New Residence Hall
During the Christmas break, the New Residence Hall construction team made significant headway on the project. In coordination with various University departments, a comprehensive salvage effort took place throughout the site, yielding parts and materials of future value to the University.
Three major power outages were completed, allowing us to disconnect power to Halls 22 and 23, provide temporary power to the construction site, and restore power to the surrounding buildings. A crane assisted with this effort, setting new electrical equipment on the site. We anticipate additional power outages will take place during the summer of 2017, and planning for those outages is ongoing.
The demolition of Upsilon parking lot is underway, including the recycling of asphalt and the majority of construction debris leaving the project site.
Over the past week, contractors have set up containment areas, and today abatement work will commence in Hall 23, with work in Hall 22 to follow. Abatement will be ongoing for approximately the next 6 weeks. Demolition work is also ongoing at this time, and will continue throughout the spring semester.
We anticipate that SoCalGas will soon start work to relocate their gas line in Huntsinger Drive, as shown in the image below. The work will take place in the shoulder of the road, but the work will require periodic traffic control. While this work is underway, one lane will be accessible at all times, and traffic will be flag controlled to allow vehicles to pass in each direction. Each night both traffic lanes will be open for use. Parking will be restricted on both sides of the street. We anticipate that SoCalGas will complete their gas line relocation work by the end of the month.
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 interest and patience, welcome any of your questions, and look forward to ongoing collaboration with the community as the increased level of construction activity continues through 2018.