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Lucinda Avenue extension grand opening set for November 18

November 11, 2015

Intersection of Lucinda Avenue and Stadium Drive East looking west toward Grant South and Stevenson Towers.

Northern Illinois University will host a grand opening event for the Lucinda Avenue extension project Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

The event will begin at 2:00 p.m. near the intersection of Lucinda Avenue and Stadium Drive East and includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony and remarks from NIU President Doug Baker and other university and community leaders.

The Lucinda Avenue extension project, which included the dismantling of Douglas Hall, is one of the first significant steps in the re-envisioning of the NIU campus to inspire and enable student career success. The extension of Lucinda Avenue provides a more efficient link to the east and west sides of campus, allowing students, faculty, staff and visitors enhanced access to the Convocation CenterOutdoor Recreation Sports Complex and on-campus residence halls.

Lucinda_extension_cropped_webThe $4.5 million project also will provide easier access to west-campus parking facilities and facilitate public transit to and from the core of campus via the Huskie Line bus system.

For more information on the Lucinda Avenue extension grand opening, contact Brad Hoey at (815) 753-6667 or via email at [email protected]