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

The following is an overview of work completed since Aug. 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 the recent video above.

Work completed since Aug. 1

  • Completed waterproofing, insulating and backfilling all steam pits and box conduit.
  • Finished reconstruction of south end of footbridge.
  • Brought soil at south end of footbridge to final elevation.
  • Completed capping of steam line on Garfield Avenue.
  • Installed asphalt at west end of project site reconnecting the base of the campus hill and Putnam Drive.
  • Began installation of concrete walkways from base of campus hill toward McIntyre Library.
  • Completed installation of footbridge access walkways.
  • Installed fencing along footbridge access walkways.
  • Completed installation of power and data infrastructure for walkway and street lighting along Garfield Avenue.
  • Completed box conduit for steam lines between Phillips and Schneider halls.
  • Began new surface treatments installation on Roosevelt Avenue.
  • Restored hot water service to Thomas and Putnam residence halls.

Work to be completed in next 30 days

  • Continue pouring concrete walkways from west to east on both sides of project.
  • Restore hot water service to McIntyre Library and campus facilities on north side of Chippewa River.
  • Put down granite base course in outdoor classroom area near Putnam Park.
  • Backfill with topsoil along walkways near Thomas and Putnam halls and outdoor classroom.
  • Begin installing sidewalk pavers in front of Schofield Hall and in “Blugold Mixer” area.
  • Begin concrete footings for Chippewa Lounge area along riverfront.
  • Pour concrete for McIntyre Library loading dock.
  • Continue mass grading of project area from west to east.

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