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January 9, 2014

Thursday, January 9 | 8:30 a.m. | 1279 Anthony Hall

Construction Junctions are Infrastructure Planning and Facilities’ monthly public meeting designed to update/inform the public of various projects currently in design, nearing construction and under construction.

Campus Snow Plan

  • Recap: Major storm response
  • Storm cleanup continues: https://ipf.msu.edu/news/features/snow-storm-updates.html
  • Social media posts throughout storm/snow days: https://www.facebook.com/MSUFacilities
  • Ongoing work:
  • Clearing sidewalks, parking lots and roadways to get down to bare pavement
  • Hauling snow piles from intersections and parking lots
  • Keeping an eye on potential flooding risks with warm-up this weekend
  • Your continued support is needed and appreciated:
  • Exercise extreme caution: Walk/ride/drive slowly and carefully
  • Thank you for your patience: Huge storm = huge cleanup work
  • Do not dart out in front of or behind snow-removal equipment. It is large, loud and difficult to stop quickly.
  • Make eye contact with a snow-removal equipment operator before crossing in front of him/her.
  • Do not park so close to the sidewalk that your car’s bumper hangs over it.
  • Avoid parking in the part of a lot that has not yet been cleared.
  • Park where it’s plowed or wait a few minutes for the driver to finish and then park freely in the cleared lot.
  • Parking is prohibited in residence hall loops between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Regarding bike lanes on campus: MSU clears the roads first and clears the bike lanes on subsequent pass.
  • Dial 353-1760 to request services or report icy spots on campus.

Q: Not all ice-melt buckets have spreading cups in them.
A: We will alert the appropriate personnel.ake eye contact with a snow-removal equipment operator before crossing in front of him/her.

Munn Ice Arena - HVAC Upgrades and Ice Making System Replacement

  • This project involves replacement of the ice plant, rink surface, dasher board system and glass, and also improvements to the HVAC system. The project will take advantage of energy saving technology for the HVAC system and is addressing just-in-time needs for this building.
  • Timeline:
  • Construction start: Nov. 11, 2013
  • Planned construction end: Aug. 15, 2014
  • Periodic road impacts over the duration of the project through August
  • Chestnut Road will be maintained and open during the entire time with a flagman in place.
  • Pedestrian access around the site will be maintained at all times with new crosswalks to the north adjacent to Demonstration Hall and to the south at the northeast corner of Munn Field.

West Circle Housing Complex – Infrastructure Improvements – 2014 (Phase 2 of 2)

  • Second phase of a two-phase project.
  • New steam tunnel, electric service, communication ducts, and water main replacing 50-year-old services.
  • Improved reliability for all utility services.
  • Some early work to begin in March 2014.
  • Visible construction will be complete by August 2014.
  • Some parking loss due to Delta Court (West Circle Housing Complex planned to be vacant for summer 2014).

North Campus Infrastructure Improvements – West Circle Drive 2014 (Phase 3 of 4)

  • 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.
  • Early project construction is scheduled for November 2013 through April 2014.
  • Site construction scheduled May 2014 through mid-August 2014.
  • Sheet-piling work took place over holiday break (through Jan. 6).
  • Parking spaces in Lot 9 (possibly up to nine spots) could be impacted due to water-main work through Jan. 6.

Q: Has any thought been given to where staff (cleaning, maintenance, etc.) will be able to park?
A: There will be significant impacts to employee parking, but we are working with Residential and Hospitality Services to make sure employees are accommodated.
Q: For the MSU Science Fest that will be held April 1 to 6 at Benefactor’s Plaza, will the site be available, and will the existing fencing be removed to accommodate the tent area?
A: Fencing will be gone by then, and any impact to the event space should be minimal.

Chittenden Hall – Renovation

  • Renovations to support and create a visible location for the Graduate School.
  • Consistent with comprehensive renewal projects completed at Eustace-Cole Hall and Marshall-Adams Hall.
  • Comprehensive renewal while preserving its historical character.
  • Building has been vacant since 1999 to present and is waiting renewal.
  • Over the next couple of weeks, there will be some digging around the hall and some paint/asbestos abatement inside of the building.

Meeting presentation

January 9, 2014 (PDF)