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Sheridan Road work causes campus detour

Motorists using Sheridan Road through the Northwestern University campus will encounter a detour through the month of September.

The detour route for southbound traffic from Sheridan Road.

Motorists using Sheridan Road through the Northwestern University campus will encounter a detour through the month of September.

The detour route for southbound traffic from Sheridan Road.

The reconstruction of the road, which has been proceeding in phases through the city, is now focused on the area from Foster Street to Chicago Avenue.

The two lanes of southbound traffic on Sheridan will merge into one-lane near Garrett Place. Drivers will turn off Sheridan and head west on Foster Street, then south on Sherman Avenue and east on Elgin Road and Clark Street to reconnect with Chicago Avenue, Hinman Avenue, Judson Avenue and Sheridan Road.

In addition, only one northbound lane on Sheridan will be open during the construction work.

The construction project will also affect NU shuttle bus routes.

The Sheridan/Foster and Chicago/Sheridan stops will not be available to southbound shuttles. As a substitute, riders should use the Sheridan/Noyes stop, Sherman/Simpson stop, Sherman/Emerson stop, or a new temporary stop at the southwest corner of Clark Street and Chicago Avenue.

In addition, the Arch stop will not be available to northbound shuttles.

Northwestern officials are urging commuters to plan ahead and allow extra travel time due to detour delays. When driving, try to avoid the intersection of Sheridan Road and Chicago Avenue. Traffic on the detour route will be heavy and other routes may be better. Also, allow extra time to get to campus parking lots, especially at the south end of campus.

Sheridan Road construction will continue in October, moving south from the Sheridan Road/Chicago Avenue intersection to Clark Street near the John Evans Center.

More information is available online from University Services and the City of Evanston.

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