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Campus Enhancements - steam tunnel replacement

Work is scheduled to begin on Friday, Nov. 1 to replace a steam tunnel line at the southwest corner of Hinds Laboratories. The existing construction fence enclosure will be modified. The work is scheduled through Saturday, Nov. 23.

The campus community can expect the following during this work:

--The pedestrian access through the alleyway between Hinds and the Bookstore will be temporarily closed.

--Pedestrian access will be routed around the work areas.

--The Hinds loading dock will be temporarily closed during this work.

--Truck and other deliveries to the Bookstore will remain accessible.

--The bookstore will remain open and accessible during construction.

--The work will be noisy at times.

Click here for a map showing the location of work.

Please direct questions to Patrick Wilson, project manager at or 773.834.8146, or Gavin Tun, director of project management at

Thank you for your patience during this work.