Numerous campus construction projects begin on Monday, May 16

Author: Gina Pilarski

B2/Library Lot construction
The northeast corner of the B2/Library Parking Lot will be closed Monday, May 16 through Thursday, June 16, in order to improve the condition of the existing lot.

Stadium South Parking Lots
The parking lots south of Notre Dame Stadium will be reconstructed in phases over the next two years to minimize the loss of parking during the upcoming academic year.
• Beginning on Monday, May 16, the western half of the parking lot located immediately east of Legends will be closed for the installation of geothermal wells. It will then be reconstructed and opened prior to the start of the 2016-17 academic year.
• The parking lot located south of Holy Cross Drive and north of the Notre Dame Sculpture Park will be reconstructed from May 16 to July 5. Updates will be provided throughout the summer and academic year. The phasing plan will be posted at

LaFortune Student Center (west entry porch on Main Quad)
The west entry porch will be reconstructed, including the entrances to the lower and first floor levels. Work is expected to begin on Monday, May 16, and complete by mid-August. A site logistics plan along with signage and wayfinding will be posted around and throughout the building to aid in navigating around the construction zone.

Walkway near Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering
The lawn immediately on the south side of Fitzpatrick Hall and walkways along the east entrance will be removed (and ultimately replaced), to allow for the installation of a waterproofing system for the two basement floors that extend past the south edge of the building. The work will begin after Commencement and conclude by mid-August.
The project will be completed in two stages so that pedestrian pathways will be maintained at all times between Fitzpatrick Hall, Snite Museum, DeBartolo Hall and the South Quad. A site logistics plan along with signage and wayfinding will be posted at to aid in navigating around the construction zones.

Hesburgh Library Renovation Alerts: East Entrance to the Concourse to Close
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• Elevator Construction – First-Floor Lobby Closures
The first-floor elevator lobby will close for construction Monday, May 16, through Wednesday, June 1. During this time, no one will be able to get on or off of the elevators on the first floor. Those who are unable to use the stairs should inquire at the Circulation and Research Help Desk on the first floor for assistance or call 631-6350.
• East End of Concourse and East Entrance to Close
The east entrance and east end of the Concourse will close on Monday, May 16, and will re-open on or before Friday, August 5.
--Entrance into the Library will be redirected to the north, south or west entrances.
--Au Bon Pain café will remain open with an access walkway from the west side. 

Asphalt Milling of Library Circle Drive
On Thursday, May 19, the asphalt drive at the Library Circle will be milled as part of the upcoming construction related to the East Quad project. The milling is expected to be completed that day. During the work, one drive lane of the Library Circle will be open at all times. The contractor will have flaggers posted to direct traffic around the construction operations. 

Numerous campus construction projects begin on Monday, May 16
Below is a list of areas that may minimally impact pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Traffic control signage will be in place to aid in navigating around the construction zones. A site logistics plan along with signage and wayfinding will be posted at to aid navigating around the construction zones.
• Corby Hall
Roof maintenance work, including various slate roof repairs, and gutter and downspout repairs will begin on Monday, May 16, and conclude mid-August.
• Walsh Hall
Renovations to Walsh Hall, including window replacement and extensive interior reconstruction. Portable construction chain link fencing will be in place at various times during construction when pedestrian and vehicular traffic patterns will be impacted.
• Warren Golf Course Clubhouse
Roof maintenance including repairs to slate roofing, gutters and downspouts, will be performed between Monday, May 16, and mid-August.


B1 Parking Lot 

The Parking Lot at Notre Dame Avenue and Holy Cross Drive (south of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies) will become a construction site for the future Jenkins Hall and Nanovic Hall. Faculty and staff who use this lot will have two nearby alternative options for parking during the workday:  1) The BK-1 lot along Holy Cross Drive between the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore and Cedar Grove Cemetery will have open parking for anyone, including faculty and staff. 2) The visitor lot at Holy Cross Drive and Eddy Street across from the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center will become a gated lot for faculty and staff during normal business hours.  Pedestrians will still have use of walkways surrounding the project site, including several that meet Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility guidelines, for easy access to buildings in the area. View mapof the project site.