Chicago construction to affect Intercampus Shuttle routes

Susan Du, City Editor

Street resurfacing and construction along Lake Shore Drive may cause changes in the Intercampus Shuttle schedule, according to a notification from Northwestern University Services.

Sections of Lake Shore Drive between Sheridan Road and Foster Avenue and between Belmont Avenue and North Avenue are being resurfaced as part of Building a New Chicago, a $7.3 billion initiative Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched to revitalize infrastructure across the city.

The Chicago Department of Transportation estimates that construction will be complete in early November. Meanwhile, rush hour shuttles might experience delays. Schedule changes also depend on weather and traffic conditions. Schedules will be regularly updated to reflect changes, according to the notification.

Additionally, there will be no lane obstructions during rush hour.

In efforts to reduce overcrowding, University Services reminded NU students and staff that usage of the Intercampus Shuttle is primarily for commuting on University business and not for ordinary public transportation.

— Susan Du