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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, April 29, 2014

Spirit Way Closed to Through Traffic for Summer

Starting May 5th the section of Spirit Way between the Bookstore and the construction site for the Engineering & Industry Building will be closed for the summer. The GSS and SU loading areas will be accessible from Providence Drive via the eastern section of Spirit.

There will be a small expansion of the site in mid-July to complete work on the sewage line (delineate by the dashed red line).

During construction of the Health Campus Pedestrian Bridge additional parking spaces will be temporarily removed from service this Fall. Additional information for this will be announced closer to the start of Fall semester.

Fire System Inspections

It is time again for the annual fire system inspections. Two companies will be involved: Taylor Fire Protection, who will be inspecting the sprinklers (and suppression), and Engineered Fire Systems, who will be inspecting the detection systems.  They will be working independently on separate schedules (except for CPISB).

Both companies will be working from early May through June.

The inspection technicians will be accessing every area of the building briefly for assessment. Testing of the audible devices will be done during unoccupied hours; however, there is a chance the audible devices may be unintentionally sounded. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Sternberg.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Summer Construction Activities

As Alaskans know, with summer comes construction. UAA will have several projects occurring across campus.
The following map summarizes the major activities:

Highlights include:

  • Completion of the Alaska Airlines Center
    • Includes the opening of Health Dr. and closing off Sharon Gagnon at Elmore. 
  • Foundation work for the Health Campus Pedestrian Bridge
    • Expect single lane closures along Providence Dr. between Seawolf and Spirit.
  • The section of Spirit Way between the Bookstore and the construction site for the Engineering & Industry Building will be closed for summer. 
    • The GSS loading dock will be accessible via the eastern section of Spirit from Providence. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

DOT: UAA Dr. & Northern Lights Blvd. Intersection Improvements

The Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT) is starting up a project to improve the traffic flow for the UAA Dr. & Northern Lights Blvd. intersection. This project will add an additional southbound turning lane to  westbound Northern Lights and an additional southbound lane on UAA Dr. to Mallard Ln.

The rough project timeline is:
  • Toward the end of the week of April 7th: clearing along the west side of UAA Dr. 
  • Toward the end of April: construction in the roadway begins
  • Toward the end of May: lane closures will begin
  • October: project completion
Any hindrances to traffic flow will be restricted to evenings and weekends. 

This is a DOT project funded by the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program, and not a UAA project. We will do our best to keep the campus community informed as this project progresses.

Click here for DOT's one-page handout on the project.