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Construction at Schoolcraft College

Construction will be starting on campus as of September 23, 2019. Although construction (especially in the State of Michigan) often means headaches and disruptions, Schoolcraft has taken measures to ensure that our faculty and staff will be inconvenienced as little as possible during this period.

We ask that you remain flexible, as construction is not always on time and minor external factors could affect the timing. Please keep in mind that Schoolcraft is not only an outstanding educational provider, but also a community leader that benefits our service area through strategic partnerships. In fact, these important partnerships with healthcare providers and major corporations across Southeastern Michigan are what has led to the development of these new centers. Specifically, the new centers include:

Construction Project Descriptions

  • Health Sciences (HS) Center

  • St. Joe's Mercy Elite Sports Center (ESC)

  • Schoolcraft College Manufacturing & Engineering Center (MEC)

  • IHA & St. Joe’s Livonia Medical Center

As you can see, these partnerships will offer our students innovative approaches to thinking and learning, and the support they need to be successful in their educational endeavors. Additionally, these centers will serve the public at large, thus fulfilling our promise of serving all members of our community.

Again, we appreciate your patience as we work to complete these new centers on campus; and keep an eye out for more updates on our progress! For additional questions, please reach out to


August 24-29, 2021

  • East Lot (BTC Lot) – Asphalt repair and restriping. When work begins it will be closed for 2-3 days.
  • C Lot (In front of MC, GC, and L) – asphalt repair and restriping. When work begins it will be closed for 2-3 days.
  • St. Joe’s Parkway (Ring Road) – crack filling and restriping. Traffic will be able to go from north to south across campus.

August 9, 2021

  • Water service shutdown occurs at 3:30 p.m. and will last approximately 5 hours in Applied Science.

May 20, 2021: Applied Science building power shutdown.

  • Process begins Saturday, 5/22/21 at 6:00 am with the entire building power service shutdown by 6:30 am.  From this point only select, business-critical functions will be supported by diesel generators. 
  • Building power will be restored on Sunday, 5/23/21 by 4:30 pm.
  • Only Auch’s contractors and authorized College personnel from College’s FM and IT staff are permitted within the building for the shutdown duration.
  • Schoolcraft College’s Data Center, with its data network services for students and employees, will remain operational throughout.
February 18, 2021: Starting February 18, 2021 and continuing for the next few weeks, there will be five semi loads of roofing materials staged in Main Campus North Lot. This could occasionally block Fox Dr. traffic near Service Building Dock for short amounts of time. 
November 23, 2020: This notice regards an Applied Science electrical power service shutdown scheduled for November 24, 2020. This work is a preparatory step that will permit building addition structural work to proceed. Areas of the building, such as Data Center and Information Technology offices, will be operating on generator throughout the day for a period lasting 8-10 hours. This generator does not power the entire building.

September 14, 2020: Fox Drive will be closed at South Lot to perform site work necessary for ESC construction. The location at Fox/South Lot will be off-line for 1-week assuming all goes well. Fox Drive will be functional from North Lot entry point all the way to, including access to, Liberal Arts Faculty/Staff Lot.

August 19, 2020:
Asbestos abatement is underway in Applied Science – South Wing and focused in areas abandoned by programs moved to the all-new Manufacturing & Engineering Center (MEC).  Work is scheduled for August 19 – August 26 (Wednesday-Friday, Monday-Wednesday). Work the week of August 19 will concentrate on fire door/fire door frame abatement and exploratory demo for vermiculite insulation.

Starting on Monday, August 24, work will begin in containment areas.  These areas are rooms AS410 and AS171.

Appropriate placards and warnings will be placed outside the work area, with all required precautions and regulations followed. Please pay attention to these signs, and do not enter this work area.

April 8, 2020: St. Joe's Parkway will be closed temporarily from 7:00-10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 9. Barricades will be placed to direct drivers to Fox Drive.

April 1, 2020: Parts of Ring Road will be closed for today 4/1 and should resume normal operations later. 

January 17, 2020: Motorists and pedestrians need to be aware that a “safe zone” will be created during the week of January 20-24 as steel columns are erected at the St. Joe’s Mercy Elite Sports Center. Please note that during this time:

  • Fox Drive will be reduced to one lane from the south corner of the Physical Education building to the South Lot. Fox Drive will reopen on February 14.
  • Pedestrian traffic will be directed to the sidewalk that runs on the east side of the Liberal Arts Building to the crosswalk just north of the Liberal Arts Building and directly across from the main entrance of the Physical Education Building.

As part of its continuing mission to serve the community, Schoolcraft College will be expanding both youth and adult continuing education programs within this facility as well. Further, Schoolcraft students, athletes, faculty and staff also will have expanded access to wellness and fitness components provided.

View the construction map (PDF)

January 13, 2020: Work to upgrade the traffic signals at the intersection of Seven Mile Road and St. Joe’s Parkway will be performed from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week (January 15, 16 and 17).

The changes will provide protected left-turn signals for eastbound and westbound traffic on Seven Mile as well as right-turn signals for northbound and southbound traffic on St. Joe’s Parkway.

There will be regulated lane closures during the upgrade, and adjustments will be made to relieve traffic backups. During this time, motorists may want enter at the south end of the campus off Haggerty Road.

December 17, 2019: There will be an intermittent Fox Drive closure between the Bookstore and North Lot.

December 12, 2019: Prepping for gas main directional boring will begin. The work will take place at Chippewa Drive this weekend and aimed to be completed by 12/20. Barricades will be in place for the saw cutting of pavement and filling of holes.

November 25, 2019: Starting 11/25, a portion of the parking lot by the Physical Education building will be out of service. Estimation of the parking spots restored is 12/12, weather permitting. Please reference our map document to view the four parking spaces impacted.

November 7, 2019: On Saturday, November 9, construction will begin on the east side of the Physical Education (PE) east parking area. The work will require removing from service 18 of the existing parking spaces along the eastern length of the lot. Please beware of barricades and workers in the area, and reference our map document to view this location highlight.

October 31, 2019: The north end of Fox Drive up until the bookstore will be closed starting 10/25 with an anticipation re-open date of 11/15.

Week of October 21, 2019: The north end of Fox Drive up until the bookstore will be closed starting 10/25 with an anticipation date of 10/28 for full use of Fox road (see the red section of the map). Fox Drive for public and thru-traffic will be open from north and south lots during this time (see the orange and yellow sections of the map). Download the full map (PDF)

Week of October 10, 2019: Applied Science east handicapped parking spaces will be eliminated by the time Health Science Center construction is complete. They will be inaccessible for most of construction duration. Schoolcraft College handicapped parking counts currently exceed what is required by law. Our recommendation is to utilize existing and alternate handicapped parking near and around the building. If this proves unsatisfactory the College will look at converting a few standard parking spaces to accommodate the need.

Week of September 23, 2019: Saw cutting asphalt, soil erosion measures and asphalt removal will happen.