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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, 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.

Paving Around Relocatables near East Campus Central Lot week of August 25th

Before the end of the week crews will be paving the pathways around the recently moved relocatable buildings. This work will occur after 7:00 pm, minimizing the traffic impact. Most of the activity will be within the current site boundaries; however, trucks will be frequently coming and going from the area.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Minor Traffic Impacts as Materials are Delivered for EIB-HSB Spine

Beginning Monday, August 25th work on the foundations for the Health Campus Pedestrian Bridge will begin. At this time we do not anticipate changes to the existing construction footprints around the Engineering & Industry Building or the Health Sciences Building. We also do not anticipate any lane closures for the first week of the semester.

Materials delivery to the HSB-side of Providence Drive will require trucks to turn into the construction area from the roadway. This will result in minimal traffic impacts as trucks enter and leave the site. Please be aware of this when traveling east-bound on Providence Drive.


Friday, August 15, 2014

UPDATE: ML&P Maintenance on Light Poles Along Trail North of WFSC/SU

UPDATE: due to emergency line work elsewhere, ML&P was not able to complete this work. We will update when it has been rescheduled.

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On Saturday, August 16th ML&P will be conducting maintenance on light poles on the trail north of the Wells Fargo Sports Complex and Student Union. A portion of this trail is currently closed due to construction activities, so this activity will impact the western portion that is currently open. This work is expected to last one day.

Relocatable Buildings Being Moved Monday, August 18th and 19th

On Monday, August 18th, and Tuesday, August 19th, Neeser Construction will be moving the 2 relocatable buildings currently located north of Engineering to the recently cleared land next to the East Campus Central Lot. This move requires crossing UAA Drive and will occur in the mornings.

While we anticipate the time needed to move the structures between sites will be short, this activity will temporarily impact UAA Drive, the western section of Alumni Drive, and East Campus Central Lot.