Juniper won't close until the new roadway is completed and approved by county engineers. That isn't likely to happen before 2006.
On June 8, 2004, the Saint Joseph County Council unanimously approved the University's plan to close Juniper at Douglas Road. Traffic will be rerouted onto a new road just west of Ivy Road on the east side of campus. The road will be paid for by Notre Dame and will run mostly through University property. The plan also calls for a realignment of Edison Road south of campus.