January 17, 2000
Construction impacts to the campus
By Karin Wanless
In order to inform members of the campus community of construction impacts, Currents
is now posting monthly updates on any construction projects that affect transportation
Interdisciplinary Sciences Building
Construction will start on the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, a new addition
to the eastern end of Natural Sciences 2, in early February and last through fall
2001. The building will provide over 34,000 square feet for the Environmental Studies,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Physics Departments.
Expect traffic delays on Steinhart Way, the service road to the Science Library,
Earth and Marine Sciences, and Natural Sciences 2. The loading dock to Natural Sciences
2 will be closed. Pedestrian paths will be rerouted along the construction site,
and the pedestrian bridge to the Cowell Health Center will be closed.
Core West Parking Structure
Construction on the Core West Parking Structure at the intersection of Heller and
McLaughlin Drives has already begun and is expected to last until December 2000.
The six-story parking structure will provide approximately 500 parking spaces.
Beginning in February, many cement trucks will be traveling up Heller Drive and turning
onto McLaughlin Drive about once a week. This should usually occur on Thursdays,
but may happen on other days, depending on changing construction schedules. Expect
traffic delays in the project area.
Parking Lots 112 and 113 are closed. In order to compensate for these lost parking
spaces, the North Remote Parking Lot is now reserved for cars with A and B parking
permits and is no longer available for remote parking permits. New shuttle service
between the North Remote Parking Lot and Science Hill is now offered. The Day East
Remote Core route serves these areas every 15 minutes between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
weekdays. The Express Night Core route provides drop-off service to the North Remote
Lot weeknights after 6 p.m. New maps and schedules are available at the TAPS
Bay Tree Bookstore expansion and Graduate Commons
Work will continue on the new Bay Tree Bookstore and Graduate Commons Buildings through
summer 2000. There will be occasional traffic delays due to construction vehicles.
Expect construction noise in the immediate area. The short section of Hagar Drive
between Steinhart Way and McLaughlin Drive continues to be a one-way street.
Web sites that provide additional information
Visit the Transportation & Parking Services
Web site for information on parking, maps of the campus, and alternative transportation.
Visit the Physical Planning & Construction
Web site for updates and maps on road closures, other construction impacts, and current
and upcoming construction projects.
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