South Campus Ramp, Drive to Close July 30 for Three Weeks

The Anderson Parking Facility will close for three weeks and no vehicles will be allowed to drive into the south campus at Cretin and Grand avenues beginning Wednesday, July 30.

Ryan Companies will rebuild the drive between Cretin and the parking ramp entrance and construct an east-west sidewalk along the south side of the greenhouse. The project will improve pedestrian safety, site lighting and drainage by adding a curb and gutter system on each side of the drive.

Floors in the parking ramp also will be resealed during the three-week period. All vehicles must be moved out of ramp by 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The only access to the south campus during the project will be off Summit Avenue, between Loras Hall and the St. Paul Seminary, and employees and guests who have been using the ramp will need to find other locations to park. Lots M and O generally will be available, with Lot M unavailable until 10 a.m. Mondays and on Saturdays to accommodate an organization that contracted for use of the lot. Parking will be free in levels R-2 and R-3 of the Morrison Residence Hall ramp. Employees also may want to consider other transportation, including Metro Transit buses, bicycles or car pooling.

Lots P, X and Y on the south campus will continue to be restricted for use by the seminary, and vehicles without permits for those lots will be ticketed.

The projects are related to Facilities and Design Center construction, which began March 31. The $6.5 million, 32,000-square-foot building will completed in mid-September, serving as the home for central receiving, recycling, and equipment maintenance and storage operations as well as providing additional laboratory space for the School of Engineering.