July 11, 2013 Meeting
Thursday, July 11 | 8:30 a.m. | 147 Communication Arts and Sciences
Construction Junctions are Infrastructure Planning and Facilitie’s monthly public meetings designed to update/inform the public of various projects currently in design, nearing construction and under construction.
- This project will include the demolition of four buildings to build a new station, expand parking, interior roadways and non-motorized pathways.
- The goal is to make station more visible and safe for customers.
- A new CATA multi-modal building will be built.
- The project will build new parking facilities – approximately 150 spaces.
- Demolition is anticipated to begin in August 2013.
- Construction is anticipated to begin January 2014.
Q: Who is going to own the building, MSU or another entity?
A: CATA will own the station.
- The turf field will have a drainage system.
- The infill system is comprised of recycled tires.
- A new band tower will be installed on the field.
- Bleachers will be installed to accommodate up to 300 spectators.
- Construction is expected to take place after spring 2014 commencement.
Q: Will this displace parking for family tailgating?
A: Yes, 600 parking spaces will be displaced.
Q: How long do you expect the artificial fields to last?
A: The field is expected to last up to 15 years and afterwards. After 15 years, it can be replaced to update it.
- The project will replace aging equipment at the end of its useful service life.
- It will provide an energy-efficient system for a mission-critical facility.
- The project involves demolition of equipment in the building, existing cooling tower and enclosure.
- It will install new equipment, piping, pumps, and a new aesthetic enclosure.
- Ambulance access will be maintained throughout the project.
- Construction begins October 2013.
- Substantial completion set for April 1, 2014.
- The project will provide chilled water to the facility all year round.
- It will provide procedure space within Clinical Center for researchers.
- Construction will begin February 2014.
Q: What offices are going to be displaced?
A: The entire building will be unoccupied because the work involves completely renovating the building in order to make the changes.
Parking Ramps 5 and 6 – Bike Storage Enclosures
- This project allows the public and students to ride bikes on campus without worrying about weather, theft or vandalism.
- The ramps have bike fix-it stations for bikes that need to be fixed immediately.
- The project is completed so there are no impacts taking place.
Parking Ramps 2 and 3 Restoration (2013)
Wharton Ramp work:
- This project will only impact the outside of the Wharton Ramp.
- For two days, the helix ramp will not be accessible from Shaw Lane. Access will be maintained from Wilson Road.
- The project is going on right now and will be completed July 22.
Bessey Ramp work:
- All Bessey Ramp work is internal.
- There will be isolated parking space closures.
- All work is weather-dependent.
- Final construction must be completed by Aug. 23.
Q: What is the remaining life span of Bessey?
A: Great question. This structure will eventually have to be rebuilt.
- Salvage and abatement was completed May 2013.
- The full demolition of the building has been completed.
- Some of the salvaged stone from Morrill Hall will be used to create the masonry on the commemorative terrace.
- Items from Morrill Hall such as desks, lamps, tables and chairs may be purchased through the MSU Surplus Store.
- West Circle Drive is closed from the Beal intersection east to MSU Library.
- Two-way traffic is maintained from Auditorium Road to the MSU Library so that the MSU Museum, MSU Library and Olds Hall are accessible.
- Beal Street and Kalamazoo Street opened to traffic June 12. The bridge is now open by Sparty Statue.
- Beal Street is now completely open to Michigan Avenue for eastbound and westbound traffic.
- Construction started in January 2013 and will be substantially completed Aug. 16, 2013.
- The Shaw Lane and Bogue Street intersection is completely closed to traffic and pedestrians and will not be opened until Aug. 16.
- The project is near completion. Now that the underground work has been completed, asphalt is being laid.
Q: Is the finished product concrete or pavement?
A: The finished paving product will be asphalt.
- Parking lot: Complete closure of Lot 67 is from May 6 until mid-August.
- Driveway to ramp: Closure is from the south driveway to the Kellogg Center parking ramp.
- Loading dock: The Jenison Field House dock is closed duration of project.
- Access maintained to:
- Jenison Field House for pedestrians,
- parking loop on the east side of Jenison Field House, and
- Red Cedar Greenway for pedestrians and bikers.