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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:


--Contractors will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, September 7 excavating the broken water valve.

--The water shutdown will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday and continue for approximately 6-8 hours.

--Contractors will be working on Saturday and Sunday to restore the work area.

--The east sidewalk of Ellis Avenue will be closed to pedestrians near the work area. Signs will be posted directing pedestrians to the west side of Ellis Avenue.

--There will be no parking adjacent to the work area.

--On Monday, September 10 the east sidewalk of Ellis Avenue will reopen to pedestrians.

Click here for a map showing the location of work.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this work, please contact Jim Garcia, Sr. Project Manager at (773) 834-1825 or John Carey, Sr. Client Services Manager at (773) 834-6706.