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Pitt construction halted under governor’s order

Pitt will resume construction activity on Bigelow Boulevard following an order from Gov. Tom Wolf permitting construction projects in PA to resume.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

April 5, 2020

As businesses shutter across Pennsylvania in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the roaring sounds of construction normally heard across Pitt have gone silent as well.

Opinion | Construction on campus is inconvenient but could be worthwhile

The closure of the Chevron and Eberly stairs, the main passages to upper campus and Panther and Irvis Halls from Chevron Science Center, have impacted students by requiring them to find alternate ways to move between upper and lower campus.

By Paige Lawler, Staff Columnist

January 16, 2020

Inaccessibility and change on campus is frustrating and inconvenient for students. However, there is hope that at the end of the construction lies a revitalized, more sustainable campus.

Pitt preparing for phase 2 of Bigelow reconstruction

According to the online timeline of the Bigelow project, phase one focused on “utility infrastructure improvements” by installing utility lines on Bigelow.

By Natalie Frank and Jon Moss

December 2, 2019

The usually long line of cars on Bigelow Boulevard between Forbes and Fifth avenues has been replaced with a steady chorus of excavators, dump trucks and other heavy machinery.

Pitt announces shuttle stop changes beginning in November

The shuttle stop located at Fifth and Bigelow will relocate to Schenley Drive in front of Hillman Library when Bigelow closes next month.

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

October 9, 2019

Pitt announced changes to lower campus shuttle stops that will begin on Nov. 1.

Ready, set, dig: Bigelow closure one month away

Bigelow Boulevard will be closed between Forbes and Fifth avenues from Nov. 1 to Aug. 15, 2020.

By Natalie Frank, For The Pitt News

October 7, 2019

Beginning Nov. 1, Bigelow Boulevard will be closed as a part of a multi-million dollar reconstruction of Bigelow and the WPU driveway.

Board committee approves major construction projects

Board committee approves major construction projects

By Vaibhav Gupta, Staff Writer

June 27, 2019

At a public meeting in Posvar Hall Thursday morning, the property and facilities committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved several major leases and construction projects, a major step in starting to turn the campus master plan into reality.

Changes to come to Bigelow Boulevard

Students cross Bigelow Boulevard in between afternoon classes on Monday.

By Joanna Li, News Editor

April 1, 2019

After Pittsburgh received a $500,000 grant in late March from Pennsylvania’s Multimodal Transportation fund, Bigelow Boulevard between Forbes and Fifth avenues could see safety improvements starting in the fall.

Big changes may come to Bigelow

Pitt is trying to create a plan to make Bigelow a safer street for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. (Photo by Isabelle Glatts | Staff Photographer)

By Madison Hook | For The Pitt News

October 13, 2017

The City of Pittsburgh closed Bigelow Boulevard in 1996 for 29 days. Then-Mayor Tom Murphy said they felt closing Bigelow “would make for ... a more attractive campus.” The trial program didn’t continue after those 29 days. According to city councilman Dan Gilman, “it posed a lot of issues f...

Fall Fest fires up Bigelow

Desiigner waited until the end of his set to perform his most popular single,

By Joanna Li and Sarah Connor

September 25, 2017

Large, green and decorated with white trim and orange circular designs, a Chinese dragon sat in the middle of the William Pitt Union on Saturday. One student held up the dragon’s head while another took the rear. The dragon danced to a quick drum beat, sidling up to the student spectators and ...

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