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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.

Techwood Drive and Hemphill Avenue Road Closures March 10 - 12

To finalize campus water main installation projects, the City of Atlanta will shut down Techwood Drive between North Avenue and Bobby Dodd Way between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, and Friday, March 11, to repave the roadway and apply temporary striping.

Additionally, the City of Atlanta will mill and pave Hemphill Avenue between Ninth Street and Ferst Drive between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12. Both lanes of Hemphill Avenue will be closed to through traffic.

Georgia Tech Announces New Vice President for Infrastructure and Sustainability

The Georgia Institute of Technology has selected Maria Cimilluca as the inaugural vice president for Infrastructure and Sustainability (I&S). Under Cimilluca’s leadership, the newly created unit will continue to evolve and improve Georgia Tech’s physical environment that spans more than 400 acres in midtown Atlanta. This role is responsible for leading the Institute’s campus sustainability plans as well as the design, planning, and operations of the campus infrastructure.

Improvements Coming to Ferst Drive

Ferst Drive is undergoing a number of improvements to the streetscape, sidewalks, pavement, lighting, and traffic flow. The latest update includes road paving which will require periodic lane closures along Dalney Street through the intersection o fHemphill Avenue. This paving work will be on-going through Friday, January 27. 

 

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Temporary lane closures are also to be expected. Sidewalks will remain accessible in this area, however pedestrians may be re-routed to cross the street in certain areas.

Improvements Coming to Ferst Drive

Ferst Drive is undergoing a number of improvements to the streetscape, sidewalks, pavement, lighting, and traffic flow. The latest update includes road paving which will require periodic lane closures along Dalney Street through the intersection of Hemphill Avenue. Paving work will begin this weekend.

Temporary lane closures will be in effect Saturday, Feb. 4, to Sunday, Feb. 5. Sidewalks will remain accessible, but pedestrians may be re-routed to cross the street in certain areas.

2 Major Construction Projects Get Started This Semester

During the next two years, the Northwest sector of campus is going to see a dramatic transformation.

This month, work will begin on the Campus Safety Building, the new home for the Georgia Tech Police Department that will take shape at the corner of Hemphill Avenue and 10th Street. 

Work is also set to begin on The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design. In the coming weeks, site work will begin for the project that is set to rise from a surface parking lot at the corner of State Street and Ferst Drive.

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