January 10, 2013 Meeting
Thursday, January 10 | 8:30 a.m. | 112 Brody Hall
Construction Junctions are the Infrastructure Planning Facilities’ monthly public meetings designed to update/inform the public of various projects currently in design, nearing construction and under construction.
- The current fuel station resides under the stadium, which is not an ideal location. The new fuel station will be on Service Road.
- The new location is in close proximity to utilities.
- The plan is to move the car wash to this new location as well, however the timing may not be the same. The car wash may be slated for a later date.
Q: Will the other fueling station be abandoned?
A: Yes, it is going to be de-commissioned.
- This is the last remaining traffic circle on campus.
- Video: Begins by showing the existing traffic circle, and then shows the anticipated project outcome: removal of the roundabout in favor of a configuration with traffic lights. This will reduce the accident rate at this particular intersection and dramatically improve pedestrian safety.
- Bike lanes will be added in all directions.
- The high pedestrian traffic that flows from the Law College and Owen Graduate Center will pass through the newly designed intersection more efficiently.
- Much of the work being done is related to the infrastructure as well.
- Work will being in February, however substantial work resulting in road detours does not begin until after school is out in May.
Q: Is the video available online?
A: The video is available online here.
- This is the fifth phase of Brody steam-distribution improvements.
- After this project, the infrastructure will be in-line with the other physical improvements around the Brody Neighborhood.
- Currently, there is only a single steam feed to the neighborhood. After this, there will be a continuous loop (two-way feed). This will improve the overall reliability of the infrastructure.
- Some initial work will begin in February, with a substantial start in May after classes end.
- This is the second segment of the four-segment project.
- Sheet-piling activity was done over the holiday break.
- The northbound intersection on Kalamazoo Street has been reconfigured; drivers should note that there is now a stop sign.
- The sidewalk from Kalamazoo Street to IM Circle is accessible at this time, and so is the barrier-free parking.
- One lane of traffic will be open at all times through the spring semester.
- Due to the work being done in a relatively small area, pedestrians are asked to be mindful of the north access and to watch out for equipment and trucks.
- Sheet piling work is complete.
- Current work includes excavation and utility installation.