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This Week's Construction News

Update for the week of July 27: the Southwest Electrical Upgrade Project is still in process, with Mass Ave eastbound occasionally being reduced to a single lane and some restrictions continuing in the Southwest horseshoe; Physical Plant will be continuing its annual hydrant flushing this week at various locations around campus; work continues this week in the Marston/Gunness/Marcus area on a steam utility project; turf at McGuirk Stadium is being replaced; the Science and Engineering Library at the GRC Lowrise is now closed for the summer (see notice below); the Campus Center/Blue Wall renovations are on-going; work continues at the new Champions Center site on Commonwealth Avenue south of the Mullins Center (see the Champions Center project page for details and a new web cam); and construction continues on upgrades to McGuirk Alumni Stadium (see the McGuirk Alumni Stadium project page for details)... [more]

From UMass Amherst Libraries

Science and Engineering Library Closes for Renovations May 9 - August 30

The Science and Engineering Library (SEL) in Lederle Graduate Research Center Lowrise at UMass Amherst will close from May 9, 2014, to August 30, 2014, for a window replacement project. Books housed in SEL may be requested online ( through WorldCat Local (UMA WorldCat) or the Five College Catalog, and picked up at the Circulation Desk in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. Books may be returned to the book drop outside the door at the Science and Engineering Library or at the Du Bois Library. The main phone number, 413-545-1370, will be forwarded to SEL staff members, who will be temporarily re-located to the Du Bois Library.

For more information, contact Maxine Schmidt, Head, Science and Engineering Library,, 413-545-6739.

Questions about the window replacement project should be directed to the Design & Construction Management project manager, Gail Kenny, at 7-1716 or

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