Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: I am writing today to provide our monthly update regarding the investigation of bias incidents that have occurred on our campus. First, however, I want to address recent events that are deeply troubling to me,…
Duct Bank Construction for Stadium Closes Stairs this Week
On Thursday, June 20, construction of an electrical duct bank will begin as part of the Stadium Roof Project. The duct bank will support the construction of a crane pad on the west side of the Dome.
The duct bank construction will close the stairs that connect Irving Avenue to the Dome gates. The work is planned to take four days, and the stairs should reopen with a walkable surface by the morning of Monday, June 24.
During the stair closure, pedestrians have multiple alternative routes:
- The Irving Garage provides access to campus via the bridge over Irving Avenue. This route is accessible when using the elevator in the Irving Garage.
- Sidewalks to the north (the covered stairs at the Van Buren intersection) may be used.
- Sidewalks to the south (accessing Gate B adjacent to the loading dock) may be used.
- Pedestrians coming from the east may use the routes listed above as paths to Irving Avenue.
This is the first closing of the stairs. A second brief closing of two to three days will be required to pour concrete at the stair landing, completing the permanent restoration. Campus Planning, Design and Construction will send out information on the second closing when details are finalized.