Enhanced Recreation Area
I am pleased to share with you that the Drescher pad is ready ahead of schedule for use as a temporary contractor staging area for the team building the new residence hall. Over the next two weeks, crews working on the new residence hall will begin using this site as their primary parking/staging location. This project will help alleviate parking impacts on our students over the next year by keeping up to 200 contractor vehicles out of student parking areas.
Work will continue on the enhanced recreation area in Marie Canyon as we complete a significant multi-day concrete pour late this week and next, and as we prepare the upper basin for the upcoming rainy season. Over the next week you can expect to see an increase in construction traffic in this area as we bring in approximately 15 concrete trucks per day along with additional crews and equipment for this work.
All of the more disruptive work associated with this project is on track to be completed before the Seaver New Student Orientation. Construction activities associated with landscape and irrigation will take place as planned during the fall semester, which will enable us to bring the new interim recreation area online in the Spring of 2018.
We will be providing periodic updates on our progress as well as additional information regarding specific impacts throughout the course of the project. We appreciate your patience and understanding. We welcome your questions, and look forward to ongoing collaboration with the community as campus construction activity continues this summer.