Main Campus Utility Shutdowns and Facility Service Disruption Notifications & Bulletins
January 16th Temporary Partial Lane Closure on Lang Way (Formerly Powerhouse Lane)
On Thursday, January 16, 2020, between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:00 noon, a crane will be placing materials onto the roof of the Central Utilities Plant on Lang Way
The crane will impede traffic on one side only along Lang Way. A safety tape barrier will be in place as well as contractor's ground personnel to direct vehicles and pedestrians away from the work zone.
Questions or concerns may be directed to Rick LeGault, Senior Construction Coordinator at extension 52015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
January 15th Until 24th Winegard Walk Temporary Partial Closure
Please be aware that a fenced construction compound will be erected in Winegard Walk just north of Branion Plaza from January 16th to the 24th. The construction compound will be delineated with fencing and signage. The compound is providing access and storage for a piping project being completed within the underground service tunnel beneath Winegard Walk.
Thank you for your patience and understanding with this campus improvement project.
Should you have any questions, comments or concerns pertaining to this construction compound or the project its servicing, please feel free to contact Justin Selby, Manager, Construction Coordination at extension 56918 or email email@example.com
January 7th College Avenue Crane Setup Will Temporarily Block Sidewalk at College Avenue and Smith Lane
As part of the ongoing construction at the Former VMI Building 046 (corner of College Ave and Smith Lane) a Crane will be blocking the pedestrian sidewalk along College Avenue from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Crane personnel will be present to direct pedestrians for safe passage around the job site. Inquires can be directed to Rick LeGault, Senior Construction Coordinator, Design, Engineering and Construction. Office: 519-824-4120 extension 52015 or firstname.lastname@example.org
November 2019 - 2020
Smith Lane Sidewalk Closure
For safety reasons a portion of the sidewalk along Smith Lane where it intersects with College Avenue will be closed due to construction activities currently underway at the Former VMI Building 046. Closure signage will be posted at the sidewalk.
Closure is effective immediately until an anticipated re-opening in the spring of 2020 when the sidewalk signage will be removed.
November 19th Until Early December 2019 Arboretum Road Temporarily Closed
The Arboretum Road main entry point on College Avenue will be temporarily closed due to maintenance beginning Tuesday, November 19th for approximately two weeks. The parking area will remain accessible through an alternate route off of Victoria Road. See the attached layout indicating the alternate route. Directional signs will also be posted.
Questions or concerns can be directed to Eric LaFontaine, Construction Coordinator, Office: 519-824-4120 Extension: 56436 or email@example.com
October 2019 Until January 2020
October 2019 Until March 2021
April 2019 Until August 2020
Future Annual Utilities Shutdowns
To provide the campus community with the opportunity to plan future activities, Physical Resources has developed a standard time frame for the annual electrical and steam systems maintenance shutdowns.
The shutdowns are necessary to perform essential preventive maintenance on these systems.
Yearly campus wide electrical shutdowns will take place each year on the last Saturday in April.
These shutdowns are to do preventive maintenance on our aging electrical infrastructure. The theory of course is that good preventive maintenance on critical equipment will minimize disruptive emergency outages. We ask that departments plan their activities well in advance and avoid these dates. These dates represent the least disruptive window of opportunity to do this work. Buildings will be without regular power for the duration of the shutdown. Emergency lighting, as provided by the campus essential power system, will not be affected. As the shutdown dates approach, we will issue more detailed information. Queries shall be directed to Doug Doel, Manager, Electrical Design, extension 53459 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standardizing shutdown times will allow departments to plan their activities well in advance so as not to cause undue disruption. In particular, it is important that no major special events be planned during these shutdowns. Arranging temporary power or steam supplies is very expensive and generally will not be provided. If you have any questions or require any additional information please contact Steve Nyman, Director, Maintenance and Energy Services at extension 52014 or email email@example.com