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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, 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. 

Additional Single-lane Closures of Providence Drive, 9/25 and 9/27

Neeser Construction will be pouring concrete for the Health Campus Pedestrian Bridge foundations on Thursday, September 25th and Saturday, September 27th. This activity will result in a single-lane closure for the right-hand lane of west-bound traffic.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Spine Elevator Out of Service for ~1 week

The elevator located where the spine meets the Engineering building will be offline for approximately 1 week. Alternative elevators can be found at the north end of the Engineering Building and in the Natural Sciences Building.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Update on Providence Dr. Lane Closures

As an update to our previous notice on intermittent lane closures, we are expecting the following closures:
  • Thursday, September 11: the left-hand, west-bound lane will be closed for the day
  • Starting Monday, September 15 for 4-5 days: the left-hand lane in both the west-bound and east-bound directions will be closed. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Tree Clearing between South Lot and Providence Drive, 9/6

On Saturday, September 6th, Neeser Construction will be clearing trees between South Lot and Providence Drive. The work will be conducted from South Lot, so please expect a temporary loss of parking, as well as impacts to the sidewalk along Providence Dr., during this time. This activity is related to the construction of the Health Campus Pedestrian Bridge. The approximate area of the tree clearing is displayed below.



Intermittent Single Lane Closures on Providence Drive for approx. 2 weeks

Starting Monday, September 8th for approximately 2 weeks please expect intermittent single lane closures on Providence Drive between Seawolf Drive and Spirit Way. Neeser Construction will be conducting work in the median in preparation for the Health Campus Pedestrian Bridge. On days the lane closures occur the left-hand lanes of both the west-bound and east-bound traffic will be affected.

Please be aware of personnel and equipment operating in and around the impacted area.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Evacuation Drills, September 8th to 12th

UAA Emergency Management will conduct annual evacuation drills of its academic and office buildings throughout the week of September 8-12. As in any real-life activation of alarms, occupants must leave quickly and should go to the building’s Emergency Assembly Area (EAA). People in wheelchairs or using crutches should evacuate to the stairwell landing of the floor they’re using at the time of the alarm. For the drills, volunteers in safety vests will be on hand to help direct occupants to the EAAs.  Emergency Management & Safety staff will inspect the operation of horns, bells and strobe lights in all classrooms, labs and work areas for proper operation. Once the buildings are inspected and occupants have evacuated, people in the EAA will be notified that they can return.

For more information, contact Lt. Ron Swartz, Emergency Manager, University Police Department, at (907) 786-1149.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Northern Lights and UAA Dr. Intersection Update

There have been several inquiries regarding the Department of Transportation's work at Northern Lights and UAA Dr.
We received the following update from the project engineer:

In terms of work in the road way: work is done. Some detail work remains.
The main item left is installing the new signal system. There is no ETA, but when work on this does occur it will be conducted either during a weekend closure or 2 nightly closures.