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This Week's Construction News

Update for the week of April 12: East Pleasant Street at Eastman Lane is reduced to one lane of alternating traffic each day this week, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for electrical conduit construction; work is under way on the north side of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library to create a "Class of '55" garden in the area; construction in the basement of the Student Union to replace air handlers is underway; preliminary utility work for construction of the Physical Sciences Building continues in the West Experiment Station/Goessmann/LGRC area, with trees in the construction zone being moved to various locations around campus this week (see the PSB project page for details); a temporary delivery route and receiving area for the Du Bois Library has been established (see below); Wilder land- and hard-scape construction in on-going; selective interior demolition continues at the South College Academic Facility (see the SCAF project page for details); and work goes on at the new John Francis Kennedy Champions Center site on Commonwealth Avenue south of the Mullins Center (see the Champions Center project page for details); and you can listen to this week's PSA on WMUA here... [more]

Temporary Delivery Route To East Side Of Du Bois

Contractors for the South College Academic Facility have established a temporary route for deliveries to the Du Bois Library via the Haigis Mall.

See map.  The temporary delivery route runs from the northwest corner of President's Drive at the Haigis Mall along the east sides of Herter Hall, Memorial Hall and the Old Chapel.  A temporary, fenced delivery area has been established on the east side of Du Bois Library.  The temporary route and delivery area will be in place until construction of a new loading dock facility is completed in connection with the South College Academic Facility in December, 2015.  While the new loading dock should be operational at that time, construction of the entire South College Academic Facility will continue through November, 2016.

Questions about this project should be directed to the UMass Design & Construction Management project manager, Henry Merriman, at or 413-577-1722.

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