Rock discovered during construction for the new steam line and natural gas line near University Drive will need to be broken and removed in order to create room for new infrastructure.
Associate Vice President of Public Safety Bryan Makinen sent an email to Combs, Keith, McCreary, University and Library Buildings occupants explaining that the newly discovered rock will require the use of a jackhammer for an estimated two weeks. The jackhammering may cause noise pollution in the immediate area.
“They (the workers) are doing their level best to complete the hammering as soon as possible so as to minimize any disruption,” said Makinen.
“Following the excavation, you will see the new steam line and natural gas line being installed,” said Makinen. Once these assets are installed and tested, sidewalks are expected to return and improve walkability on and in the area surrounding University Drive.
All construction is expected to be completed, including installation of concrete and asphalt, by the start of Fall 2023.
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