Excavation work to begin April 21 for new systems

Extensive excavation work will begin April 21 to upgrade the heating and cooling system on campus. The work will affect some parking lots, roadways and sidewalks, and fences will be erected in various areas as a safety precaution.

A PDF showing the project areas and where fences will be located is available by clicking here.

Areas of special note include:

  • The F/S 12 parking lot between ShipRec and Heiges Field House will be closed on or around April 28 through commencement. No vehicular traffic will be allowed in that area. Pedestrian access will be available between the Luhrs Performing Arts Center and Heiges but could be affected at times.

  • The sidewalk on the Mathematics and Computing Technologies Center side of Grove Hall will be closed starting on or around April 21. Pedestrians are asked to take the sidewalk along Lancaster Drive and follow the library access drive to access that portion of campus. The main Grove Hall exit on the MCT side of the building will be for emergency exit only since the sidewalk at the bottom of the stairs will be affected. Everyone is asked to use other exits from Grove Hall.

  • Work in the MCT/Wright Hall area will start on or around April 21. Access to the main doors to MCT/Dauphin Humanities Center on the Wright Hall side will remain open but the sidewalk will stop at that point. Access between the buildings will be available closer to the Wright Hall side. The handicap parking lot at Dauphin will remain open through commencement but will then close.
  • The parking area and sidewalk near Reed Operations Center will close on or around April 28 and remain closed through commencement.

The contractor will fence off the areas under construction and provide detours for any impacted walkways or roads. Everyone is is asked to be alert while in those areas.