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June 11, 2015

Thursday, June 11 14 | 8:30 a.m. | MSU College of Law room 343

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

North Campus Infrastructure Improvement – West Circle Drive 2015

Project details:

  • Project includes replacing the deteriorating north campus steam tunnels and building service leads.
  • Increasing the steam distribution mains to the region.
  • Increasing steam line capacity and converting the condensate return from a vacuum system to a pressure return.
  • Upgrading the steam service to all buildings in the project area.
  • Removing the vacuum return system from the north campus substation.
  • Reconstructing West Circle Drive from the Main Library to the intersection of Auditorium Road in accordance with the campus master plan, providing appropriate vehicular, pedestrian and bicyclist safety improvements.
  • Reconfigure Parking Lots 6 and 11 to meet current parking standards
  • Replace deteriorated cast iron water mains and improve fire flow capacity.

Impacts

  • West Circle Drive will be temporally closed from the MSU Library/Hannah Administration entrance to Auditorium Road. There will be limited access (delivery-only for approximately eight weeks) from Beal Street to the MSU Library/Hannah Administration drive.
  • Temporary detour pamphlets/signs will be distributed/posted shortly.
  • Local town-hall meetings are being held.
  • Parking Lot 6 (MSU Museum parking lot) has been reconfigured to meet current parking standards and will result in a loss of eight (total count from 45 to 37) parking spaces.
  • Parking Lot 11 (Hannah Administration, MSU Library and Olds Hall) has been reconfigured to meet current parking standards and pedestrian safety. The above improvements will result in a loss of 10 (total count from 127 to 117) parking spaces.
  • This project is centered along West Circle Drive from the MSU Library to the intersection of Auditorium Road.

Timeline

  • Construction early preparation: March 2015 – May 2015
  • Construction begins: May 11, 2015
  • West Circle Drive (single traffic lane from MSU Library to Auditorium Road), Parking Lot 6 and access to Parking Lot 11 reopened: July 12, 2015
  • All roads, parking and pedestrian/bicyclist pathways reopened: Aug. 14, 2015

New Intercollegiate Golf Building

Project details:

  • The project is anticipated to include:
    • a more prominent entry;
    • parking;
    • utilities;
    • landscaping;
    • coaches’ offices;
    • locker rooms;
    • indoor practice green;
    • public and player lounges and gathering spaces;
    • public restrooms;
    • small weight training area;
    • club repair;
    • display space.
  • The project is located within the Forest Akers Golf Course, with an entrance on Harrison Road, in the athletic and recreation district. 

Impacts

  • All areas of the west course to remain open
  • Periodic traffic impacts to facilitate material deliveries

Timeline

  • Start of construction: May 2015
  • End of construction:  January 2016

Munn Ice Arena – seating updates

Project scope

  • To update old bench seating with new benches on the east and west ends and seat backs on the north and south ends
  • Provide new barrier-free seating
  • Install new drink-top bars

Impacts

  • Seating will be unavailable until new seats are installed
  • Small areas around the concourse will be periodically blocked off throughout the duration of the project

Timeline

  • Construction Start: May 2015
  • Ready for occupancy: June 2015

Bio Engineering Facility

Project scope

  • This project involves a four-story research lab building that is designed to facilitate interdisciplinary research and interaction among all occupants.
  • The building will be physically connected to the existing Clinical Center C-Wing and Life Science B-Wing, with proximity to the Radiology Building to facilitate the sharing of core research resources.
  • Substantial completion is scheduled for September 2015, with substantial completion entailing the first two floors of the building. The third and fourth floor will be shelled out, and will be fully constructed as a separate project once the funding is made available.
  • The building underground utilities have been completed.
  • The HVAC and sprinkler piping has also been put in place.
  • Duct work is complete.
  • The Board of Trustees recently approved build-out of the third and fourth floors.

Impacts

  • The two east doors on the southeast side are for emergency excess only (directional fencing in place).
  • The north drive off Service Road will be closed to on-street parking and open to construction traffic and deliveries only.
  • Increased construction traffic will be occurring in this area as the construction of this building continues.

Timeline

  • Construction started in September 2013.
  • Project completion date: September 2015

Berkowitz Basketball Complex – alterations to basketball offices

Project scope

  • The Men’s intercollegiate basketball program has had extraordinary success, including multiple NCAA tournament appearances, Final Four appearances, and the 1979 and 2000 Men’s National Championships.
  • The coaches’ offices and meeting rooms no longer meet expectations for programs of this caliber and are in need of functional, technological and cosmetic upgrades.
  • Renovations will include:
    • Furniture replacement
    • Finish upgrades
    • Increasing storage space
    • Display improvements
  • Focus will be on reception area, circulation corridors, film viewing room, coaches conference room and copy room.

Timeline

  • Construction start: May 2015
  • Ready for occupancy: August 2015

Roofing and masonry projects – Summer 2015

Erickson Hall – replace roofs 17 and 18

Project scope

  • To completely remove and replace the existing roof membrane, ballast, and associated flashing

Timeline

  • Construction start: May 11
  • Substantial completion: June 5

Impacts

  • Temporary removal of eight university vehicle parking spaces

Anthony Hall – replace glass felt roofs

Project scope

  • To completely remove existing roofing system and replace roofs 7-9, 11, 13, 15, 18-23 and 25 at Anthony Hall

Timeline

  • Construction start: June 8
  • Substantial completion: August 21

Impacts

  • Temporary removal of multiple parking spaces

Central Services – replace roofs 6, 8 and 9

Project scope

  • To completely remove and replace existing roofs 6, 8 and 9 at Central Services

Timeline

  • Construction start: July 1
  • Substantial completion: July 17

Impacts

  • Temporary removal of multiple parking spaces

Kresge Art Center – replace roofs 1, 5, 17, 18 and 19

Project scope

  • To completely remove and replace existing roofs 1, 5, 17, 18 and 19 at Kresge Art Center

Timeline

  • Construction start: June 1
  • Substantial completion: July 31

Van Hoosen Hall – repair concrete balconies

Project scope

  • Remove and replace damaged concrete on all balconies at Van Hoosen Hall

Timeline

  • Construction start: June 1
  • Substantial completion: July 31

Mason Abbot Hall – masonry restoration and downspout replacement

Project scope

  • Repair gutters, masonry joints and architectural block at the west entrance of Mason Hall

Timeline

  • Construction start: June 1
  • Substantial completion: July 31

Hard surface / asphalt / paving projects – Summer 2015

Parking – Lot 97 (Engineering Research) expansion

Project scope

  • Reconstruction to meet current standards for safety, accessibility, storm water management and pavement
  • Lot will double in capacity to 461 spaces.

Timeline

  • Construction start: May 11
  • Lot reopened: July 24

Impacts

  • Relocation of parking to Lots 90, 91 and 100

Reconstruct Chestnut Road from Trowbridge to Wilson Road

Project scope

  • To repair and widen Chestnut Road
  • Bike lane and sidewalks to be added

Timeline

  • Construction start: June 1
  • Road reopened: July 24

Impacts

  • Detour of road during construction. See Detour Map webpage on IPF website.

MSU Community Music School – reconstruct parking lot

Project scope

  • To address maintenance, safety and accessibility issues; and bring materials and design up to MSU standards.

Timeline

  • Construction start: June 15
  • Lot reopened: August 31

Impacts

  • Limited parking available during construction

Children’s Garden – restroom and sewer line

Project scope

  • Provide accessible, family restrooms adjacent to children’s garden, replacing the portable units.
  • Increase safety for children. (The nearest restrooms are in the Plant and Soil Sciences Building and require walking through the parking lot.)
  • Encourage efficiency of programs with nearby facilities.
  • Accommodate ADA needs for all garden visitors and staff.
  • Facility to be easily cleaned and maintained
  • Building will include two restrooms and a mechanical room; approximately 360 square feet.
  • Occupancy sensors, as well as natural light, are planned.
  • Building will automatically lock, accommodating seasonal hours.
  • Two drinking fountains will be located on entry exterior.

Impacts

  • Sanitary sewer extension will run from the Plant and Soil Sciences Building through both parking lots. This portion of construction will occur after the garden’s busy elementary school season.
  • Completed project will not affect existing pedestrian circulation.

Timeline

  • Construction start:  June 2015
  • Sanitary sewer work: Mid-June (2 week period)
  • Ready for use:  August 2015

Construction Junctions will continue monthly on the second Thursday of every month at 8:30 a.m.

  • July 9, College of Law, room 343
  • August 13, College of Law, room 471
  • September 10, College of Law, room 343

Meeting presentation

June 11 14, 2015 (pdf)