Center for Rehabilitation Education

In the fall of 2013, the University began construction of a new $47.5 million center for rehabilitation education on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Linden Street. The new building is expected to be completed for the fall of 2015. 

In partnership with the demolition contractor, construction manager, City, and sate officials, the University has developed the following plan to ensure pedestrian safety during all phases of construction

Erection of Steel Frame

Beginning June 9, the University will erect the steel frame of the eight-story center for rehabilitation education on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Linden Street. The new building is expected to be completed for the fall of 2015.

Download a full-size map showing pedestrian traffic routes.

Pedestrian traffic:

Erection of Steel Frame (June 7 through August 1)

  • The sidewalk in front of construction site on the west side of Jefferson Avenue from Linden Street to near McGurrin Hall will be closed. Pedestrian access is strictly prohibited.
  • Pedestrians will access McGurrin Hall via the Elm Park Church side of Jefferson Avenue by way of a crosswalk that is being created mid-block in front of the McGurrin Hall entrance. A flagger will cross pedestrians Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • A university police officer will be stationed at the crosswalk from 9:30 p.m. until 10:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings when classes scheduled in McGurrin Hall are dismissed.
  • Classes scheduled in McGurrin Hall for Monday and Wednesday evenings have been relocated to different locations on campus.
  • The sidewalk on Linden Street adjacent to the construction site will be closed for the duration of the project.
  • Those walking to the Adlin Building or to downtown Scranton on Linden Street must cross Jefferson Avenue on the O’Hara Hall side of Linden Street.

Vehicular traffic:

Positioning of the Crane for Erection of Steel Frame (Saturday, June 7)

  • Two right lanes of the 200 block of Jefferson Avenue adjacent to the construction site will be closed from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Traffic on the 200 block of Jefferson Avenue will be reduced to one lane traveling north and one lane traveling south.
  • The Linden Street parking lane and far right traffic lane adjacent to the construction site will be closed.

Vehicular Traffic

Erection of Steel Frame (June 9 through August 1)

  • The far right lane of Jefferson Avenue adjacent to the construction site will be closed.
  • The Linden Street parking lane and far right traffic lane adjacent to the construction site will be closed.
  • Traffic delays are possible during peak hours.
  • Employees and students are encouraged to use an alternate route to avoid Linden Street/Jefferson Avenue intersection to reduce traffic volume.
  • Kressler Court immediately behind the construction site will be closed. The City has approved two-way traffic on Kressler Court from McGurrin Hall to Spruce Street to allow access for construction vehicles, businesses and the Leahy Clinic.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.