Active Construction Updates

For information on MedStar Health construction please visit their webpage directly.

If you have any questions, please reach out to facilitiesplanning@georgetown.edu.

White-Gravenor / Red Square Chilled Water Line Improvements Project

Start Date: Monday, February 26

End Date: Early April

Work Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday

Event: The sidewalk in front of the southwest entrance of White-Gravenor Hall will be partially closed for repairs on the chilled water line. 

Impact: A fence will be installed to block off the work area (including a section of Red Square). There will be no impact to the entrance of the Student Services Center or the ADA ramp on the west side of the building. There may be some noise as a result of this work.

Reiss / Arrupe Chilled Water Line Improvements Project

Start Date: Monday, February 26

End Date: Early April

Work Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday

Event: The sidewalk between Arrupe Hall and Reiss Science Building will be closed for repairs on the chilled water line between the two buildings.

Impact: Pedestrians will be rerouted between Reiss and the ICC. You can also reroute through the hallway on the ground floor of Arrupe during the day until 10 p.m. Both of these routes are ADA-accessible. There may be some noise as a result of this work.

Pedestrian Reroute due to Test Pitting on Tondorf Road

Start Date: Tuesday, January, 30, 2024

End Date: Mid-March

Event: There will be a pedestrian reroute due to test pitting and underground utility connections on Tondorf Road near the entrance to Darnall Hall. 

Impact: The reroute will take pedestrians along the sidewalk at the exterior perimeter of the MedStar Verstandig Pavilion. Access to Darnall, Epicurean, and the Student Health Center will be available along Tondorf Rd traveling south from St. Mary’s Hall. The reroute along the Pavilion provides ADA-accessible access.

Lauinger Library Roof Repairs

Start Date: Monday, November 20, 2023

End Date: Tentative – early May 2024

Event: Repair work will begin on the Lauinger Library roof to improve insulation and prevent rainwater leaks.

Impact: During this roof upgrade work, occasional construction noise may be heard by occupants of the upper floors of Lauinger Library and Village A. Lauinger Library and neighboring building occupants with open windows or who are outside near Lauinger may notice the smell of the new roofing material, which is not toxic or dangerous. Use caution as equipment may be set up in or near walkways.

West Road Closure

Start Date: Friday, December 8, 2023

End Date: To be determined

Event: As part of our ongoing efforts to modernize our campus energy systems, Georgetown Energy Partners is replacing critical underground infrastructure, which required the excavation of a section of West Road between the central heating and cooling plant and Cooper Field this fall.

Impact: This project is temporarily paused, and both lanes of this section of the West Road will reopen temporarily on Friday, Dec. 8, 2023. This project is anticipated to resume in the spring, at which point one lane will remain open.