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DIRT ALERT: Construction progressing

August 24, 2010


Melody mailThe rubble in place of the presidential stoop has yet to keep UPS from doing their job, or Melody Bierman from smiling, as evidenced when she picked up her mail Monday morning.

The construction is proceeding as well as expected, according to Physical Plant Director Michael Brady.

As of Tuesday, the demolition phase in front of the chapel and library is complete, with construction of the newly placed sidewalk on the south side of the chapel starting shortly. Crews are now in the process of rebuilding this area, and will start by pouring footings for the library steps and seat wall in the circle in front of the chapel, creating an inviting space for pedestrians. Soon you will notice that sidewalks in that area are making an appearance. The next step will be the removal of the sidewalk from the chapel to Smith parking lot: the final phase of demolition.

Keep in mind that College Street is now one way, and traffic should be traveling southbound only.

If it seems as though these improvements have come at the expense of the beautification of other areas of campus, rest assured that the redirection of resources is temporary.

Physical Plant appreciates everyone’s patience and cooperation during this construction; if you have any questions or concerns please call the Physical Plant at ext. 2200.