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Sheridan Road Work Begins

Key roadway through campus to be rebuilt from Foster Street to Clark Street

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August 24, 2010
Sheridan Road construction
Construction to rebuild Sheridan Road will affect traffic from Foster Street southbound to the Arch. Later work will extend south to Clark Street.

EVANSTON, Ill. --- A major roadway running through the Northwestern University campus will be rebuilt this fall. The State of Illinois has begun the early phases of the Sheridan Road Rehabilitation Project. This road construction will last through September and affect Sheridan Road from Foster Street south through the Sheridan Road/Chicago Avenue intersection.

Sheridan Road southbound lanes will be closed while only one northbound lane will remain open. The Illinois Department of Transportation will set up a southbound detour route in which Sheridan Road southbound traffic will merge into one-lane traffic just north of Simpson Street. Drivers will turn off Sheridan and head west on Foster Street, then south on Sherman Avenue and east on Elgin Road and Clark Street to reconnect with Chicago Avenue, Hinman Avenue, Judson Avenue and Sheridan Road.

Shuttle Routes Affected
Intercampus, Chicago Express (academic year route)

Shuttle Stop Changes 
- Sheridan/Foster stop will not be available to southbound shuttles. As a substitute, riders should use the Sheridan/Noyes stop, Sherman/Simpson stop, Sherman/Emerson stop, or the temporary stop at Clark Street and Chicago Avenue (see description below).

- Chicago/Sheridan stop will not be available to southbound shuttles. A temporary stop will be located at the southwest corner of the Clark Street and Chicago Avenue intersection. Signage will identify this temporary shuttle stop.

- The Arch stop will not be available to northbound shuttles.

Plan Ahead
Northwestern officials urge commuters to plan ahead and allow extra travel time due to detour delays. When driving, try to avoid the intersection of Sheridan Road and Chicago Avenue. Traffic on the detour route will be heavy and other routes may be better. Also, allow extra time to get to campus parking lots, especially at the south end of campus.

Future Work
Sheridan Road construction will continue in October, moving south from the Sheridan Road/Chicago Avenue intersection to Clark Street near the John Evans Center. More information on this work phase will be provided at a later date.