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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Soil Drilling Work Around Prov/Alumni Drive Bus Stop, December 2nd

On Wednesday, December 2nd, and potentially continuing for the remainder of the week, the Municipality of Anchorage will be conducting soil drilling activities in the area around the bus stop at Providence Drive and Alumni Drive. Please be aware of equipment and construction personnel operating in this area.

This work is part of a Municipal transit project to upgrade the bus stop and improve pedestrian safety.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

West Campus Water Outage, 10/3

During the morning of Saturday, October 3rd, West Campus will experience a water outage. This is to correct a leak on the main water service line to Eugene Short Hall. This outage is expected to run from 7:00 am to noon.

The following buildings will be affected:

  • Eugene Short Hall
  • Wendy Williamson Auditorium
  • Professional Studies Building
  • Sally Monserud Hall
  • Beatrice McDonald Hall
  • Auto Diesel Technology
  • Gordon Hartlieb Hall
  • Lucy Cuddy Hall

Thursday, September 24, 2015

CPISB Boiler shutdown, 9/24 to 9/27

From Thursday, September 24th to Sunday, September 27th the boilers that heat the ConocoPhillips Integrated Sciences Building will be offline for repair. Facilities personnel have reviewed the weather forecast and determined that it is safe to proceed with repairs to piping. Outdoor temperatures will make the building cold, but should not cause any freezing.

Building fans will be managed in a way to retain as much heat as possible; however, labs require several air changes per hour. Electric heaters will be used in critical areas where electrical circuits allow.

This activity will impact the comfort of building occupants. We strongly encourage students, faculty, and staff in the CPISB to dress warmly.

We apologize for any inconvenience. These repairs must be completed before winter.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Providence Dr. and UAA Dr. Intersection Full Closure, 8/29-8/30

During the weekend of August 29th and 30th the Municipality of Anchorage's Street Maintenance division will be conducting a full closure of the Providence Drive and UAA Drive intersection. The closure will be in effect from 6:00 am Saturday to 6:00 pm Sunday. This closure is to repave the road surface.

Alumni Drive will be accessible from the northern portion of UAA Drive for local campus traffic. The map below displays the detour routes for UMED District traffic.

For questions or comments, please contact Municipal Street Maintenance: 343-8277.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tree Clearing Around South Lot, 8/13

On Thursday, August 13th Gage Tree Service will be cleaning up the wooded areas on the west and south sides of South Lot. To accommodate this activity there will be limited parking in this lot for the day. Everyone is encouraged to park elsewhere.

Friday, July 31, 2015

UAA Drive Full Closure, August 8 & 9 and August 15 & 16

UAA Drive will experience a full-closure the weekends of August 8 & 9 and August 15 & 16. These closures are necessary for Neeser Construction to safely connect Mallard Lane to UAA Drive.

UAA Drive will be closed from south of Widgeon Lane to Alumni Drive (map below). The closures will be in effect between 8:00 p.m. Friday and 6:00 a.m. Monday for both weekends. The work will entail:

  • August 8 & 9: installation of a storm drain across UAA Drive and Mallard Lane and construction of medians
  • August 15 & 16: paving work around the UAA Drive and Mallard Lane intersection
The project team discussed trying to accomplish this work through individual lane closures; however, this would be impractical because of the nature of the work. Condensing the work to these two weekends allows Neeser to complete the work quickly and safely before the fall semester begins. 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Providence Drive Single-lane Closures, 7/29-8/1

Starting Wednesday, July 29th and going until Saturday, August 1st, Providence Drive will experience single lane closures between Seawolf Drive and Spirit Drive. This will specifically impact the west-bound lane closest to the median. The closures will not be in effect during the morning and evening rush hours.

This set of closures is to complete landscaping work in the median and is related to the Health Campus Pedestrian Bridge work.

Friday, July 24, 2015

1901 Bragaw Cooling Unit Work 7/28 to 8/28

Work to replace the rooftop condensing unit at 1901 Bragaw will start Tuesday, July 28th. This work is expected to last 4-weeks and will impact cooling to the building during this time. The project team will work to improve the time frame. The major milestones for this project are currently as follows:
  • 7/28 - 7/31: Electrical/mechanical demo of the old condensing unit.
  • 7/31: Crane lifts old unit off the roof. The new unit is staged in the parking lot for prep-work.
  • 8/3 - 8/10: New structural steel/rooftop stands for the new unit are installed.
  • 8/11: Crane lifts the new unit onto the roof.
  • 8/11 - 8/28: The new unit is tied into the building's systems.
Please pay attention to all safety flagging. We anticipate the days when the crane is onsite to only be 1/2 days, but during those periods the crane will be blocking the south entrance. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Electrical Work at West Campus 7/17/15

On Friday, July 17th, contractors will be reconnecting the Wells Fargo Sports Complex to the campus electrical system. This is a follow up to work conducted on July 10th.

While we do not anticipate any impacts to your respective facilities, we will have crews on standby to respond if there is a loss of power.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Engineering Building Closed for Renovation Beginning July 20

Beginning Monday, July 20th the Engineering Building will be closed for renovation. This work is expected to last 1 year with the building intended to return to service in Fall 2016.

As previously announced, this closure will include the atrium of the Engineering Building; however, we plan to reopen the atrium stairwell prior to the start of the semester.

Pedestrian flow will be impacted by this work. All pedestrian movement from east and west campus must use the spine to cross UAA Drive. The door into Engineering from the UAA Drive crosswalk will be closed during the renovation.

Ample signage will be placed in the area to direct people.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

UPDATED: Single-lane Closure of Alumni Drive 7/9, Cooling Disruption for East Campus

UPDATE:Cooling for Engineering, Natural Sciences Library, Admin, and Arts will be impacted during this time. These buildings are cooled via wells, and the discharge flows through the storm drain lines.

On Friday, July 9th there will be a partial closure of Alumni Drive between East Campus Central Lot and Library NW Lot. Traffic will be restricted to one lane. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic around the impacted area.

This work is to re-line damaged storm drains within East Campus Central Lot, and is related to the prior storm drain work in the area.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

UPDATED: Electrical Work at West Campus 7/10/15

This work has been rescheduled to Friday, July 10th.

On Thursday, July 9th, Friday, July 10th, contractors will be conducting work on the electrical cabinet that serves West Campus. The work is required to isolate the Wells Fargo Sports Complex so new cabling can be installed.

A plan has been developed with the design team, the contractor, and ML&P that will enable the work to occur while maintaining power to the rest of West Campus. While a disruption of power is unlikely we will have a team on stand by to address any outage.

The following buildings are in the affected area:
  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Auto Diesel Technology
  • Beatrice McDonald Hall
  • Bookstore
  • Cuddy Hall
  • Eugene Short Hall
  • Gordan Hartlieb Hall
  • Professional Studies Building
  • Rasmuson Hall
  • Sally Monserud Hall
  • Student Union
  • Wendy Williamson Auditorium
This work is related to the renovation of the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Update: Alumni Drive Closure Extended to 6/30, Impact to East Campus Cooling

The current closure of Alumni Drive has been extended to 6/30.

Last week crews began excavations to replace corroded storm drain pipe.

During much of this time cooling to Engineering, NSB, SSB, Library, Admin, and Arts will be offline. These buildings are cooled with ground water pumped via wells. The discharge from these wells flows into the storm drains and is currently flooding the trench in East Campus Central Lot

Monday, June 15, 2015

Alumni Drive Closure from 6/16 to 6/24

Beginning on or about Tuesday, 6/16, and continuing through Wednesday, 6/24, Alumni Drive will be closed between East Campus Central Lot/EBL and Library NW Lot (see map below).

This closure will coincide with excavation work in East Campus Central Lot. This will is to replace storm drain pipe that is badly corroded. Access to East Campus Central Lot and Central Garage will be maintained.

Following the excavation there will be intermittent single-lane closures of Alumni Drive as additional repairs are conducted.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Closure of Mallard Lane, June 10 to Fall 2015

Beginning Wednesday, June 10th Mallard Lane will be closed for construction.

In late 2014, the Neeser Construction to installed a temporary roadway for use by the University, local residents, the Anchorage School District, and the public. This closure will allow the contractor to construct the permanent roadway.

We expect the work to be completed and the road to reopen by the Fall semester.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Bragaw Office Complex Parking Lot Improvements

On Monday, June 8th a project to substantially improve the parking lots will begin at the Bragaw Office Complex. This work will include improved drainage; new asphalt, curbs, and striping; new planters; and, enhanced lightning.

The work will be phased to minimize the impact to available parking. See the map below for the current date ranges for closing the different lots.

ADA and pedestrian traffic will be maintained through all phases. On-site signage will direct people around the construction activities.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Providence Drive Full Closure, June 20 and 21

On June 20 and 21 Providence Drive will experience a full closure between 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 remove scaffolding around the Health Campus Pedestrian Bridge.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Engineering Building Closed for Renovation, July 2015 to Fall 2016

Beginning mid-July the Engineering Building will be closed for renovation. The work is expected to take approximately 1 year, with the building intended to return to service Fall 2016.

The building closure will impact pedestrian flow between east and west campus. The atrium of the Engineering Building will be inaccessible. This will effectively remove the UAA Drive crosswalk as an option for east-west campus flow. The spine will remain open and people must utilize the stairwell and elevator in the spine to cross UAA Drive. Ample signage will be placed in the area to direct people.

Additional details will be posted as we near the closure.

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.