The West Windsor fields on University property bounded by Lake Carnegie, Washington Road and U.S. Route 1 have been closed as preparations are underway to initiate Princeton’s Lake Campus Development. Fences have been erected around the fields, which for years have been used by runners, soccer and rugby players, and others for outdoor recreation. For community and construction site safety, only construction and maintenance vehicles are permitted in the 110-acre tract. 

Tiger Lane and Nursery Road, which run through the property, will be closed to the public during construction. Access to the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park adjacent to Lake Carnegie remains open. 

The West Windsor fields are being transformed according to Princeton’s 2026 Campus Plan, which provides a framework for development of the entire campus. Earth movers and other heavy equipment began grading the West Windsor fields in November, and a formal groundbreaking ceremony is planned for December.

The first major projects of the Lake Campus Development are expected to be completed by 2024. They include graduate student housing, a new parking garage, a reconstructed Haaga House and the T.I.G.E.R.-C.U.B. (Thermally Integrated Geo-Exchange Resource Central Utility Building).


  • Road closure
Outage type: 
Outage period: 
7:30am Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 to 5:00pm Friday, Dec. 30, 2022
Affected locations:
  • Tiger Lane, Nursery Road, West Windsor Fields

Contact info

Facilities Service Center