Notice: Construction on Campus
Heavy Construction On The New Academic Building Started Monday April 14, 2014.
Effective Wednesday, April 30th,both exits on the Northwest side of Kindlon Hall will be closed due to construction activity directly outside of these doors. The Southern exits and Northern exits out of the building will remain open, and will be the only means of egress for the building until project completion, in Fall 2015.
Please take time to familiarize yourself with new exit pathways in the event of an emergency.
Effective Monday, April 21st at 6 AM, the sidewalk leading North out of the Campus Parking Garage towards the Coal Ben will temporarily be closed. Access to the Coal Ben will only be achievable from the North side of the campus (Campus Quad). Please utilize the East stair tower and exit from the Campus Parking Garage to access the main campus. Access to University Police and Campus Services will remain available by utilizing the North stair tower.
Weather permitting, this closure should only be in place until Monday, April 28.
Benedictine University is in the process of constructing a new academic building on the South / Central part of the Lisle campus with anticipated completion in the Fall 2015. This significant development of campus and will result in some faculty, staff, student, and visitor inconveniences as the University builds for the future
Below is some very important construction information, including campus maps indicating heavy construction areas and important campus construction safety highlights. Due to heavy campus construction traffic, please be ALERT at all times while driving and walking around campus. Additionally, for your safety please DO NOT enter the construction zone and DO NOT walk along the campus road around or near the construction zone. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the construction project office.
CAMPUS PEDESTRIAN CROSSING INFORMATION
COAL BEN CROSSING - Due to its location on campus and proximity to the construction zone, the Coal Ben is situated within the heavy construction activity. A crossing will be created to allow students, faculty, staff and visitors to cross the MAIN CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC ENTRANCE and allow on going access to the Coal Ben. This crossing will be outlined with construction fencing and include detailed construction and caution signage. This area will also be under video surveillance. USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN CROSSING TO AND FROM THE COAL BEN
- FOUNDER'S WOODS CROSSING - Due to its location on campus, Founders' Woods residents and visitors will cross heavy construction traffic. The INNER CAMPUS ROAD crossing from Founders' Woods will remain open to continue to allow residents and visitors to access campus. Additionally, there is a notation on the maps below that indicate an internment route of heavy construction traffic. This will be a secondary route of oversize vehicle construction traffic. USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN CROSSING TO AND FROM FOUNDERS' WOODS.
WEST ACCESS ROAD CLOSED TO CAMPUS TRAFFIC
For the safety and security of the faulty, staff, and students, the West Campus Road will be closed until further notice. This road closure is indicated by the "road closed' signs and highlighted in orange located on the West side of the campus map. This road will be the only access for construction. Only construction and delivery vehicles will be allowed to travel on this roadway. This closure will be strictly enforced and all violators will be ticketed.
NO RIGHT TURN - As a result of the West Campus Road closure, there will be signage posted prohibiting a RIGHT TURN out of the West side of the Krasa Parking Lot.
PARKING GARAGE NORTH ENTRANCE / EXIT ACCESS TO CAMPUS (LOCATED BY UNIVERSITY POLICE AND CAMPUS SERVICES OFFICES)
During the initial excavation of the site, there will be heavy construction taking place on the East side of the Parking Garage/Coal Ben crescent parking lot. This activity will require access to campus from the parking garage north entrance/exit to be taken offline. The north parking garage entrance / exit will remain open for EMERGENCY EXIT USAGE ONLY.
We anticipate the entrance/exit to be re-opened in mid-May.
CAMPUS PARKING FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
Construction workers will be restricted to park in an area on the North side of the Rice Center. They will not be consuming any current online parking stalls on campus.
CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION MAP - FULL CAMPUS
THIS ICON ON THE MAP INDICATES THE MAIN CONSTRUCTION BUILDING ZONE - The CONSTRUCTION ZONE indicated in orange with the hard hat icon is the heavy construction site and is located on the South / Central part of the Lisle campus. For the safety and security of all faculty, staff, and students, this area is a hard hat restricted area and authorized personnel only. DO NOT ENTER THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE AT ANY TIME OR FOR ANY REASON. To discuss access, please contact Chad Treisch in Campus Planning, Design, and Construction Management at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 630-829-6612.
IMPORTANT SAFETY REMINDER!
Due to the heavy campus construction traffic, please be ALERT at all times while driving and walking around the entire campus. Additionally, for your safety please DO NOT enter the construction zone and DO NOT walk along the campus road around or near the construction zone.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the construction project office.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation during construction.