College Walk Construction Projects

July 17, 2019

This summer, Facilities and Operations has initiated several projects centered in and around College Walk, aimed to improve campus grounds and accessibility.  Among the projects taking place include retractable bollards at College Walk, permanent accessibility ramps at Kent Hall and Low Plaza, and the removal of some diseased trees on College Walk.  See below for construction updates for the projects.

 

Campus Grounds Construction Update for July 17, 2019

College Walk Bollard replacement (in progress on Amsterdam Avenue side)
  • Additional excavation will commence on Thursday, July 18 at 9 a.m. and is expected to continue intermittently through Friday, July 19.  Sound mitigation measures have been installed (plywood-framed enclosure with sound-absorbing panels around the work site).
  • A new concrete base will be poured for hydraulic pump equipment
Low Plaza and Kent Hall permanent accessibility ramps
  • Granite is being installed over the next few weeks

Campus Grounds Construction Update for July 11, 2019

College Walk Bollard replacement (in progress on Amsterdam Avenue side)
  • Rebar installation, electrical conduit tie-in, drainage, and concrete pour is in progress
Low Plaza and Kent Hall permanent accessibility ramps
  • Additional concrete will be poured to fill in slabs
  • Granite was delivered this week
 Electrical conduit is being installed at the bollards on the east side of College Walk at Amsterdam Avenue

Campus Grounds Construction Update for June 24, 2019

College Walk Bollard replacement (in progress on Amsterdam Avenue side)
  • Installation of additional sound mitigation measures completed (plywood-framed enclosure with sound-absorbing panels around the work site)
  • Excavation/demolition of existing bollards is in progress.  Approximately three to four days of demolition remain. The schedule for the remaining demolition work is being determined, designed to minimize the impact to the campus and local community.
Low Plaza and Kent Hall permanent accessibility ramps
  • Digging/excavation at Low Plaza is complete
  • Rebar installation and forms for the ramp foundation walls in progress
  • Concrete pours in progress (expect to see concrete trucks on College Walk)