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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.

The campus community can expect the following during this timeframe:

--Pedestrians will be routed around the work area, which is indicated in yellow on the map below.

--A stretch of the east sidewalk along Ellis Avenue will be closed; pedestrians will be routed north around the Administration Building.

--Traffic on Ellis Avenue will be reduced to one lane at intermittent times during construction.

--Occasional water shut downs are planned for evening and weekends; impacted building occupants will receive advance notice of that work.

--The work will take place between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be noisy at times.

Click here for a map showing the location of work.

For information, contact Jim Garcia, project manager, at 773.480.1406 or or Kevin Ahn, facilities manager - operations, at 773.702.5722 or

Thank you for your patience throughout this project.