled water shutdown will take place between the hours of 6:00 PM - 7:00 AM on the evenings of Wednesday, May 7th , Thursday, May 8th, Monday, May 12th, and Tuesday, May13th.

--Chilled water will be available during the hours of 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM to allow for air conditioning.
--Noisy equipment will be located on the south side of Erman Biology Center.  The equipment will be operated between 6:00 PM and 8:00 AM each day of the project.
--The sidewalk to the south of Erman Biology Center will be closed.
--On Monday, May 12th, the sidewalk and parking along 57th Street and west of the Regenstein main entrance will be closed.
--Project dates are subject to weather conditions.
--Signs will be posted directing pedestrians around work sites.

Please contact Mike Natarus, Project Manager with Facilities Services, at 773-834-1728 with questions or concerns.

04-28-2008 12:19 PM Green REGENSTEIN SOUTHWEST LAWN EXCAVATION: Tuesday, April 29

On Tuesday, April 29, 2008, excavation for chilled water valves will take place in the southwest lawn area of the Regenstein Library, just west of the south entrance near 57th Street. Following is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--The excavation will take one day to complete.
--Work will take place between 8:00am and 3:30pm.
--The excavated hole will be filled at the end of the day.
--Signage indicating sidewalk closures and ADA-accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area.

Please contact Michael Natarus, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1728, with questions or concerns.

04-23-2008 12:16 PM Green ELLIS AVE. PARKING/DRIVING/WALKING RESTRICTIONS: April 24 and 26

On Thursday, April 24, and Saturday, April 26, 2008, there will be a crane lift along Ellis Avenue on the west side of the Administration Building. Contractors will be utilizing cranes to install air-condensing units from a flatbed truck onto the roof of the Administration Building. The working hours are from 6:00am to 3:00pm. Following is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

THURSDAY, APRIL 24:
--Parking spaces will be eliminated on the east and west sides of Ellis Avenue, just south of 58th Street.
--Two-way traffic will be maintained on Ellis Avenue between Jones Laboratory and Cobb Hall.
--Construction flagmen will be present to direct northbound and southbound traffic on Ellis Avenue to ensure pedestrian and motorists'' safety.
--Pedestrian traffic will be closed on the walkway between the Administration Building and Cobb Hall.
--The west entrance of the Administration Building and the crosswalk will not be impacted.

SATURDAY, APRIL 26:
--There will be no vehicle traffic on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 59th Streets; Ellis Avenue will be closed between these streets during this work.
--Parking spaces will be eliminated on the east and west sides of Ellis Avenue, just south of 58th Street.
--The east and west entrances of the Administration Building will be closed. Building occupants will have to use the basement entrance at the north side of the building.
--The top floor of the Administration Building will be vacated while this work is occurring.

All curb lanes north and south of the project will be barricaded on Wednesday, April 23, to prevent parking during the operation of the crane.

Questions or concerns should be directed to Jim Garcia, Senior Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1825 or 773-480-1406

04-18-2008 2:24 PM Green WEST ELLIS UNDERGROUND LINE WORK: April 19-30

Beginning Saturday, April 19, 2008, construction activities will include installing a new underground electrical line on the west (Ellis Avenue) side of the Administration Building. Following is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

--Working hours are from 8:00am - 3:30pm.
--Trenching along the west side of the Administration Building in the north and south planting beds will occur from April 21-25.
--Several of the existing shrubs in the planting beds will be saved and replaced after construction.
--The north sidewalk and loading dock between Jones Laboratory and the Administration Building will be saw-cut to remove the concrete. The sidewalk will be closed to pedestrian traffic from April 27-30.
--On Monday, April 28, contractors will begin coring into the electrical vault in the basement of Jones Laboratory.
--The west entrance to the Administration Building will remain open during construction.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jim Garcia at (773) 834-1825.

04-11-2008 10:15 AM Green WATER MAIN CONSTRUCTION ON ELLIS: April 14-18
Please be aware that on Monday, April 14, 2008 there will be construction activity on Ellis Avenue, just west of Cobb Hall, due to the Main Quadrangle Domestic Water Distribution Project Phase II. This work is required in order to connect Cobb Hall to the existing City of Chicago water main, which runs underneath Ellis Avenue. The excavation to expose the water main will be on the east half of Ellis Avenue, between Cobb Hall and the Administration Building. The anticipated duration of this work is approximately 5 working days. Following is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work: --Working hours are from 8:00am-3:30pm. --Ellis Avenue will remain open during construction. Two-way traffic will be maintained. --The east sidewalk on Ellis Avenue south of Cobb Hall will be closed. --Parking will be restricted on both sides of the street in the vicinity of the excavation. --During working hours there will be construction flagmen to direct traffic and ensure pedestrian safety. --Signs indicating sidewalk closures and ADA-accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Darsh Wadhwa, Senior Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-5279.
04-04-2008 12:15 PM Green CRANE ON ELLIS AVE: April 7 or April 8
Please be aware that there will be a crane lift along Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets on Monday, April 7, 2008, between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Please note the work schedule is dependent upon weather conditions and work may be rescheduled for Tuesday, April 8. Following is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work: --Contractors will be utilizing a 60-ton crane to install an air cooled chiller from flatbed trucks parked on Ellis Avenue onto the roof of the Hinds building. --8 parking spaces will be eliminated on the west side of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and the Bookstore. The current parking restrictions along the east side of Ellis Avenue will remain in effect. --The east (northbound) driving lane and west (southbound) driving lane will remain open. --There will be construction flagmen present to direct northbound and southbound traffic on Ellis Avenue and to ensure pedestrian and motorist safety. --Pedestrian traffic will be closed on the west side of the street along the Kersten and Hinds buildings for a few minutes during the crane lift. Please contact Chris Jackson, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 612-3850, with questions or concerns.
04-04-2008 12:09 PM Green CONSTRUCTION ON 57th STREET: April 7 to May 25
Beginning Monday, April 7, 2008, construction will begin along the south side of 57th Street between Ellis and Drexel Avenues to install new steam pipes connecting the Gordon Center for Integrative Science (GCIS) to the Knapp Center for Biomedical Discover (KCBD) and to the Comer II Hospital. On Monday, April 14th, construction will also begin on the east side of Drexel Avenue south of 57th Street. Following is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work: --The sidewalk and parkway will be excavated to install new steam pipes. --Construction activities will include the use of a hydraulic press to install steel plates to shore the sides of the steam pipe trench. --For the duration of the project, parking will be eliminated on the north and south side of 57th Street west of the Biopsychologial Research Center & Research Institutes loading dock and the northeast entrance of GCIS. --For the duration of the project, parking will be eliminated on the east and west sides of Drexel Avenue from the intersection of 57th Street to GCIS loading dock and Comer II. --Two-way vehicle traffic will be maintained on 57th Street and Drexel Avenue during the project. --The pedestrian sidewalk on the south side of 57th Street and the east side of Drexel Avenue will be closed until May 25th. --The northeast entrance of GCIS between the A and B wings will remain open during the project. --Sidewalk signage will be posted to inform the public of the sidewalk closures. Please contact Darsh Wadhwa, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 834-5279, with questions or concerns.
03-19-2008 9:38 AM Green ComEd SERVICE WORK on 59th STREET: March 20 to May 2
Beginning Thursday, March 20, 2008, work to install ComEd in-ground conduits will begin at the intersection of 59th Street and Ellis Avenue. The work will progress west along 59th Street towards Cottage Grove Avenue. Also, on Monday, March 24, work will begin at the intersection of 59th Street and Dorchester Avenue. Following is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work: --The work along 59th Street west of Ellis Avenue will take approximately 6 weeks to complete. --59th Street will remain open during the project. --The 59th Street CTA bus stop in front of the Goldblatt Pavilion has moved temporarily to the Midway Plaissance for the duration of the project. --There will be no parking on the south side of 59th Street between Ellis and Cottage Grove Avenues. --The work at the intersection of 59th Street and Dorchester Avenue will take 5 days to complete. --59th Street and Dorchester Avenue will remain open during the project. Please contact John Carey, Client Services Manager with Facilities Services, at 773-834-6706 with questions or concerns.
03-14-2008 4:47 PM Green ELLIS AVE. DRIVING LANE RECONFIGURATION: March 20 or 21
The Ellis Avenue driving lanes between 57th and 58th Streets will be reconfigured on Thursday, March 20, between 7:00 AM and 12:00 PM to accommodate work on the Searle Chemistry Laboratory. The work schedule is dependent upon weather conditions and work may be rescheduled for Friday, March 21. Following is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work: --Only one lane of traffic will be available on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets. --All parking will be eliminated on the west side of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and the Bookstore, approximately 250 feet, and the current parking restrictions along the east side of Ellis Avenue will remain in effect. --The east parking lane, east (northbound) driving lane, and west (southbound) driving lane will be closed and barricaded off. The existing west parking lane will become the only driving lane along Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets. --There will be construction flagmen present to direct traffic on Ellis Avenue and to ensure pedestrian and motorists' safety. --Contractors will utilize a 40-ton crane to lift two cooling units from flatbed trucks parked on Ellis Avenue onto the roof of the Searle building. --Pedestrian traffic will be available only on the west side of the street along the Kersten and Hinds buildings. --Sidewalk signage will be posted to inform the public of the temporary street and sidewalk reconfiguration. Please contact Daniel Albo, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-612-8179 with questions or concerns.
03-13-2008 1:03 PM Green 61st STREET SEWER CONSTRUCTION: March 13 to March 28
Beginning Thursday, March 13 through Friday, March 28, 2008, sewer construction work for the New Residence Hall will take place along 61st Street between Greenwood and Ellis Avenues. The sewer work involves connecting the New Residence Hall to the existing city sewer main running under 61st Street in three locations between Greenwood and Ellis Avenues. Following is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work: --The work will occupy the north parking lane and westbound traffic lane of 61st Street. --Construction crews will work between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. --Two-way traffic will be maintained along 61st Street at all times. Flagmen will control temporary lane restrictions as needed. Please contact Tom Arey, Project Manager with Facilities Services, at 773-834-8938 with questions or concerns.
03-13-2008 1:02 PM Green 57th STREET CLOSED: March 21 to March 31
Beginning Friday, March 21 through Monday, March 31, 2008, 57th Street between Ellis and Drexel Avenues will be closed to vehicular traffic between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Contractors will be installing steel beams across 57th Street forming the bridge connecting the Gordon Center for Integrative Science with the Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery. Following is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work: --57th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Signage directing traffic around the street closure will be posted. --57th Street will reopen each evening at 6:00 PM and close the following morning at 6:00 AM. -- Parking along 57th Street between Ellis and Drexel Avenues will be impacted, but some parking along 57th Street will be available. --Pedestrian access along 57th Street between Ellis and Drexel Avenues will be maintained during the street closure. --The loading docks of BSLC, Biopsychological Research Building, and the Research Institutes will remain accessible. --Sidewalk signage will be posted informing the public of the street closure. Please contact Ray Donato with the Medical Center at 773-702-2696 with questions or concerns.
03-06-2008 9:50 PM Green ELLIS AVE. CONSTRUCTION RESCHEDULED to MARCH 12 or 13

The originally planned and advertised Thursday and Friday, March 6 & 7, 2008 reconfiguration of the Ellis Avenue driving lanes between 57th and 58th Streets has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 12, between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Please note that the work schedule is dependent upon weather conditions and work may be rescheduled for Thursday, March 13. Following is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

-- Only one lane of traffic will available on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

-- All parking will be eliminated on the west side of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and the Bookstore approximately 250 feet, and the current parking restrictions along the east side of Ellis Avenue will remain in effect.

-- The east parking lane, east (northbound) driving lane, and west (southbound) driving lane will be closed and barricaded off. The existing west parking lane will become the only driving lane along Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets.

-- There will be construction flaggers present to direct northbound and southbound traffic on Ellis Avenue and to ensure pedestrian and motorists' safety.

-- Contractors will be utilizing a 40-ton crane to pick up steel beams from flatbed trucks parked on Ellis Avenue to lift them and place them on the roof of the Searle building.

-- Sidewalk signage will be posted informing the public of the street lanes reconfiguration.

-- Pedestrian traffic will be available on only the west side of the street along the Kersten and Hinds buildings.

Please contact Daniel Albo, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 612-8179 with questions or concerns.

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02-25-2008 10:15 AM Green CONSTRUCTION ON ELLIS between 57th & 58th: MARCH 6 and 7

Between 7:00am and 4:00pm on Thursday and Friday, March 6 and 7, 2008, the Ellis Avenue driving lanes will be reconfigured due to construction activities associated with the Searle Renovation project.

Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

  • Sidewalk signage will be posted informing the public of the street lanes reconfiguration.
  • Two lanes of traffic will still be maintained but all parking will be eliminated on Ellis Avenue between 57th street and the Bookstore (approximately 250 feet).
  • There will be a construction flagger present to direct traffic on the west driving lane of Ellis Avenue and to ensure pedestrian and motorist safety.
  • The east (northbound) driving lane and east parking lane will be closed and barricaded off. The existing west (southbound) driving lane will become the new northbound driving lane. The existing west parking lane will become the south driving lane.
  • Contractors will be using a 40-ton crane to pick up steel beams from flatbed trucks parked on Ellis Avenue and to lift and place them on the roof of the Searle building.
  • Pedestrian traffic will be available on only the west side of the street along the Kersten and Hinds buildings.
  • Please contact Daniel Albo, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-612-8179 with questions or concerns.

    02-01-2008 5:12 PM Green ONE-DAY WATER SHUTOFF ON DREXEL: Wednesday, Feb. 6

    Due to the installation of new University utility pipes, the Chicago Water Department needs to perform work on the water main along the 5600 block of Drexel Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets. This work will require the water service to both sides of the street to be shut off from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. During the shut off, no University academic buildings will be affected. This work is in regard to the West Campus Utility Distribution project.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Derrick Bailey, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773- 834-1411.

    02-01-2008 11:30 AM Green WATER SHUTDOWN, MAIN QUAD BUILDINGS: Sunday, Feb. 3

    On Sunday, February 3, 2008, there will be a water shutdown affecting Jones Laboratory, Administration Building, Cobb Hall, Gates-Blake Halls, Goodspeed Hall, Classics Building, Swift Hall, and Bond Chapel. The work will begin Sunday morning at 5 AM and end Sunday evening at 5 PM. This work is required as part of the Administration Building Renovation project.


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    02-01-2008 11:23 AM Green CONSTRUCTION ON 59th STREET: Monday, Feb. 4 to Wednesday, Feb. 13

    Beginning Monday, February 4, 2008, there will be construction activity on the north side of 59th Street between the Social Science Research Building and Harper Library due to the Main Quadrangle Domestic Water Distribution Project Phase II. This work is required in order to connect to the existing City of Chicago main, which runs underneath 59th Street to Harper Library. The anticipated duration of this work, which includes excavation to expose the water main, is approximately 8 working days.


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    01-22-2008 2:43 PM Green CONSTRUCTION ON UNIVERSITY AVE: Jan. 23 to Jan. 29

    Beginning Wednesday, January 23, 2008, there will be construction activity on University Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets due to the Main Quadrangle Domestic Water Distribution Project Phase II. This work is required in order to connect to the existing City of Chicago main, which runs underneath University Avenue to Green Hall. The excavation to expose the water main will be on the west half of University Avenue between the President's House driveway and the southern entrance to Lexington Lot.  The excavation will be expanded west to connect the existing plumbing in Green Hall.  The anticipated duration of this work is approximately 5 working days.


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    01-18-2008 8:40 AM Green CONSTRUCTION ON GREENWOOD AVE: Jan. 22 to Feb. 8

    Beginning Tuesday, January 22, 2008, the City of Chicago''s Department of Water Management will begin an emergency sewer main construction project on Greenwood Avenue between 55th and 56th Streets. This work is a part of Mayor Daley''s commitment to maintain and upgrade Chicago''s infrastructure. The anticipated duration of this project is 2 weeks.

    Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

  • Working hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • There should be no interruption of water or sewer service to the buildings in the area.
  • Greenwood Avenue will be accessible to pedestrian traffic throughout the duration of the project.
  • There will be no street parking on Greenwood Avenue. As the project progresses, some of the street parking may return.
  • The east entrance to the 55th & Ellis Parking Garage will be closed beginning January 24, 2008. Permit holders and visitors must access the garage from the west entrance on Ellis Avenue.
  • The Pierce Hall parking lot will be closed beginning January 30 through February 1. Pierce Lot permit holders will be accommodated at the 55th & Ellis Parking Garage, by the Parking Office.
  • A complete restoration of the street will follow in April.
  • The contractor will begin putting up "No Parking" signage on Thursday, January 17.
  • Barricades (with road closure signage) will be provided at the north and south ends of Greenwood Avenue.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Wheeler at 773-834-1617.

    01-09-2008 4:28 PM Green ELLIS AVE. CLOSED: Thursday, Jan. 10, 9:30-4:00

    Between 9:30am and 4:00pm on Thursday, January 10, 2008, Ellis Avenue will be closed between 57th & 58th Streets due to construction activities associated with the Searle Renovation project. Contractors will be utilizing a 40-ton crane to pick up three condensing units from the Searle roof and load them onto a flat bed truck to be hauled away.

    Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

  • Sidewalk signage will be posted informing the public of the street closure.
  • The closure will prevent all vehicular traffic on the east driving lane of Ellis Avenue. The east sidewalk has already been closed to pedestrian traffic due to early construction activities.
  • There will be a construction flagger present to direct traffic on the west parking lane of Ellis Avenue and ensure pedestrian safety.
  • No parking will be allowed on either side of the street during this work.
  • Please contact Daniel Albo, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-612-8179 with questions or concerns.

    01-07-2008 2:52 PM Green MARYLAND AVE CLOSED: Jan 8 and Jan 10

    On Tuesday, January 8, and Thursday, January 10, Maryland Avenue will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. due to construction activities associated with the West Campus Utility Plant Distribution project. Contractors will be utilizing a two-crane pick to install the boiler drums on the second floor of the plant. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

  • The closure will prevent all pedestrian and vehicular traffic from accessing Maryland Avenue.
  • Sidewalk signage will be posted informing the public of the street closure.
  • There will be a construction flagger present to direct traffic and ensure pedestrian safety.
  • Please contact Derrick Bailey, Executive Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-612-6162, with questions or concerns.

    01-07-2008 9:16 AM Green Construction at NE corner Ellis & 56th: Jan. 7 thru April 4

    Beginning Monday, January 7, 2008, construction activities for the West Campus Utility Plant Distribution will progress on the east side of Ellis Avenue and along the north side of 56th Street adjacent to the Young Building. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work (see diagram here):

  • The sidewalk and street parking on the east side of Ellis Avenue from 56th Street to the Young Building Parking Lot entrance will be closed.
  • The sidewalk and street parking on the north side of 56th Street from Ellis Avenue to the Smart Museum will be closed.
  • During working hours there will be a construction flagger to direct traffic and ensure pedestrian safety.
  • Signs indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area.
  • Please contact Derrick Bailey, Executive Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 612-6162, with questions or concerns.

    01-07-2008 9:15 AM Green DREXEL AVE CLOSED between 56th & 57th: Dec. 3 to March 15

    Beginning Monday, December 3, 2007, Drexel Avenue between E. 56th and E. 57th Streets will be closed due to construction activities associated with the West Campus Utility Distribution Plant project. The closure will last for approximately three months.

  • On December 3, beginning at 7:00 a.m., contractors will begin installing barriers and fencing across Drexel Avenue.
  • The closure will prevent all pedestrian and vehicular traffic from accessing Drexel Avenue.
  • Sidewalk signage will be posted informing the public of the street closure.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Derrick Bailey, Executive Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-612-6162.

    01-07-2008 9:03 AM Green DORCHESTER CLOSURE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 18

    The reopening of Dorchester Avenue to vehicular traffic between 60th and 61st Streets needs to be postponed from January 7 until February 18 due to unforeseen utility-related complications. During this extended street closure, pedestrian access will continue to be maintained along the west side of Dorchester Avenue. This extended work will take approximately 6 weeks.

    The continuation of this street closure has been closely coordinated with all of the necessary City of Chicago departments and the University Police Department.

  • A Pedestrian Only crossing from 60th Street to 61st Street will continue to be available on the WEST side of Dorchester Avenue. The east side of Dorchester will be completely closed to pedestrian traffic.
  • During all working hours there will be a construction flagger to control truck traffic and ensure pedestrian safety.
  • Thru traffic will continue to be detoured to Woodlawn Avenue.
  • The No. 59 CTA bus will continue to be re-routed to run on 60th Street between Cottage Grove Avenue and Dorchester Avenue.
  • There will be heavy construction equipment and truck traffic in the area.
  • Please contact Roberto Lupano, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-3919 with questions or concerns.

    01-03-2008 7:15 PM Yellow DORCHESTER CLOSURE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 18

    The reopening of Dorchester Avenue to vehicular traffic between 60th and 61st Streets needs to be postponed from January 7 until February 18 due to unforeseen utility-related complications. During this extended street closure, pedestrian access will continue to be maintained along the west side of Dorchester Avenue. This extended work will take approximately 6 weeks.

    The continuation of this street closure has been closely coordinated with all of the necessary City of Chicago departments and the University Police Department.

  • A Pedestrian Only crossing from 60th Street to 61st Street will continue to be available on the WEST side of Dorchester Avenue. The east side of Dorchester will be completely closed to pedestrian traffic.
  • During all working hours there will be a construction flagger to control truck traffic and ensure pedestrian safety.
  • Thru traffic will continue to be detoured to Woodlawn Avenue.
  • The No. 59 CTA bus will continue to be re-routed to run on 60th Street between Cottage Grove Avenue and Dorchester Avenue.
  • There will be heavy construction equipment and truck traffic in the area.
  • Please contact Roberto Lupano, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-3919 with questions or concerns.

    01-03-2008 11:01 AM Yellow Construction at NE corner Ellis & 56th: Jan. 7 thru April 4

    Beginning Monday, January 7, 2008, construction activities for the West Campus Utility Plant Distribution will progress on the east side of Ellis Avenue and along the north side of 56th Street adjacent to the Young Building. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work (see diagram here):

  • The sidewalk and street parking on the east side of Ellis Avenue from 56th Street to the Young Building Parking Lot entrance will be closed.
  • The sidewalk and street parking on the north side of 56th Street from Ellis Avenue to the Smart Museum will be closed.
  • During working hours there will be a construction flagger to direct traffic and ensure pedestrian safety.
  • Signs indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area.
  • Please contact Derrick Bailey, Executive Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 612-6162, with questions or concerns.

    12-07-2007 3:38 PM Yellow Soil Borings West of Regenstein to Ellis: 12/6 to 12/13

    Beginning Thursday, December 6, 2007, a drill rig will be on site to perform soil borings. Work will take place between the hours of 8:00am and 3:30pm. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

  • Some noise and minor vibrations due to the machinery.
  • The lawn will be protected as much as possible and excess debris will be removed at the end of the project.
  • Signage indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area.
  • Please contact Michael Natarus, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1728 with questions or concerns.

    12-06-2007 9:35 AM Green SafeRide Service Improved

    The Facilities Services "Safe Ride" program (formerly called the Late Night Van Service) has been upgraded. Free transportation within its boundaries now begins at 5:00pm every day until 4:00am Monday-Wednesday mornings and until 6:00am Thursday-Sunday mornings. Three vehicles are in service beginning at 5:00, and five vehicles are in service beginning at 10:00pm. Additional phone lines have been added (calls go to a message instead of a busy signal), and a second dispatcher added on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.

    The number to call (from any phone) is 773-702-2022. The caller must provide the dispatcher with the precise pick-up location and drop-off destination to ensure a time-efficient trip. All passengers should be prepared to display their University ID card when boarding. The coverage area is:

  • North to 39th Street, south to 64th Street
  • East to Lake Shore Drive, west to Cottage Grove Avenue

    Questions or comments should be directed to Brian Shaw, Director of Transportation & Parking, at 773-834-2714 or bus@uchicago.edu.

  • 11-30-2007 5:00 PM Yellow DREXEL AVE CLOSED between 56th & 57th: Dec. 3 to March 15

    Beginning Monday, December 3, 2007, Drexel Avenue between E. 56th and E. 57th Streets will be closed due to construction activities associated with the West Campus Utility Distribution Plant project. The closure will last for approximately three months.

  • On December 3, beginning at 7:00 a.m., contractors will begin installing barriers and fencing across Drexel Avenue.
  • The closure will prevent all pedestrian and vehicular traffic from accessing Drexel Avenue.
  • Sidewalk signage will be posted informing the public of the street closure.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Derrick Bailey, Executive Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-612-6162.

    11-21-2007 1:41 PM Green Kimbark Work Completed
    On 11/20/07 the work on the water mains on Kimbark requiring a water shut-off, north of 61 st street , was successfully completed in four hours. No further water shut-offs are planned for the South Campus Utility Corridor.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Roberto Lupano, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-3919.

    11-21-2007 1:38 PM Green 61st Street Barriers Removed
    As indicated at the last Community meeting, the concrete barriers along 61st Street between Ellis and University Avenues have been removed; parking on the south side of 61st between Ellis and University has been restored. The only area where parking is not available is in the vicinity of University Avenue due to the traffic transition back to the south side of 61st Street east of University. The street striping and the final paving restoration at Ellis and 61st street will take place as soon as weather conditions allow.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Roberto Lupano, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-3919.

    11-20-2007 5:49 PM Yellow DORCHESTER STREET CLOSURE: Monday, Nov. 26 to Jan. 7

    Beginning Monday, November 26, 2007, the installation of new underground utility pipes will require a temporary street closure of Dorchester Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets to thru traffic. During this street closure, pedestrian access will be maintained along the west side of Dorchester Avenue. This phase of the work will take approximately 6 weeks. The street closure has been closely coordinated with all of the necessary City of Chicago departments and the University Police Department.

  • "Local Traffic Only" and "No Thru Traffic" signs will be installed on Dorchester Avenue at 60th Street and 61st Street.
  • A Pedestrian Only crossing from 60th Street to 61st Street will be available on the west side of Dorchester Avenue . The east side of Dorchester Avenue will be completely closed to pedestrian traffic.
  • During all working hours there will be a construction flagger to control truck traffic and ensure pedestrian safety.
  • Thru traffic will be detoured to Woodlawn Avenue.
  • There will be limited parking available on Dorchester Avenue as indicated by posted signs.
  • The No. 59 CTA bus will be re-routed to run on 60th Street between Cottage Grove Avenue and Dorchester Avenue.
  • There will be heavy construction equipment and truck traffic in the area.
  • Questions or concerns should be directed to Roberto Lupano, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-3919.

    11-14-2007 12:16 AM Yellow 58th & WOODLAWN GARDEN PROJECT: Monday 11/12 through May 2008

    Beginning Monday, November 12, 2007, construction activities for the 58th & Woodlawn Garden project will impact Woodlawn Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets. This project will include new paver walkways, seating, lighting, and landscaping. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

  • To secure the area, fencing will be installed November 12 through November 21. The fencing will close off the entire southwest corner, from the west sidewalk of Woodlawn Avenue to the Oriental Institute loading dock, and from the 58th Street sidewalk to the north side of the Rockefeller Chapel hill.
  • Excavation will begin on Wednesday, November 21, 2007.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Barry O Quinn, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at (773) 450-6222.

  • 11-10-2007 1:04 AM Yellow WOODLAWN PARKING/PEDESTRIAN RESTRICTIONS: Nov. 14 thru Nov. 16

    Beginning Wednesday, November 14, 2007, construction activities for the 5710 S. Woodlawn renovation will impact Woodlawn Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

  • Extend water pipe to east-side curb and parkway of Woodlawn Avenue. The line will be tied in by the City of Chicago.
  • Water service will not be interrupted for any of the buildings in the area.
  • On Thursday, November 15, the west side of Woodlawn Avenue will be closed to pedestrian traffic and parking spaces will be inaccessible.
  • On Friday, November 16, the east side of the street will be closed to pedestrian traffic and parking spaces will be inaccessible.
  • For safety precautions, the work area will be barricaded and street planking will be provided.
  • Traffic will be maintained during the project. Flag persons will be present.
  • Signs indicating sidewalk closures will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area.

    Please contact Jim Garcia, Senior Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1825 with questions or concerns.

  • 11-08-2007 3:42 PM Yellow DORCHESTER AVE. WATER SHUTDOWN: Midnight Friday 11/9 thru Saturday

    At midnight on Friday night, November 9, 2007, the Chicago Water Department will shut off water service at Dorchester Avenue for work on the South Campus Utility Corridor project. The necessary work will include valve installations at multiple locations along the water main affecting Chapin Hall, the Orthogenic School, the Hyde Park Day School, and the AT&T building. No other University or community buildings will be affected by this shutdown. The campus community can expect the following:

  • Preparation of the site will begin on Thursday, November 8 and continue through Friday, November 9.
  • There will be no parking along Dorchester Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets.
  • The sidewalk along the east side of Dorchester Avenue will be closed to pedestrian traffic.
  • At midnight on Friday the water will be shut off affecting Chapin Hall, the Orthogenic School, the Hyde Park Day School, and the AT&T building.
  • The Chicago Water Dept. will have multiple crews working at multiple sites simultaneously.
  • The work affecting Chapin Hall and the Orthogenic School should be completed approx. 2-3 hours after the initial shutoff. Water service will be restored to these two buildings once the work is complete.
  • Work at the other valve locations is expected to be complete by mid-morning on Saturday.
  • After the remaining work is complete, water service will be restored to the Hyde Park Day School and the AT&T building.

    Please contact Mr. Roberto Lupano, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-3919, with questions or concerns.

  • 11-05-2007 10:53 AM Yellow SIDEWALK REPAIRS: ROSENWALD, WALKER, PICK, BARTLETT: Nov. 14 to Nov. 16

    Beginning Wednesday, November 14, 2007, sidewalk replacements will take place along the north sides of Rosenwald Hall and Walker Museum, along the west side of Pick Hall, and along the southwest section of the Bartlett Quad to 57th Street. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

  • During the construction at Rosenwald Hall, the stairs at the north entrance will be maintained.
  • The ADA access point between Rosenwald Hall and Walker Museum will be maintained. ADA access to these buildings will be from the east while the sidewalk in front of Rosenwald Hall is replaced. Once completed, ADA access will be available from the west while work progresses in front of Walker Museum.
  • The bike racks on the north side of Rosenwald Hall and Walker Museum will not be accessible during this project.
  • On the west side of Pick Hall, the north ramp leading to the west doors will be closed while a section of walkway is replaced. The south walkway to the west doors will remain open.
  • In the southwest section of the Bartlett Quadrangle, a portion of the walkway between Bartlett Gym and Regenstein Library, and a portion of the walkway along the east side of Regenstein Library near 57th Street, will be replaced.
  • Work progress and schedules are subject to weather conditions.
  • Signs indicating walkway closures and ADA accessibility routes will be posted.

    Please contact Bill Casica, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-4450, with questions or concerns.

  • 10-29-2007 4:08 PM Yellow 56TH & COTTAGE GROVE BLOCKED: Wednesday, Oct. 31

    The crane used for construction activities associated with the West Campus Utility Plant project will be dismantled on Wednesday, October 31, 2007. Beginning at 6:30 a.m., E.56th Street at Cottage Grove will be cordoned off and blocked in order to set up and maneuver trucks to the job site.

    Maryland Avenue will not be accessible to vehicular traffic. Alternate arrangements will need to be made for deliveries that utilize this route.  Pedestrian traffic will not be affected.

    All curb lanes north of the project will barricaded on Tuesday, October 30, to prevent parking that may interfere with the crane dismantlement.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Derrick Bailey, Executive Project Manager for Facilities Services at 773-612-6162.

    10-26-2007 2:53 PM Yellow TEMPORARY KENWOOD PEDESTRIAN ACCESS CLOSURE: Oct. 31 to Dec. 26

    Beginning Wednesday, October 31, 2007, the installation of new underground utility pipes will require a temporary closure of pedestrian access between 60th and 61st Streets at Kenwood Avenue. Also on Oct. 31, Woodlawn Avenue will re-open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

    The pedestrian closure at Kenwood Avenue will last approximately eight weeks. Since Kenwood Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets is not a vehicular through-street, the closure will have no impact on vehicle traffic flow.

  • Access between 60th and 61st Streets for vehicles and pedestrians will be Dorchester Avenue on the east and Woodlawn Avenue on the west.
  • Pedestrian access to the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) will be from the south at 61st Street only.
  • Pedestrian access to the New Graduate Residence Hall (NGRH), Chapin Hall, and associated parking lots will be from the north at 60th Street.
  • Street parking on the portion of Kenwood Avenue accessed from 60th Street will remain unchanged.  There will be no parking available on Kenwood Avenue accessed from 61st Street.
  • Please contact Roberto Lupano, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-3919 with questions or concerns.

    10-19-2007 3:07 PM Yellow 5710 S. WOODLAWN RENOVATION IMPACT: Tues, Oct. 23 - Thurs, Oct. 25

    Beginning Tuesday, October 23, 2007, construction activities for the 5710 S. Woodlawn renovation project will impact Woodlawn Avenue between 57th and 58th streets. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

    • Extend water pipe to east side curb and parkway of Woodlawn Avenue. The line will be capped and left for future tie-in by the City of Chicago.
    • Water service will not be interrupted for any of the buildings in the area.
    • On Wednesday, October 24 , the west side of Woodlawn Avenue will be closed to pedestrian traffic and parking spaces will be inaccessible.
    • On Thursday, October 25, the east side of the street will be closed to pedestrian traffic and parking spaces will be inaccessible.
    • For safety precautions, the work area will be barricaded and street planking will be provided.
    • Traffic will be maintained during the project. Flag persons will be present.
    • Signs indicating sidewalk closures will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area.

    Please contact Jim Garcia, Senior Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1825, with questions or concerns.

    10-19-2007 1:12 AM Yellow SEARLE CHEM LAB RENOVATION: 10/22/07 through February 2009

    Demolition will begin October 22, 2007 in the Searle Chemistry Laboratory Building, 5715-35 S. Ellis Ave. Work will take place between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

    • Minor noise due to debris falling down chutes into the dumpsters in the east side courtyard. All the noisy work will be performed at times that will be least disruptive to the surrounding occupants.
    • The basement through 4th floor north and south stairway entry doors into the Searle building will be locked for the duration of the project.
    • The basement through 4th floor doors from Jones Laboratory to the Searle building will be inaccessible during the project. The doors will only be used as an emergency exit to the south stairway.
    • Entrance to Jones Laboratory and Kent Hall will be possible through the Jones Laboratory and Kent Hall quad entrances and through the east side Kent Hall access ramp.
    • The Ellis Ave. entrance and the east courtyard doors leading to the Snell-Hitchcock courtyard will be closed for the duration of the project. During an emergency, residents will be able to exit via the North stairway doors at each floor and exit through the east courtyard doors.
    • A safety walking canopy will be installed along the sidewalk on Ellis Ave. from Jones Laboratory to Snell-Hitchcock.
    • All pay parking spots along Ellis Ave. adjacent to the Searle building will be eliminated for the duration of the project.
    • All parking spaces on the east side of the Searle building and adjacent to the Kent Hall delivery dock will be eliminated.
    • Signage indicating sidewalk closures and ADA-accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area.

    Please contact Daniel Albo, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-7805, with questions or concerns.

    09-26-2007 3:08 PM Yellow EXTERIOR SIGNAGE INSTALLLATION: Oct. 3 to Oct. 9

    Beginning Wednesday, October 3, exterior directory signage will be installed across campus. The current signage will be removed and replaced with new campus directories. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

  • There maybe some temporary interruptions of sidewalks and some slight to moderate construction noise and dust during the removal and installation process.
  • Signs indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around work areas.
  • Please contact Dahlia Boyd in Facilities Services, at 773-834-8366, with questions or concerns.


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    09-18-2007 2:44 PM Yellow QUADRANGLE PERMITER PAVING: Sept. 19 thru Oct. 4

    Please be aware that the walkway on the west side of the Administration Building will be replaced. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

  • Beginning at the center of the Administration Building from the base of the stairs to the street curb and working south towards Cobb Hall the concrete walkway will be removed and replaced.
  • Once the south walkway is complete, work on the north walkway towards Jones Laboratory will begin.
  • Access to the Administration Building from the west will be maintained at all times during this work.
  • The stairs of the Administration Building are not included in this project.
  • Mailboxes and courier boxes will be temporarily relocated, but will remain in service.
  • The bike racks will be removed during the project. Alternate bike racks are located on the west side of Ellis Ave. and on the east side of Cobb Hall.
  • Work progress and schedule are subject to weather conditions.
  • Signs indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted.
  • Please contact Mike Gramhofer, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1840, with questions or concerns.

    09-11-2007 6:05 PM Yellow WOODLAWN AVE. CLOSED AT 61ST ST: Sept. 17 thru Oct. 28

    Beginning Monday, September 17, 2007, the installation of new underground utility pipes will require a temporary street closure of Woodlawn Avenue at 61st Street to thru traffic. The street closure has been closely coordinated with all of the necessary City of Chicago departments and the University Police Department.

    "Local Traffic Only" and "No Thru Traffic" signs will be installed on Woodlawn Avenue just south of 60th Street. Access to parking lots south of 60th Street on Woodlawn Avenue will remain available and open.

  • A Pedestrian Only crossing will be available at University Avenue at 61st Street.
  • Directional and ADA access signage will be installed as required along 60th Street and 61st Street to redirect pedestrian traffic.
  • There will be heavy construction equipment and truck traffic in the area.
  • Parking along Woodlawn Avenue will remain available except for a section on both sides the street measuring approximately 100 feet north of 61st Street.
  • This phase of work along 61st Street will take approximately 6 weeks.
  • Please contact Mr. Roberto Lupano, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-3919, with questions or concerns.

    09-10-2007 3:21 PM Yellow WATER SHUTDOWN ON WOODLAWN AVE: Thursday, Sept. 13

    As part of the South Campus Utility Corridor Project, please be aware that on Thursday, September 13, 2007, the Chicago Water Department will shut off the water service on Woodlawn Avenue from 59th Street to 63rd Street from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. This water shut down will affect the REO-managed apartment building at 60th St. and Woodlawn Ave. and residents on both sides of Woodlawn Ave. between 61st St. and 63rd St. No other University buildings will be affected by this shutdown.

  • Preparatory/exploratory work related to the shut off will be performed at the intersection of Woodlawn and 61st St. on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 11th & 12th.
  • The preparatory/exploratory work will have no impact on water service on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • The City of Chicago, may need to temporarily re-route traffic flow through the intersection during the period from Tuesday, September 11th to Thursday, September 13th to ensure the safety of the crews working there.
  • Questions or concerns should be directed to Roberto Lupano, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-3919.

    08-24-2007 8:34 AM Yellow MAIN QUAD PAVING, VEHICLE RESTRICTIONS: Aug. 28 - 30

    Between Tuesday, August 28 and Thursday, August 30, the extension of 58th Street leading from University Avenue into the center of the Quad and the traffic circle will be paved. Elements of scope include repairs and improvements to storm water drainage features, the removal and recovery of the existing worn surface, and the overlay of new asphalt pavement.

    Construction will require three consecutive weekdays. On Tuesday, August 28, the 58th Street surface will be removed. The traffic circle surface will be removed on Wednesday, August 29. During the first two days, there will be vehicle access to the Quad, but there will be only a single open lane controlled by a flagman. Paving will take place on Thursday, August 30. No vehicles may enter the Quad between 6:00 AM Thursday and 8:00 AM Friday. The 58th Street entrance will be barricaded. The one-day closure may require rescheduling or diverting deliveries and pickups to alternate locations. Emergency vehicle access will not be affected. Normal vehicle traffic may resume Friday morning, August 31, after 8:00 AM.

    Questions or concerns should be addressed to Barry O''Quinn, Senior Manager for Building Envelope, extension 4-1548, or cell 773-450-6222.

    08-09-2007 6:47 PM Yellow Main Quad Domestic Water Distribution: August 10-24

    Beginning Friday, August 10, 2007 construction activities for the Main Quad Domestic Water Distribution Project will progress along the north and south sides of 57th St. approximately 100 feet east of Ellis Ave. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

  • The sidewalks along the north and south side of 57th St will be cut and removed in phases, beginning with the north side of 57th St. Signs indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area.
  • The work area will be fenced off with safety fencing.
  • Digging will occur into 57th St. going from north to south impacting traffic. Traffic will be directed around the work site with signs and/or a flagman during work hours maintaining bi-directional traffic. Outside of work hours, the excavated area will be covered with steel plates.
  • Parking along the north and south sides of 57th St. adjacent to the work site will be restricted.
  • Please contact Sudarshan Wadhwa, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-5279 with questions or concerns.

    08-09-2007 6:43 PM Yellow West Campus Utility Plant Distribution Project:: August 13-31

    Beginning Monday, August 13, 2007 construction activities for the West Campus Utility Plant Distribution will progress from the west side to the east side of Ellis Ave. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

    August 13th August 22nd:
  • The sidewalk and parking along the west side of Ellis Ave. will be closed.
  • Work will progress into Ellis Ave. Bi-directional traffic will be maintained with signs and/or a flagman.
  • August 22nd August 31st
  • The west sidewalk will be reopened.
  • The east sidewalk and parking will be closed.
  • Work will continue across Ellis Ave.
  • After work is complete, the trench across Ellis Ave. will be filled and the east sidewalk and parking will be reopened. A fenced area will remain in the east parkway for future access to valves. Landscaping will be restored in front of the south west section of the Ratner Competition Gym.
  • Signs indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work area.

    Please contact Derrick Bailey, Executive Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1411 with questions or concerns.

    07-27-2007 5:00 PM Yellow Weed Control Application: Saturday, July 28

    Weather permitting, the Grounds Service Crew will be applying fertilizer and broadleaf weed control to turf areas throughout the campus on Saturday, July 28, 2007. Pesticide information flags will be visible in the treated areas. The sprinkler system will be off for two days following this application. Treated areas may be entered after flags have been removed, or no later than Sunday morning, July 29.

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mike Brouillard, Supervisor of the Grounds Service Crew, at 773-834-5218.

    06-28-2007 2:30 PM Yellow 59th St. SIDEWALK REPAIR: June 26 to July 6

    Sidewalk replacement and curb installation has begun along the north side of 59th Street between University Avenue and Ellis Avenue. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

  • Starting at the northeast corner of 59th St. and University Ave., sections of sidewalk along 59th St. will be replaced. Only damaged sections will be replaced, not the entire span of sidewalk.
  • A concrete curb along the north side of the sidewalk will be installed. The new curb will span all sections of the sidewalk on the north side of 59th St. between University Ave. and Ellis Ave.
  • Work will begin at University Ave. and progress west on 59th St. towards Ellis Ave.
  • Work progress and schedule are subject to weather conditions.
  • Signs indicating sidewalk closures and ADA accessible routes will be posted. Please contact Mike Gramhofer, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1840 with questions or concerns.

    06-28-2007 2:28 PM Yellow ELLIS & 56th SIDEWALK/PARKING CLOSURES: July 2 to August 24

    Beginning Monday, July 2, 2007 construction activities for the West Campus Utility Plant will progress along the north side of 56th Street from the Ratner loading dock to the intersection at Ellis Avenue. Activities will also take place along the west side of Ellis Ave. in front of the Ratner Competition Gym and extending to the Ellis Ave. curb. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

  • 7/2-8/24 North side of 56th St. fenced off to close sidewalk and street parking. Fencing will be installed along the north side of 56th St., from the Ellis Avenue intersection to the Ratner loading dock. Street parking and the sidewalk will be closed until August 24th.
  • 7/2-7/16 West side of Ellis fenced off. Fencing will be installed along the west side of Ellis Avenue, from the 56th Street intersection to the midway section of the Ratner Competition Gym. The sidewalk will be available from July 2nd through July 15th.
  • 7/16-8/24 West side of Ellis Ave. fence is moved to close sidewalk. Beginning July 16th, the fencing along the west side of Ellis Avenue will be moved east toward the street curb. This will close the sidewalk in front of the south section of the Ratner Competition Gym. The sidewalk will be closed until August 24th.
  • Signs will be posted indicating the sidewalk closures to direct pedestrian traffic around the work site. Please contact Derrick Bailey, Executive Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1411 with questions or concerns.

    For more information about the project, see West Campus Combined Utility Plant.

    06-28-2007 2:27 PM Yellow ELLIS at 61st St. CLOSED: July 9 thru August 17

    Beginning Monday, July 9, 2007 for approximately 4 to 6 weeks, the installation of new underground utility pipes will require a temporary street closure of Ellis Avenue at 61st Street to thru traffic. The street closure has been closely coordinated with all of the necessary City departments and the University Police Department.

  • Traffic barricades will be installed just south of the New Residence Hall Project trailers and along the north side of 61st Street.
  • Construction signs will be posted at Ellis Avenue and 60th Street indicating No Thru Traffic.
  • Directional and ADA-access signage will be installed as required along 60th and 61st Street to redirect pedestrian traffic.
  • There will be heavy construction equipment and truck traffic in the area.
  • Please contact Mr. Roberto Lupano, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-3919 with questions or concerns.

    For more information about the project, see South Campus Utility Distribution.

    06-27-2007 6:58 PM Yellow SIDEWALK & DOCK CLOSED: FRIDAY, 6/29, 6:00-8:00am
    From 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2007, Facilities Services will be hoisting materials up to the 6th floor of the Administration Building through an existing window on the west side of the building. The sidewalk and loading dock, between the Administration Building and Jones Laboratory, will be closed due to this activity. The sidewalk will be properly roped off to prevent pedestrian traffic and the loading dock will not be accessible during this period.

    Please contact Jim Garcia, Senior Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 834-1825, with questions or concerns.

    06-22-2007 11:31 PM Yellow INSTALLATION OF ADA-COMPLIANT RAMPS ON 57TH ST: June 29 - July 16
    Beginning Friday, June 29, through Monday July 16, 2007, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) Bureau of Highways will be installing ADA-compliant ramps at all street and alley intersections along 57th Street from Cottage Grove Avenue to Cornell Avenue.

    CDOT will begin working at Cottage Grove and proceed east along 57th Street, covering 10 to 12 ramps per week between 7:00am-3:00pm. Once the 10-12 ramps are complete, CDOT will move to the next set of ramps to limit the impact on sidewalk closures and parking restrictions.

    Intersections where in-ground utilities are present are excluded from this project and will be addressed at a later date. The list of corners excluded in this project are the northwest corner of 57th Street and Ellis Avenue and the southeast and southwest corners of the alley between University and Woodlawn Avenues.

    Sidewalk closures and temporary no-parking signs will be posted at work sites. Parking will be restricted approximately 30 feet from the corner on each street.

    Please contact Glenn Okazaki, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1367, with questions or concerns.

    06-15-2007 5:57 PM Yellow LAB SCHOOLS PARKING RESTRICTIONS: June 18 - July 27
    On Monday, June 18, The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Summer Program begins. The No-Parking/Tow-Away Zone restrictions will be enforced on the north side of 59th Street between Dorchester and Kimbark. This parking enforcement also includes the area in front of the Nursery Schools at 5740 and 5750 Woodlawn, where there is no parking allowed on school days.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Anthony Wilson, Director of Facilities and Security at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, at 773-702-0135.

    06-11-2007 3:58 PM Yellow SOUTH CAMPUS UTILITY CORRIDOR PROJECT: June 13 to Dec. 31
    Starting Wednesday, June 13, installation of new underground utility pipes will begin on the north side of 61st Street from the west side of Ellis Avenue to just west of Kenwood Avenue. This work will take approximately 6 months.
  • Street parking along the north and south side of 61st Street will be eliminated from west of Ellis Avenue to west of Kenwood Avenue for the duration of the project.
  • 61st Street, from Ellis Avenue to just west of the Kenwood Avenue, will be re-striped to divert two way traffic to the south side of 61st Street.
  • Traffic barricades will be installed from Ellis Avenue to west of Kenwood Avenue on the north half of 61st Street to create a temporary, accessible walkway to access the westbound CTA bus stop located at the northwest corner of 61st Street and Woodlawn Avenue.
  • Construction, directional, and ADA access signage will be installed as required along 60th and 61st streets to redirect pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
  • There will be heavy construction equipment and truck traffic in the area.
  • Questions or concerns should be directed to Roberto Lupano, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-3919.

    05-18-2007 4:40 PM Yellow ComEd Emergency Power Shutdown: May 19-21
    Due to highly critical repairs required by ComEd, electrical power to the following campus buildings will be shutdown for specific time periods from May 19th to May 21st:
  • Mott Building - 1225 E. 60th St.
  • SSA - 969 E. 60th St.
  • Edelstone Building (north half) - 6030 S. Ellis Ave.
  • Faculty Apartments (REO) - 6019 S. Ingleside
  • The shutdown schedule is:

    Saturday, May 19th from 4am - 6am, power will be shut down to the above buildings. At 6am temporary power will be supplied by ComEd to the Faculty Apartments (REO) and SSA.

    The Edlestone Building (north half) and Mott Building will remain off-line until Sunday, May 20th at 6am.

    Sunday, May 20th from 4am - 6am the temporary power supplied by ComEd to SSA and the Faculty Apartments (REO) will be shut down to allow the buildings to be reconnected to the power grid. Also, at 6am the Edlestone Building (north half) and Mott Building will be brought online.

    If ComEd requires additional time, the scheduled transfer from temporary power to the power grid will occur on Monday, May 21st from 4am - 6am.

    Please contact Larry Anderson through the Facilities Services Work Center at 773-834-1414 with questions or concerns.

    05-10-2007 6:56 PM Yellow UPDATE ON SEARLE CHEM. LAB RENOVATION: May 9-June 22
    The demolition portion of the Searle Chemistry Laboratory renovation project has entered its second phase. Work began May 9 and will continue until June 22, 2007. During this period, please note the following.
  • The Searle Chemistry Lab Building has been, and will continue to be, locked through the duration of construction (late 2008).
  • The southeast (Courtyard) Searle Lobby entrance doors are locked from the Lobby and Courtyard sides. A safety barricade is at the basement and 1st floor levels.
  • The southwest (Ellis Avenue) Searle entrance will remain open until further notice. Access to the Jones and Kent Buildings will still be available through this entrance. Entrance and exit through the Jones north doors will be available at all floors.
  • Entrance to the Snell and Hitchcock buildings will still be available through the northeast and northwest Searle entrance doors.
  • Handicapped access to the Jones, Kent, and Searle buildings still remains through the ramp on the northeast side of Kent. These changes do not affect the original handicapped accessibility routes. Signs are posted.
  • No parking is allowed in front of the Courtyard at the southeast entrance to the Searle building.
  • The original handicapped parking space in the Courtyard of Searle has been relocated two spaces to the north of the original space.
  • Questions or concerns should be directed to Daniel Albo, Senior Tech II Project Manager, at 773-834-7805.

    04-20-2007 4:52 PM Yellow SEARLE CHEMISTRY LAB RENOVATION -- Monday, April 23
    From 6:00am to 11:00pm on Monday, April 23, Eason Environmental will be working in the Searle Chemistry Laboratory, 5735 S. Ellis Avenue. The noise level will be limited to debris being thrown down through chutes in the courtyard and will be conducted during times that will be the least disruptive to occupants of surrounding buildings.
  • The basement through the 4th-floor north and south entry doors to the Searle building will be locked for the duration of the project.
  • Access to the Jones and Kent buildings will still be permitted through the southeast (courtyard) and southwest (Ellis Avenue) Searle entrance doors.
  • Street parking and pedestrian traffic will be restricted.
  • Directional and construction signage will be posted.
  • Qustions and concerns should be directed to Daniel Albo, Senior Technical Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-7805.

    04-17-2007 4:30 PM Yellow WESTERN HALF OF MAIN QUAD CLOSED: Wed, 4/18, 11:00am to 2:30pm
    The western half of the Main Quad will be closed on Wednesday, 4/18, from 11:00am to 2:30pm due to the Earth Week Transportation Fair. Service and delivery vehicles will still have access to the north and south roads leading to Snell-Hitchcock/Hutchinson courtyards and Harper quadrangle.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to the University Parking Office at 773-702-8969.

    03-22-2007 7:39 PM Yellow CONSTRUCTION on 56th St., ELLIS to LASR: Mar. 26-Apr. 3
    Beginning Monday, March 26, excavation will begin for buried piping that will run across 56th Street just west of Ellis Avenue to the new West Campus Utility Plant. Bovis Lend Lease will first barricade and excavate the north half of the street. Once the north side is completed, Bovis will open the north side and close the south side to complete this phase of construction, which will take approximately 9 days. The construction area will terminate at the entrance to the alleyway just west of LASR building/parking spaces. Parking and pedestrian traffic will be impacted; construction and directional signs will be posted.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Derrick Bailey, Executive Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1411.

    03-16-2007 4:12 PM Yellow INTERMITTENT SIDEWALK CLOSURE - 59th & Ellis - Mar. 19-23
    Beginning Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23, contractors will be setting the limestone walls on the southwest corner of 59th Street and Ellis Avenue. They will be working in the curb lane and crossing the sidewalk on both 59th and Ellis. Sidewalks will be closed during the times when the stones are being placed. Barricades will be placed to protect pedestrian traffic. At the end of each work day, the walks will be opened for traffic.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Mike Gramhofer, Project Manager for Design and Construction, Facilities Services, at 773-834-1840.

    03-14-2007 11:40 AM Yellow SOIL BORINGS, REGENSTEIN TO ELLIS - MAR. 15-23
    Beginning Thursday, March 15, a drill rig will be performing soil borings in the area west of Regenstein Library to Ellis Avenue. This work will create some noise and minor vibrations. The lawn in this area will be protected as much as possible and excess debris will be removed at the end of the project (March 23).

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Michael Natarus, Senior Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1728.

    02-19-2007 12:13 PM Yellow PORTION OF 56th ST. BLOCKED beginning Tues., Feb 20
    Construction activities continue for the West Campus Utility Plant. Beginning Tuesday, February 20, 2007, in preparation for buried piping work, Bovis Lend Lease will barricade the north side of 56th Street between Ellis Avenue and the alleyway adjacent to the LASR Building (map). This will impact street parking and pedestrian traffic in the area. Construction and directional signs will be posted.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Derrick Bailey, Executive Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1411.

    02-16-2007 7:33 PM Yellow LAW SCHOOL TOWER Project Work - Sat/Sun, Feb. 17-18
    On Saturday & Sunday, February 17-18, 2007, construction activities will occur within the Law School Tower, 1111 E. 60th Street.
     
  • Beginning Saturday, a 10 ft. by 10 ft. section of the north penthouse floor of the Law School Tower will be saw cut between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The cut pieces of concrete created by this work will be removed from the site by the end of the day.
     
  • On Sunday, contractors will be installing piping, which will involve cutting and welding in the same area of the Law School Tower.
  • This work will be internal to the Law School Tower, but may be heard by adjacent buildings including Burton-Judson Courts.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Robert Ochi, Senior Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-4450.

    02-09-2007 1:55 PM Yellow SOUTH CAMPUS UTILITY CORRIDOR - Construction begins Monday, Feb. 12
    Beginning Monday, February 12, 2007 construction activities will begin for the South Campus Utility Corridor. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:

    -- Beginning 2-12-07, Contracting and Material Company will begin locating and marking in-ground utility lines along the north side of east 61st Strret between South Ellis and South Kenwood Avenues.

    -- Beginning 2-19-07, a fenced area between S. Woodlawn and S. Kimbark, and along 61st Street will be created for the Lay Down Area of the project. (See diagram here.)

    -- The Lay Down Area will be covered with gravel to minimize dirt migration. Gravel will be laid between the hours of 8am and 5pm.

    -- Pedestrian walkways will be maintained by Jersey barriers. There will be no loss of pedestraian walkways during the project.

    -- Utility companies will continue to locate and mark in-ground utility lines after the creation of the Lay Down Area and the intallation of the project trrailers.

    -- Once all utilities are located, work will begin on the corridors in March.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Roberto Lupano, Capitol Projects Coordinator for Facilities Services, at 773-834-3919.

    01-31-2007 10:49 AM Green NEW CONSTRUCTION HOTLINE
    In an effort to keep the University community and our neighbors informed during the ongoing campus projects, the Office of Community Affairs has established a construction hotline to answer any project-related questions or concerns. While the hotline has been established primarily for our neighbors, please call (773) 834-2020 if you have any questions regarding activities related to our campus construction projects. Messages will be checked daily and responded to appropriately.

    Please contact Sonya Malunda, Assistant Vice President and Director of Community Affairs, at (773) 702-4568, with any questions. For additional information regarding campus projects, please visit the Facilities Services website at facilities.uchicago.edu.

    12-11-2006 10:17 AM Yellow WEST CAMPUS UTILITY PLANT CONSTRUCTION BEGINS DEC. 13
    Beginning Wednesday, December 13, 2006, construction activities will begin for the West Campus Utility Plant, 5615 S. Maryland Avenue. Below is a list of activities the campus community can expect in regards to this work:
    • Caisson construction will begin on the site December 13.
    • Parking on the east side of S. Maryland Avenue will be closed from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm along the entire length of the job site.
    • Construction trucks will be utilizing a pre-existing entry on S. Maryland Avenue. Yellow paint will be used to identify "No Parking" areas.
    • The sidewalk on the east side of S. Maryland Avenue will be closed during the construction period.
    • The alley between S. Maryland Avenue and S. Drexel Avenue will be closed daily during the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
    Please contact Derrick Bailey, Executive Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1411, with questions or concerns.
    10-24-2006 6:40 PM Yellow RESTRICTED VEHICULAR ACCESS TO QUADS DURING INAUGURATION: Friday, Oct. 27
    Due to scheduled events for the inauguration of President Zimmer on Friday, October 27, there will be no vehicular access to the Main Quadrangle and Harper Quadrangle between 12:00pm and 5:00pm.

    Please contact Beth McCullough, Office of Special Events, at 773-702-8681, with questions or concerns.

    10-18-2006 9:01 AM Yellow ELLIS AVE. SIDEWALK RENOVATION: October 18 through 31

    On Wednesday, October 18, work will begin to renovate the sidewalk along the east side of Ellis Avenue, beginning at 59th Street and working north to finish at the north end of Cobb Hall. The schedule is as follows:

    Wednesday, October 18:

  • 7:00 am to 3:30 pm: Close down the east Ellis Avenue sidewalk between 59th Street and the north end of Cobb Hall. Please note that the lower level entrance to Cobb and Goodspeed Halls will be left open until Monday, October 23, at which time they will be closed until October 31.
  • Thursday, October 19 - Tuesday, October 31:

  • 7:00 am to 3:30 pm: Forming and placement of new concrete walks and curbs.
  • 6:00 pm to 4:00 am: Removal of existing concrete walks and curbs.
  • Friday, October 27:

  • No work due to Presidential Inauguration
  • In order to expedite this project, there will be both a day crew and a night crew. Day crews will be utilizing bobcats and dump trucks, as well as concrete trucks on days of concrete pours. Night crews will be utilizing two semi dump trucks, bobcats, and an excavator.

    Please contact Michael Gramhofer, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1840, with questions or concerns.

    10-06-2006 5:10 PM Yellow TEMPORARY REROUTE FOR THE #171 BUS: through October 20

    Effective Monday, October 2 through Friday, October 20, 2006 or completion, from 9:00am to 4:00pm daily, the 5400-5500 blocks of S. Hyde Park Boulevard will be closed to all northbound vehicular traffic due to sewer repairs.

    The NORTHBOUND #171 bus (UChicago/Hyde Park) will be REROUTED as follows:

  • Operate regular route on 55th Street;
  • Travel East on 55th Street to Cornell (turn left);
  • North on Cornell to 53rd, (turn right);
  • East on 53rd over regular route.
  • There will be NO CHANGE to the SOUTHBOUND #171 bus route.

    09-25-2006 2:13 PM Green ADA SIGNAGE UPDATES THROUGHOUT CAMPUS: Sept. 25 - Oct. 1
    Between Monday, September 25 and Sunday, October 1, 2006 Facilities Services plans to install new and replacement exterior and interior signs identifying accessible entrances and restrooms in campus buildings or signs directing people to the nearest accessible entrance and facilities.

    During this period you can expect to see outside sign vendors, working with Facilities Services' Operations & Maintenance and Planning & Space Management staff, installing new signs throughout the campus. For some buildings, Operations & Maintenance will need to remove existing signs and/or prepare surfaces for the installation of new signs. Most of the signage installation should be done during standard workday hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm, but may continue into the evening or weekend. Since the work is specific to entrances and restrooms, no offices or laboratories will be entered. The installation and/or removal of signs will not prohibit traffic in or out of buildings or restrooms.

    Your patience during this time will be greatly appreciated. Please contact John Chow, Associate Director for Client Services, at 834-4025 or johnchow@uchicago.edu, if you have any questions or concerns.

    09-22-2006 4:17 PM Yellow CRANE LIFT at REGENSTEIN LIBRARY: Monday, September 25
    On Monday, September 25, a crane lift will be located at the dock/ramp area on the north side of Regenstein Library between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm. This crane will be used to lift mechanical equipment from the dock level to the roof level of the Library. All building entrances will remain open during this period.

    Concerns or questions should be directed to Darsh Wadhwa, Senior Technical Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-5279.

    09-19-2006 4:05 PM Yellow MAIN QUAD PAVER PANELS: September 20 - October 2
    On Wednesday, September 20th, Facilities Services will begin working on the Quad paver panels. This work will include the installation of two 10ft x 16ft paver test panels. One panel will be on the northeast corner of the Administration Building and the other panel will be on the southeast corner of the Administration Building. Half the walk will be done at a time, allowing pedestrian traffic to pass. The walkway will remain open at all times, and all building entrances will remain open as well. There will be machinery, noise, and dust at times.

    Please contact Barry O'Quinn, Senior Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1548, with questions or concerns.

    09-08-2006 1:30 PM Yellow POTABLE WATER OUTAGE, SO. QUAD BUILDINGS: Saturday, Sept. 9
    Facilities Services will be repairing a major water leak on Saturday, September 9th, 2006, from 5:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

    This repair work will cause a potable water outage, causing toilets, sinks, and drinking water to be unavailable, in the following buildings: Cobb Hall, Gates Hall, Blake Hall, Goodspeed Hall, Classics Building, Wieboldt Hall, Harper Memorial Library, Social Sciences Research Building, Foster Hall, Rosenwald Hall, Stuart Hall, Walker Museum, Bond Chapel, and Swift Hall. In addition, the repair work will cause an air conditioning outage in Harper Memorial Library, Stuart Hall, Walker Museum, and Rosenwald Hall.

    During the repair period, the first-floor restrooms in Ryerson will be available for use; the restrooms are ADA-compliant.

    Please contact Andy Cobb, Hull Court Supervisor for Facilities Services, at 773-612-5316, with questions or concerns.

    09-05-2006 4:54 PM Yellow SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH PAVERS RESTORATION: Sept. 5 - Oct. 31
    Beginning Tuesday, September 5 through Tuesday, October 31, Facilities Services will be working on the Social Sciences Quad pavers restoration. This work will include the removal and replacement of concrete walks and paver walks in the SSR quad area. Portions of all walkways will be closed off with fencing at times. All building entrances will remain open. There will be machinery, noise, and dust at times.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Barry O'Quinn, Senior Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1548.

    09-05-2006 4:52 PM Yellow LAB SCHOOLS PARKING RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT
    On Tuesday, September 5, classes resume at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. The No-Parking/Tow-Away Zone restrictions will be enforced on the north side of 59th Street between Dorchester and Kimbark. This parking enforcement also includes the area in front of the Nursery Schools at 5740 and 5750 Woodlawn, where there is no parking allowed on school days.

    Please contact Anthony Wilson, Director of Facilities and Security at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, at 773-702-0135, with questions or concerns.

    08-29-2006 3:14 PM Green CTA FALL BUS ROUTES/SCHEDULES NOW IN EFFECT
    On Monday, August 28, 2006, the CTA began running the new academic year routes and time schedules. A new route has also been implemented. This route, the 174, will run between campus and the CTA Red and Green Line stations on 55th Street. Information on these routes can be obtained at http://www.transitchicago.com/. The University Of Chicago and Hospital routes include CTA 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, and 192.

    Questions or requests for additional information can be sent to bus@uchicago.edu.

    08-29-2006 1:16 PM Yellow
    Please ignore this entry.
    08-25-2006 10:26 AM Yellow POTABLE WATER and AC OUTAGE: Sunday, Aug. 27
    On Sunday, August 27th, from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Facilities Services will be repairing a major water leak that will necessitate a potable water outage in various locations, causing toilets, sinks, and drinking water to be unavailable during this period. The buildings affected are: Cobb Hall, Gates Hall, Blake Hall, Goodspeed Hall, Classics Building, Wieboldt Hall, Harper Memorial Library, Social Sciences Research Building, Foster Hall, Rosenwald Hall, Stuart Hall, Walker Museum, Bond Chapel, and Swift Hall.

    in addition, this repair work will cause an air conditioning outage in the following locations: Harper Memorial Library, Stuart Hall, Walker Museum, and Rosenwald Hall.

    Please contact Andy Cobb, Hull Court Supervisor for Facilities Services, at 612-5316, with questions or concerns.

    08-15-2006 4:53 PM Yellow REYNOLDS CLUB EAST FACADE RESTORATION: Aug. 16 - Oct. 10
    On Wednesday, August 16, Facilities Services will begin a project to restore the facade on the east side (University Avenue) of the Reynolds Club, 5706 University Avenue. All walkways and entrances will remain open during this project.

    Please note that there will be noise, dust, and scaffolding on the east side of the building at various locations and times throughout the project timeframe. Questions or concerns should be directed to Barry O'Quinn, Senior Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1548.

    08-15-2006 4:48 PM Yellow SSA SOUTH STAIR REPLACEMENT: Aug. 16 - Sept. 13
    On Wednesday, August 16, Facilities Services will begin a project to replace the stairway leading to the basement on the south side of the SSA building, 969 E. 60th Street. The walkway to the east of the stairway will also be replaced. Pedestrian traffic will be routed around the walkway when needed.

    Please note that there will be noise, dust, and machinery in the general area throughout the project timeframe. Questions or concerns should be directed to Barry O'Quinn, Senior Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1548.

    08-15-2006 4:08 PM Yellow IDA NOYES FRONT STAIR REPAIR: August 16 - August 24
    On Wednesday, August 16, Facilities Services will begin a project to repair the main (59th Street) stairs going into Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th Street. The main entrance will be closed during the week but open during the weekend. On weekdays during construction, please use the west entrance off of Woodlawn Avenue.

    Please note that there will be noise, dust, and machinery in the general area throughout the project timeframe. Please contact Barry O'Quinn, Senior Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1548 with questions or concerns.

    08-09-2006 11:12 AM Yellow LAW SCHOOL FACADE RESTORATION: Aug. 3 - Sept. 14
    Facilities Services has begun a project to repair and replace the limestone panels on the east classroom wing of the Law School, 1111 E. 60th St. There will be noise, dust, and scaffolding on the east wing of the building at various locations and times throughout the project timeframe. All walkways and entrances will remain open during this project.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Barry O'Quinn, Senior Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1548.

    08-01-2006 4:48 PM Yellow ELLIS AVENUE PARKING STRUCTURE -- TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS
    Due to preventive maintenance work being conducted by Facilities Services, the Ellis Avenue entrance to the parking structure at Ellis and 55th Street will be closed until Friday, August 4, 2006.

    The Greenwood Avenue entrance, and parking on the first floor and lower level, will be closed from Monday, August 7 through Monday, August 14. Any vehicles that remain on the lower level, such as those being stored, cannot be removed until Monday, August 14.

    On-site signage will be placed to direct patrons to appropriate parking areas. Please contact Barry O'Quinn, Senior Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1548 with questions or concerns.

    07-27-2006 4:21 PM Yellow No water in Admin Building: Friday, July 28, 6:00-8:00am
    There will be a scheduled water interruption at the Administration Building, 5801 S. Ellis Ave., on Friday, July 28th, between 6:00 am and 8:00 am in order to accommodate plumbing repairs and modifications. During this two-hour period the Administration building will be without water service. Please contact Jim Garcia, Senior Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1825, with questions or concerns.
    07-25-2006 12:31 PM Yellow Gas Distribution Out Of Service 7/28/06
    Location: 5601 S. Cottage Grove

    Please be aware that on July 28, 2006 the gas distribution system at the Motor Pool will be unavailable.

    The tank pumping systems are being tested for state and federal regulations.

    NO GAS WILL BE PUMPED.

    If you have any questions or comments, please call Mary Albanese at 773-834-5218.

    07-21-2006 4:32 PM Yellow KERSTEN ROOF CONSTRUCTION: 7/24 through 8/21
    Beginning Monday, July 24, 2006, Facilities Services will be working on the Kersten Physics Teaching Center 3rd floor roof terrace. This work will include removing the existing roofing materials and installing a new green roof, including portions of vegetated surfaces, flagstone, and concrete pavers. Portions of the adjacent walkways will be affected temporarily in order to deliver project materials. The building will remain open throughout this project, and the project will be complete by August 21, 2006, weather permitting.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Barry O'Quinn, Senior Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1548.

    07-21-2006 4:29 PM Yellow New Residence Halls and Dining Facility Construction Activity
    Please be aware that caisson drilling equipment will be arriving onsite (61st & Ellis) during the week of July 24, 2006. Contractors will begin drilling caisson holes on Monday, July 31. Fencing has been placed south of Burton-Judson extending to 61st Street to secure the construction area.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Ken Park, Senior Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1820.

    07-07-2006 2:14 PM Yellow MOTOR POOL GAS PUMPS DOWN -- July 10
    On Monday, July 10, 2006, the gas pumps at the Motor Pool will be unavailable. The pumps will be down for service.

    Please fill your vehicles on Friday, July 07, between 7:00am and 2:30pm. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Albanese, Supervisor for Facilities Services Grounds Department, at 773-834-5218.

    06-30-2006 3:42 PM Yellow MAIN QUAD WALKWAY REPAIRS: July 5 through August 4
    On July 5, 2006, Phase II of the main quadrangle paving project will begin. The project consists of replacing the existing concrete walkways with sandstone pavers in the following areas:
    1. Walkway which runs north and south on the north side of Rosenwald.
    2. Walkway which runs north and south on the north side of Swift.
    3. Walkway which runs north and south on the south side of Ryerson Laboratory.
    These walk areas will be fenced off during the construction period. This project is scheduled to be completed by August 4, 2006.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Barry O'Quinn, Senior Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1548.

    06-28-2006 3:37 PM Yellow University Bicycle Policy Reminder
    University Facilities Services is reminding all members of the University community who use bicycles to lock their bikes only to the University-maintained bicycle racks.

    Bicycles should not be locked or secured to handrails, sign posts, lamp posts, trees, fences, or to any other location that obscures the free ingress/egress of any building, stairway or pathway. Bicycles found secured to any object other than the bicycle racks are subject to removal by Facilities Services.

    Impounded bicycles will be stored by the University Police (5555 S. Ellis Avenue) for 10 days, during which time a bicycle can be reclaimed by calling (773) 702-8181. After 10 days, the bicycle will be donated to charity.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Wheeler at 773-834-1617; christo1@uchicago.edu.

    06-28-2006 3:35 PM Yellow RESTRICTED PARKING DURING LAB SCHOOLS SUMMER PROGRAM
    The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Summer Program begins on Monday, June 19 and ends on Friday, July 28. During this period, the NO PARKING/TOW ZONE on School Days restriction will be enforced on the north side of 59th Street between Kimbark and Dorchester.

    Any questions or concerns should be directed to Anthony Wilson, Director of Facilities and Security, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.

    06-28-2006 3:34 PM Yellow HASKELL, STUART, HARPER -- TUNNEL REPAIRS through August 15
    On Wednesday, June 14, Facilities Services began repair work to the Haskell Hall steam tunnels, repairing and replacing the tops and sides of the tunnels. Throughout the duration of this project, which should be complete by August 15, 2006, there will be jack-hammering, dust, and exposed steam tunnels.

    The affected areas will be fenced off. To gain access to Haskell Hall and Stuart Hall, use their west entrances. Foot traffic can move through the Harper Quad and enter Harper Memorial Library as usual.

    The Stuart and Haskell sidewalks will be repaired at the end of the project. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Barry O'Quinn, Senior Manager at Facilities Services, at 773-834-1548.

    06-28-2006 3:33 PM Yellow NEW RESIDENCE HALL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY BEGINS
    Site preparation for the New Residence Halls at 61st and Ellis is underway. Fencing has been placed south of Burton-Judson extending to 61st Street to secure the construction area, and other necessary site preparation is in progress. Miscellaneous demolition and construction has begun, with caisson construction following. Normal construction working hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm.

    The Edelstone parking lot will serve as a staging area and will be closed for the duration of the project. Questions or concerns should be directed to Ken Park, Senior Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1820.

    06-27-2006 5:31 PM Yellow Scheduled Water Outage
    In order to make essential plumbing repairs, Facilities Services will interrupt the water service during the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 28, 2006 from 3:00 AM to 6:00 AM. The following buildings will be affected:

    Classics Building
    Wieboldt Hall
    Harper Memorial Library
    Social Science Research Building
    Stuart Hall
    Rosenwald Hall
    Walker Museum

    Restrooms and cafes will be without potable water during these hours. Service will be restored prior to normal business hours.

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact Andy Cobb, Supervisor, Hull Court Engineers, ext. 4-1428 or by cell phone at 773-612-5316. You may also call the Work Center at 4-1414.

    06-26-2006 2:56 PM Yellow HEP/RI TUNNEL REPAIRS -- June 26 through August 21
    On Monday, June 26, 2006, construction will begin in the area between High Energy Physics (HEP) and the Research Institute (RI) to conduct necessary repairs to the HEP/RI connecting tunnel. This project will require the removal of portions of the sidewalk and adjacent pavement in the vicinity of the loading dock. Pedestrian access will be limited at times; building users can enter HEP via the east door at the loading dock or via the tunnel from LASR. Projected completion date is August 21, 2006.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Barry O'Quinn, Senior Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1548.

    06-26-2006 2:55 PM Yellow ELLIS PARKING STRUCTURE REPAIRS -- June 26 through August 21
    Beginning Monday, June 26, 2006, Facilities Services will be conducting preventive maintenance work on the Ellis Avenue parking structure. This work will include resurfacing selected portions of the concrete drive and parking lanes, as well as minor masonry repairs.

    The parking structure will remain open throughout this project, although portions of the structure will be temporarily closed at various times throughout the project. On-site signage will be placed to direct patrons to appropriate parking areas.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Barry O'Quinn, Senior Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1548.

    06-21-2006 12:15 PM Yellow NEW RESIDENCE HALL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY BEGINS
    Site preparation for the New Residence Halls at 61st and Ellis is underway. Fencing has been placed south of Burton-Judson extending to 61st Street to secure the construction area, and other necessary site preparation is in progress. Miscellaneous demolition and construction will begin this week, with caisson construction following. Normal construction working hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm.

    The Edelstone parking lot will serve as a staging area and will be closed for the duration of the project. Questions or concerns should be directed to Ken Park, Senior Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1820.

    06-19-2006 12:15 PM Yellow CRANE PARKED BY RATNER -- June 20 & 21
    Facilities Services will be inspecting the lightning protection at the Ratner Athletics Center on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 20 and 21, 2006.

    On Tuesday, a long-reach crane will be parked on Ellis & 56th Street. On Wednesday, the crane will be parked on 55th Street. The inspection will end on Wednesday, at which time the crane will be removed.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Barry O'Quinn, Senior Manager for Facilities Services, at 773-834-1548.

    06-16-2006 5:46 PM Yellow HASKELL, STUART, HARPER -- TUNNEL REPAIRS through August 15
    On Wednesday, June 14, Facilities Services began repair work to the Haskell Hall steam tunnels, repairing and replacing the tops and sides of the tunnels. Throughout the duration of this project, which should be complete by August 15, 2006, there will be jack-hammering, dust, and exposed steam tunnels.

    The affected areas will be fenced off. To gain access to Haskell Hall and Stuart Hall, use their west entrances. Foot traffic can move through the Harper Quad and enter Harper Memorial Library as usual.

    The Stuart and Haskell sidewalks will be repaired at the end of the project. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Barry O'Quinn, Senior Manager at Facilities Services, at 773-834-1548.

    06-13-2006 10:56 AM Yellow RESTRICTED PARKING DURING LAB SCHOOLS SUMMER PROGRAM
    The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Summer Program begins on Monday, June 19 and ends on Friday, July 28. During this period, the NO PARKING/TOW ZONE on School Days restriction will be enforced on the north side of 59th Street between Kimbark and Dorchester.

    Any questions or concerns should be directed to Anthony Wilson, Director of Facilities and Security, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.

    05-18-2006 11:04 AM Yellow University Bicycle Policy Reminder
    University Facilities Services is reminding all members of the University community who use bicycles to lock their bikes only to the University-maintained bicycle racks.

    Bicycles should not be locked or secured to handrails, sign posts, lamp posts, trees, fences, or to any other location that obscures the free ingress/egress of any building, stairway or pathway. Bicycles found secured to any object other than the bicycle racks are subject to removal by Facilities Services.

    Impounded bicycles will be stored by the University Police (5555 S. Ellis Avenue) for 10 days, during which time a bicycle can be reclaimed by calling (773) 702-8181. After 10 days, the bicycle will be donated to charity.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Wheeler at 773-834-1617; christo1@uchicago.edu.

    05-12-2006 5:04 PM Yellow 57th STREET SHUT DOWN - Saturday, May 13
    On Saturday, May 13, from 5:00am to 4:00pm, 57th Street will be shut down between Ellis Avenue and Drexel Avenue. This shut down is required to install four strobic fans on the roof of the Gordon Center for Integrative Science (CIS). A 200-ton crane will be on 57th Street to perform this installation. Additionally, the top two floors of the CIS must be vacated from 5:00am until 12:00 noon.

    Please contact Rakesh Kumar, Senior Technical II Project Manager, at 773-834-7805 if you have any questions.

    04-25-2006 11:12 AM Yellow KERSTEN EMERGENCY CONDENSATE LINE REPAIR
    The below-grade condensate line running north/south along the east side of Kersten Physics has ruptured and must be immediately repaired. Beginning Tuesday, April 25, 2006, the area along Ellis between 57th Street and Hinds Laboratory will be closed off for approximately three weeks to complete the necessary repairs.

    In order to accommodate the construction equipment, metered street parking spaces (approximately 12) in this area will be unavailable during this period. Pedestrian traffic will be re-routed and necessary signage will be posted.

    The affected area is shown on this map.

    04-06-2006 4:49 PM Yellow GROUNDS WORK in the QUADS - Friday/Saturday, April 7 & 8
    Weather permitting, on Friday, April 7, 2006, Facilities Services will be making essential landscaping repairs between Swift and Cobb Halls. The repairs will begin at 9:00 a.m. Friday morning and will conclude by 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. The entire sidewalk immediately to the north of Swift Hall running east and west will be closed to pedestrian traffic, in addition to portions of the sidewalk running directly north to Circle Drive. Facilities Services recommends using the rear entrance to gain access into Swift Hall.
    11-28-2005 9:01 AM Yellow HARPER QUAD, WEST DRIVE CLOSED - 11/28 through 1/13
    Beginning Monday, November 28, through January 13, 2006, the West drive of Harper Quadrangle, near Haskell Hall, will be closed due to a chilled water extension to Haskell Hall and Cobb Hall. During this time, vehicular traffic and parking will be restricted on Harper Court. The North, South, and East drives on the Harper Quadrangle will be open for normal traffic and deliveries.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Darsh Wadhwa, Senior Project Manager, at 773-834-5279 or swadhwa@uchicago.edu.

    11-11-2005 6:26 PM Yellow CRANE NEAR DORCHESTER & 59th -- Monday, Nov. 14
    On Monday, November 14, 2005, at 8:00 am, there will be a crane located approximately 75 feet north of 59th Street, on Dorchester Avenue. The crane will be lowering a heat exchanger through the basement area well of International House. During the approximately two hours that the crane will be working, vehicular traffic will be allowed to pass and flagmen will be present.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to James Garcia, Senior Project Manager, Facilities Services, 773-834-1825.

    10-25-2005 9:50 AM Yellow MAIN QUAD WALKWAY REPAIRS: October 24 - December 16
    From Monday, October 24, through Friday, December 16, 2005, the sandstone paving in the Main Quadrangle will be replaced. This work has been scheduled in three phases, pending favorable weather conditions.
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    09-29-2005 8:25 PM Green There are no current announcements for Facilities.
    09-15-2005 4:51 PM Yellow New Telephone Number for FS Work Center
    Facilities Services has changed our Work Center phone number from 5-3800 to 4-1414. This is to make contacting the Work Center more convenient and easier during operational and non-operational hours. This will enable you to access the Work Center via your cell phone or other non-university phones by dialing 773-834-1414. We will provide a transition period where both telephone numbers will remain active in order for all of our clients to begin using the new 4-1414 telephone number.

    Should you have any questions, please call the Work Center and ask to speak with Rob Rhoades, Planning Manager for Facilities Services.

    09-07-2005 9:14 AM Green There are no announcements at this time.
    08-30-2005 5:39 PM Yellow TREE REMOVAL NEAR ROSENWALD
    The University is currently undertaking a campus-wide tree survey to determine the health of all of our trees. During this survey, the arborist has identified a tree that needs immediate attention just west of Rosenwald Hall at the entrance to Harper Quadrangle. The tree's condition warrants its removal due to several structural cracks and it being hollow. We are, therefore, scheduling its immediate removal.

    If you have any concerns or questions, please contact Richard Bumstead, University Planner, at 773-834-1657.

    08-18-2005 5:33 PM Yellow ELLIS AVENUE SIDEWALK REPAIRS
    Beginning Monday, August 22 through Friday, September 9, 2005 (including weekends), the pedestrian sidewalks along Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets, and along 57th Street between Ellis and University Avenues, will undergo renovations. Work will involve replacing existing sidewalks and adding new curbs.

    Pedestrian traffic will be redirected to opposite sides of the streets, and signs will be posted in designated areas. In addition, there will be no parking on the east side of Ellis Avenue between 57th Street and the Administration Building.

    Questions and concerns may be directed to Lori Watts-Branch, Facilities Services, at 773-834-8146.

    08-17-2005 10:32 AM Yellow REPAIRS AT PRESIDENT'S HOUSE
    Beginning Wednesday, August 17, through September 2, 2005, the air and condensate lines for the President's House at 5855 South University Avenue will be repaired.

    Work will involve removing the current sidewalk and installing a new sidewalk. Pedestrian traffic will be prohibited during this time and signage will be posted in designated areas.

    Questions and concerns can be directed to Dan Carey, Supervisor of the Steam Plant, at 773-702-9780.

    08-12-2005 1:49 PM Yellow PARKING RESTRICTIONS FOR JOHN JOHNSON FUNERAL - MONDAY, AUG. 15
    Due to the funeral for John Johnson, the Lexington Parking lot will be closed on Monday, August 15, 2005 until 3:00pm. In addition, parking will be restricted on the following streets:
    • Midway Plaisance westbound from Dorchester Avenue to University Avenue
    • 59th Street from Kimbark Avenue to Ellis Avenue
    • 58th Street from University Avenue to Woodlawn Avenue
    • Woodlawn Avenue from 59th to 58th Streets
    To accommodate the loss in parking, the Ellis Parking Structure at 55th and Ellis will be open to the public all day Monday, August 15.

    Those needing proximity to the South Campus are advised to park in the free lot at Stony Island and 60th Street. The CTA route 170 shuttle provides access along the Midway from 6:45am to 9:00am and from 3:30pm to 7:00pm. This shuttle is free to staff, students, and faculty who present their University of Chicago identification card.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Brian Shaw, Director of Transportation and Parking, at 773-834-2714 or bshaw@uchicago.edu.

    07-20-2005 9:58 AM Yellow ELLIS AVENUE SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT
    On Monday, July 25, the concrete sidewalk on the east side of Ellis Avenue, beginning at 56th Street and ending at 57th Street, will be replaced and widened. Weather permitting, this replacement is scheduled to be complete by August 4, 2005. Pedestrian traffic will be prohibited during this time. Signage will direct pedestrians to the west side of Ellis between 56th and 57th streets.

    Questions, concerns or comments regarding this project should be directed to Barry O'Quinn, Sr. Manager Building Envelope, Sheet Metal & Masonry, 773-834-1548.

    06-28-2005 6:00 PM Yellow YOUNG BUILDING PARKING LOT CLOSED WED, JUNE 29
    On Monday and Tuesday, June 27-28, the Young Building Parking Lot at 5555 S. Ellis Ave. was closed in order to pave the lot. The lot will again be closed on Wednesday, June 29, to allow the pavement to dry. No vehicle access will be permitted. Pedestrians may still access Cochrane Woods Art Center, Smart Museum, and the Young Building via the usual entrances. Street parking on the east side of Ellis Avenue adjacent to the Young Building will be reserved for University of Chicago Police vehicles only. The lot will reopen on Thursday, June 30, 2005.

    Questions, concerns, or comments regarding this project should be directed to Barry O'Quinn, Sr. Manager Building Envelope, Sheet Metal & Masonry, 773-834-1548.

    06-24-2005 4:21 PM Yellow YOUNG BUILDING PARKING LOT BEING REPAVED
    On Monday, June 27, and Tuesday, June, 28, 2005, the Young Building Parking Lot at 5555 S. Ellis Avenue will be closed in order to pave the lot. No vehicle access will be permitted. Pedestrians may still access Cochrane Woods Art Center, Smart Museum, and the Young Building via the usual entrances. Street parking on the east side of Ellis Avenue adjacent to the Young Building will be reserved for University of Chicago Police vehicles only.

    Questions, concerns, or comments regarding this project should be directed to Barry O'Quinn, Sr. Manager Building Envelope, Sheet Metal & Masonry, 773-834-1548.

    06-21-2005 3:57 PM Yellow The Main Quadrangle
    Beginning Thursday June 23, 2005 portions of the walkway on 58th street on the Main Quad will be replaced. The north walkway will be replaced first followed by the south walkway. Weather permitting, all construction of these walkways is scheduled to be complete by July 11, 2005. If you have any questions, concerns or comments regarding this project, please contact:

    Barry O'Quinn
    Sr. Manager Building Envelope
    Sheet Metal & Masonry
    834-1548

    06-21-2005 3:56 PM Yellow SIDEWALK REPAIR BY INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
    Beginning Wednesday, 15 June, the sidewalk in front of International House along 59th Street from Blackstone Avenue to Dorchester Avenue will be replaced. Weather permitting, the project will require six working days. A temporary path will be provided beside the existing sidewalk during construction.

    Any questions regarding this project contact Barry O'Quinn, Supervisor for Roofing / Masonry at 834-1548.

    Thank You

    06-17-2005 4:40 PM Yellow UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LABORATORY SCHOOLS
    The Laboratory Schools' Summer Program runs from Monday, June 20, 2005 until Friday, July 29, 2005. During this period of time the NO PARKING / TOW ZONE restrictions will be enforced on the North side of 59th street between Kimbark and Drexel Aves.

    If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact:

    Anthony Wilson
    Director of Facilities and Security
    University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
    773-702-0135.

    06-17-2005 4:39 PM Yellow Ellis Ave. Parking Structure
    The annual cleaning of the the Ellis Ave. Parking Structure at 5500 S. Ellis Ave. is scheduled for Friday, June 17, 2005 at 6pm thru Saturday, June 18, 2005 at 12:00pm. During this time please park on Level 5. Parking on Levels Ground - 4 will be prohibited.

    We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause and appreciated you cooperation.

    If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact:

    Joyce Griffin, Executive Administrator, 4-1406

    06-15-2005 3:58 PM Yellow Sidewalk Repair by International House
    Beginning Wednesday, June 15, the sidewalk in front of International House along 59th Street from Blackstone Avenue to Dorchester Avenue will be replaced. Weather permitting, the project will require six working days. A temporary path will be provided beside the existing sidewalk during construction. Any questions regarding this project should be directed to Barry O'Quinn, Supervisor for Roofing/Masonry, at 773-834-1548.
    10-25-2004 5:09 PM Yellow EXCAVATION NEAR REGENSTEIN ENTRANCE
    Beginning Wednesday, October 27, 2004 and lasting at least five days, the water line on 57th Street near the Regenstein Library entrance will be excavated to repair a leak. Barricades will be present and parking will be prohibited on the north side of 57th Street. The north sidewalk along 57th will be partially blocked but will remain open to pedestrian traffic.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Jim Passolano, Senior Project Manager, at 773-834-8472 or via e-mail at jpassola@uchicago.edu.

    08-25-2004 11:15 AM Yellow CAMPUS BUILDING SYSTEMS INSPECTION -- WED, AUG. 25
    On Tuesday, August 24, at approximately 3:50pm, the University lost one incoming service line from Commonwealth Edison. These buildings lost power: Beecher Hall, Green Hall, Harper Library, Hinds Lab, Ida Noyes, Ingleside Hall, Kelly Hall, Kovler Hall, Pick Hall Chiller, Social Science Research, Stuart Hall, Sunny Gym, and University High School

    Power was fully restored to all buildings at approximately 7:15pm. Facilities Services personnel are currently checking building systems for proper operation and will be making any necessary adjustments Wednesday, August 25.

    08-24-2004 10:31 AM Yellow UCHICAGO'S FUEL TANKS OUT OF ORDER - AUG. 24 REPAIRS
    The University of Chicago fuel tanks located at 56th & Cottage Grove are out of order. The tanks will be serviced Tuesday, August 24, 2004. Alternate fueling locations are:
    • BP Amoco, at 61st & Cottage Grove
    • Hyde Park Mobile, on East 53rd Street between Kimbark and Kenwood Avenues
    08-19-2004 9:37 AM Yellow PARKING STRUCTURE INCONVENIENCES - AUG. 19 & 20
    On Thursday and Friday, August 19 and 20, 2004, the lighting in the Ellis Avenue parking structure will be relamped. The Greenwood Avenue entrance will be closed. Visitor parking and permit parking on Level A will be blocked. To accommodate visitors wishing to park, the interior gates leading to permit parking will be left up. Visitors must take a ticket upon entering the first gate and may park on Levels 2-5.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Paul Murtagh, Associate Director of Finance and Administration, at 773-834-5907.

    08-19-2004 9:33 AM Yellow NO PARKING, KENWOOD TO KIMBARK -- AUG. 19-26
    The concrete is being replaced in front of the Laboratory School's Blaine Hall beginning Thursday, August 19, 2004 ending Thursday, August 26, 2004.

    During this time, parking will be prohibited on the north side of 59th Street from Kenwood Avenue to Kimbark Avenue.

    08-06-2004 2:01 PM Yellow WEED / FEED APPLICATIONS - Saturday August 7
    Weather permitting, the Grounds Service Crew will be applying fertilizer and broadleaf weed control to turf areas throughout the campus on Saturday August 7, 2004, at 5:30am. Treated areas may be entered after 8:30am. Pesticide information flags will be visible in the treated areas. The sprinkler system will be off for two days following this application.

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact Kelly Borak, Supervisor of the Grounds Service Crew, at 4-5218 or via email at kborak@uchicago.edu

    08-05-2004 12:50 PM Yellow TRAILER REMOVED FROM IRB -- Monday, August 9
    On Monday morning, August 9, 2004, one of the office trailers on the Interdivisional Research Building (IRB) construction site will be removed. The trailer will exit the site between Ingleside and the Bookstore, and then travel west on 58th Street to Cottage Grove Avenue. There will be barriers in place on the south side of 58th Street between Drexel Avenue and Ellis Avenue to block parking along the route the trailer will take.

    Questions and concerns should be directed to John Lewis, Associate Director of Project Management, at 773-834-7805.

    07-23-2004 5:08 PM Yellow WEED / FEED APPLICATIONS - July 24, 27, and 29
    Weather permitting, the Grounds Service Crew will be applying fertilizer and broadleaf weed control to turf areas throughout the campus at 5:30am on Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday, July 24, 27, and 29, 2004. Treated areas may be entered after 8:30am. Pesticide information flags will be visible in the treated areas. The sprinkler system will be off for two days following this application.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Kelly Borak, Supervisor of the Grounds Service Crew, at 773-834-5218 or via email at kborak@uchicago.edu.

    07-22-2004 4:16 PM Yellow Fire Extinguisher Servicing through October
    A technician from Chicago Metropolitan Fire Prevention Company will be on campus throughout the next three months servicing all University fire extinguishers.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Ryan M. VanDeWoestyne, Safety Officer, at 773-702-0711.

    07-16-2004 3:14 PM Yellow LANDSCAPING ON 57th STREET -- Monday, July 19
    On Monday morning, July 19, 2004, crews will be removing trees on the corner of 57th Street and Ellis Avenue. This is the first step in a landscape improvement project which includes planting new trees and ornamentals at this location, and it will continue along the south side of East 57th Street to University Avenue.

    For information, contact Mike Gramhofer, Project Manager, at 773-834-1840.

    07-16-2004 3:11 PM Yellow BARRICADES ON 58th STREET -- Monday, July 19
    At 10:00am on Monday, July 19, 2004, a trailer will be delivered to the Interdivisional Research Building (IRB) worksite. It will travel east from 58th and Cottage Grove, to 58th and Maryland, to the service drive behind the Bookstore, and then into the IRB construction site. Barricades will be placed on the south side of 58th Street in front of Abbott Hall and in the service drive area.

    Questions should be directed to John Lewis, Associate Director of Project Management, at 773-834-7805 or via email at jlewis@uchicago.edu

    07-16-2004 3:08 PM Yellow WEED / FEED APPLICATIONS - Saturday, Tuesday, & Thursday
    Weather permitting, the Grounds Service Crew will be applying fertilizer and broadleaf weed control to turf areas throughout the campus at 5:30am on Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday, July 17, 20, and 22, 2004. Areas treated on Saturday may be entered on Sunday. Areas treated on Tuesday and Thursday may be entered after 8:30am the same day. Pesticide information flags will be visible in the treated areas. The sprinkler system will be off for two days following this application.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Kelly Borak, Supervisor of the Grounds Service Crew, at 773-834-5218 or via email at kborak@uchicago.edu.

    07-15-2004 10:47 AM Yellow TREE REMOVAL & TRIMMING - JULY 15 & 16
    On Thursday and Friday, July 15 and 16, 2004, three elm trees diagnosed with Dutch Elm Disease will be removed from the Main Quadrangle opposite Kent Chemical Laboratory at 56th Street and University Avenue, and at 59th Street and Ellis Avenue. Tree removal will necessitate the use of a crane and stump grinders. There will also be general tree pruning in the Main Quadrangle. Pedestrian traffic near these areas will be restricted.

    For further information, call Kelly Borak at 773-834-5218 or Richard Bumstead at 773-834-1657.

    07-12-2004 4:16 PM Yellow ELLIS AVE. and SCIENCE QUAD CONGESTION beginning Tues., July 13
    On Tuesday, July 13, 2004, the building contractor for the Interdivisional Research Building will start filling the plaza/science quad area. Dump truck traffic will increase on Ellis Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets, but two-way traffic will be maintained on Ellis. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic.

    Pedestrian access will be limited on the walkway between Kersten and Hinds until Friday, July 30, 2004. The walkway on the west side of Hinds will be inaccessible for the remainder of the summer. This area should be avoided if possible.

    Questions should be directed to John Lewis, Associate Director of Project Management at 773-834-7805 or jlewis@.uchicago.edu.

    07-12-2004 4:11 PM Yellow WEED / FEED APPLICATIONS - Tues & Thurs, July 13 & 15
    Weather permitting, the Grounds Service Crew will be applying fertilizer and broadleaf weed control to turf areas throughout the campus on Tuesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 5:30am. Treated areas may be entered after 8:30am. Pesticide information flags will be visible in the treated areas. The sprinkler system will be off for two days following this application.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Kelly Borak, Supervisor of the Grounds Service Crew, at 773-834-5218 or kborak@uchicago.edu.

    07-02-2004 4:50 PM Yellow AVOID 58th ST. & DREXEL AVE. - July 6 & 7
    On Tuesday and Wednesday, July 6 and 7, 2004, large cooling tower equipment will be delivered to the Interdivisional Research Building. A crane will be in place to unload this equipment from a flatbed truck on 58th Street at Drexel Avenue. Flaggers will be present to maintain two-way traffic on Drexel Ave. Please avoid this area if possible.
    07-02-2004 9:44 AM Yellow TWO ELM TREES IN MAIN QUAD TO BE REMOVED - FRIDAY, JULY 2
    Two elm trees will be removed from the Main Quadrangle on Friday, July 2, 2004. These trees have recently tested positive for Dutch Elm Disease and need to be removed as soon as possible to prevent the disease from spreading further. One of the elms is located in the Quad Circle (the last elm in the circle) and the other is located on the west side of Ryerson Laboratory. The removal of these trees will necessitate the use of a crane to handle the larger logs, as well as stump grinders.

    For further information please call Bob Tiberg at 773-834-0958 or Richard Bumstead at 773-834-1657.

    06-30-2004 1:21 PM Yellow DO NOT LOCK BICYCLES TO ADA RAMPS!
    The University strives to provide access to campus buildings for all members of the University community, including those with disabilities. ADA Access Ramps--the sloped ramps leading from a sidewalk to a building entrance--are an important component of our overall access program and must remain free of blockages. Bicycles locked to an ADA-ramp handrail can severely hinder access for some individuals to a building entrance.

    Facilities Services, working with the University Police Department, actively monitors ADA ramps on campus. If a bicycle is locked to a handrail, the lock will be cut and the bicycle removed. The bicycle will be stored for 10 days, during which time the bike can be reclaimed by calling 773-834-1310. After 10 days, the bike will be donated to charity.

    We need your help!! Please do not lock your bicycle to an ADA access ramp.

    06-25-2004 7:56 PM Yellow WEED / FEED APPLICATIONS - Saturday, June 26
    Weather permitting, the Grounds Service Crew will be applying fertilizer and broadleaf weed control to turf areas throughout the campus on Saturday, June 26, 2004. Pesticide information flags will be visible in the treated areas. The sprinkler system will be off for two days following this application. Treated areas may be entered on Sunday, June 27, 2004.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kelly Borak, Supervisor of the Grounds Service Crew, at 773-834-5218 or via email at kborak@uchicago.edu.

    06-18-2004 4:19 PM Yellow WEED / FEED APPLICATIONS - SAT, JUNE 19
    Weather permitting, the Grounds Service Crew will be applying fertilizer and broadleaf weed control to turf areas throughout the campus on Saturday, June 19, 2004.

    Pesticide information flags will be visible in the treated areas. The sprinkler system will be off for two days following this application. Treated areas may be entered on Sunday, June 20.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Kelly Borak, Supervisor of the Grounds Service Crew, at 773-834-5218 or via email at kborak@uchicago.edu.

    06-17-2004 1:18 PM Yellow NO AC IN COBB; POSSIBLY NO POWER NEAR GOODSPEED - Thursday, June 17
    Yesterday (Wednesday, 6/16), ComEd identified a problem with electrical cables in the Goodspeed vault. This vault supplies electrical power to University buildings near Goodspeed and also supplies redundant power to Billings Hospital, FMI, and Armour.

    Today (Thursday), ComEd will be spending most of the day making necessary repairs within the Goodspeed vault. We anticipate that these repairs will be complete some time this evening. When the repairs are complete, the work crews will reenergize the Goodspeed vault.
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    06-16-2004 5:55 PM Yellow POWER OUTAGE IN GOODSPEED AREA - 3:00am Thursday 6/17
    ComEd has identified a problem with electrical cables in ComEd's Goodspeed vault. This vault serves buildings near Goodspeed Hall (e.g Cobb, Gates, Blake, Classics, Weiboldt, Haskell, Harper. Swift, Bond) and also provides redundant power to Billings Hospital, FMI, and Armour. ComEd, working with Facilities Services and UCH Physical Plant personnel, will be working through tonight (Wednesday) to make necessary repairs to this vault. The full extent of these repairs will not be known until early Thursday morning.

    Starting any time after 3am Thursday, June 17, 2004, we anticipate that power will be off in the Goodspeed area buildings for a couple of hours. We do not anticipate outages at the UCH buildings. We will send out an update Thursday morning. Since power could be out in some buildings, we will also update the "Snow Hotline" (773.834.7669) with the latest outage information.

    06-02-2004 5:57 PM Yellow Lane Closed on 57th Street, Ellis to Drexel
    On Thursday, June 3, and Monday-Friday, June 7-11, 2004, a crane will be in place on 57th Street for loading roof mounted air handling equipment to the IRB. One lane of traffic will be closed on 57th Street between Ellis and Drexel Avenues, between the hours of 7am - 6pm. Flaggers will be present at both ends of the street to direct two-way traffic. Please avoid this area if possible.

    Inclement weather has delayed this work on several previous occasions. We regret the short notice for this notification and regret any inconvenience this may cause. Questions should be directed to John Lewis, Associate Director of Project Management, at 773-834-7805 or via email at jlewis@uchicago.edu.

    05-28-2004 3:01 PM Yellow WEED & FEED APPLICATIONS - Saturday, May 29
    Weather permitting, the Grounds Service Crew will be applying fertilizer and broadleaf weed control to turf areas throughout the campus on Saturday, May 29, 2004. Pesticide information flags will be visible in the treated areas. The sprinkler system will be off for two days following this application. Treated areas may be entered on Sunday, May 30.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Kelly Borak, Supervisor of the Grounds Service Crew, at 773-834-5218 or via email at kborak@uchicago.edu.

    05-25-2004 4:37 PM Yellow METRA ELECTRIC 59TH ST. STATION SHIFTS TO 57TH ST. - MAY 30, 2004
    Riders of the Metra Electric Line should be aware that the re-designation of the Hyde Park transfer station begins May 30, 2004.

    As part of the construction of new stations in Hyde Park, the current transfer point for Metra Electric riders will shift from 59th Street to the recently rehabilitated 55th/56th/57th Street Station. In general, off-peak Metra and NICTD South Shore trains that now stop at 59th Street will instead stop at 57th Street with a schedule adjustment of approximately two minutes.

    The Metra ticket office and ticket clerk will also move from 59th Street to a new facility in the entrance of the 57th Street Station, where an accessible elevator for those with disabilities is more centrally located within the neighborhood.

    Metra Electric passengers should consult the new public timetables for schedule changes as they become available to verify their commute times. For further information, contact the Metra Passenger Service Department at (312) 322-6777 or check the new schedules posted at http://www.metrarail.com/.

    05-21-2004 6:12 PM Yellow WEED & FEED APPLICATIONS - Saturday, May 22
    Weather permitting, the Grounds Service Crew will be applying fertilizer and broadleaf weed control to turf areas throughout the campus on Saturday, May 22, 2004. Pesticide information flags will be visible in the treated areas. The sprinkler system will be off for two days following this application. Treated areas may be entered on Sunday, May 23.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Kelly Borak, Supervisor of the Grounds Service Crew, at 773-834-5218 or via email at kborak@uchicago.edu.

    05-19-2004 7:09 PM Yellow CRANE ON 58th STREET - MAY 20 through MAY 23
    Beginning Thursday May 20, 2004, a crane will be in place on 58th Street between Woodlawn Avenue and Kimbark Avenue to install glass panels in the Winter Garden of the new GSB campus. This work is expected to be complete by Sunday, May 23, depending upon weather conditions. Should thunderstorms or high winds occur, the work may extend through Monday, May 24.

    For questions or information regarding this work schedule, please contact David Rotholz of Mesirow Stein Real Estate, Inc., the Development Manager for the Graduate School of Business Project, at 312-595-6000.

    We appreciate your ongoing patience and forbearance during this period of construction activity.

    05-14-2004 4:44 PM Yellow FERTILIZER / WEED CONTROL APPLICATION
    Weather permitting, the Grounds Service Crew will be applying fertilizer and broadleaf weed control to turf areas throughout the campus on Saturday, May 15, 2004. Pesticide information flags will be visible in the treated areas. The sprinkler system will be off for two days following this application. Treated areas may be entered on Sunday, May 16, 2004.

    Questions should be directed to Kelly Borak, Supervisor of the Grounds Service Crew, at 773-834-5218 or kborak@uchicago.edu.

    05-06-2004 4:53 PM Yellow CRANE ON 59TH ST. FRIDAY 5/7 OR MONDAY 5/10
    On Friday, May 7, 2004 or Monday, May 10, 2004, a crane will be in place to remove stock from the east and west court yard of the International House. The crane will be located partially on the street and parkway, on 59th street between Dorchester Avenue and Blackstone Avenue. The crane will arrive around 7:00am and work will be completed by 11:00am. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be maintained.

    Questions should be directed to Jim Garcia, Project Manager, at 773-834-1825.

    03-12-2004 2:51 PM Yellow STREET CLOSINGS FOR GSB CONSTRUCTION MAR. 20 + MAR. 22-28

    Saturday, March 20, 2004:
    Kimbark Avenue, between 58th and 59th Streets, will be closed from 8:00am-5:00pm for the removal of a temporary hoist and to set up a crane at the new Graduate School of Business construction site.

    Monday, March 22 through Sunday, March 28, 2004:
    Woodlawn Avenue, between 58th and 59th Streets, will be closed to vehicular traffic due the excavation of three sewer connections to the GSB. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the west side of the street. Detour signage redirecting northbound traffic to University Avenue and southbound traffic to Dorchester Avenue will be in place by March 15, 2004. Flaggers will also be present for the duration of this closure.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Nick Canellis of Turner Construction at 773-834-8755.

    02-25-2004 2:53 PM Yellow 55th & ELLIS VEHICLE RESTRICTIONS — THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 4:00-5:00 AM
    On Thursday, February 26, 2004, from 4:00am until 5:00am, Walsh Construction Co. will deliver exhaust system equipment to the Gerald Ratner Athletics Center. During this time, one lane of east-bound traffic on 55th Street will be closed, and parking just west of Ellis Avenue on 55th Street will be restricted.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Lori Watts-Branch, Project Manager, at 773-834-8146 or lwbranch@uchicago.edu.

    02-17-2004 5:08 PM Yellow Campus Buildings Being Toured
    The University has hired the consulting firm of Kroll Inc. to review its Emergency Management and Business Continuity Plans. To assist in this process, Tom Delombo, a Kroll consultant, will be touring a number of campus buildings.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Steve Beaudoin, Director of Safety and Environmental Affairs, at 773-702-9999 or via email at sbeaudoi@uchicago.edu.

    01-19-2004 5:10 PM Yellow 57th STREET CLOSED, DREXEL TO ELLIS -- JAN. 21-23, 2004
    Beginning Wednesday, January 21 through Friday, January 23, 57th Street between Drexel and Ellis Avenues will be closed from 6:00am - 6:00pm due to the unloading and installation of large pieces of mechanical equipment for the Interdivisional Research Building. Deliveries to the Research Institute, Biological Sciences Learning Center, and the Biopsychological Research buildings will be accommodated, but all other vehicular traffic will be blocked. Pedestrian traffic on the north side of 57th Street will remain open. Flaggers will be present at both ends of the street to ensure pedestrian safety and to direct traffic.

    Questions should be directed to John Lewis, Associate Director of Project Management, at 773-834-7805 or jlewis@uchicago.edu.

    01-12-2004 2:27 PM Yellow KERSTEN / HINDS SIDEWALK BLOCKED — JANUARY 13–15
    On Tuesday, January 13 and Thursday, January 15, 2004, concrete will be poured on the east side of the IRB construction site. During this process, the concrete sidewalk between Kersten Physics Teaching Center and Hinds Laboratory will be blocked to pedestrians.

    Pedestrians may access the Science Quad from Ellis Avenue through a temporary passageway enclosed by orange snow fencing. Pedestrians are urged to use caution when walking through this area. Exiting from Kersten Physics Teaching Center will be maintained at all times. Flaggers will be present in the area to ensure pedestrian safety and to direct traffic.

    Questions should be directed to John Lewis, Associate Director of Project Management, at 773-834-7805 or jlewis@uchicago.edu.

    01-07-2004 1:14 PM Yellow KERSTEN / HINDS SIDEWALK BLOCKED - JANUARY 8, 2004
    On Thursday, January 8, building materials will be delivered to the IRB construction site. During the delivery process, the concrete sidewalk between Kersten and Hinds will be blocked to pedestrians. Pedestrians may enter the science quad from Ellis Avenue through a temporary passageway enclosed by orange snow fencing. Pedestrians are urged to use caution when walking through this area. Exiting from Kersten will be maintained at all times. Flaggers will be present to ensure pedestrian safety and to direct traffic.

    Questions should be directed to John Lewis, Associate Director of Project Management, at 773-834-7805 or jlewis@uchicago.edu

    12-12-2003 1:59 PM Yellow POSSIBLE TEMPORARY 57th STREET CLOSURE
    On Saturday or Sunday, December 13 or 14 between 7:00am - 3:00pm, a crane will be staged on 57th Street to lift large equipment into the Interdivisional Research Building (IRB). While the crane is being moved into place, 57th Street between Drexel and Ellis Avenues may be closed for a short period of time. The street closure will only occur if absolutely necessary. No other streets will be impacted. Pedestrian access will be maintained. Flaggers will be present at all times to direct traffic.

    Questions should be directed to John Lewis, Associate Director of Project Management, at 773-834-7805 or jlewis@uchicago.edu.

    11-25-2003 2:10 PM Yellow CONSERVE ENERGY OVER THE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

    With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, Facilities Services would like to ask for your assistance in the following energy reduction measures as you leave work for the four-day holiday weekend:

    1. Turn off computer monitors. The CPU should be left on per NSIT's request.
    2. Turn off any space heaters, humidifiers, coffee makers, and other small office appliances.
    3. Ensure that cleaning crews turn off lights as they complete their evening rounds.
    4. If controls exist, turn all thermostats back 5 degrees.

    Thanks for your cooperation. Have a safe holiday!!

    11-07-2003 2:50 PM Yellow No Weekday Parking, 5700 block of Drexel, West Side
    Beginning Monday, November 10 through Monday, November 24, 2003, contractors will begin sewer installation in the 5700 block of Drexel Avenue. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times, but parking will be prohibited on the west side of the street Monday thru Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm. Parking will be restored in the evenings and on the weekends. This parking restriction is based on the city permit granted to the contractor. The city of Chicago will enforce the parking ban.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to John Lewis , Associate Director of Project Management, at (773) 391-0420 or Chuck Blazek, Power Construction Company, at (312) 896-8470.

    11-06-2003 9:17 AM Yellow Reserved Parking Space Waiting List in Effect
    Parking spaces at the University of Chicago have been assigned on a first-come first-served basis for faculty, staff, and students for many years. However, in order to insure equity and fairness within the system of permit issuance, the University Parking Office instated a waiting list system on September 16, 2003.

    To be placed on the waiting list, one needs to fill out a waiting list form at the Parking Office (located at 5525 South Ellis at the Parking Structure). As parking becomes available, people on the waiting list are contacted via e-mail or telephone and asked to stop by the Parking Office to fill out the necessary paperwork to obtain a permit.

    Questions should be directed to Sheheryar Hasnain at 773-834-1728 or s-hasnain@uchicago.edu.

    10-30-2003 3:07 PM Yellow NO PARKING ON 57th, ELLIS to DREXEL — NOV. 1, 2003 – FEB. 1, 2004
    The current barricade that exists along 57th Street at the site of the Interdivisional Research Building will be relocated farther north into the street to allow access of larger equipment onto the jobsite. Because two-way traffic must be maintained along 57th Street at all times, 17 parking spaces on the north side of the street between Ellis and Drexel Avenues will be temporarily removed beginning November 1, 2003. We anticipate that these spaces will be restored on February 1, 2004.
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    10-09-2003 3:35 PM Yellow Filming Update and Traffic Advisory
    On Friday, October 10, a reduced film crew for the movie Proof will be filming at Swift Hall. No parking will be available on University Avenue between 59th and 57th Streets from Thursday afternoon until 9:00pm Friday evening.
    10-08-2003 12:51 AM Yellow Inconveniences for I-House Water Service Installation
    Beginning Wednesday, October 8 and lasting one week, excavation for the new water line to International House will take place on the south side of 59th Street moving north towards I-House. One lane of vehicular traffic will be maintained. There will be no parking on the south side of the 59th street.

    On Thursday, October 9 from 8:00am to 4:00pm, the city of Chicago will shut down the main water service from the street in order to install the new water tap. The International House and some surrounding buildings will be without water service for several hours.

    For further information about this project, please contact James Garcia, Senior Project Manager at 773-834-1825.

    10-06-2003 5:07 PM Yellow 58th Street Excavation, West of Kimbark
    Beginning Tuesday, October 7 and continuing through the end of the week, the city of Chicago will excavate 58th Street just west of Kimbark Avenue for the GSB water line connection. All auto traffic will be restricted. The north sidewalk will be accessible for pedestrian traffic. Movement in the area will be slow and should be avoided if possible.

    Questions should be directed to Kenneth Park, Senior Project Manager, at 773-834-1820.

    10-03-2003 3:16 PM Yellow Lexington Parking Lot Improvements
    On Thursday, October 9, 2003, concrete will be poured at the Lexington Parking lot from 8:00am–5:00pm. The six spaces nearest to the entrance on University Avenue will be blocked off.

    More information on the project will be posted the week of October 6. Questions should be directed to Connie Turner at 773-834-1400.

    10-03-2003 2:11 PM Yellow Water Service to I-House, Minimal Disruption
    On Monday, October 6, 2003, from 9:30am until approximately 12 noon, preparation for new water service to the International House will begin. The street and sidewalk just west of the main entry will be saw-cut in a north/south direction out to 59th Street. Pedestrian traffic and vehicular traffic will be maintained.

    Questions should be directed to James Garcia, Senior Project Manager, at 773-834-1825.

    10-01-2003 2:53 PM Yellow IRB Water Line Connection Disrupts 57th Street Traffic
    Beginning Friday, October 3, 57th Street adjacent to Drexel Avenue will be excavated for the IRB water line connection. Excavation will be complete by the end of the day but the installation process will last approximately two weeks.

    Two-way auto traffic and pedestrian traffic will be maintained, but parking on the north side of 57th Street will be temporarily blocked. Movement within the intersection will be slow. This area should be avoided if possible.
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    10-01-2003 2:51 PM Yellow Refuse Hauler's Strike Affects the University
    The University will be affected by the private service refuse haulers strike. Although our contractor, Waste Management, anticipates providing some service, it will be less than we are accustomed to.

    During the strike, the Facilities Services department and the custodial staff's priority of effort will be to remove refuse from building trash rooms and to keep the areas adjacent to dumpsters clear of bagged refuse. We have a limited capacity to move some refuse to a holding area. Large discarded items such as furniture, computers, or office equipment will not be picked up. We ask that you refrain from disposing of these items for the near term. Likewise, we will not be collecting any green waste such as leaves and clippings. Beginning today custodians will double bag refuse and will only empty office waste containers that are full.
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    09-30-2003 4:36 PM Yellow <I>Proof</i> filming resumes; inconveniences also resume
    Beginning Sunday evening, October 5, no parking will be available on 59th Street near Rockefeller Chapel nor on University Avenue between 59th Street and 57th Street. Traffic will still be able to flow freely along the street at all hours, and parking will reopen the evening of Wednesday, October 8th.

    Pedestrian access to the following areas may be limited at various times from October 6 to 8: Harper Quad, Rockefeller Chapel, Social Sciences Quad, Stuart Hall, and Swift Hall. Pedestrians may be asked to take an alternate route in the vicinity of these areas, so please allow a few extra minutes when walking near them.
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    09-24-2003 5:07 PM Yellow Traffic advisory: University Avenue on campus to be closed Sept. 25-26
    Beginning this Thursday evening, September 25th, no parking will be available on University Avenue between 59th Street and 57th Street. Access to loading docks in Reynolds Club, Mandel Hall, and Bartlett Hallwill remain open. Traffic will still be able to flow freely along the street at all hours, and parking will reopen on the evening of Friday, September 26th.

    For more information, please visit the University of Chicago News Office website, http://www-news.uchicago.edu.


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    08-28-2003 1:22 PM Green There are no new announcements at this time.
    08-19-2003 3:09 PM Yellow Construction on 57th Street between Ellis & Drexel Avenues
    Beginning August 14 through August 28, 2003, sewer and domestic water connections to the Interdivisional Research Building will be installed on 57th Street between Ellis and Drexel Avenues. Two-way traffic will be maintained and flaggers will be posted at each end of the block to ensure public safety. Steel plates will be placed over the trenches during non-working hours to allow for full traffic flow when work is not in progress. Parking on the north side of 57th Street will be banned from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM each work day.
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    08-19-2003 10:11 AM Yellow Email virus infecting machines on campus
    Several computers on campus have been infected this morning 8/19 with a virus that redistributes itself widely, using addresses it finds on the infected machine for both To: and From: fields. Since the redistributed messages are large and numerous, this is slowing mail deliveries. If you receive unexpected messages with .pif or .scr attachments (they will usually have an "MS-DOS" icon), please do not open the attachments. You should delete and purge the messages. Anti-virus software with up-to-date virus definitions protects against infection by this virus, but not against receiving the infected messages themselves.
    08-13-2003 5:20 PM Yellow Construction on 57th Street between Ellis & Drexel Avenues
    Beginning August 14 through August 28, sewer and domestic water connections to the Interdivisional Research Building will be installed on 57th Street between Ellis and Drexel Avenues.

    Two-way traffic will be maintained and flaggers will be posted at each end of the block to ensure public safety. Steel plates will be placed over the trenches during non-working hours to allow for full traffic flow when work is not in progress. Parking on the north side of 57th Street will be banned from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM each work day.
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    08-08-2003 9:22 AM Yellow
    08-04-2003 11:51 AM Yellow Avoid Drexel Access to Science Quad
    Beginning Thursday, August 7, 2003 and lasting two days, the circular planter in the courtyard behind Cummings Life Sciences Center, Kovler Labratory, and Crerar Library will be filled with concrete to allow vehicular access to the new Crerar Library loading dock. The work will entail jackhammering, removal of the existing curb, removal of a portion of concrete slab, and finally pouring a new concrete slab.
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    07-25-2003 2:00 PM Green Default start event. Green.
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