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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 15, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 34
Significant Changes Set for Access to Homewood Campus

Monday, June 5, will be marked by significant changes to Homewood campus access. Some are temporary; others are permanent.

Beginning that day and continuing through Sunday, Aug. 27, the Homewood campus service road from the Merrick (South) Gate, running past Shriver Hall to the Mattin Center, the Eisenhower Library and other locations, will be closed to normal traffic; shuttle buses will be rerouted; and parking in the affected area will be unavailable. These changes are necessary to enable the construction of utilities for the Decker Quadrangle project.

In addition, a change has been made in the Ellerslie/Eastern-Homewood shuttle that will go into effect May 30.

A summary of the changes follows.

Shuttle buses: Effective June 5, the Homewood-JHMI shuttle route will be permanently altered. The new Homewood staging area and scheduled departure time point will be on University Parkway beside the Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center. This will be the first loading zone. Southbound, the primary loading zone will become Charles Commons (St. Paul at 33rd Street), but until Charles Commons construction is complete, the corner of St. Paul and 31st will be used. Northbound, the primary dropoff point will be Charles Commons. Other stop locations will remain the same.

The Ellerslie/Eastern-Homewood shuttle will not stop at Shriver Hall. Riders may board at either the Eisenhower Library or the Wyman Park Building. This change will take effect on Tuesday, May 30.

Revised schedules will be available at least one week prior to the road closure.
- For the JHMI route, see: homewood_jhmi_jun06.pdf.
- For the Ellerslie route, see:

Parking: No parking will be available in the affected area. Faculty hangtag parking will be relocated to the Stony Run Visitor Lot or the San Martin Center Garage. Handicapped parking will be relocated to the San Martin Center Garage. Transport vehicles will deliver parking patrons to and from the garage throughout the closure period. The vehicles will be available to ambulatory patrons, but preference will be given to disabled persons. A message has been sent to parking patrons in the affected area, describing the options and requiring a response to receive a parking assignment during the closure.

Deliveries: All purchasers are asked to assist JHU Purchasing Services by notifying their vendors to redirect as many deliveries as possible to Homewood Central Receiving. Central Receiving makes deliveries to campus via microvans several times each day. Items received as late as 4 p.m. are usually delivered the same day. The receiving dock is located at 3001 Remington Ave. (side entrance), 21211. For deliveries that cannot be redirected, vehicles will be allowed through the construction zone between 11 a.m. and noon, Monday through Friday. To make special arrangements for deliveries at other times, contact project manager Coco Korte at or write to

Events: All building entrances will remain open. Bus access for events will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Pedestrians: The service road will be closed to pedestrians. Routes to the south end of campus will include the steps and paths west of Clark and Hodson halls, and the public path bisecting the Sculpture Garden east of the Baltimore Museum of Art. The shorter route through the Sculpture Garden is open 11 a.m. to dusk, Tuesday through Sunday.

Bowman Drive: Bowman Drive, the roadway to Clark and Hodson halls from Wyman Park Drive, will reopen by Monday, June 5.

Emergencies: Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times through the collaborative efforts of Facilities; the contractor, Whiting-Turner; and Security.

Charles Street: As some readers know, project planners considered creating temporary vehicle access from Charles Street below the Mattin Center. This will not be done, however, for safety reasons.

E-mail list: To receive e-mail updates about this effort, write to and in the body of the message put: subscribe roadclosure Joe Smith (replacing "Joe Smith" with your name). You'll receive a message in return confirming your subscription.

Map: A map and details can be found at "Service Road Closure" on the Decker Quadrangle Web site at id=Decker%20Quadrangle.

Contacts: E-mail questions and concerns to; Travers Nelson of Facilities Management, Decker Quadrangle project manager, at or 410-516-7862; or Greg Smith, parking and transportation manager, at or 410-516-8371.


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