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2013 Major Construction & Renewal Projects

May 31, 2013

Facilities Design and Operations is pleased to inform the Notre Dame community of the commencement of several significant construction projects.

Map of  Major Construction & Renewal Projects

The Morris Inn
Expansion and renovation of The Morris Inn is continuing in anticipation of a grand reopening in late August 2013.   The construction schedule will continue to require extended work days through completion.    Read More

‘HAWK’ pedestrian safety system installed near Notre Dame campus

May 10, 2013

HAWK signal crossing

The University of Notre Dame, in cooperation with St. Joseph County, has installed a new type of traffic signal that has been proven to increase pedestrian safety when crossing the street. The new signal is known as a “HAWK” signal, an acronym that stands for high-intensity activated crosswalk.

The HAWK signal has been installed near the intersection of Twyckenham Drive and Vaness Street, the first of its kind in St. Joseph and Elkhart counties. HAWK signals were developed by the city of Tucson, Ariz., in 2004. They have since been installed by many other states and in Washington, D.C.

By installing the HAWK signal, the University is bringing proven technology to the campus area to enhance pedestrian safety. Studies have shown that more than 90 percent of motorists properly yield to pedestrians in crosswalks using HAWK signal. The HAWK signal at Twyckenham Drive is replacing a traditional pedestrian crossing. It will be more effective at increasing motorist awareness of pedestrians in the crosswalk. Read More

Notre Dame to examine using stadium location as hub for student life and academic facilities

May 02, 2013

A conceptual sketch of Notre Dame Stadium Conceptual sketch of Notre Dame Stadium.

The University of Notre Dame announced today (May 2) that it is exploring an innovative approach that would take advantage of the central location of the football stadium to make it a hub for, among other possibilities, a student center, media center and classroom and conference center.

“Inspired by the University’s campus master plan, we will study the possibility of accomplishing multiple objectives — namely, preserve the campus’ pedestrian character by taking advantage of a central location for needed facilities, retain the integrity of a legendary stadium, improve the visual attractiveness of the exterior stadium wall, and enhance the game day experience for our football fans,” Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president, said after presenting an outline of the initiative to members of the Board of Trustees at its spring meeting. Read More