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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.


The campus community will experience impacts to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

--Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 6, work will begin on Ellis Avenue and 58th Street.

--Two-way traffic will be maintained on Ellis Avenue.

--Pedestrian crossing across Ellis Avenue will be relocated around the work site and coordinated with the 58th Street project.

--Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 7, work will begin on 57th Street at Cobb Gate.

--Only west-bound traffic will be maintained on 57th Street between University and Ellis Avenues. Parking will also be limited along 57th Street until completion on Sept. 29. East-bound traffic will be rerouted south to the Midway Plaisance.

--Pedestrian crossing across 57th Street will be relocated around the work site and coordinated with the installation of the retractable bollards project.

For information regarding the 58th and Ellis project, please contact Patrick Wilson, project manager, at 773.230.5160, or wpwilson@uchicago.edu or Kevin Ahn, facilities manager, 773.750.7873, or kahn2@uchicago.edu.

For information regarding the Cobb Gate project, please contact Denise Davis, at 773.612.6373, or ddavis3@uchicago.edu, or Kevin Ahn, facilities manager, 773.750.7873, or kahn2@uchicago.edu.

Thank you for your patience throughout these projects.

Click here for a map showing the location of work.