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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Health Campus Pedestrian Bridge Construction, Part 1

On Friday, August 1 Neeser Construction will be mobilizing near the Health Sciences Building for construction of the Health Campus Pedestrian Bridge. This is a new spine connection between the Engineering & Industry Building (under construction) and HSB. The area impacted is denoted by the blue line in the image below.

Due to this activity, the north entrance to HSB will be closed through the duration of the project. Additionally, the sidewalk along Providence Drive next to HSB will be closed. Pedestrians should use the sidewalk on the north side of Providence Dr.

At this phase of the project there are no intended impacts to parking. As we approach Winter Break there will be an additional, temporary loss of parking in South Lot (adjacent to Wells Fargo Sport Complex, Student Union, and EIB construction site). This will be to assemble the spine structure, which will be erected over Providence Dr. during the Winter Break. More details on this to follow.

Please be aware of construction personnel and heavy equipment in and around the job site. Over the next several weeks there will be intermittent single-lane closures, mostly in the east-bound lane.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Alumni Loop Closure and Cooling Shutdown 8/4 to 8/7

Building cooling to Engineering, Natural Sciences, Library, Arts, and Admin will be shutdown Monday evening (8/4) thru Thursday (8/7). This is to conduct repair work on existing storm drain lines at Alumni and UAA Drive. Cooling shutdown is necessary because cooling well discharge is dumped into the storm drain system for disposal.

As noted in the image below, Alumni Loop will experience a partial closure Tuesday (8/5) thru Thursday (8/7). This is necessary to access the repair locations for the storm drain. Central Lot and Garage will remain accessible during this period.

All dates are subject to change as this work is weather dependent. Facilities will keep you informed of any changes.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Spine closure between SSB and NSB on July 29

The Spine between the Social Sciences Building and Natural Sciences Building will be closed for access on Tuesday, July 29 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. This closure is for for the filming of a GCI commercial advertising upcoming UAA events.

The upper levels of the Central Garage can be accessed from ground-level via the stairwells on the east and west side of the building. Handicap access to the upper levels will be allowed as necessary.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Northern Lights and UAA Dr. Intersection Closure, July 25-28

Northern Lights Boulevard will be closed between Lake Otis Parkway and Bragaw Street from 8 a.m. Friday, July 25, until Monday, July 28. Please follow construction signs for detour routes.

  • Be alert to lane restrictions on Northern Lights Boulevard at UAA Drive on Sundays, from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Please watch for construction workers on the shoulder and use caution when traveling through the construction area.

The Alaska Department of Transportation is working to reconstruct the intersection of Northern Lights Boulevard and UAA Drive. Work includes widening UAA drive to add an additional turn lane, constructing an additional receive lane, relocating the Goose Park access road and installing new traffic signal system, sidewalk, bus stop illumination, signage and marking. This project is scheduled to be complete by the end of October 2014.

For more information, call DOT at (907) 770-2612 or visit

Monday, July 14, 2014

Outage: Cooling Wells on East Campus

The cooling wells for all east campus facilities have been disabled. This outage is to address a break in the storm drain that is currently flooding repair work on the heating line to Engineering. The discharge from the cooling wells travels through the storm drain toward Engineering.

Crews are working diligently on the repairs and cooling will be restored as soon as possible.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Limited Access to East Campus Central Lot and Central Garage

Due to immediate maintenance needs the East Campus Central Lot (next to NSB and SSB) and Central Garage will have limited access for approximately the next two weeks. Please utilize the Library parking lot during this time. 

More information will be provided as it is available.