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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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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.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

[UPDATED] Bookstore Plaza closed starting week of June 18 for roofing project

Beginning the week of June 18 the Bookstore Plaza and portions of South Lot will be closed due to a roofing project. Access to the Bookstore and Student Union will be maintained via an adjacent pathway. See the map below for the building access detour. We expect the roofing project to be completed by late July.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Traffic Impacts at Alumni Drive and Providence Drive

Beginning Tuesday, May 29 the intersection at Alumni Drive and Providence Drive will experience a partial closure. During this closure Providence will not be accessible from Alumni. East Campus access will be from the intersection at UAA Drive and Alumni Drive. The closure will last for approximately 3 weeks.

Pedestrians, please follow detour signs in the area.

This closure is related to the Municipality of Anchorage's bus stop expansion project.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

MOA People Mover Bus Stop Expansion

This summer the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) will be expanding the People Mover bus stop located near Alumni Drive and Providence Drive - just off the Library Plaza. This area will experience significant impacts for the duration of the project, including: partial intersection closures and pedestrian rerouting.

MOA's contractor will begin Wednesday, May 16th, as they begin establishing a new, temporary bus.
Starting the week of May 20th, the contractor will begin work within the existing bus stop area.

Please be aware of personnel and equipment operating in the area, and potential lane restrictions.

East Campus Pedestrian Detours

East Campus between UAA Drive and Alumni Drive will have a significant amount of construction activity this summer. Pedestrian flow through the area will be impacted.

Projects in this area include:

The most significant impact will be access to the Library. For the summer the Library can only be accessed via the north entrance. From the SSB you must walk around the exterior of the library via the Library Plaza and the sidewalk adjacent to the parking lot. 

Please follow detour signs and be aware of equipment and personnel operating in the area. 

Map depicting projects between UAA Drive and Alumni Drive and pedestrian detour routes via second floor spine and the library plaza to library north entrance.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Summer Construction Impacts to Parking and Trails

A number of upcoming maintenance and construction projects will limit availability of parking in and around central UAA campus between May 7, 2018 and approximately August 14, 2018.

The largest impact will be the closure of the Central Parking Garage (CPG) and a portion of the adjacent East Campus Central Lot from May 7 to August 10. This summer closure will allow completion of multiple projects simultaneously. These projects include upgrades and updates to lighting, drainage, garage decks, stairwells, and finishes to improve visibility and navigability. This project will impact pedestrian traffic between west and east campus. The detour route will be from 2nd floor NSB through the CPG section of the spine to 2nd floor SSB - see the map below for additional information.

North Library Lot will be unavailable from May 7 to August 17 to facilitate work on the HVAC and old mechanical systems within the Library.

Portions of Library Lot closest Providence Drive will be impacted by a Municipal project that will also affect westbound traffic flow and pedestrian routes from May 14 to August 17. Watch for signs to redirect pedestrian traffic coming from UAA Housing and trails.

Portions of West Lot near Providence Drive and potentially South Lot near the Bookstore will be unavailable intermittently between June 1 to August 3 to allow for roof replacement and project staging.

Event requests for summer parking accommodation (groups, waivers, should be submitted at the UAA Parking Services web page, use the FORMS button. If you witness unsafe conditions, please report to: 786-6980

Thank you for your understanding as we work to improve campus conditions for you. Please direct parking questions to UAA Parking Services 786-1119 and Facilities questions to 786-1346

Map depicting the closure of the Central Parking Garage and associated pedestrian detour through the spine that runs from the second floor of the Natural Sciences Building, through the garage, to the Social Sciences Building.
Pedestrian Detour Route

Map depicting available parking in the Engineering Garage, East Campus Central Lot, most of the Library Lot, the East Garage, and the East Lot.
Available parking for Summer 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

Campus road closures for Alaska Heart Run on April 21

The 2018 Alaska Heart Run will race across UAA’s campus this Saturday, April 21. Surrounding roads (listed below) will be closed from 9 a.m.–11 a.m.
  • Health Drive
  • Elmore Road
  • University Drive
  • Providence Drive
  • Alumni Loop
For more information, go to AlaskaHeartRun.Org.