Excavating a trench between East Quad and the Memorial Union

Quad District: August 28, 2020 Update

Construction Activity as of August 28, 2020

As crews finalize work on North Quad and continue work on East Quad, they are expanding into the Young Hall area. Fencing will obstruct portions of the sidewalk along the west and southwest edge of the building and leading into the courtyard.

Check out the map below to see where the fencing will be located as well as pedestrian and vehicular detours.

Please note that the pedestrian crossings shown through the fencing on the map may be closed at some points during construction for public safety reasons.

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The building entrance near the courtyard will remain accessible for the duration of construction through the adjacent ramp.

Construction crews on North Quad and East Quad have been hard at work to install portions of the mainline of the pipe. The construction near Young Hall is a bit different. Instead, lateral pipelines, used to connect the mainline to buildings' heating systems, will be placed.

Big Shift Construction Progress

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