With the change in seasons, construction will recommence today on Sunset Avenue beside the new cul-de-sac, reports Facility Services.
The cul-de-sac, the first stage of a project to remake the corridor, opened in November 2014 as a pick-up and drop-off area at the north end of Chrysler Hall. Its signage will be completed this month and a top coat of asphalt and street painting added in October.
The remainder of construction on Sunset Avenue will feature road, walkway and landscape upgrades, as well as a number of comfortable seating areas for students, staff and the surrounding community to enjoy, says John Regier, manager of environmental services.
“The construction of Sunset Avenue is scheduled to be complete by August 31 if the weather cooperates, and the new space will be open for use shortly afterwards in time for the fall semester,” he says.
To ensure minimal disruptions to students and staff, crews will install safety fencing prior to the start of construction, and post signs to mark clearly the pedestrian walkways. Barriers closing Sunset Avenue at Wyandotte Street maintain access for emergency and construction vehicles, while minimizing any confusion for motorists.
The Campus Master Plan website provides detailed timelines and diagrams of the revitalization project.