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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, August 26, 2016

Water Outage for ECB, August 26th

On Friday, August 26th from approximately 8:00 am to 11:00 am the water to the Engineering & Computational Building (formerly the Engineering Building) will be offline as crews address an issue with the water meter. Restroom facilities in the Natural Sciences Building will be available for building occupants.

Monday, August 1, 2016

High Voltage Switchgear Testing, August 8th

On August 8th from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm we will be conducting preventative maintenance work on the High Voltage Switchgear A that provides electricity to several central and east campus facilities. We do not expect power outages as a result of this work; however, brief outages have occurred in the past from this work. UAA electricians will be standing by to respond if this occurs.

Should an outage occur the following buildings will be affected:
  • Bookstore
  • Central Parking Garage
  • Energy Modules 1 and 2
  • Engineering Building (ECB)
  • Natural Sciences Building
  • Social Sciences Building
  • Student Union
  • Wells Fargo Sports Complex

Friday, July 29, 2016

South Lot Resurfacing, August 1 and 2

On August 1 and 2 the South Parking Lot will be closed for resurfacing. Please utilize other parking lots on West Campus during this time.


Monday, July 25, 2016

Parking Lot Work to Begin July 27, 2016

Please be aware of intermittent parking lot closures over the coming weeks beginning July 27, 2016 due to painting and line striping in all lots across campus. Work to be performed is weather dependent and will be completed in the evening hours as much as possible, though some lots may be impacted during business hours. This work may also require that parking garages are closed intermittently to refresh paint and perform routine annual maintenance.

Watch for notice of closure or detour and contact UAA Parking Services at (907) 786-1119 with questions or concerns. Thank you for your understanding as we work to improve campus parking.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Partial Closure of Alumni Drive, Starting July 25

Starting Monday, July 25th, the east-bound lane of Alumni Drive near East Campus Central Lot will be temporarily closed. This closure is part of an effort to locate a leak in the local water main. This closure is expected to last several days.

Traffic will be managed via flaggers while active excavation occurs and an automatic red/green light control will be utilized when crews are not present.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Excavation Work in East Campus Centra Lot, Beginning 7/18

Minor excavation work in East Campus Central Lot will begin on Monday, July 18th. This work will consume approximately 8 spaces. Contractors and equipment may operate outside of the boundaries, so please be aware.

This work is to follow up on last week's investigation into a potential water main leak. No disruption to building water service is expected at this time.


PSB Power Outage Scheduled for July 15th

The Professional Studies Building will experience a 24-hour power shutoff beginning 6:00 pm Friday, July 15th and last until 6:00 pm Saturday, July 16th. This outage is necessary to accomplish work related to the Pharmacy program renovation within PSB.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

East Campus Water Outage, July 8th

A water outage is scheduled for East Campus the morning of July 8th. The shutoff will begin at 6:30 am and may last until noon. 

EBL, SSB, and the Library will be affected by the outage; however, there is a possibility other buildings on East Campus will be affected.

This shutoff is to investigate a potential leak in the water main under Alumni Drive. During this time the east-bound lane of Alumni Drive will be closed near East Campus Central Lot (see the map below). Flaggers will be present to facilitate traffic flow.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

June 20-30 Paving Work at Intersection of West Campus Drive and Seawolf Drive

Starting 7:00 am Wednesday, June 29th and ending the evening of Thursday, June 30th GMG Paving will be conducting repairs on the intersection of West Campus Drive and Seawolf Drive. Barricades and signage will be present to indicate a different traffic pattern.

During this time repairs to manholes along Mallard Lane will be occurring. Mallard Lane will not be closed due to this work; however, flaggers will be present to assist with traffic flow.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Engineering Building Atrium Closed, May 9 to Fall 2016

Beginning Monday, May 9th the atrium of the Engineering Building will be closed for renovation. The atrium will remain closed through the summer and will reopen for the fall semester.

The spine will remain open and people must utilize the stairwell and elevator in the spine tower to transfer between floors. Signage will be placed in the area to direct people.