Major Projects in Construction
North Campus Infrastructure
The contractor to date has completed all underground utility replacements and 95% of new walks and planting beds. As weather permits the contractor will continue work at the east side of Harrison. Work is expected to continue on the new granite amphitheater seating and shade structure and the remaining sidewalk installations and grading in early spring. Catenary lighting will be installed in the gathering area between Perry, Bramley and Briggs.
New Campus Dr. Reconstruction
New Campus Drive reconstruction from Redman Road to Commencement Drive is complete and open for use. In spite of the weather, the contractor is continuing with utility and road construction from Commencement Drive to the eastern most entrance of parking lot T. By permitting work to continue, in a usually dormant part of the construction season, the overall schedule is expected to significantly improve. The contractor expects to have a large portion of the current work area complete and ready for paving this spring. Following Commencement ceremonies, they will resume the work toward Cooper Hall, with completion scheduled prior to the 2022 fall semester.
Residence Dr. Reconstruction
This project is part of the larger North Campus Infrastructure project; it includes replacing all underground utilities and moving Residence Dr. to along the railroad tracks and in turn relocating parking closer to the buildings. Work is scheduled to begin following 21-22 Commencement ceremonies.
This project predominately includes above ground hardscape and landscape improvements with a small amount of utility upgrades. To be bid this month. Work is scheduled to begin following 21-22 Commencement ceremonies.
Carbon Monoxide Detection Project
This project includes the adding/replacing carbon monoxide detectors to make the facilities code compliant. Contractor has completed work in mid quad and are concentrating on the buildings containing the most new device installations (Smith & Lennon). They will continue building by building as they become available through coordination.
Athletic Turf Field
Even though the field construction is delayed due to inclement weather; Construction on the new ticket booth and restroom facility is continuing. The steel for the new Press Box is scheduled to come in late winter with the Press Box in the spring.
This project include new restrooms, a new servery, structural repairs, HVAC upgrades and new finishes and windows. The Ballroom at Seymour Student Union will be offline starting January 24. The duration of this project is expected to take approximately 1-year.
Facilities & Maintenance Storage
The existing above ground facilities are now approaching the end of their useful life, and are deficient with respect to modern fuel dispensing requirements. Current infrastructure for charging of electric vehicles is undersized and not located efficiently. Storage for physical plant maintenance equipment is woefully inadequate, obsolete, and undersized. Storage of salt for winter use is an environmental hazard, potential contaminant, and insufficiently stored. A modern, code compliant maintenance barn and salt storage facility are needed.