Construction to affect parking, traffic on east side of campus

by Dennis Brown

The coming construction of the Jordan Hall of Science and the Don F. and Flora Guglielmino Family Athletics Center at the University of Notre Dame will bring changes to parking and pedestrian and vehicular traffic on the east side of campus.p. Two parking lots will be eliminated due to the construction. The B2 Aero Lot extending north along Juniper Road from Moose Krause Circle and the B3 lot in front of the Loftus Center will be closed for good in early January, resulting in the loss of 192 and 38 parking spaces, respectively.p. Faculty and staff displaced from either lot can use the B1 Stadium Lot, the B2 Library Lot, or the new B1 lot adjacent to the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts.p. The performing arts center lot recently was opened with 142 parking spaces. Another lot with 130 spaces will open next summer south of the Mendoza College of Business.p. The new construction also will necessitate temporary changes in pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the area beginning in January. Those include:p. ? Leahy Drive will close from the Band Building south to Moose Krause Circle near the Rolfs Sports Recreation Center.p. ? A temporary entrance to the Loftus Center will be constructed on the south side of the building. Additional lighting and an emergency call station will be added in the area.p. ? Many of the pedestrian paths leading to and from the Rolfs Center and Loftus Center will be unavailable during the construction.p. ? Courtney Lane, the gated east-west road adjacent to the tennis courts, will be open for one-way east-bound traffic leading to Ivy Road.p. Jordan Hall of Science, a $70-million, 201,783-square-foot building to stand along Juniper Road in front of the Rolfs Center, has been underwritten with a leadership gift from John W. “Jay” Jordan II, a 1969 Notre Dame graduate and member of the University’s Board of Trustees. It will include 40 undergraduate laboratories for biology, chemistry and physics; two 250-seat lecture halls; a 150-seat multimedia lecture hall; two classrooms; 22 faculty offices; offices for preprofessional (pre-med) studies; and a greenhouse, herbarium and observatory. It will open in August 2006.p. The Guglielmino Family Athletics Center ? or “The Gug” (pronounced Goog) as it quickly has been dubbed ? is underwritten by the late Don F. Guglilemino and his widow, Flora. At 95,840 square feet, the $21.25-million building will house the football locker rooms, offices and meeting rooms, as well as provide Notre Dame’s 800 student-athletes with enhanced space for training and sports medicine, strength and conditioning programs, and equipment. It will be built adjacent to the Loftus Center and completed in August 2005.

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