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Garfield Avenue project affects travel on lower campus.

The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.

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UW-Eau Claire construction update: June 1, 2017


The following is an overview of work completed since May 1 and expected in the next 30 days on the UW-Eau Claire Garfield Avenue redevelopment project:

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Work completed since May 1

  • Installed first two steam pits at base of Garfield Avenue hill.      
  • Completed installation of steam and condensate lines between first two steam pits.
  • Excavated and completed first stage of construction for third and fourth steam pits.
  • Poured and formed concrete box conduit for steam lines between third and fourth steam pits.
  • Installed sanitary sewer water main from Putnam Hall to Schofield Hall.
  • Took old steam system offline and removed it.
  • Installed barrier fencing on Chippewa River footbridge.
  • Removed ramp and steps at south end of Chippewa River footbridge.

Work to be completed in next 30 days

  • Install steam and condensate lines between third and fourth steam pits.
  • Install lateral steam and condensate lines to Thomas and Putnam residence halls.
  • Insulate steam and condensate lines between first and second steam pits.
  • Install steam pit concrete box and conduit caps between first and second steam pits.
  • Backfill trenches and begin grading to final elevation at south end of project site.
  • Additional demolition at south end of footbridge, including removal of south- and west-facing walls to allow steam pit access.

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


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