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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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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Update: Alumni Drive Closure Extended to 6/30, Impact to East Campus Cooling

The current closure of Alumni Drive has been extended to 6/30.

Last week crews began excavations to replace corroded storm drain pipe.

During much of this time cooling to Engineering, NSB, SSB, Library, Admin, and Arts will be offline. These buildings are cooled with ground water pumped via wells. The discharge from these wells flows into the storm drains and is currently flooding the trench in East Campus Central Lot


Monday, June 15, 2015

Alumni Drive Closure from 6/16 to 6/24

Beginning on or about Tuesday, 6/16, and continuing through Wednesday, 6/24, Alumni Drive will be closed between East Campus Central Lot/EBL and Library NW Lot (see map below).

This closure will coincide with excavation work in East Campus Central Lot. This will is to replace storm drain pipe that is badly corroded. Access to East Campus Central Lot and Central Garage will be maintained.

Following the excavation there will be intermittent single-lane closures of Alumni Drive as additional repairs are conducted.


Monday, June 8, 2015

Closure of Mallard Lane, June 10 to Fall 2015

Beginning Wednesday, June 10th Mallard Lane will be closed for construction.

In late 2014, the Neeser Construction to installed a temporary roadway for use by the University, local residents, the Anchorage School District, and the public. This closure will allow the contractor to construct the permanent roadway.

We expect the work to be completed and the road to reopen by the Fall semester.


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Bragaw Office Complex Parking Lot Improvements

On Monday, June 8th a project to substantially improve the parking lots will begin at the Bragaw Office Complex. This work will include improved drainage; new asphalt, curbs, and striping; new planters; and, enhanced lightning.

The work will be phased to minimize the impact to available parking. See the map below for the current date ranges for closing the different lots.

ADA and pedestrian traffic will be maintained through all phases. On-site signage will direct people around the construction activities.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Providence Drive Full Closure, June 20 and 21

On June 20 and 21 Providence Drive will experience a full closure between 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 remove scaffolding around the Health Campus Pedestrian Bridge.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Engineering Building Closed for Renovation, July 2015 to Fall 2016

Beginning mid-July the Engineering Building will be closed for renovation. The work is expected to take approximately 1 year, with the building intended to return to service Fall 2016.

The building closure will impact pedestrian flow between east and west campus. The atrium of the Engineering Building will be inaccessible. This will effectively remove the UAA Drive crosswalk as an option for east-west campus flow. The spine will remain open and people must utilize the stairwell and elevator in the spine to cross UAA Drive. Ample signage will be placed in the area to direct people.

Additional details will be posted as we near the closure.


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May 9 Early Morning Closure of Spirit Way

Between 6:00 am and 9:00 am on Saturday, May 9th Spirit Way between the Engineering & Industry Building (EIB) and ANSEP will be temporarily closed. This is to allow Neeser conduct work on the eastern entrance to the EIB.


Update to AWWU Work: May 9 & 10 closures

The Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility recently completed repairs to the water main under the Tudor and Elmore intersection.

According to their latest notice: final paving will start Friday (5/8) evening. Tudor westbound between Boniface and Elmore and Elmore southbound between Tudor and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive will be closed for much of the weekend. All lanes will be reopened to traffic once work is complete (Monday morning at the latest). In the meantime, traffic will be detoured along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

For questions or concerns contact AWWU.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Update to AWWU Work: Southbound Elmore Closure Extended to May 1

The Anchorage Water & Waste Water Utility (AWWU) is currently conducting repairs to the water main under the Tudor and Elmore intersection. Southbound Elmore was expected to experience a full closure through April 26. We have just been informed that AWWU's contractor has requested a 1-week extension of the southbound Elmore closure. This will carry the closure through at least May 1.

For questions or concerns contact AWWU.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Wells Fargo Sports Complex Renovation, May 4 to September 14

On May 4th the Wells Fargo Sports Complex will close for renovation.

During the summer the facility will not be accessible to the public. This includes the corridor that links the Rasmuson Hall to the Student Union. Pedestrian traffic must route around the southern side of the building (see the map below). Our goal is to reopen the upper level (corridor level) in time for the start of the fall semester; however, this is subject to change as the project conditions require. We will provide updates on this closer to August.

The overall project is expected to be completed by September 14th.