The University’s new pedestrian path along St. Mary’s Road is now complete and open to use, enhancing safety for Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s students, faculty, staff, visitors and Holy Cross religious who walk or bike to and from both campuses.
The 10-foot-wide path runs alongside St. Mary’s Road from State Road 933 to Holy Cross Drive near the Peace Plaza. Additional safety enhancements include new LED lighting and security cameras.
The entrance to St. Mary’s Road from SR 933 will be limited to essential vehicular traffic beginning Tuesday, Aug. 1. Only essential vehicles and Holy Cross Congregation member vehicles will retain access after this date. All other vehicles should use alternative entrances to campus.
“We’ve heard from you, our campus community members, about the need for enhanced pedestrian safety given increasing traffic on St. Mary’s Road,” said Assistant Vice President for Campus Safety and Notre Dame Police Chief Keri Kei Shibata. “We want you to know we take that feedback seriously and these improvements to St. Mary’s Road is important for the safety of our tri-campus community.”
Signage will be posted alerting drivers of access changes. To better accommodate traffic navigating this area, the access gate at the intersection of St. Mary’s Road and SR 933 has been moved back to allow vehicles to use the roundabout to turn around.