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DIRT ALERT: Campus construction update

September 7, 2010

The main sidewalk between the Smith parking lot and the President’s House is being prepared for new cement.  The actual pouring of cement should happen Tuesday (Sept. 7) if the weather holds out; the pouring the infrastructure for the library steps. 

“It’s like building blocks,” says Physical Plant Director Michael Brady. “You have to place one on top of the other and you cant place the one on top until the one below it dries.” The circle is starting to talk shape, as workers poured the concrete for the inner circle, which is also a seat wall.  The circle’s outer ring will be formed early this week, when the landscaping around Emerson will also begin.

As of last Friday, the demolition of the walks should be finished with the exception of the parking lot behind 609 College Street.  A a new sidewalk that has been poured between Emerson and the Library.

A reminder on the mounds: The Wisconsin State Historical Society requires us to continue to protect the effigy mounds and preserve college history by fencing in the effigy mounds. This restriction will be in place for the duration of the construction process. 

And, as always, “We appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation during this time,” Brady says.