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Construction on Campus

DSCF1213 Don’t worry, this isn’t any construction you’ll see when you get back.  Its stuff that Physical Plant is working on now so you can enjoy them come late August.

The picture to the left is of the new sidewalk that is being poured by Parsons and McCoy to replace the parking area used by construction workers.  That means no more walking in the road now.

Also, there is some work going on inside McDonough and Erwin Hall.  McDonough received donations for a renovation and purchase of digital presentation equipment.  Room 205 has been all re-done, with new paint, more narrow desks and chairs (so you can actually walk to your seat now, instead of navigating the maze of chairs in a narrow space), power and data hook-ups for every seat, and a new projector and smartboard combo for presentations and classes.

Erwin Hall saw its bathrooms enter ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance on the first floor, as the college continues the process of becoming 100% ADA compliant.
DSCF1218Lastly, the wooden stairway from the rear of the Dyson-Baudo Recreation Center to the McCoy/Mills parking lot has been torn up. I’m not sure if this will be replaced, rebuilt, or totally demolished. I guess we’ll see when we get back. However, this is a welcome sight, as the rubber material they had covered the stairs with had begun to come off and become a hazard for those who used it.

Off campus, look for a completely rebuilt Front Street, which saw all of the bricks pulled out and replaced, with a focus placed on pedestrian safety.  Speed tables now lead up to raised crosswalks, and flashing lights can be triggered to alert motorists to mid-block crossings.  Washington Bridge construction continues, so if you use State Route 7, you’ll have to use the provided detour, which sends you up or down Interstate 77.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

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Front Street Overhaul Announced

It appears that there will be a nice little construction project going on here soon.  Front Street is being repaired and revamped, with construction beginning in January.

The half a million dollar project will take care of the 100 and 200 blocks of Front Street, where most of its activity is located.  It should be done by May.  Which is good for the town, since the tourist season starts soon after that.  But bad for us college students that drive on Front Street.

Some things to note about the project:  speed tables and crossings.  Speed Tables will be implemented throughout the length of Front Street (although there is no report of how many will be used).  If you’ve never encountered one, they are basically an enlongated speed bump.  In our case, they are a four inch rise over four feet.  Not too jarring, but noticeable.  The other thing is revamped crosswalks at intersections and at some mid-block points.  It will mean less running for pedestrians and more safety.

25 MPH will sill be the norm, so watch yourselves.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, November 20, 2008

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