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This Week's Construction News

Update for the week of March 29: preliminary utility work for construction of the Physical Sciences Building continues in the West Experiment Station/Goessmann/LGRC area; a temporary delivery route and receiving area for the Du Bois Library has been established (see below); Wilder land- and hard-scape construction resumes on Monday; selective interior demolition is on-going at the South College Academic Facility; 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); 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 as of Friday, March 20.

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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