Construction brings changes at Loyola

Ongoing construction work at Loyola University Chicago’s Lake Shore Campus leads to continued changes in how pedestrians and vehicles come and go. Here’s an update from the Director of  Facilities:

The newly renovated Loyola service drive west of Crown Center reopened for pedestrian traffic on Friday, July 30. The service drive will reopen for emergency, delivery, service, and wedding-party vehicles once the new concrete can accept vehicle traffic.

The Norville Center for Intercollegiate Athletics construction fence has been relocated, closing off the pathway along the Steam Plant/Dumbach Hall buildings until approximately August 20. This was necessary to complete underground utility work and landscaping on the west side of Dumbach Hall. This work includes the installation of pavers on the roadway between Gentile Center, the Steam Plant, and Dumbach Hall. To access the east campus areas from the north, please use Loyola Avenue and the new Crown Center service drive.

Piping work under the south Cudahy Science sidewalk is in progress. Due to unforeseen situations, the sidewalk had to be shut down on Tuesday. This sidewalk access will be closed until approximately 9 a.m., Saturday, August 7. To access the east campus areas during this period from campus road, please use the pathway on the north side of Dumbach Hall. The Cudahy sidewalk will be reopened in time for Saturday’s wedding at the MDS Chapel. Any physically challenged persons requiring access to/from the east campus area, can call Campus Safety at 773.508.6039 for assistance.

For additional information, please contact Bill Sherry at

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