July 01, 2009

Campus lake walking path to reopen July 6

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The walking path around Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s campus lake, closed since the May 8 storm for debris removal and asphalt repairs, will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, July 6.

Brad Dillard, associate director of Plant and Service Operations, said employees are continuing with storm-related cleanup while also trying to perform regular summer tasks, such as mowing. The University soon will solicit bids to remove more than 450 tree stumps from across the campus.

The University sustained estimated insured losses totaling $6 million. That figure includes the anticipated $1 million cost of debris cleanup.