Power Outages on Midway Crossings at Ellis and Woodlawn

May 1, 2024

Dear Members of the University Community,

The University was notified this evening that the lights that illuminate the Midway Plaisance crossings on Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues are not functioning due to a power outage.  The University and the City of Chicago are working swiftly to repair the cause of the outage; however, we have been informed that the issue may take up to a week to resolve.  Out of an abundance of caution, the Department of Safety & Security has assigned a Safety Ambassador “green light” car to each of the crossings at Ellis and Woodlawn.  The Safety Ambassadors will remain in place at each crossing during the evening and overnight hours daily until the repairs can be made.

In addition, University community members are encouraged to use University transportation options when feasible or a request a safety escort by contacting UCPD at 773-702-8181 or by using the UChicago Safe mobile app.

For further updates on this outage and for other timely safety and transportation information, we encourage you to follow UChicago Safe on Instagram, Facebook, or X.




Michele Rasmussen
Dean of Students in the University



Eric M. Heath
Associate Vice President for Safety & Security

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