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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, March 30, 2015

AWWU Repairs at Tudor and Elmore, April 10 to May 3

Starting April 10, 2015, Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility (AWWU) will begin a month-long project to rehabilitate several hundred feet of water transmission main under the intersection of Tudor and Elmore roads. Temporary traffic restrictions will be in place April 10 - May 3 on weekends and some weekdays during construction.

The following lane closures are expected:
  • Weekends between April 10 - May 3: 
    • Westbound Tudor will be closed between Boniface and Elmore
    • Southbound Elmore will be closed between Tudor and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
  • Southbound Elmore will experience an extended weekday closure from April 20 to April 24. 
For questions or concerns contact AWWU.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Heavy Truck Traffic Around Garage Site, beginning March 24

As previously announced, the garage construction is resuming after a short winter haitus. Starting Tuesday, March 24th we expect dump truck and side dumper activity to resume. This will lead to heavy truck traffic on south-bound UAA Drive and Mallard Lane.

In addition to the truck traffic, Please be aware of equipment and personnel operating in the area.



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Providence Drive Full Closure, March 14 and 15

On March 14th and 15th Providence Drive will experience a full closure between the Seawolf Dr./Piper St. and Spirit intersections (see map below).

Piper Street is the detour route for through traffic. Spirit Way/Seawolf Drive will also be available for local traffic. 

This closure is to allow Neeser Construction to erect a work platform and scaffolding around the Health Campus Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge construction will resume after a short winter hiatus.

The bridge will be completed by fall 2015.



Monday, February 23, 2015

March 2nd Contractor Mobilization in East Campus Central Lot

On March 2nd, 2015 Neeser Construction will take over a row of parking in East Campus Central Lot. This is to facilitate the construction of the new 485-space parking garage. Construction of the garage has been on hiatus during the winter. The row of parking will give Neeser required staging space for the garage work.






Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Providence Drive Single-lane Closure 12/12 to 12/13

From Friday, December 12 to Saturday, December 13 the right-hand lane of west-bound Providence Drive will be closed. The sidewalk will also be closed. Pedestrians should utilize the sidewalk on the south side of the Providence Drive during this time.

This single-lane closure is related to the construction of the Health Campus Pedestrian Bridge, and will allow Neeser Construction to complete necessary work prior to the December 20 to January 4 full road closure of Providence Drive

Monday, November 24, 2014

Providence Drive Closure, December 20 to January 4

From December 20th to January 4th Providence Drive will experience a full closure between the Seawolf Dr./Piper St. and Spirit intersections (see map below). 

Piper Street is the detour route for through traffic. Spirit Way/Seawolf Drive will also be available for local traffic.

This closure is so Neeser can install the bridge structure for the Health Campus Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge is currently being assembled in sections in the South Lot, next to the Engineering & Industry Building construction site.

Following this full closure the building envelope for the bridge will be built out through spring. This activity will result in intermittent single-lane closures.



Thursday, October 30, 2014

UPDATED: Health Campus Bridge Construction, Impacts to South Lot Parking


Starting November 8th and running through the Winter Break two additional rows of parking in South Lot will be out of service. This closure is to enable Neeser Construction to assemble the steel structure of the Health Campus Pedestrian Bridge. Approximately 120 parking spaces will be out of service due to this work. These spaces will return in January.

Due to the reduced parking availability, the remaining spaces in South Lot will be short-term parking only. Everyone is encouraged to park in other lots during this time.

From December 20 to January 4 there will be a full closure of Providence Drive. Traffic through the area will be routed along Piper and Spirit/Seawolf. More information to follow on this as we approach the closure.



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Repairs to East Campus Storm Drains, Partial closure of Alumni Loop

The final storm drain re-lining of the season will occur on Saturday, October 11th to Sunday, October 12th. The west-bound lane of Alumni will be closed between UAA Drive and the Library NE Lot. Due to this closure, only east-bound traffic flow will be allowed through this area.

East Campus Central Lot and the Central Garage will only be accessible via UAA Drive. Vehicles must turn right on Alumni to exit these areas. Please see the map for the designated entrance and exist for these lots. 

Access to EBL will be as needed and facilitated by the crew on site. 


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Repairs to East Campus Storm Drains, Lane Restrictions on Alumni Loop

Additional re-lining of the east campus storm drain lines will occur the evening of Friday, September 26th through Sunday, September 28th. This will result in lane restrictions on Alumni Loop near East Campus Central Lot. Flaggers will be present to assist with the flow of traffic through the area. East Campus Central Lot and the Central Garage will be accessible during this time.

This work is to continue activities conducted in early August.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Temporary Mallard Lane Realignment

Initially we announced that Mallard Lane would be closed for approximately 1 year, and reopened when it was realigned. Since this notice we have sought to do a temporary road within the alignment corridor to maintain traffic flow on the north side of campus. The Municipality just approved the permit to do this temporary road. 

Starting at 6:00 pm Wednesday, September 24th Neeser Construction will begin this work. To make the temporary road functional some work has to be completed within UAA Drive. These activities will be conducted in the evenings, between 6:00 pm and 9:30 pm. Flaggers will be on site to regulate traffic through the area. It is expected that work within and along UAA Drive will be complete by October 15th. 

Mallard Lane is expected to reopen on October 18th, pending any delays from weather or other sources. 

This is a temporary road. It will be closed again as we approach Summer so that the permanent road can be constructed.