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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:


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.

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