Road Construction Work Update

To: UCSC Community

From: Larry Pageler, TAPS Director; Henry Salameh, Physical Plant Director

After an extended period of major disruption, Physical Plant staff report that the on-campus roadwork projects are entering their final stages of work. Your patience during the past several weeks has been greatly appreciated. Here is an update on the status of the project as of Wednesday morning, September 3rd.

Paving of both the Oakes Road and Heller Drive between College Eight and Meyer Drive is now underway, with completion expected by the end of this week. Roadway striping on both these roads and elsewhere is scheduled to occur late next week.

Work at the Heller/McLaughlin intersection will begin on Wednesday, September 10th. While contractors will maintain one lane of travel through the intersection, motor vehicles should anticipate delays. During this time, the Core West Parking Structure will be accessible only from the east emergency entrance from Steinhart Drive near the Physical Sciences Building. Detour signage will be in place to direct traffic away from the usual entrance from Heller Drive to the temporary entrance from Steinhart Drive that day.

The Hagar Drive roadbed rehabilitation continues this week, with the most severe delays expected on Thursday and Friday, September 4th and 5th. Traffic control will be in place, resulting in continued delays for vehicles accessing Hahn, Quarry Plaza, OPERS, and other adjacent facilities. Expect longer delays while paving operations are underway. If possible, traffic should avoid the Hagar corridor completely.  Paving along Hagar Drive should be completed by the middle of next week.

A map illustrating these construction locations is available here:

Most of the roadwork should be completed by Friday, September 12th, with all work scheduled for completion by Friday, September 19th.

As always, drivers are urged to use caution when traveling through these project corridors, especially when construction workers are present.

Questions about the 2014 Road Rehabilitation Project should be directed to Damon Adlao, Project Manager with Physical Plant, at 459-2338.