Active Construction Updates

Georgetown University is committed to developing a more vibrant living and learning campus through new spaces and improvements. Reference this webpage to stay informed about ongoing larger construction impacts on the campus community, including:

  • Project details and timelines
  • Potential impacts on campus areas
  • Noise restrictions

You can also view the campus map to navigate construction zones and plan your commute.

Questions regarding university projects listed below or elsewhere on campus can be sent to facilitiesplanning@georgetown.edu. For MedStar Georgetown University Hospital related-construction please refer to their webpage (new window).

  • Start Date: Monday, June 24, 2024 at 8 a.m.
  • End Date: Friday, June 28, 2024 at 5 p.m.
  • Event: Air conditioning outage
  • Impact: We will monitor temperatures and provide interventions including temporary spot coolers as needed

  • Start Date: Monday, June 24, 2024
  • End Date: Friday, June 28, 2024
  • Event/Impact: As part of the MedStar Hospital project, the drive aisle to the Darnall Hall loading dock will be closed for paver repairs from Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28.

  • Start Date: Monday, June 17, 2024
  • End Date: October 2024
  • Event: In May, an emergency chilled water leak on campus resulted in an immediate two-lane closure of West Road. While the leak was isolated and West Road reopened quickly, a longer-term planned repair was needed. Additionally, as part of our ongoing efforts to modernize our campus energy systems, Georgetown Energy Partners is replacing critical underground infrastructure, which requires the excavation of a section of West Road between the central heating and cooling plant and Cooper Field. This project had been paused previously, and we are restarting it this summer.
  • Impact:
    • Schedule: This project is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 17, and conclude in mid-October. West Road will be single-lane traffic during this entire project with the exception of the tentative periods below when the road will require a full closure. Pedestrian access will be maintained during all phases and can be viewed on the campus map.
      • June 17-20: Both lanes of West Road closed between North Road to Yates Parking Lot which can still be accessed from Reservoir Road.
      • June 28-July 29: Both lanes of West Road closed between North Road and Leavey Garage/Garage 4 (Hariri) entrance. During this period, the Yates parking lot will be inaccessible. Permitted parkers will be contacted by OTM directly for alternative options. 
      • August 13-19: Both lanes of West Road closed between North Road to Yates Parking Lot which can still be accessed from Reservoir Road.
      • September 23-October 2: Both lanes of West Road closed between North Road to Yates Parking Lot which can still be accessed from Reservoir Road.
    • Vehicular Traffic: When both lanes of West Road are closed, community members who park in the Southwest Quad Garage will enter and exit campus via the Canal Road entrance. Community members who park in the Hariri or Leavey Center garages will enter and exit campus via Entrance 4 on Reservoir Road. Expect delays accessing the Leavey Garage east entrance via Tondorf Road due to the redevelopment of the former Henle Village project.
    • GUTS Impacts: During single-lane periods, expect delays for Dupont and Rosslyn shuttles to Lombardi Circle. During full road closure periods, shuttles will only go to the bus turnaround with supplemental van service to Lombardi Circle through Leavey Garage.  
    • Work Hours: Work hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Start Date: Early July 2024 (updated)
  • End Date: To be determined
  • Event: In Phase 1, repairs will be made to the exterior stairs at St. Mary’s Hall. During Phase 2, a balcony will be constructed on the west side of St. Mary’s Hall.
  • Impact: Project to impact pedestrian access. Please consult the campus map for accessible routes across campus.
    • Phase 1: The sidewalk at the west side of St. Mary’s will be inaccessible, and pedestrians will be rerouted to use the north and south entrances of St. Mary’s Hall. West entrance to be reopened at the conclusion of this phase.
    • Phase 2: The sidewalk at the southwest corner of St. Mary’s will be inaccessible for approximately two weeks and pedestrians will be rerouted to enter the south entrance of St. Mary’s Hall or via the Verstandig Pavillion sidewalk to enter the west entrance of St. Mary’s.

  • Start Date: May 20, 2024
  • End Date: August 20, 2024
  • Event: The following townhouses will be under construction during the summer: 3609 O St., 3630 N St., 3615 Prospect St. and 3623 Prospect St.
  • Impact: Project hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with quiet hours (below 50db) until 8 a.m on Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday-Sunday.

  • Start Date: April 8, 2024
  • End Date: Mid-June 2024 (updated)
  • Event: One lane of East/West Road will be closed during work hours for a chilled water line improvement project.
  • Impact:
    • The work hours for this project are Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Outside of the work hours, both lanes will be open with steel plates covering the work area. Some noise is expected as a result of this work.
    • Signage will be posted noting a partial redirection of pedestrians from the west side of East/West Road, as well as noting a closure of the sidewalk near the New Research Building.
    • There will be no impact on the GUTS bus to Lombardi Circle.

  • Start Date: Mid-March 2024
  • End Date: Mid-August 2024
  • Event: A waterproofing and site improvement project is currently underway on the Harbin Terrace.
  • Impact: This project will have minimal impacts to residents. Residents can expect to see a construction fence on Harbin terrace during the duration of the project. Project hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with quiet hours (below 50db) until 9 a.m on Monday-Friday.

  • Start Date: January 30, 2024
  • End Date: Late July 2024
  • 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.

  • Start Date: November 20, 2023
  • End Date: Early June 2024 (updated)
  • Event: Replacement of 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. Project hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with quiet hours (below 50db) until 9 a.m on Monday-Friday.
    • 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.

  • Start Date: May 2023
  • End Date: August 2025
  • Event: Construction of a new residential hall featuring 780 beds, expanded health and wellness spaces, fully-equipped apartments with kitchens, increased space for CAPS, amenity areas, and an exterior courtyard.
  • Impact:
    • Noise: Project hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with quiet hours (below 50db) until 8 a.m on Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday. Noise and vibration monitoring are in place throughout this project.
    • Accessibility: Ongoing construction impacts can be viewed on the campus map. Caution should be exercised at all times.