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Current and Future Work

Important Notifications

This Friday through Monday, July 17-20, a crane will be assembled and used for work on the Cohon University Center addition, causing traffic restrictions along Forbes Avenue and closures to several areas in and around the Cohon Center.

Traffic Restrictions Beginning Friday, July 17

  • The eastbound lane of Forbes Avenue in front of the Cohon Center construction site will be closed from Friday, July 17 through Monday, July 20, beginning at 5:30 a.m. each day.  The lane will re-open each evening upon completion of the daily construction work.
  • The west entrance to the East Campus Garage will be closed from Friday, July 17 through Monday, July 20.  The garage will remain open via the Beeler Street entrance/exit.
  • On Friday, July 17, the access drive at the west end of the East Campus Garage and the service courtyard will be closed. They will remain closed through the end of day on Monday, July 20.

East Campus Garage and Stadium Closures Beginning Saturday, July 18

  • The west portion of the East Campus Garage as well as the west stairwell and elevator will be closed Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19.
  • Pedestrian pathways along the west side of the garage will be closed Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19.
  • The sidewalks between the East Campus Garage and the east entrance to the Cohon Center will be closed Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19.  
  • The west end of the track and field, closest to the Cohon Center, also will be closed throughout the weekend.

Cohon Center Closures Beginning Saturday, July 18

The east end of the Cohon Center will be closed on all floors, July 18-19. This will impact:

  • Lower Level: The east end of the building will be closed beginning at the FedEx office. This will include the corridor where the offices of Parking Services, Conference and Events Services and various Student Activities spaces are located.
  • First Floor: The corridor outside of Wiegand Gym will be closed.
  • Second Floor: The fitness rooms and Danforth Lounge will be closed.

The crane will be disassembled and removed on Sunday, July 19 and Monday, July 20.

Questions or concerns should be directed to Adam Homer at ahomer@andrew.cmu.edu or 412-268-3879.

7-17-2015 crane logistics plan

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Beginning Tuesday, June 23rd and continuing each Tuesday through the end of July, Concrete vehicles will be utilizing the East/West Walkway to access the pool construction site to pour the spectator balcony.  An image of the site logistics is below.  Flag personnel will be onsite to direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

East West Walkway & Concrete Pour Logistics

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On May 19, 2015 the utility tie-ins will begin. This work will take place primarily through the lower level common corridors of the existing Cohon University Center. The path for all piping will span from the corridor outside of PNC Band and Fed Ex, continue past the student package pick-up, and turn to cross through the mail room and into the corridor outside of the freight elevator. The drawing below is a representation of the routing and the schedule.

The work will take place between the hours of 3:00 pm and 1:00 am. Active areas of construction will be isolated with construction barriers.

lower level utility routing plan

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The construction of the Cohon University Center Addition is transitioning from foundation and earth work to steel erection. In preparation for this transition the construction site fence will be expanding west toward the intersection of Forbes and Morewood. This site expansion can be seen in the image below. This expansion will allow for construction delivery vehicles to pull into the site for off –loading, and minimize impact or disruption of vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Forbes Avenue.

The expansion of the site fence will begin on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

Cohon University Center Expanded Construction Site Plan

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On March 23, the Cohon University Center pool and locker room facilities closed for renovations. They are expected to reopen in August 2015.

During the renovations, there will be a number of enhancements made to the pool and locker rooms. We will add a spectator balcony to the pool, replace the HVAC system that will improve air quality and enhance facility lighting. We will add two gender-inclusive and family changing rooms, make locker room enhancements to the varsity team rooms and change the functionality of the check-in desk and laundry facilities.

The athletics department recognizes the impact these improvements will make on the campus community, and has worked to alleviate associated concerns. A number of partnerships have been established with local pool facilities to accommodate recreational swimmers. For a full list of partnerships, please visit the athletics department website: http://athletics.cmu.edu/facilities/cuc_addition. Access to all other CUC fitness facilities, including the gym, will be coordinated at a temporary athletic desk located on the landing of the 2nd floor of the CUC across from the Activities Room. Skibo Gym will have locker room facilities available for use, along with the full complement of its exercise and workout spaces open throughout the spring and summer.

Rendered view from spectator balcony

Rendered view of the new spectator balcony

Project Phasing

Phase 1 – East Campus Garage Beeler Entrance/Exit Modifications –COMPLETE

Phase 2 – East Campus Garage Entry/Exit Modifications & Temporary Loading Dock – COMPLETE

Phase 3 – Cohon University Center Addition - ESTIMATED COMPLETION SPRING 2016

Phase 4 – Cohon University Center Pool and Locker Room and Gym Air Handler Renovations - ESMATED COMPLETION AUGUST 2015