Northwestern partially closes Lakefill to start coastal stabilization project

Isabelle Sarraf, Campus Editor

Northwestern is closing the eastern path of the Lakefill to start work on an Emergency Coastal Stabilization project, according to a Wednesday email.

The project, which starts the week of Sept. 28, is designed to temporarily protect the lakefront while the University develops a long-term plan to protect the Lakefill from rising lake levels.

Depending on weather conditions, Facilities plans to complete major construction by late December. The email added that “supplemental landscaping” will continue into late spring 2021.

In the meantime, the pathway between Lakeside Field and Regenstein Bridge — spanning the entire eastern border of the Lakefill and Lake Michigan — will be closed. Pedestrians will still be able to use the west pathway, which can be accessed near the Regenstein Bridge or Kellogg Global Hub.

A map of lakefill pathways sent to students in an email from Northwestern Facilities

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