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Construction continues on campus

| Wednesday, January 13, 2016

20160112_184112Emma Farnan | The Observer

Students returned from winter break to a campus covered with snow and bustling with construction, including renovations to Hesburgh Library and the construction of two new residence halls. Construction began on Corbett Family Hall and Duncan Family Hall, both part of the Campus Crossroads project, in the fall of 2014 and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2017. Construction on the Music and Sacred Music Hall, also part of the Campus Crossroads project, began in the fall of 2015 and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2017.

Doug Marsh, associate vice president and University architect, said in an email that the projects continue to progress on their anticipated timelines.

“Work actually continues throughout winter and only stops during the coldest and snowiest or rainiest of days​,” he said. “​The concourse space of the Hesburgh Library will be re-opened the week after spring break. McCourtney Hall and the two new residence halls will open in August.​”

Marsh said the projects are meeting all their anticipated milestones, including those for costs.

“There are no changes anticipated in the construction impacts on the surrounding campus for the Spring Semester,” he said.

Construction on McCourtney Hall began in the summer of 2014 and will be expected to be completed in the fall of 2016. Jenkins Hall and Nanovic Hall began last summer and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2017.

More information regarding construction projects and renovations taking place around campus can be found at construction.nd.edu


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