As we’re sure you have noticed, the construction fence has been put in place around the project area for the Applied Research Center. We had a very successful groundbreaking last week and are excited about the progress with the ARC.
We also know that construction can cause some inconvenience for those of us who travel regularly by the site. Sidewalk closures, parking, and all-around ease of access to the IST building will be affected at different times throughout this two-year process. To avoid risk and because the safety of our students and employees is always our first concern, it’s necessary that we fence in a large area surrounding the construction site. The entire operation (construction trailers, site workers vehicles, deliveries, etc.) will all take place within the fence, which is why the area may seem very large. This is imperative for our campus safety. Please see the construction map for current sidewalk closures, and fenced areas.
We ask that you please be flexible and patient during this process and know that this is for the growth of our University. We will keep you updated through the Weekly Phoenix as other changes and closures occur. This will happen throughout the ARC project timeline and other upcoming construction projects. Feel fee to send an email with any questions related to campus, including this construction project.
For concerns about accessibility based on the construction zone due to a disability, students can contact the Office of Disability Services, employees can contact Human Resources, and any other constituent can contact the ADA Coordinator. We will provide more information about accessibility for individuals with disabilities as the project progresses.