Construction Bulletin

Posted on 5/7/2013 2:42:54 PM

As promised earlier this year, construction and other annual maintenance will begin immediately following Commencement. Please take note of the following activities.

The Steam Line Replacement Project will start on Monday, May 20, 2013. This project will affect the intersection of Grant Street and 11th Street, the west side of 11th Street, and will eliminate the angled parking on 11th Street (in front of Sprowls). This work is expected to be completed in August.

The annual maintenance of the Parking Garage will begin on Monday, May 20, 1013. This work will last two weeks, during which time the Parking Garage will be closed to all traffic.

The annual steam outage will take place from May 20 through May 26. Steam will be curtailed to all of campus. Hot water for showers and steam-powered air conditioning will be affected. Please see the announcement with the list of buildings affected by this work: Annual Life-Cycle Maintenance Dates Set for 2013.

Alterations to the Washington Street triangle (next to Copies Now) began on May 7. This work should not cause any detours or disruptions.

Finally, during the week immediately following Commencement, weed control will be applied to the core areas of the campus green spaces. A liquid solution that is absorbed quickly into the turf is used.


The Department of General Services has not yet placed the Humanities Building construction out to bid. It is unlikely that construction will begin before September 2013. The Clark Parking Lot and South Drive will remain in service until the Humanities Building construction begins.

Construction for the Crimson Café is scheduled to begin in June 2013, with relocation of the utilities followed by building construction in August.

If you have any questions about these or other activities, please do not hesitate to call the Office of Facilities Management at 724-357-2429.