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This blog is intended to provide easy access to information about maintenance and construction activities that are occurring around campus. Blog posts will primarily be focused on notices, outages, and disruptions; however, we will also include notable information about activities of interest to the campus community.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

ML&P Work Update: Single-lane, East-bound closure

Municipal Light and Power expects the west-bound closure of Providence Drive between Seawolf Drive and Spirit Drive to conclude prior to Saturday, August 26. ML&P could not provide an exact date, as much of the remaining work is weather dependent.

As soon as the west-bound lanes are open, ML&P will be conducting a single-lane closure of east-bound Providence Drive between Spirit Drive and UAA Drive. See the map below. This is not a complete closure of east-bound traffic. This single-lane closure is expected to last 7 days.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

UPDATED ML&P Work Update: Closure Shifting West, Impacts to Seawolf Dr. Intersection

On Wednesday, August 16, Municipal Light and Power's closure of west-bound lanes of Providence Drive will shift. The closure will be between Seawolf Drive and Spirit Drive. East-bound lanes will be accessible.

On Saturday, August 19, ML&P's work will extend into the Seawolf Drive intersection. This will temporarily block access to campus via Seawolf Drive. Access will be maintained via Spirit Drive. This closure is expected to last several days.


Monday, August 14, 2017

ENSTAR Repairs by Templewood

On Wednesday, August 16th ENSTAR will begin repairs to the gas distribution line that runs in front of the Templewood housing units. This work is expected to take 1 week. Please be aware of equipment and crews working in this area.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Updated Pedestrian Detour for South Lot Repair Work

There has been a change to the pedestrian access route for EIB and ANSEP around the repair work in South Parking Lot. Due to adjacent utility work in Providence Drive the previously announced pedestrian detour route for access to EIB and ANSEP will be unavailable. Pedestrian access to the EIB and ANSEP will now be along Spirit Dr. See the map below.

Expect a significant presence of large truck traffic entering and leaving the South Lot as a result of the EIB walkway and parking lot project. Caution should be taken when walking to/from your vehicles in this area, especially when near the site fence access gates. Please do not enter or walk through the active construction area.



Monday, August 7, 2017

ML&P Work Update: Impacts at Intersection of Providence Dr. and Spirit Dr.

On Thursday, August 10th, Municipal Light and Power's work will extend into the intersection at Spirit Drive. This will temporarily block access to campus via Spirit Drive. Access will be maintained via Seawolf Drive. This closure is expected to last several days.

East-bound thru-traffic will be able to use the intersection during this time


Monday, July 31, 2017

South Lot and EIB Sidewalk Repairs, August 1 to August 25

On August 1 Neeser Construction will start repairs to the South Lot and sidewalk adjacent to the Engineering and Industry Building. They are expected to complete the work by August 25. See the map below for the anticipated impacts to the South Parking Lot and west EIB sidewalk.

The main entry to the EIB will be closed. Pedestrian traffic going to/from South Parking Lot will be directed to the sidewalk south of EIB. Additionally, the Pay-&-Park will be unavailable during this time.



Monday, July 17, 2017

ML&P Power Transfer

On Tuesday, July 18th, Municipal Light and Power will be transferring the electrical service for the following buildings:

  • WFSC, SU, Bookstore/GSS, ANSEP, EIB, ECB, NSB, Central Garage, and SSB.
These buildings will be temporarily serviced by electrical equipment on West Campus while new gear is installed on Providence Drive near SSB. ML&P is confident the work will be conducted without a power outage; however, the risk of short outages exists any time this equipment is handled. It will take most of the day to complete the transfer.

Later this week - tentatively Thursday - this work will be conducted again, but in reverse order, to transfer the load to the new equipment.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

ML&P Work Update - Road Closure Shifting West

Beginning the weekend of July 15 UAA Drive will be closed between Alumni Drive and Providence Drive. In addition, the west-bound lanes of Providence Drive will be closed between Spirit Drive and Alumni Drive. See the map below. The intersection and west-bound lanes between UAA Drive and Alumni Drive will reopen the morning of July 17. 

From July 17 to August 7 the west-bound lanes of Providence Drive between Spirit Drive and UAA Drive will be closed.

East-bound lanes will remain open. UAA's internal detour route is Alumni Drive and Mallard Lane.




Wednesday, July 5, 2017

UPDATE: Partial Closure of Seawolf Drive

Starting Monday, July 10 Seawolf Drive will experience a partial closure. This is to conduct repairs on a failed fire hydrant next to the Rasmuson Hall. Traffic will detour through the Sports Center West Lot. Due to the detour traffic parking will not be available in the Sports Center West Lot.

This project was previously announced for June 23. Circumstances forced a delay in the schedule.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

ML&P Work - Significant Impacts to UAA Drive and Providence Drive

Beginning on Saturday, June 24 Municipal Light and Power will begin work on electrical distribution infrastructure along UAA Drive and Providence Drive. This work will cause significant road closures.

During the weekend of June 24 and 25 UAA Drive will be closed between Alumni Drive and Providence Drive. In addition, the west-bound lanes of Providence Drive will be closed between Alumni Drive and UAA Drive. See the map below. East-bound lanes will remain open. UAA's internal detour route is Alumni Drive and Mallard Lane.

The UAA Drive closure will end by Monday morning. The west-bound closure of Providence Drive will continue for several weeks. ML&P has not communicated an end date at this time.