Roads will be closed south of the Joyce Center during ice arena construction and utilities work

by Dennis Brown

Construction on a new ice arena at the University of Notre Dame, to be located on the north side of Angela Boulevard south of the Joyce Center, will begin the week of March 15 and continue until December 2011. In addition to construction of the new facility, the project will include an extension of campus underground utilities infrastructure, which will commence first.

The following four diagrams show the progression of construction activities and the related construction site requirements. This information also is available online at http://www.nd.edu/~univarch/documents/HockeyArenaConstruction.pdf

For additional information, contact Craig Tiller in the Office of the University Architect at 631-4200.

March 15, 2010 – Fencing will begin to be erected and will stay in place as identified in diagram 1 until April 30.

ice arena construction #1

  • Work during this time frame will be primarily focused on underground utilities infrastructure
  • Holy Cross Drive will be closed during construction of the tunnel but will be reopened for all major university events, including:
    * NCAA women’s basketball tournament (2 rounds), March 21 and 23
    * Blue/Gold spring football game, April 24
    * 2010 Commencement Exercises, May 14 to 16
    * 2010 Alumni Reunion, June 3 to 6
  • Joyce Drive entrance from Angela Boulevard will be closed from March 15 until December 2011
  • Access to Old Edison Road will be closed

May 1, 2010 — The fenced construction area will expand as indicated in diagram 2 and remain until June 30.

ice arena construction #2

  • Building construction will begin in May
  • Underground utility infrastructure will continue during this timeframe
  • Holy Cross Drive will be closed during construction of the tunnel but will be reopened for all major university events which include:
    * NCAA women’s basketball tournament (2 rounds), March 21 and 23
    * Blue/Gold spring football game, April 24
    * 2010 Commencement Exercises, May 14 to 16
    * 2010 Alumni Reunion, June 3 to 6
  • Joyce Drive entrance from Angela Boulevard will continue to be closed
  • Access to Old Edison Road will be closed

July 1, 2010 — Fencing at the north half of the underground utility infrastructure portion of the site will be removed and the site restored. The site will remain as indicated in diagram 3 until August 30.

ice arena construction #3

  • Holy Cross Drive will be closed during this timeframe to complete underground utility infrastructure at the intersection of Holy Cross Drive and Joyce Drive
  • Underground utility infrastructure will continue during this timeframe
  • Building construction will continue during this timeframe
  • Joyce Drive entrance from Angela Boulevard will continue to be closed
  • Access to Old Edison Road will be closed

September 1, 2010 – The site fencing will be reduced to the building site only and the parking lots will be fully restored. The site will remain as indicated in diagram 4 until October 18, 2011.

ice arena construction #4

  • Holy Cross Drive will be re-opened by September 1, 2010
  • Building construction will continue during this timeframe
  • Joyce Drive entrance from Angela Boulevard continues to be closed
  • Access to Old Edison Road will be closed