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Campus Impact Notices

Campus Impact Notices

Campus Impact Notices (CIN) are emailed directly to our CIN distrbution list. If you wish to be included on our distribution list, please email us with the subject line "subscribe to construction impact notices" and include your NETID in the body of the email. We do not rent or share this list with any other company or organization, and you can unsubscribe at any time by emailing FSCCommunications@umass.edu with the subject line "unsubscribe from construction impact notices".

Current Notices

Partial Closure of Fearing Street Starting July 15

Starting Monday, July 15, a portion of Fearing St. between the intersection with Sunset  Ave. and the University Drive rotary will be closed to through traffic due to repairs to the water main system near Patterson Hall. Access to Southwest residence halls will be available during the closure via the University Drive rotary. The closure will last approximately 2 weeks.

Please contact Facilities Management’s utilities section head, Tom Fydenkevez, with any questions or concerns about this project. 


Test Pit Activity on North End of Campus

From Monday, 7/8 through roughly Monday 7/22 (depending on weather), test pits for the North Energy Exchange Center project will be dug in two areas on campus (shown as the yellow shaded areas on the below map)

•    South of Paige Lab to west of the Engineering Shops Building – traffic flow will be reduced on Natural Resources Road, with impacts to parking in Lot 65. 
•    North Chiller Plant to Lot 31/Governor’s Drive– traffic flow will be reduced on Governor’s Drive and North Service Road, with impacts to parking in Lots 31 and 45.

Signs will be posted to direct pedestrians, and police will redirect traffic on any impacted roadways and lots. Notices will also be sent to parking permit holders in the affected lots. 

Project Manager: Ted Mendoza


Lot 45 Access

Beginning June 17, 2024, construction fence will be installed at Lot 45 adjacent to the North Chiller Plant.  Some parking spaces and meters will be unavailable, and the traffic pattern will be adjusted with appropriate signage.  Work will continue through November 2024.

Please note these changes when walking or driving in this area.

Project Manager:  Sean Milligan

New Sustainable Engineering Lab
Starting May 20, 2024, the site utility work will start towards construction of the new Sustainable Engineering Lab (SEL) Building.  Fencing will be in the area of Knowles, Paige, Stockbridge, Goesmann, and Marcus.  

The site work will continue to September, after which the site will remain fenced off and the building construction will commence. Completion is anticipated Fall 2026

Project Manager: Blair Nahm

Hatch Laboratory Demolition
Hatch Laboratory at 40 Holdsworth Way will be demolished during June-July 2024. This will be done concurrently with the Summer Site Utility work for the new SEL Building. Expect noise and dust from equipment and dump trailers leaving the site loaded with demo debris.  Dust mitigation will be utilized to minimize the impact to the area.

Project Manager: Blair Nahm

Lot 50 at John Adams closed for summer
Parking lot 50 at John Adams, John Q Adams and Patterson will be closed for the summer to be used as a contractor laydown area for four projects in the adjacent area.

Project Managers: Richard Ahlstrom, Bill Lizotte, Cleve Carrens

Student Union Exterior Work
Work will happen on the Student Union exterior between June 24 and August 30, 2024.  Scaffolding will be in place to enable access.  Please be cautious when entering and exiting the building.

Project Manager: Cleve Carrens

New School of Public Health Addition Underway
Construction of the new School of Public Health addition to Totman began April 29, 2024.  As of May 20, the parking lot will close to make way for the work.

Project is slated for completion Winter 2025.

Project Contact: Nick Macy


UMass Pavillion Work Starts
Construction and site preparation have begun for the new UMass Pavillion.  The site is to the north of Orchard Hill and Lot 49.

Residents in the area should expect frequent truck traffic on Orchard Hill Drive, especially through Lot 49 where they access the site.

Work is expected to be complete in mid-September.

Project Contact: Kim Jaworski-Bruschi