- From now until the end of the school year, LIMOs will be unable to pick-up or drop-off students on Wells Street between North 13th and 16th Streets.
- This change is due to construction currently being done on the new Wells Street median.
Spring and summer road construction usually means increased commuting time for travelers. Marquette students and others who use Wells Street will not be immune to delays when trying to get across campus.
According to Department of Public Safety Lt. Katie Berigan, LIMOs will be unable to pick up or drop off students on Wells Street between North 13th and 16th Streets due to the median construction, which began major work this week. Also, LIMO Express vans cannot be flagged down in this area.
"This change will be in effect until the end of the semester and for the duration of the construction," Berigan said.
DPS Sgt. Dan Kolosovsky said the change in operations reflects the Student Safety Patrol's mission that strives for "student safety" rather than being "student speedy."
"Just as recently as this has happened, we've gotten complaints that the Express vans haven't been stopping for students on Wells," Kolosovsky said. "We don't want students to think that they have to walk now."
Berigan said if students need transportation from these areas they should call for a LIMO, and the SSP dispatcher will direct them to where a LIMO can pick them up.
For drop-offs, LIMO drivers will take students as close to their destinations as possible, she said.
Berigan also said the walking SSP escorts will not be affected by the construction.
"Safety Patrol escorts will be out in full force for the remainder of the school year," Berigan said. "We're expecting more students to take advantage of the escort service now that the weather is finally starting to warm up."
Jacob Hartlmeier, a sophomore in the College of Business Administration, lives in an apartment on 15th Street near the Wells Street construction zone.
"The construction noise gets annoying during the day, and it's inconvenient that LIMOs can't make all the stops on Wells anymore," he said. "But I think the median will be well worth any trouble it's causing when it is completed."