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UW-Eau Claire construction update: Aug. 1, 2017


The following is an overview of work completed since July 1 and expected in the next 30 days on the UW-Eau Claire Garfield Avenue redevelopment project. Also see an updated bird's-eye view of the project in this recent video.

Work completed since July 1

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    Progress as of July 27 on the steam pit at the south end of the UW-Eau Claire footbridge. The enlarged steam pit is part of the ongoing Garfield Avenue redevelopment project, which has an expected completion date of fall 2018.

    Completed installation of lateral steam and condensate lines to Thomas and Putnam residence halls.
  • Finished grading to final elevation at base of Garfield hill on west end of project site.
  • Installed curb and gutter for U-shaped curve at base of campus hill and for future Putnam and Thomas halls parking area.
  • Replaced water, sewer and sanitary utilities on Roosevelt Avenue alongside Schneider Hall.
  • Removed old steam lines between Phillips and Schneider halls.
  • Began installation of power and data infrastructure for walkway and street lighting along Garfield Avenue, beginning on west end of project.
  • Enlarged steam pit at south end of footbridge.

Work to be completed in next 30 days

  • Continue to waterproof, insulate and backfill steam pits and box conduit installed to date.
  • Finish reconstruction of south end of footbridge.
  • Bring soil at south end of footbridge to final elevation.
  • Continue installation of power and data infrastructure for walkway and street lighting along Garfield Avenue.
  • Cap remainder of steam line on Garfield Avenue.
  • Install asphalt at west end of project site reconnecting the base of the campus hill and Putnam Drive.
  • Begin installation of concrete walkways from base of campus hill toward McIntyre Library.
  • Begin installation of footbridge access walkways.
  • Pour box conduit for steam lines between Phillips and Schneider halls.
  • Install new surface treatments on Roosevelt Avenue.

For more information and ongoing updates about UW-Eau Claire construction projects, visit uwec.ly/future.


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