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Harper Library Roof and Fa├žade 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.

The campus community can expect the following during this timeframe:

--Between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. vehicle access will be restricted along 59th Street for through travel and parking.

--CTA routes 170 and 192 will be rerouted from 59th Street at Woodlawn to Plaisance. Both routes will travel west on Plaisance to Ellis Avenue, and resume normal routing at 59th Street, west of Ellis Avenue. Please refer to posted signage, Transloc and to the Transportation and Parking website for additional details.

--Vehicles traveling northbound on S. University Avenue. from 59th Street will not be impacted by the street closure

--The sidewalk along the north side of 59th Street will remain open throughout the vehicle restriction.

For additional information, contact Desiree DiLucente, project manager, at or 773.908.9777, or Larry Blouin, director,, or 773.230.3261.

Thank you for your patience throughout this project.

Click here for a map showing the location of work.