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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.


The campus community can expect the following during this timeframe:

--CTA routes 170 and 192 will be rerouted from 59th Street at Woodlawn Avenue to the Midway Plaisance. Both routes will travel west on the Midway 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 South 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 ddilucente@uchicago.edu or 773.908.9777, or Larry Blouin, director, lblouin@uchicago.edu, or 773.230.3261.

Thank you for your patience throughout this project.