Facilities Notifications

Kersten Bridge window replacement

May 22, 2020

The replacement of the windows project at the Kersten Bridge is scheduled to start on Tuesday, May 26. Scaffolding installation will occur for two weeks prior to the eight weeks of temporary bridge closure. The below graphic reflects the area of work and the impact to parking along 57th Street. 

The campus community can expect the following throughout construction:

  • Temporary full lane closure along 57th Street “after working hours” will occur one evening during scaffolding installation.
  • The bridge will be temporarily closed; appropriate signage will be in place.
  • At times, there will be noise generated by construction activity. 
  • The daily work schedule is 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Working hours may vary throughout the summer, including early start times and weekend work.
  • Updates on impactful activities will be provided.

Click here for the Facilities Services statement of protocols to address the challenges presented with the COVID-19 pandemic for construction and vendors working in buildings and at construction sites.

Please direct questions to Andrea Herring, project manager, at aherring@uchicago.edu or 219.796.3651.

Thank you. 


Tunnel Structural Improvements

May 18, 2020

Construction activities will start the week of May 18, to complete necessary structural improvements to the tunnel shown in the graphic below. 

The construction activities will continue throughout the summer. The campus community can expect the following during this time.

  • Working hours are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Saturday work will be scheduled, as needed.
  • There will be noise throughout each working day during truck and equipment use.
  • Signage will be in place to direct pedestrians to alternate routes around the construction site.
  • Updates on impactful activities will be provided throughout construction.
  • Scheduled completion is by end of day, Sept. 4.

Please direct questions to Daniel Albo, project manager, at 773.612.8179 or dalbo@uchicago.edu.

Thank you for your patience during this work.


Student Wellness Center- Phase 2

May 1, 2020

In May, phase 2 construction will start at the Student Wellness Center at the Chicago Lying-In Hospital site located on East 59th Street. Phase 2 interior construction is scheduled to complete by October 2020.

The campus community can expect the following:

  • Site fencing will be in place.
  • Construction vehicles and deliveries will be on-site each working day.
  • Some noise will be associated with demolition and new construction work.
  • A portion of the roadway and parking lane along 59th Street will, at times, be temporarily unavailable throughout construction.
  • Typical daily working hours are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For questions please contact Angela Knoble, project manager, at knoble@uchicago.edu


Campus South Walk-Phase One

April 13, 2020

Construction activities will start on Monday, April 20, for the first phase of the Campus South Walk project. Phase one provides an east-west pedestrian connection through the mid-block from Kimbark Avenue to University Avenue.  

The campus community can expect the following during construction:

  • Working hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Some noise during the use of demolition and excavation equipment.
  • Signage will be in place at/near 1155 East 60th to direct visitors to the temporary accessible access to the building.
  • Updates on impactful activities will be provided throughout construction.
  • Phase one is expected to complete in September 2020 prior to the start of the new academic year.

Please direct questions to Lindsey Meek, project manager, at 507.398.6706.

Thank you for your patience during this work.


Rubenstein Forum

July 10, 2018

On Monday, July 16, construction started at Woodlawn and 60th Street, the future home of the David M. Rubenstein Forum. Please see the below graphic showing the construction site. Construction continues through the summer of 2020.

The campus community can expect the following during construction.

  • Mobilization will continue throughout the summer including crane, trailer and fence installation.
  • Excavation work will occur that includes caisson installation.
  • Construction vehicles will be on site throughout the work day; flaggers will be present during deliveries, as needed.
  • Work will be noisy at times, and construction crews will be on site daily; weekend work will be scheduled, as needed.
  • The sidewalk along the south side of 60th street will remain open.
  • Construction updates will be distributed when activities occur that may impact pedestrians and traffic.

For information, please contact Patrick Wilson, project manager at wpwilson@uchicago.edu or 773.834.8146, or Art Del Muro at adelmuro@uchicago.edu or 847.562.6730.


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