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During the morning of Saturday, October 3rd, West Campus will experience a water outage. This is to correct a leak on the main water service line to Eugene Short Hall. This outage is expected to run from 7:00 am to noon.
From Thursday, September 24th to Sunday, September 27th the boilers that heat the ConocoPhillips Integrated Sciences Building will be offline for repair. Facilities personnel have reviewed the weather forecast and determined that it is safe to proceed with repairs to piping. Outdoor temperatures will make the building cold, but should not cause any freezing.
Building fans will be managed in a way to retain as much heat as possible; however, labs require several air changes per hour. Electric heaters will be used in critical areas where electrical circuits allow.
This activity will impact the comfort of building occupants. We strongly encourage students, faculty, and staff in the CPISB to dress warmly.
We apologize for any inconvenience. These repairs must be completed before winter.
During the weekend of August 29th and 30th the Municipality of Anchorage's Street Maintenance division will be conducting a full closure of the Providence Drive and UAA Drive intersection. The closure will be in effect from 6:00 am Saturday to 6:00 pm Sunday. This closure is to repave the road surface.
Alumni Drive will be accessible from the northern portion of UAA Drive for local campus traffic. The map below displays the detour routes for UMED District traffic.
For questions or comments, please contact Municipal Street Maintenance: 343-8277.
On Thursday, August 13th Gage Tree Service will be cleaning up the wooded areas on the west and south sides of South Lot. To accommodate this activity there will be limited parking in this lot for the day. Everyone is encouraged to park elsewhere.
UAA Drive will experience a full-closure the weekends of August 8 & 9 and August 15 & 16. These closures are necessary for Neeser Construction to safely connect Mallard Lane to UAA Drive.
UAA Drive will be closed from south of Widgeon Lane to Alumni Drive (map below). The closures will be in effect between 8:00 p.m. Friday and 6:00 a.m. Monday for both weekends. The work will entail:
August 8 & 9: installation of a storm drain across UAA Drive and Mallard Lane and construction of medians
August 15 & 16: paving work around the UAA Drive and Mallard Lane intersection
The project team discussed trying to accomplish this work through individual lane closures; however, this would be impractical because of the nature of the work. Condensing the work to these two weekends allows Neeser to complete the work quickly and safely before the fall semester begins.
Starting Wednesday, July 29th and going until Saturday, August 1st, Providence Drive will experience single lane closures between Seawolf Drive and Spirit Drive. This will specifically impact the west-bound lane closest to the median. The closures will not be in effect during the morning and evening rush hours.
Work to replace the rooftop condensing unit at 1901 Bragaw will start Tuesday, July 28th. This work is expected to last 4-weeks and will impact cooling to the building during this time. The project team will work to improve the time frame. The major milestones for this project are currently as follows:
7/28 - 7/31: Electrical/mechanical demo of the old condensing unit.
7/31: Crane lifts old unit off the roof. The new unit is staged in the parking lot for prep-work.
8/3 - 8/10: New structural steel/rooftop stands for the new unit are installed.
8/11: Crane lifts the new unit onto the roof.
8/11 - 8/28: The new unit is tied into the building's systems.
Please pay attention to all safety flagging. We anticipate the days when the crane is onsite to only be 1/2 days, but during those periods the crane will be blocking the south entrance.
Beginning Monday, July 20th the Engineering Building will be closed for renovation. This work is expected to last 1 year with the building intended to return to service in Fall 2016.
As previously announced, this closure will include the atrium of the Engineering Building; however, we plan to reopen the atrium stairwell prior to the start of the semester.
Pedestrian flow will be impacted by this work. All pedestrian movement from east and west campus must use the spine to cross UAA Drive. The door into Engineering from the UAA Drive crosswalk will be closed during the renovation.
Ample signage will be placed in the area to direct people.
UPDATE:Cooling for Engineering, Natural Sciences Library, Admin, and Arts will be impacted during this time. These buildings are cooled via wells, and the discharge flows through the storm drain lines.
On Friday, July 9th there will be a partial closure of Alumni Drive between East Campus Central Lot and Library NW Lot. Traffic will be restricted to one lane. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic around the impacted area.