Beginning Tuesday, August 19, 2014 the on-campus road repair project will enter its most disruptive phase of work, with asphalt grinding and subgrade reconditioning taking place. Locations for this work include the Oakes Road, Heller Drive between College Eight and Meyer Drive, and Hagar Drive between McLaughlin and the Wellness Center.
These construction activities will be very noisy, involving large earth-moving equipment which will grind the existing roadway in place to form the subgrade for the new road. This in situ process, known as "Full Depth Reclamation," is considered a more sustainable roadway rehabilitation technique where existing material is reused on-site, reducing the number of trucks off-hauling material from campus.
Two-way traffic control will be in place for the duration of the project. Drivers and transit riders should expect up to three-to-five minute delays in both directions while construction is underway.
Cyclists accessing facilities along the construction routes should use extra caution when traversing the construction corridor. Pedestrian access and crossing will be open during construction. As always, drivers are urged to use caution when traveling through the corridor, especially when construction workers are present.
We very much appreciate your patience with this necessary maintenance project to help improve campus roadways. All road work should be completed by the week of September 1st.
Questions about the 2014 Road Rehabilitation Project should be directed to Damon Adlao, Project Manager with Physical Plant, at 459-2338.