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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May 9 Early Morning Closure of Spirit Way

Between 6:00 am and 9:00 am on Saturday, May 9th Spirit Way between the Engineering & Industry Building (EIB) and ANSEP will be temporarily closed. This is to allow Neeser conduct work on the eastern entrance to the EIB.

Update to AWWU Work: May 9 & 10 closures

The Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility recently completed repairs to the water main under the Tudor and Elmore intersection.

According to their latest notice: final paving will start Friday (5/8) evening. Tudor westbound between Boniface and Elmore and Elmore southbound between Tudor and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive will be closed for much of the weekend. All lanes will be reopened to traffic once work is complete (Monday morning at the latest). In the meantime, traffic will be detoured along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

For questions or concerns contact AWWU.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Update to AWWU Work: Southbound Elmore Closure Extended to May 1

The Anchorage Water & Waste Water Utility (AWWU) is currently conducting repairs to the water main under the Tudor and Elmore intersection. Southbound Elmore was expected to experience a full closure through April 26. We have just been informed that AWWU's contractor has requested a 1-week extension of the southbound Elmore closure. This will carry the closure through at least May 1.

For questions or concerns contact AWWU.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Wells Fargo Sports Complex Renovation, May 4 to September 14

On May 4th the Wells Fargo Sports Complex will close for renovation.

During the summer the facility will not be accessible to the public. This includes the corridor that links the Rasmuson Hall to the Student Union. Pedestrian traffic must route around the southern side of the building (see the map below). Our goal is to reopen the upper level (corridor level) in time for the start of the fall semester; however, this is subject to change as the project conditions require. We will provide updates on this closer to August.

The overall project is expected to be completed by September 14th.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Partial Closure of Spirit Way on Tuesday, 4/21

During the morning of Tuesday, April 21st Neeser Construction will be installing canopy supports outside the east entrance to the Engineering & Industry Building. This work is expected to close the south-bound lane of Spirit for a few hours. We expect the partial-closure to end by noon.

Traffic flow will be maintained via Seawolf Drive.

Monday, March 30, 2015

AWWU Repairs at Tudor and Elmore, April 10 to May 3

Starting April 10, 2015, Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility (AWWU) will begin a month-long project to rehabilitate several hundred feet of water transmission main under the intersection of Tudor and Elmore roads. Temporary traffic restrictions will be in place April 10 - May 3 on weekends and some weekdays during construction.

The following lane closures are expected:
  • Weekends between April 10 - May 3: 
    • Westbound Tudor will be closed between Boniface and Elmore
    • Southbound Elmore will be closed between Tudor and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
  • Southbound Elmore will experience an extended weekday closure from April 20 to April 24. 
For questions or concerns contact AWWU.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Heavy Truck Traffic Around Garage Site, beginning March 24

As previously announced, the garage construction is resuming after a short winter haitus. Starting Tuesday, March 24th we expect dump truck and side dumper activity to resume. This will lead to heavy truck traffic on south-bound UAA Drive and Mallard Lane.

In addition to the truck traffic, Please be aware of equipment and personnel operating in the area.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Providence Drive Full Closure, March 14 and 15

On March 14th and 15th Providence Drive will experience a full closure between the Seawolf Dr./Piper St. and Spirit intersections (see map below).

Piper Street is the detour route for through traffic. Spirit Way/Seawolf Drive will also be available for local traffic. 

This closure is to allow Neeser Construction to erect a work platform and scaffolding around the Health Campus Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge construction will resume after a short winter hiatus.

The bridge will be completed by fall 2015.

Monday, February 23, 2015

March 2nd Contractor Mobilization in East Campus Central Lot

On March 2nd, 2015 Neeser Construction will take over a row of parking in East Campus Central Lot. This is to facilitate the construction of the new 485-space parking garage. Construction of the garage has been on hiatus during the winter. The row of parking will give Neeser required staging space for the garage work.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Providence Drive Single-lane Closure 12/12 to 12/13

From Friday, December 12 to Saturday, December 13 the right-hand lane of west-bound Providence Drive will be closed. The sidewalk will also be closed. Pedestrians should utilize the sidewalk on the south side of the Providence Drive during this time.

This single-lane closure is related to the construction of the Health Campus Pedestrian Bridge, and will allow Neeser Construction to complete necessary work prior to the December 20 to January 4 full road closure of Providence Drive