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This Week's Construction News

Update for the week of July 26: the Orchard Hill/Worcester DC footpath is closed this week for utility work; a portion of Thatcher Road at the LSL will be closed and traffic detoured through Lot 63 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday to accommodate a large crane in the area; a site fence is up and detours are in place for construction of the Design Building on North Pleasant Street (see below); renovations have begun on the Old Chapel; work continues on the parking lot solar canopies at the Robsham Visitor's Center; 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; a temporary delivery route and receiving area for the Du Bois Library is on-going; renovation and utility work continues at the South College Academic Facility (see the SCAF project page for details); and finishing 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)... [more]

Design Building Project Site Fence Up, Access To Southerly Portion Of Stockbridge Road Closed

The Design Building construction area on North Pleasant Street has transitioned to active status requiring the closure of a south/easterly section of Stockbridge Road to through traffic.

See map.  Non-construction vehicle access to Stockbridge Road from Thatcher Road is now restricted to deliveries being made to Fernald Hall or the Studio Arts Building.  Vehicle access to Parking Lots 62 (adjacent to the north side of the construction site) and 63 (on the west side of Fernald Hall) should now be made via the Franklin Dining Commons lot.  Also note designated pedestrian pathways in the area and the closure of a portion of sidewalk on the east side of North Pleasant Street.

Questions about the Design Building project should be directed to the UMass Design & Construction Management capital project manager, Burt Ewart, at 7-0128 or; parking questions should be directed to Parking Services, (413) 577-PARK. 

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