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New Construction to Require Adjustments

Published: February 01, 2006

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, construction will begin for Residence Hall VI and the parking deck addition. Although the University will take measures to reduce disruption, the campus community will be required to adjust pedestrian and vehicular traffic patterns.


Adjustments will be in effect through the duration of the project, scheduled for completion on Aug. 1, 2007. Construction will have an impact in the following areas:


• Fencing will encompass the east side of the athletic fields from Cass Street to Walker Hall and border the Cass Building, Jaeb Computer Center, Nursing Center, soccer field, track and intramural field.


• The sidewalk between David A. Straz Jr. Hall and the computer center will be blocked, and pedestrian traffic diverted around the McNiff Center and the intramural field.  The sidewalk along the west side of the Cass Building and Jaeb Computer Center will remain open.  Beginning April 2006 an unpaved walk path will be opened around the outside of the baseball field outfield fence linking the sidewalk leading from Straz Hall to the Cass St. entrance at Spartan Avenue.


• The Cass Street entrance (Spartan Avenue) into the University will be closed except to emergency and commercial delivery vehicles.


• The two parking areas impacted by the closure (about 74 spaces) will be relocated to designated parking in the Cass Building Courtyard Lot on the east side of the Cass Building.


• About 80 feet on the north end of the Intramural Field will be fenced off, beginning on Feb. 22, through the end of the project.


• On March 13, work will commence on the north end of the soccer field and the field will remain closed until approximately June 1.


• The track will remain open throughout the timeline, except for brief periods of approximately four hours when workers will construct underground pipes.


For more information, please contact Paula Hooker, project manager, at or (813) 253-3333, x 3113.