What went on?
The East Quad Reconstruction was awarded as 2-separate projects:
Project #1 Construction Period April 18 through July 22, 2005
Construction Zone was from the MU & Mid-block crossing just north of the Quad southward to the intersection of East Quad and Shields Avenue
Project #2 Construction Period July 5 through September 23, 2005
Construction Zone was from the Mid-block crossing just north of the Quad northward to the intersection of East Quad and North Quad
What does this affect?
Picnic Day got the construction posponded a bit, and Whole Earth Festival was also successful in pushing back the construction (Whole Earth Festival was in serious danger of not having access to the quad).
They improved the sidewalk and road areas around the east quad. There were also improvements made to the utility lines under the street. It was part of a larger series of improvements to all of the streets around the quad.