Road closures related to the ongoing construction of the second McCourtney Hall research building and a new geothermal plant will mean changes for those navigating the east side of campus starting next week.
Leahy Drive from Bulla Road to Library Circle, near the Early Childhood Development Center, will be closed starting Monday, Nov. 20, through Saturday, Dec. 23. This will allow crews to connect utilities to serve the new research building. During this time, Library Circle can be accessed from the south via Courtney Lane.
On Monday, Nov. 27, a portion of Leahy Drive east of the Joyce Center will close for approximately four weeks. This closure is part of the most recent phase of the geothermal well fields project.
Construction of a new geothermal plant on the north side of the Joyce Center will also begin this winter. As a result, beginning the first week of January, a portion of Moose Krause Circle will be closed, extending through much of May. Access to facilities west of the Joyce Center on Moose Krause Circle will be via St. Joseph Drive from the north. The geothermal plant, when completed, will distribute heating to buildings in the southeast region of campus and cooling throughout all of campus.
Additionally, next week, work will begin on a project to relocate Holy Cross Drive on the west side of campus as part of the project to replace Fisher and Pangborn Halls. Two holes of the Burke Golf Course will be reconfigured as part of the project.
Access to the existing Holy Cross Drive will remain in place into the spring.
Originally published by ndworks.nd.edu on November 12, 2023.at