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Ferst Drive Traffic Impacted by Water Line Installation May 23 - June 6

Installation of a new water line will impact traffic along Ferst Drive, between the U.A. Whitaker Building and the Cherry Emerson Building, beginning Monday, May 23 through Monday, June 6. To facilitate installation, one lane of vehicular traffic will be closed from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day. Both lanes will be re-opened after 5:00 p.m. Flagmen will be onsite to direct traffic throughout the lane closures. Please refer to the attached traffic control plan.

Steam Line Replacement Project Impacts Pedestrian Walkways Beginning May 9.

Beginning Monday, May 9, a steam line replacement project will begin on campus. Fencing will be mobilized to enclose a large section of sidewalk between the Boggs Building, Love Manufacturing Building, the Instructional Center Lawn, and the Manufacturing Related Disciplines Complex. The accompanying plan shows the fence line, sidewalk closures, and alternate paths of travel for pedestrians during construction.

Pending weather, the project is expected to be complete in early August. Any delays to the completion date will be reported to the community as needed.

East Campus Housing Summer Renovations to begin May 9

East campus housing will undergo multiple renovation projects from May 9 through July 31. Pedestrian and vehicular traffic impacts are indicated on the attached map. 

The work includes interior renovations at Brown, Cloudman, Harris, Harrison, Howell, and Smith, and exterior utility and landscape work in the vicinity of both Cloudman and Smith, respectively.  Additionally, there may be some very short-term lane closures of the northbound lane of Techwood, to be scheduled at a later date.

Who’s Down for Earth Day?

This year marks the 25th anniversary of celebrating Earth Day at Georgia Tech. A four-day schedule of events is planned for this campuswide program to celebrate nature, the preservation of our planet, and the Georgia Tech community’s contributions to campus sustainability. A few events are already collecting items or have opened registration — so get a head start on your Earth Day plans.

Weber Building Fire Protection Project Planned for Feb. 14 - Mar. 11, Affects Pedestrian Routes

Weber Fire Protection

What: The contractor will connect an existing water main from a valve near the bus stop next to the transit hub to the meter vault in the landscape area on the west side of Weber (see attached aerial view).

Construction Start Date: Monday, February 14th, 2022

Scheduled Construction Completion Date: Friday, March 11th, 2022

Impact:

City of Atlanta Water Main Installation Impacts Techwood Drive December 20 - 23

December 20 through Dec. 23, the City of Atlanta will complete the service connections to finalize the 12-inch water main installation that occurred in October along Techwood Drive between North Avenue and 3rd Street/Bobby Dodd Way (adjacent to Bobby Dodd Stadium). 

The City of Atlanta will also mobilize the week of January 3 for 2-3 weeks to complete the final connection of the new main and disconnection of the old.

Construction Activity Between Student Center and Smithgall Continues Into Spring

The alternate pathway in place around the Smithgall Student Services building will remain in place as construction work between the Smithgall and the Student Center site stretches into the new semester. The necessary work, once hoped to last only a few weeks, has proved more complex and will require more time to complete and restore the pathway. 

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