Road construction on several streets near the University of Notre Dame campus likely will cause longer-than-normal traffic delays during the 2011 football season, especially after games.
A construction workers’ strike during the summer has delayed numerous road projects throughout Indiana, including work on Angela Boulevard, west of the campus, which is closed to all traffic until December.
In addition, State Road 933 (Michigan Street) south of the campus will be open only to vehicles weighing less than 10 tons, which will mean restrictions for buses, semi-tractor trailers and many recreational vehicles.
The post-game traffic delays are expected to be longer for fans exiting from the parking lots south of Notre Dame Stadium and the Joyce Center. To expedite traffic, the following directions may be helpful:
- Fans exiting from the Joyce lots on Leahy Drive and Joyce Drive will be directed east to Ironwood Road via either Edison Road or State Road 23 (South Bend Avenue) where they can turn south or continue east (no north-bound turn will be allowed). Follow police officers’ directions.
- For fans exiting on Eddy Street or Notre Dame Avenue, follow directions to the west on Angela and then north on 933 to the Indiana Toll Road entrance. When traffic backs up on 933 north, motorists will be directed south on 933, where they can proceed to Lafayette Street, turn west and merge onto Lincoln Way West to the U.S. 20 Bypass, then north on the bypass to the toll road.
A map with all campus and many proximate city streets clearly marked is available here.
Contact: Dennis Brown, assistant vice president for public information and communications, 574-631-8696