August 8, 2013
Thursday, August 8 | 8:30 a.m. | 147 Communication Arts and Sciences
Construction Junctions are Infrastructure Planning and Facilities’ monthly public meetings designed to update/inform the public of various projects currently in design, nearing construction and under construction.
- The north campus arch-style steam tunnels are 87 to 102 years old and have significantly deteriorated.
- The structural anchors, pipe supports, and steam equipment within these tunnels are also severely deteriorated and require replacement or repair for safe and reliable operation of the steam distribution system.
- The project includes road reconstruction (pedestrian, bicyclist, and vehicular safety improvements), communication, water, and electrical distribution improvements to the north campus region.
- This is the third segment of a four-segment project.
- Construction schedule: November 2013 through mid-August 2014
- Site construction schedule: May 2014 through mid-August 2014
Q: What roads will be open before school begins?
A: All will be open. During next year's work, Olin Health Center should be relatively un-impacted.
Project scope includes:
- This station will be for fueling university vehicles only.
- Decommissioning the existing fueling station and underground fuel tanks on east side of stadium.
- Creating new fueling station on Service Road, including gas pumps, an overhead canopy paved, circulation space for large and small service vehicles (including buses), and a new car wash to replace the existing facility.
Q: When is the opening date?
A: We hope to be pumping gas by mid-August.
Q: Will there still be an area for vehicle pick and drop off at the Stadium?
A: Yes, vehicle pick-up and drop-off will remain at the Stadium location. Only fueling and car-wash functions move to Service Road.
Q: When’s the last day you can fuel at the current station?
A: Will meet with representatives to find out the actual dates that the current fuel station.
- Project is complete and video team is presently utilizing.
- Structure can take up to 150 miles per hour of wind.
- Tower will address many safety concerns.
- Tower came in seven pieces and took around six hours to assemble.
Q: Who erected the tower?
A: A company out of Ohio.
- Substantially completed Aug. 1.
- Programming/commissioning of micro tile wall substantially complete Aug. 1.
- Main attractions are the micro tile (giant television screen – biggest one in the Midwest) and the new suspended trophy rack.
- Top level of the trophy rack will hold National championships. Second tier will hold final four trophies.
- Michigan State University’s showcase project in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge program.
- To implement energy conservation measures, improve the facility and address maintenance and repair items.
- Goal is to reduce energy by 20 percent by 2020. MSU is one of the first universities to implement this program.
- Project will be completed by the end of November.
Q: Is there a list of buildings that will participate in this challenge?
A: Not yet. Anthony is the first building on campus that is part of this program.
Q: Anthony Hall has a lot of windows in it; will those be changed at all?
A: No, the windows will stay the same.
- Beal Street will be paved next week. Sidewalks will be opened next Friday or Saturday.
- Starting on Friday, Aug. 16, the temporary two-way traffic will be removed on West Circle Drive between East Circle Drive and Parking Lot 11 will be removed, one-way traffic will be restored.
- The Shaw Lane and Bogue Intersection are completely closed to traffic and pedestrians, and will not be opened until Aug. 16.
- Project is near being completed. Now that the underground work has been completed, asphalt is being laid.
Q: Is there a bike lane?
A: Yes there is a bike lane.
Q: Will the sidewalks re-open at the same time?
A: Yes, the sidewalks will open at the same time as roads, on Aug. 16.
- Project was substantially completed last Friday.
- Some punch-list items are being completed that are minor. They will be completed in a few weeks.
- Made an extension of the greenway path.
Q: When the public goes to the ticket office, do they have any access?
A: The public can still park in metered public spots on the Jenison loop.
- In construction since May.
- Project currently 85 percent complete with demolition.
- Roof and site work ongoing.
- The loop in Brody complex will be open to one-way traffic for students moving in Aug. 21 to Aug. 26.
- Project is on schedule.
- Currently on schedule.
- Project will be substantially complete at the end of the month
- Currently finished with carpentry along with painting, and flooring
- 55,000-square-foot addition to Spartan Stadium
- New away and home locker room, coaches’ offices, and multimedia rooms
- Working on under pinning of existing stadium footings
- Will go on during football season, detours will be in place.
- Access to the tunnel will be restricted to public. Public will have an alternate entryway.
Harrison Road crosswalk between Kellogg Center and Brody Complex
- On Monday, Aug. 12, construction to upgrade Harrison Road crosswalk between Kellogg Center and Brody Complex will begin
- Project will require temporary crosswalk with a pedestrian detour and lane closures on both sides of Harrison Road.
- Scheduled to be completed Friday, Aug. 16.
- Construction began June 2013
- Will be substantially completed July 2014
- The entire hall will be vacant during renovation
- Loading dock access will be maintained to Campbell hall throughout the entire project
- Historic preservation project (the fireplace in the dining hall will be preserved)
Q: What is the fireplace used for?
A: It will be used for mechanical and ventilation purposes.