With the arrival of May, construction activity near the Michigan Union will increase. In addition to the activity at South Quad, which will continue through the summer, West Quad will close for a deep renovation over the next 15 months. The perimeter around West Quad will be fenced, including sidewalks adjacent to the building.
The sidewalk along Cambridge House, leading up to the Union from Madison Street, will be closed. Thompson Street will be closed to traffic and pedestrians between Madison and Kennedy Drive as construction of the Munger graduate residence continues until fall of 2015. To the south of the Munger site, Madison Street will be closed to traffic and pedestrians between Thompson and Packard streets.
So, for many months ahead there will be detours in place for students walking, biking or driving toward the Michigan Union from south of Madison and west of Division streets. Detour information will be posted along the perimeter of the construction sites. The map below indicates the anticipated closure for May 2014 – Summer 2015. Updates may be posted at http://www.aec.bf.umich.edu/campus.maps/constructionfencing.html.
Please be safe: follow the posted detours and do not cross any construction barriers.
Contributed by Peter Logan, Student Life Director of Communications