A sidewalk from Frank Mayborn Telecommunications building (Bldg. 109) to the Oveta Culp Hobby Library (Bldg. 102) is now open for use during Phase IV of the mall renovations.
The portion of Academic Dr. in front of Morton Hall (Bldg. 120), Student Services (Bldg. 119) and Systems Services (Bldg. 111) – from Bell Tower Dr. south to the Anderson Campus Center) has been temporarily reduced to one lane. Anyone entering campus using the Bell Tower Dr. exit may use Residence Dr. through the former married student housing to access the parking lot behind Bldg. 120, 119 and 111 and avoid the partial road closure. If using Academic Dr., drivers should expect delays.
On Friday, August 3, a large crane requiring seven haul-off trucks to rig the crane will be in use to lift a B101 chiller and packaged plant at the Career and Technology Education Center (Bldgs. 101 and 118). The first three rows of parking lot C at Bldg. 101 and parking lot D serving Bldg. 118 and Bldg. 150 will be barricaded early that morning to accommodate the trucks. Flaggers will be on hand to direct traffic in the area during the loading and unloading. Also Bldg. 101 will be vacated during this time. the project is expected to take two hours and should be completed that afternoon.
On Friday, August 3, patching of parking lots F1 and F2, which serve Bldgs. 120, 119 and 111, will begin. Portions of these lots will be blocked off during the repair work. Drivers are asked to please be mindful of construction workers/vehicles in the area.
On Friday, August 3, a power outage is tentatively scheduled from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. for the the west and east wings of the Academic building (Bldg. 104) to tie in new equipment on the mechanical pad to the existing switch gear.
On Friday, August 3, power will be cut off to both east and west wings of the Academic building (Bldg. 104) to tie in new equipment on the mechanical pad to the existing switch gear.
On Sunday, August 5, electrical power and the HVAC system will be cut off in the Science Center (Bldg. 150) and the Technology Center/Mayborn Science Theater (bldg. 152) for installation of new mechanical equipment. The project will start at 6 a.m. and is expected to be completed by 10 p.m. that same day.
Overall Campus Infrastructure:
A 20-month Campus Utility Infrastructure and Renovation Plan (Phase II) began in the fall 2017 and includes heating/cooling/sewer/fiber improvements to various buildings.
- As of May 7, temporary fencing was place in the campus mall area closing the fountain area between the library (Bldg. 102) and Student Center (Bldg. 106) to allow for the demolition of concrete in front of the library and around the fountain.
- The general walking area will then be restricted. The covered walkway immediately in front of the library will be open in both directions (east and west).
- On the south side of the Student Center (Bldg. 106), there is a limited access or walkway. Students and employees should exit or enter the Student Center on the other side of the building from the courtyard area facing the Anderson Campus Center (Bldg. 156). This phase of the renovation plan is scheduled to be completed in August 2018.