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This Week's Construction News

Update for the week of December 14: the new Lot 62 in front of French Hall is officially open; preliminary utility work associated with the South College renovation and addition project is on-going in the Goodell/Hicks Way/South College area, including a closure of a portion of Hicks Way (see below) ; land- and hardscape restoration continues on the west side of Wilder Hall; power will be interrupted at the Du Bois Library, 8 a.m. to noon, each day this week; and work continues at the new Champions Center site on Commonwealth Avenue south of the Mullins Center (see the Champions Center project page for details)... [more]

A Portion of Hicks Way Closed to Thru Traffic 

The contractor currently performing utility work in the Hicks Way/South College area of campus has closed a portion of Hicks Way. 

See map, right.  Vehicle access to Thompson Lot 64 and the Student Union is being maintained via a temporary route on Grinnell Road.  Vehicle access to all other southerly destinations, including the Du Bois Library loading dock, Goodell and the Old Chapel, are being maintained via Hicks Way.

Detour signs are posted and police will direct traffic.

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

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