intro text

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.

We encourage you to check back frequently! Please bookmark, subscribe to our RSS feed, or follow us by email (box on the right).

If you have any questions, please email us at:

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

ENSTAR Work Along Alumni Drive

ENSTAR work will shift to Alumni Drive starting Thursday, August 1. This work will include excavation along the north side of Alumni Drive between East Campus Central Lot and the East Parking Garage. This work is not expected to impact the traffic lanes of Alumni Drive. There will be intermittent impact to adjacent pathways.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

ENSTAR: Partial Closures of Spirit Drive

Spirit Drive will experience two partial closures related to the ENSTAR Gas Line project:

On Saturday, July 27 - Spirit Drive will be closed at Seawolf Drive. This is a one-day closure. South Lot, Seawolf Sports Complex, Student Union, Bookstore, and Engineering and Industry Buildings will all remain accessible via the Providence Drive and Spirit Intersection. See the graphic below for more detail.

Beginning Monday, July 29 - ENSTAR will begin trenching along the length of Spirit Drive. This work will close the west-bound lane. The east-bound lane will remain open. ENSTAR will conduct this work in sections, so pedestrian access from South Lot to the buildings will be maintained. South Lot, Seawolf Sports Complex, Student Union, Bookstore, and Engineering and Industry Buildings will all remain accessible via the Seawolf Drive and Spirit Intersection. See the graphic below for more detail. This portion of the work is expected to last one week.

Saturday, July 27:

Beginning Monday, July 29:

Friday, July 12, 2019

ENSTAR Gas Line Replacement

Beginning Monday, July 15, ENSTAR Natural Gas will begin work to replace campus gas infrastructure on central and east campus. Activity will include a combination of trenching and boring. The project is expected to be complete my mid-August.

During the week of July 15th crews will begin staging materials and begin drilling activities to install the lines in the Seawolf Drive and Spirit Drive areas. Please be aware of equipment and crews working in these areas.

2019 Summer Construction Map

Summer Construction and Heavy Maintenance Activities Map

Monday, December 17, 2018

MOA: Alumni Drive Closure at Providence Drive, December 19 and 20

On Wednesday, December 19 to Thursday, December 20 Alumni Drive will be closed at Providence Drive. This closure is so the Municipality of Anchorage and their contractor, Bristol, can replace the street light poles on the north side of the intersection. This is a continuation of their project to expanded the bus stop.

East Campus will remain accessible via the intersection at Alumni Drive and UAA Drive.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Lake Otis and 36th/Providence Intersection Weekend Closure

The intersection at Lake Otis and 36th/Providence will be closed between 8:00 pm on Friday, August 17 and 5:00 am Monday, August 20. This closure is part of AWWU's water line project. The West Lot's entrance at Providence Drive will be closed during this time. West-bound traffic on Providence Drive will need to detour via Piper Street and Seawolf Drive.

Friday, July 6, 2018

ENSTAR Work at Elmore Rd and Providence Dr

Beginning the week of July 9th ENSTAR Natural Gas will begin work to the immediate north of the Elmore Road and Providence Drive intersection.

Drivers should be aware of signage indicating lane restrictions. Pedestrian access through the area will be maintained. ENSTAR expects their work to last approximately 2 weeks. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

AWWU: Lake Otis Drive Impacted by Water Line Replacement

On July 5 Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU) and their contractor, Southcentral Construction, will begin a project to replace the 12-inch cast iron water main along the west side of Lake Otis from 36th Avenue to 42nd Avenue. This area will be significantly impacted by trenching. Two-way traffic will be maintained, but it will be constricted into the remaining lanes. AWWU says to expect periodic weekend closures in the area. Pedestrians should be aware of detours in the area.

This project is expected to run through September, and potentially into October.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

June 18-25 Alumni Drive Closure Between Arts and Admin

Beginning Monday, June 18 and continuing for approximately 1 week Alumni Drive will be closed between the Fine Arts Building and the Administration/Humanities Building. This closure is to replace deteriorated storm drains.

Both Arts and Admin will remain accessible; however, due to the Municipality's transit project, vehicles will need to detour through the Library parking lot to access Admin. See the detour map below.