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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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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Providence Dr. and UAA Dr. Intersection Full Closure, 8/29-8/30

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.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tree Clearing Around South Lot, 8/13

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.

Friday, July 31, 2015

UAA Drive Full Closure, August 8 & 9 and August 15 & 16

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. 



Monday, July 27, 2015

Providence Drive Single-lane Closures, 7/29-8/1

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.

This set of closures is to complete landscaping work in the median and is related to the Health Campus Pedestrian Bridge work.

Friday, July 24, 2015

1901 Bragaw Cooling Unit Work 7/28 to 8/28

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. 


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Electrical Work at West Campus 7/17/15

On Friday, July 17th, contractors will be reconnecting the Wells Fargo Sports Complex to the campus electrical system. This is a follow up to work conducted on July 10th.

While we do not anticipate any impacts to your respective facilities, we will have crews on standby to respond if there is a loss of power.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Engineering Building Closed for Renovation Beginning July 20

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.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

UPDATED: Single-lane Closure of Alumni Drive 7/9, Cooling Disruption for East Campus

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.

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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.

This work is to re-line damaged storm drains within East Campus Central Lot, and is related to the prior storm drain work in the area.



Wednesday, July 8, 2015

UPDATED: Electrical Work at West Campus 7/10/15

UPDATE:
This work has been rescheduled to Friday, July 10th.

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On Thursday, July 9th, Friday, July 10th, contractors will be conducting work on the electrical cabinet that serves West Campus. The work is required to isolate the Wells Fargo Sports Complex so new cabling can be installed.

A plan has been developed with the design team, the contractor, and ML&P that will enable the work to occur while maintaining power to the rest of West Campus. While a disruption of power is unlikely we will have a team on stand by to address any outage.

The following buildings are in the affected area:
  • Allied Health Sciences
  • ANSEP
  • Auto Diesel Technology
  • Beatrice McDonald Hall
  • Bookstore
  • Cuddy Hall
  • Eugene Short Hall
  • Gordan Hartlieb Hall
  • Professional Studies Building
  • Rasmuson Hall
  • Sally Monserud Hall
  • Student Union
  • Wendy Williamson Auditorium
This work is related to the renovation of the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.

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