Most Sidewalks Closed on North Campus to Reopen in Time for Move-In
Most of the sidewalks on north campus that have been closed this summer as part of the utility infrastructure project will reopen in time for move-in this week, the Division of Facilities reports. Only a small area will remain closed.
As the last of the construction finishes up east of Grand Boulevard, facilities is finalizing plans for infrastructure work that will impact sidewalks on the west side of Grand.
Additional details will be provided in the upcoming weeks along with maps showing sidewalk and pathways that will be closed to pedestrian travel.
The utility work that impacted sidewalks ― primarily around Busch Student Center and the nearby science buildings ― began in late May. Crews have installed new underground electrical and gas conduits, and other equipment. Some sidewalks are being widened to better accommodate emergency vehicles.
Replacement of the 55-year-old electrical substation that supplies power to about one-third of the north campus has begun and is expected to be completed by the end of October. The new substation is located behind Marchetti Towers.
During the work this summer, facilities services has reached out to and stayed in contact with numerous areas that may be potentially impacted by the closures, including the following:
- Admissions/SLU 101
- Campus recreation
- Chaifetz Arena
- Event services
- Housing and residence life
- Institutional equity and diversity
- Parks College
- Registrar’s office
- Francis Xavier College Church
- Summer programs
Similar outreach will be conducted before utility work on the west side of Grand. For questions about the project, contact:
Assistant director, construction services
Project manager, construction services