Construction Advisory: Redcoat Band Tower (Ongoing)
When: September 6, 2017 - September 29, 2017.
Details: The Redcoat Band Tower will begin construction on September 6. This project includes construction of a steel tower at the Redcoat Band Practice Field to provide a permanent structure from which to teach the UGA Redcoat Marching Band.
Construction Advisory: Oconee Forest Pond Restoration (Ongoing)
When: September 18, 2017 - February 12, 2018.
Details: Restoration of the Oconee Forest Pond, located south of the intramural fields within the former off-leash dog park, will close the final 1,000 feet of Alumni Drive and the small gravel parking lot that exists just prior to entering Oconee Forest. Vehicular parking will still be available at the tennis courts and practice fields off of Alumni Drive. Walking trails in the immediate vicinity of Oconee Forest Pond and those west of Birdsong Creek will experience intermittent closures during construction as heavy equipment will be present and traversing the area. Other trails will remain open. Please watch for barricades and additional redirection signage on site in order to avoid areas of construction. Keep all pets on a leash and in your control at all times so they do not inadvertently stray into the pond construction area. Restoration of the pond will remove 50 years of sediment accumulation, reinforce the dam, and replace invasive plant material with native species, all enhancing the ability of the pond to filter stormwater runoff prior to making its way downstream into Lake Herrick. Construction should be complete in February 2018.
Russell Hall Renovation (Ongoing)
When: May 22, 2017 - July 31, 2018.
Details: Construction for the Russell Hall Renovation will begin on May 22, 2017. This project includes the renovation of the existing 230,000 square foot Russell Hall to provide significantly improved student learning and living environments, including the Russell Academic Center, through modernization of building systems, ADA accessibility, and updated program spaces, student rooms, and bathrooms. The construction site will encompass the area south of Baxter Street sidewalk to the pedestrian walkway from S. Finley Street to Brumby Hall and from the basketball courts between Russell Hall and Brumby Hall to S. Finley Street sidewalk. Main construction entrance to the site will be from the existing driveway off S. Finley Street. Both Baxter Street and S. Finley sidewalks adjoining the site will remain open during construction. A covered walkway will be provided along a portion of the Baxter Street sidewalk, where the sidewalk is closest to the building. The construction is scheduled to be completed for Fall Semester 2018 occupancy.
Sanford Stadium West End Improvements (Ongoing)
When: April 24, 2017 - August 17, 2018.
Details: The Sanford Stadium West End Improvements project mobilization and some utility construction are anticipated to begin after April 24, 2017 with full project construction planned to start on May 8, 2017. The project includes enhancements to the west end of Sanford Stadium – 120,000 square feet of new and improved space that will include a new locker room for the Bulldogs, room to host and entertain prospects on game day, new plazas for game day fans with new restrooms and concessions. The construction will include utility work near Lumpkin Street on the west side of the Tate Center parking deck and the sidewalk along Lumpkin Street near the Tate Center will be temporarily closed at times. Construction will occur throughout the fall of 2017 and construction will be suspended with temporary facilities at the west end in place for home football games. The project is scheduled to be completed for the fall 2018 football season.
Construction Advisory: Business Learning Center Phase III (Ongoing)
When: October 2, 2017 - March 15, 2019.
Details: Construction of a the third and Final Phase of the Terry College of Business Learning Community. The sidewalk on the north side of Baxter St. will be closed from S. Lumpkin St. to S. Hull St. The sidewalk on the east side of S. Hull St. will be remain closed until March, 2019 from Baxter St. up to the Amos Hall service drive. Correll Hall, Amos Hall, Moore-Rooker Hall and Benson Hall will all still be accessible for pedestrians from both the S. Lumpkin St. and S. Hull St. sides. Lanes for Vehicular traffic on both S. Baxter St. and on S. Hull St. will not be impacted by this work. Caution is to be taken when crossing the intersection of Baxter St. and South Hull St. as it is expected that construction vehicular traffic will be entering the construction site by turning westbound onto South Baxter St. off of S. Lumpkin St. The Sidewalks will re-open by March, 2019.