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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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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.


Monday, May 2, 2016

SU Service Lot Seal-coating May 7-8; Impacts to Spirit Drive

On Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th, the intersection of Spirit Drive next to the ANSEP building will be closed. This is to conduct seal-coating activities in the intersection and the service lot behind the Student Union.

Access to South Lot, the Engineering & Industry Building, the Student Union, and the Bookstore will be maintained via Seawolf Drive. Pedestrian access to ANSEP will be maintained.


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Alumni Drive Closure, 3/25 to 3/26

Alumni Drive between UAA Drive and the driveway to EBL will be closed from 7:00 am Friday, March 25th to the evening of Saturday, March 26th. EBL, East Campus Central Lot, and Central Garage will be accessible from the east during this time.

This work is to conduct repairs to the road surface.


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.