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Rutford Avenue Closure

December 19, 2019

The new year will bring big changes in vehicular and pedestrian traffic routes to support both the Sciences Building construction, as well the Campus Landscape Enhancement Project (CLEP) Phase III.

In support of the Sciences Building construction, effective December 30, 2019, a portion of Rutford Ave. between the new building and the Central Energy Plant (EP) will be closed until April 1, 2020. During this time, it will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Also closed will be the intersection at Rutford Ave. and Drive D. Those needing to access Rutford Ave. from the west will need to do so either from Franklyn Jenifer Dr. to the south or Synergy Park Blvd. / Loop Rd. to the north.

The parking lot in front of Physics Building (PHY), Lot L, will also be closed permanently.

Access to Rutford Ave. from the west through this intersection will be closed permanently starting December 30, 2019. Rutford Ave. from Loop Rd. southbound will be permanently restricted to service and emergency vehicles only starting January 6, 2020.

As a part of the CLEP [Campus Landscape Enhancement Project] , Rutford Ave. will become a pedestrian promenade and vehicle traffic will be largely restricted once this project is complete.

A portion of Drive D eastbound from Rutford Ave. will be re-opened December 30 for pedestrian traffic only. This route will be fully wheelchair accessible.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this process. We will update you in the new year.

Planned Power Outages, December 20-22

December 18,  2019

Electricity will be shut down to perform critical annual preventative maintenance to the campus electrical distribution systems. This will come in the form of three outages:

December 20, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The following buildings will be affected:

  • Activity Center (AB)
  • Administration (AD)
  • Arts and Humanities Buildings (AH1 and AH2)
  • Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building (ATC)
  • Lloyd V. Berkner Hall (BE)
  • Classroom Buildings (CB, CB1, CB2, and CB3)
  • North Engineering and Computer Science (ECSN)
  • South Engineering and Computer Science (ECSS)
  • Founders West Annex (FA)
  • Founders North (FN)
  • Founders Building (FO)
  • Cecil H. Green Hall (GR)
  • Cecil and Ida Green Center (GC)
  • Karl Hoblitzelle Hall (HH)
  • Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM)
  • Erik Jonsson Academic Center (JO)
  • North Office Building (NB)
  • North Lab (NL)
  • Machine Shop
  • McDermott Library (MC)
  • Parking Structure 3 (PS3)
  • Physics Building and Annex (PHY and PHA)
  • Science Learning Center (SLC)
  • Student Services Building and Addition (SSB and SSA)
  • Student Union (SU)
  • Theater (TH)
  • Visitor Center & University Bookstore (VCB)
December 21, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The following buildings will be affected:

  • Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building (ATC)
  • Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM)
  • McDermott Library (MC)
  • Student Services Building and Addition (SSB and SSA)
  • Student Union (SU)
December 22, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The following buildings will be affected:

  • Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM)

For safety, no one will be allowed to enter the affected buildings during the outages.

Emergency power will be available at the usual locations.

Anyone with equipment in these buildings should take the necessary precautions to make sure it will not be affected during the shutdown. Please make sure that all computers and any sensitive equipment are turned off to prevent the loss of critical information.

Annual Central Plant Shutdown, December 17-27

December 17, 2019

The Central Energy Plant (CEP), which only affects heating and air conditioning, will be shut down from 5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 19, through Friday, December 27. Many campus buildings within the academic core will be without heating or air conditioning while maintenance work is performed. We expect normal operations by late afternoon on December 28. The affected buildings are:

  • Natural Science and Engineering Research Laboratory (NL)
  • Bioengineering and Sciences Building (BSB)
  • Residence Hall South (heat and hot water only)
  • Administration (AD)
  • Jonsson (JO)
  • Theater (TH)
  • Green Hall (GR)
  • Founders (FO)
  • Founders Annex
  • Founders North (FN)
  • Science Learning Center (SLC)
  • Berkner (BE)
  • Engineering and Computer Science North (ECSN)
  • Engineering and Computer Science South (ECSS)
  • Engineering and Computer Science West (ECSW)
  • Hoblitzelle Hall (HH)
  • McDermott Library (MC)
  • Student Union (SU)
  • Student Union Food Court
  • Student Services Building (SSB)
  • Student Services Building Addition (SSA)
  • Activity Center (AB)
  • Jindal School of Management (JSOM)
  • Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology (ATC)

As a reminder, there will be an electrical outage beginning on December 20.

Planned Power Outages on December 1

November 19, 2019

Electricity will be shut down to perform critical upgrades to the campus electrical distribution system from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019. The following buildings will be affected (see highlighted yellow areas on the map):

  • Activity Center (AB)
  • Administration (AD)
  • Arts and Humanities Buildings (AH1 and AH2)
  • Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building (ATC)
  • Lloyd V. Berkner Hall (BE)
  • Classroom Buildings (CB, CB1, CB2, and CB3)
  • North Engineering and Computer Science (ECSN)
  • South Engineering and Computer Science (ECSS)
  • Founders West Annex (FA)
  • Founders North (FN)
  • Founders Building (FO)
  • Cecil H. Green Hall (GR)
  • Cecil and Ida Green Center (GC)
  • Karl Hoblitzelle Hall (HH)
  • Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM)
  • Erik Jonsson Academic Center (JO)
  • North Office Building (NB)
  • North Lab (NL)
  • Machine Shop
  • Eugene McDermott Library (MC)
  • Parking Structure 3 (PS3)
  • Physics Building and Annex (PHY and PHA)
  • Science Learning Center (SLC)
  • Student Services Building and Addition (SSB and SSA)
  • Student Union (SU)
  • Theater (TH)
  • Visitor Center & University Bookstore (VCB)

For safety, no one will be allowed to enter the affected buildings during the outage.

Emergency power will be available at the usual locations.

Anyone with equipment in these buildings should take the necessary precautions to make sure it will not be affected during the shutdown. Please make sure that all computers and any sensitive equipment are turned off to prevent the loss of critical information.