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Bigelow Boulevard reopened on Dec. 24, marking the completion of the almost $24-million project that began in November 2019.

In case you missed it: News from winter break 2020

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor January 19, 2021
While students and staff enjoyed time away from campus at home, things didn’t come to a complete halt on campus. Here are some of the biggest stories from the break so you’re up to date when you get back to campus.
Construction on Bigelow Boulevard lasted from November 2019 through this December.

Bigelow to reopen on Christmas Eve

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief December 23, 2020
Bigelow Boulevard between Forbes and Fifth avenues will reopen on Christmas Eve this Thursday, City and Pitt officials announced Wednesday.
Pitt will resume construction activity on Bigelow Boulevard following an order from Gov. Tom Wolf permitting construction projects in PA to resume.

Pitt construction halted under governor’s order

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.
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.

Opinion | Construction on campus is inconvenient but could be worthwhile

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

Pitt preparing for phase 2 of Bigelow reconstruction

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

Pitt announces shuttle stop changes beginning in November

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor October 9, 2019
Pitt announced changes to lower campus shuttle stops that will begin on Nov. 1.
Bigelow Boulevard will be closed between Forbes and Fifth avenues from Nov. 1 to Aug. 15, 2020.

Ready, set, dig: Bigelow closure one month away

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.
Students cross Bigelow Boulevard in between afternoon classes on Monday.

Changes to come to Bigelow Boulevard

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

Big changes may come to Bigelow

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...

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