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

The following is an overview of work completed since Nov. 1 and expected in the next 30 days on the UW-Eau Claire Garfield Avenue redevelopment and Karlgaard Towers renovation projects.

(See an updated bird's-eye view of the Garfield Avenue project in the recent video above.)

Work completed since Nov. 1

Garfield Avenue redevelopment

  • Garfield Avenue redevelopment
  • Installed temporary section of asphalt to connect walkway between northeast corner of Schofield Hall and the footbridge.
  • Installed temporary asphalt to connect walkway near northwest corner of Zorn Arena to Garfield Avenue.
  • Completed backfilling with topsoil along concrete walkways.
  • Completed mass grading of project area from west to east.
  • Installed new permanent bike racks in front of Old Library.
  • Partially repaved Roosevelt Avenue near Schneider and Phillips halls.
  • Installed permanent lighting.

Karlgaard Towers south tower renovation

  • Asbestos abatement completed on floors 6 and 7.
  • Bathrooms demolition completed on floors 8, 9, 10.
  • Continued demolition of basement and demolition of lobby.
  • Continued 10-story exterior brick removal where new student lounge windows will be installed.

Work to be completed in next 30 days

Garfield Avenue redevelopment

  • For winter months, close off “S curve” and walkway near Ecumenical Religious Center.
  • Install guard rail at bottom of Garfield Avenue hill.

Garfield Avenue redevelopment: On hold until spring 2018

  • Install monolithic stone in Blugold Mixer area.
  • Complete repaving of Roosevelt Avenue near Schneider and Phillips halls.
  • Install additional bike racks between Schofield Hall and Old Library.

Karlgaard Towers south tower renovation

  • Asbestos abatement on floors 4 and 5.
  • Bathrooms demolition on floors 7 and 8.
  • Continue demolition of basement and lobby.
  • Continue 10-story exterior brick removal where new student lounge windows will be installed.
  • Begin painting ceilings in student rooms.
  • Begin rough electrical work in student rooms.
  • Begin plumbing rough-ins in new bathrooms.