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Construction Updates

Pardon our dust! To keep up with a growing campus and an ongoing improvement plan, ARC has several projects in the works to make life at ARC better in the future.

Here are construction-related updates:

  1. Sections of road, sidewalk, and parking lot will be closed in parking lot B as a new fire hydrant and data lines will be installed for the new Computer Math Complex (CMC) buildings.
  2. The District is upgrading parking ticket machines on all colleges, including ARC. The new machines will allow students and visitors to pay with credit card, an option that will surely be welcomed. The project will involve construction work, as the current machines will need to taken off-line and removed, then the new machines will be installed. That work will be done in phases. Signage will be placed on machines when they are off-line (like current practice) and people will be directed to other permit machines. Phase 1 work at ARC began in late October with work ongoing throughout the fall. Some factors (such as weather) might impact project completion.
  3. On November weekends, a vendor will be restriping all noted handicap stalls to meet current code. The paint dries within 20 minutes and the only area that may need to be blocked off is the parking lot by the campus police. The work is tentatively scheduled for 11/11 & 11/12, 11/18 & 11/19, and 11/25 & 11/26. Each day's work should be completed within 2 hours.

Current Projects

Liberal Arts Modification, Phase I - Temporary Facilities (May-December 2017)
Temporary buildings have been placed on campus in parking lot B as part of the Liberal Arts modernization project. The buildings - to be called the Computer Math Complex or CMC - are under construction and scheduled for completion in December to begin holding class Spring 2018. These temporary buildings are expected to remain on campus for three years as the new STEM facility is built.

Arcade Creek Bridge (Fall 2017-September 2018)
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 will be lost; the perimeter road and Jo Smith Nature Trail will both be inaccessible. The contractor is expected to begin work in early October on this project.

New Water Well (June-December 2017)
A new well is being installed east of the soccer field. Infrastructure is being put in place to support a camera and emergency phone at the trailhead. Once completed, the current south well will be decommissioned. Substantial completion is expected by early December.

Monument Sign at NW Corner (TBA)
A monument sign will replace shrubbery in the northwest corner in parking lot D. Approximately 10 parking spots will be temporarily lost during construction. This project is ready for bid but has been put on hold to possibly add an additional sign to the project on the southwest corner of campus.

Liberal Arts Replacement Infrastructure/STEM (March 2018-Fall 2019)
Demolition of the Liberal Arts will begin in March 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.

Completed Projects

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.

Main Storm Drain Extension Around Soccer Stadium (June-October 2017)
A new storm drain was installed to help alleviate flooding and rain water run-off. This project was run concurrently with the asphalt work.


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