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Construction Updates

The next phase of construction on the new STEM building is underway. Fencing has been installed in staff parking lot E (see the graphic below; click on the graphic for a PDF version). Trailers and other construction items are being delivered into the fenced area. Crews will extend the current fencing around the old Liberal Arts area in preparation for demolition work.

As a result of the construction work, the parking spaces behind the Learning Resource Center (LRC) near the Boiler Room will not be available. The student drop-off location in front of Davies Hall in Lot E is not available because of construction. Other student drop-off areas include near the Culinary Arts Building and the staff parking lot just south of CDC West. In addition, the walkways between Davies Hall and the LRC and the ITC and the old Liberal Arts facilities will be off-limits because of the demolition work.

We know this construction will impact the campus because of the loss of parking spaces as well as walkway changes. We will work hard to mitigate impacts from the situation and we appreciate your patience and understanding.

Satellite image of campus with parking lot information

Construction work is also underway on the pedestrian bridge that will cross Arcade Creek east of the college, connecting to the Jo Smith Nature Trail. Access to the trail is closed and the service road on the perimeter of the college (see below) is closed. Construction is anticipated to be done by October.

Map of campus showing access road closure

Current Projects

Arcade Creek Bridge (July-October)
ARC will provide access to Arcade Creek for construction of the proposed pedestrian bridge project to be owned by Arcade Creek Recreation and Park District. The sewer line that is currently being used as a crossing path will be gated off. Some parking spaces in the stadium lot may be lost; the perimeter service road and Jo Smith Nature Trail will both be inaccessible.

Monument Signs (Late June-October)
Two monument signs will soon be erected at the northwest corner (College Oak & Myrtle) in parking lot D and in the southwest corner (College Oak & Winding) right outside the fence to the Stadium parking. Approximately 10 parking spots will be temporarily lost during construction in parking lot D. 

Liberal Arts Replacement Infrastructure/STEM (March 2018-Fall 2020)
Demolition of the Liberal Arts facilities will begin in summer 2018. There will also be a new hydronic line constructed simultaneously from Fine Arts to the STEM facility. There will be restricted access from the Administration Building and Raef Hall to Student Services, Library, etc. Metal plates will be strategically placed over the trench to allow convenient crossing during construction.

This project will consist of three phases, all overlapping.
Phase 1: Demolition of the Liberal Arts complex
Phase 2: A Hydronic line will be trenched
Phase 3: Construction of the STEM facility

Completed Projects

Computer Math Complex (CMC) (Spring 2018)
The project is complete and all buildings are open.

Football Stadium Scoreboard (September 2017)
A new scoreboard has been installed in Beaver Stadium.

Portable Village (June-August 2017)
The MMLC has been relocated from the Liberal Arts area to Portable Village 604a and 604b. MESA was also relocated to the Portable Village.

Athletics Asphalt Work (June-October 2017)
Over summer and early fall the parking lot behind Adaptive PE and in front of the new soccer stadium was re-asphalted. This project is completed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause and thank you for your patience!