February 14, 2013 Meeting
Thursday, February 14 | 8:30 a.m. | 112 Brody Hall
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 All University Traffic and Transportation Committee is comprised of approximately 30 individuals from across campus, and serves in an advisory capacity.
- The newly created AUTTC communications manager position has been approved, but remains unfilled at this time.
- The committee has been reviewing a multitude of different municipal and university safety initiatives to see what types of processes/communications that MSU may wish to adopt.
- Possible safety communications media may include residence-hall floor boards, CATA bus shelters as well as bus interior advertising space.
- Future efforts to include: street/path lighting safety, pedestrian apparel color safety and adding path/trail signage as necessary.
- AUTTC would like to coordinate current moped/bicycle parking services that are split between Physical Plant and Residential and Hospitality Services under one service area.
- As the committee’s recommendations have become second nature to many of those being advised, its roll may be refocused more towards safety, including a name change to All University Safety and Transportation Committee.
Michigan Department of Transportation – 2013 Capital Investment
(Grand River Avenue and Michigan Avenue work begins in March)
- This 6.1 million-dollar project will include 4.19 miles of improvements over the corridor.
- Spartan Asphalt has been assigned as contractor. There are $250,000 incentives being offered for early/timely completion.
- Stage One – Grand River Avenue/Michigan Avenue/Beal Street area. Included are: modifications to median turnarounds, sidewalk improvements, ADA upgrades, and realignment of Beal Street intersection. Anticipated travel delay of 2 minutes-or-less anticipated.
- Stage Two – Grand River Avenue (from Michigan Ave to Bogue Ave). May 6 through early August. Included are: signal upgrades, asphalt mill and resurfacing. Traffic will be crossed-over during resurfacing. Anticipated travel delay of 15 minutes.
- Stage Three – Grand River Avenue (from Bogue to Hagadorn). March to mid-August. Included are: adding non-motorized path to each side of road, driveway work, ADA upgrades. One lane each direction traffic to be maintained. Anticipated travel delay of 9 minutes.
- Stage Four – Grand River Avenue (from Hagadorn to Park Lake). September to October. ADA upgrades included. One lane each direction traffic to be maintained. Anticipated travel delay of 9 minutes.
Q: Will there be posted traffic detour signs?
A: There will be one planned detour during Stage 2, and pedestrian detours will also be posted. There is a website for all projects that will include detour information.
- Started early work on substation at IM circle. Pedestrian detours are posted.
- Some parking spaces are being taken up by lay down areas, but crews are trying to keep at a minimum.
- Will be moving across road mid-March to build vaults on opposite side.
- Removing/relocating certain utilities in exiting steam tunnel prior to its removal.
- Current work involves pouring concrete walls.
- All seating has been removed. Hole is being cut in floor for orchestra pit lift. Updated fire suppression and alarm systems will be installed.
- Interior excavation work is nearing completion.
- Existing plaster dome ceiling will be removed, and new area will be open to roof.
- Adding elevator to northeast corner of building.
Q: Is there any salvaging of materials so they may be reused?
A: All wood paneling and wainscoting has been salvaged, along with original lighting fixtures.
Snow and ice report
All are reminded to call (517) 353-1760 to report any snow or ice issues. Buckets of ice compound have been strategically placed around buildings for all to utilize.