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June 2016

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

Summer roadway and parking lot asphalt maintenance

Parking lot restriping schedule:

May 23 - June 10

  • Lot 56 Reservoir
  • Lot 71 Wonders Hall service area/loops
  • Lot 79 Stadium (west)
  • Lot 81 Building 88
  • Lot 40 Faculty
  • Lot 49 Packaging Lab
  • Lot 72 Case Hall N and S
  • Lot 85 Manly Miles (west)
  • Lot 60 IPF (south)
  • Lot 38 Erickson (gated)
  • Lot 50 International
  • Ramp #5 Comm Arts

June 13 - June 24

  • Lot 39 Commuter/visitor
  • Lot 58 Speech/Audiology
  • Lot 73 Wilson Hall service area/loops
  • Lot 86 Manly Miles (east)
  • Lot 42 Dairy
  • Lot 43 North of Food Science/Anthony
  • Lot 93 Nisbet
  • Lot 74 Holden Hall service area/loops
  • Ramp #5 Comm Arts

June 27 - July 8

  • Lot 98 Tennis Facility
  • Lot 48 Natural Resources
  • Lot 62 IM West (faculty)
  • Lot 99 University Stores (Angell)
  • Lot 77 DPPS south
  • Lot 52 Comm Arts (sm lot)
  • Lot 62 IM West (west)
  • Lot 57 UPLA/IMC
  • Lot 78 Duffy FB Building
  • Lot 59 IPF
  • Ramp #5 Comm Arts
  • Engineering barrier-free loop
  • Visitor Center

July 11 - July 22

  • Lot 79 Stadium (east side)
  • Lot 70 Old Faculty
  • Lot 55 Central Services
  • Lot 68 Breslin Loop
  • Lot 82 Purchasing Building employee
  • Lot 95 Power Plant (employee)
  • Lot 59 IPF
  • Ramp #5 Comm Arts

Parking lot renovation

  • Lot 89 (Commuter) - southeast section and bus loop will be closed May 9 - June 30
  • Lot 83 (Student) - partial eastern section closure May 9 - June 6
  • Lot 88 (Linen Services) - partial northern section closure April 18 - June 6

Abbott Road landscape rejuvenation project

  • Norway maples in area are in poor health and present a safety hazard
  • They will be replaced with the native species Swamp White Oak (which are some of the oldest trees on campus)
  • Additional plantings (to include Sugar Tyme crabapples) will provide seasonal interest
  • Campbell Hall's historic masonry benches will also be resored

1855 Place

Project details:

  • Create a living environment that supports both single students and student families around the resources they need to be academically successful
  • Create an institutional asset to further our world class land-grant mission
  • Consolidate office spaces from across campus, freeing up space for academic programs while saving resources and improving communication
  • Create synergies between Residential and Hospitality Services and Intercollegiate Athletics

Project Scope: 

  • 102,000 square foot mixed use office building (LEED Silver): RHS offices, Intercollegiate Athletics offices and retail
  • 438,000 square foot student apartments: Single student apartments (Studio, 2BR, 4BR), Family housing apartments (1BR, 2BR)
  • Parking (2,075 spaces): Student (apartments), Event\staff, Deck
  • Funding Source – auxiliary funds: RHS, Intercollegiate Athletics, and parking


  • Construction start: Summer 2015
  • Ready for occupancy: Summer 2017

Breslin Student Events Center - facility upgrades 

Project details:

  • To enhance the student, alumni, fan and public experience by improving the functionality of the Events Center

  • Create a lasting legacy by integrating a sense of Spartan tradition throughout the facility

  • Extend the useful life of the building by improving services to the fans and implementing major maintenance items

Project scope:

  • Project will be divided into two phases: facility upgrades and athletics addition
    • Phases will be designed in a way that allows minimal rework
    • Phases will be fully coordinated throughout design and construction
  • Phase one:
    • 22,000 square foot addition around building
    • Expansion of concourse, renovate/upgrade restroom facilities, increase fixture count, renovate concessions stands
    • Improve entry vestibules to main concourse
    • Improve finish levels and experience on concourse
    • Improve site conditions for ingress and egress
    • Improve site security
    • Replace chiller system
    • Connect to East Lansing water system
  • Phase two: 
    • 30,000 square foot addition
    • Create sense of main entry; destination to the building
    • Create Hall of History
    • Club / meeting space / restaurant bar


  • Construction start: January 2016
  • Ready for occupancy: August 2017

Engineering Building - alterations to suite 1515

Project Details: 

  • In order to support the teaching, learning and research efforts of the newly created Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering as well as the College of Engineering, creation of new functional offices in the Engineering Building is needed.

Project Scope

  • Renovation of suite 1515, including creation of a second floor within the space to facilitate the program
  • Creation of an office suite for the department chairperson and staff, including a workroom
  • Twenty-five faculty offices, three visiting scholar shared offices, ten post doc workstations, one hundred twenty graduate assistant workstations and one academic specialist office
  • Shared space to include conferencing areas, collaboration enclaves and study rooms


  • Library will be permanently closed and study space relocated to another part of the building (east wing).
  • Pedestrian access to courtyard from the south will be restricted through construction.
  • Short duration crane lift activity to bring new equipment into the mechanical penthouse.


  • Construction start: Jan. 1, 2016
  • Ready for occupancy: Aug. 1, 2016

Hubbard Hall - exterior masonry repair and window replacement

Project details

  • Restore the structural integrity of the masonry building envelope that has serious structural problems identified in a 2013 masonry investigation.
  • Building windows will be replaced since the existing windows need to be removed to perform the masonry repairs.
  • This project will be completed in four phases:
    • Southeast façade – 2016
    • Southwest façade – 2017
    • Northeast façade – 2018
    • Northwest façade – 2019


  • Summer programs using residence halls–project limits use of Hubbard Hall to one living wing each summer 2016-2019.


  • Construction start:  May 2016
  • Phase one completion:  July 31, 2016
  • Phase four completion: August 2019

Natural gas distribution – new pipeline from Mt. Hope

Project details

  • To increase the reliability of the natural gas delivery system to the T.B. Simon Power Plant.

Project Scope

  • Installation of a new 12” natural gas pipeline from Mt Hope Road to a new meter stand at the Power Plant (previously installed by Consumers Energy)
  • The existing gas service to the Power Plant will remain connected for redundancy.
  • Augmentation to several miles of high pressure main in Lansing area.


  • Project site is isolated to the service district of south campus at the T.B. Simon Power Plant and adjacent areas.
  • Pipeline installation is being performed by Consumers Energy.
  • Site restoration will be performed by the Infrastructure Planning and Facilities Landscape Services department.


  • Construction start: October 2015
  • Gas service complete: December 2015
  • Project complete: June 2016

T.B. Simon Power Plant – Upgrade Utility Substation

Project details

  • To provide a substation with increased capacity and reliability to deliver power to FRIB and the T.B. Simon Power Plant.

Project Scope

  • The project consists of the following three elements:
    • Underground 138 kV transmission line from the existing Michigan Electric Transmission Company transmission line north to the substation.
    • Installation of a larger capacity substation consisting of two transformers with space for a future third transformer.
    • Connection to the new switch house being installed by FRIB.


  • Construction start: January 2016
  • Power available: March 2017

Construction Junction presentations will be available online by the seventh of each month

Meeting presentation

June 2016 (pdf)