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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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Monday, April 16, 2018

Campus road closures for Alaska Heart Run on April 21

The 2018 Alaska Heart Run will race across UAA’s campus this Saturday, April 21. Surrounding roads (listed below) will be closed from 9 a.m.–11 a.m.
  • Health Drive
  • Elmore Road
  • University Drive
  • Providence Drive
  • Alumni Loop
For more information, go to AlaskaHeartRun.Org.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

2018 Summer Construction and Heavy Maintenance Map

The 2018 Summer Construction and Heavy Maintenance Activities map has been released. The map will be updated as needed over the summer. Project-specific notifications will be posted separately.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

[UPDATED] Tree Clearing April 7-8 at Alumni and Providence

Beginning Saturday, April 7 tree clearing activity will occur in the wooded area at the north-west corner of intersection at Alumni Drive and Providence Drive (see map below). This activity is expected to last through the weekend

The right-hand lane of Alumni Drive - closest to the activity - will be closed during this time. The campus community is encouraged to exit east campus at UAA Drive. Pedestrians should be attentive to potential detours.

The tree clearing is associated with a Municipality of Anchorage project to expand the bus stop next to the Library Plaza and improve pedestrian flow in the area.


Map depicting area of tree clearing near the intersection of Alumni and Providence Drive

Monday, February 5, 2018

ENSTAR Work Near the East Parking Lot

Beginning early February and continuing for several weeks, ENSTAR will be replacing gas pipes near the East Parking Lot (AKA Arts Lot). ENSTAR will be staging equipment in the corner of the parking lot. The bulk of their activity will be along the utility easement that runs across the undeveloped portion of UAA's property. ENSTAR activity will include tree clearing, boring, and trenching in various segments. Please use caution if you frequent the trails in this area.


Friday, October 6, 2017

ENSTAR Activites Along Providence Drive, Pathway Impacts

Starting Monday, October 9 and continuing through Saturday, October 14 ENSTAR Natural Gas will be conducting work on the north-side of Providence Drive. This work will impact the multi-use pathway. See the maps below for areas of impact and detour routes.

Please be aware of construction personnel and equipment operating in and around these areas.



Monday, September 11, 2017

Central Garage Closure, September 15-26

Starting Friday, September 15 and continuing through Tuesday, September 26, the Central Garage will be closed to all parking. This closure is to facilitate repairs to drain lines within the garage. This past winter the drains frequently backed up, creating large areas of ice. This resulted in unsafe conditions for vehicles and pedestrians. These repairs will address this issue. The East Garage and Engineering Garage will continue to be available during this time, as will the surface lot in front of Central Garage.

Thank you for your understanding.
For questions, please call Parking Services: 786-1119


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Update Regarding Municipality's UAA Drive Sidewalk Project

This summer the Municipality of Anchorage began a project to add a sidewalk along the west-side of UAA Drive. The sidewalk runs from Mallard Lane to the existing sidewalk next to ECB. The Municipality intended to have the project completed before the start of the semester. They were unable to meet that goal. UAA Facilities has received numerous inquiries about the schedule of this project and when the traffic diversion on UAA Drive will end.

As of 9/5/17 the Municipality reported some rework required on the sidewalk that was installed last week. They expect to address the issue this week, with the intention of returning to the normal traffic pattern by the week of September 11. The work is weather dependent, so there is a chance their schedule will push out again.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

City and Utility Project Updates, Traffic Impacts for First Week of Classes

There are currently several on-going projects from the city and local utilities that will impact traffic around campus for the first week of the semester. The work is weather dependent, so specific dates cannot be provided.

ML&P work in Providence Drive: the right-hand westbound lane from Spirit Dr. to Seawolf Dr. will continue to be closed into the week of the 28th. The right-hand eastbound lane from Spirit Dr. to UAA Dr. will be closed until the middle of the week of the 28th.

Municipality of Anchorage sidewalk addition on UAA Drive: MOA does not expect to complete their concrete work before Monday. Lane restrictions around this project will cause significant traffic impacts for southbound traffic and those accessing Alumni Drive from UAA Drive.

ML&P work at 36th and Old Seward: this intersection will experience a full closure this weekend. The intersection will reopen early Monday. Intermittent lane closures will persist during weekdays.

Monday, August 21, 2017

ML&P Work Update: Single-lane, East-bound closure

Municipal Light and Power expects the west-bound closure of Providence Drive between Seawolf Drive and Spirit Drive to conclude prior to Saturday, August 26. ML&P could not provide an exact date, as much of the remaining work is weather dependent.

As soon as the west-bound lanes are open, ML&P will be conducting a single-lane closure of east-bound Providence Drive between Spirit Drive and UAA Drive. See the map below. This is not a complete closure of east-bound traffic. This single-lane closure is expected to last 7 days.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

UPDATED ML&P Work Update: Closure Shifting West, Impacts to Seawolf Dr. Intersection

On Wednesday, August 16, Municipal Light and Power's closure of west-bound lanes of Providence Drive will shift. The closure will be between Seawolf Drive and Spirit Drive. East-bound lanes will be accessible.

On Saturday, August 19, ML&P's work will extend into the Seawolf Drive intersection. This will temporarily block access to campus via Seawolf Drive. Access will be maintained via Spirit Drive. This closure is expected to last several days.