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Campus Renovations and Construction
Campus Project Summary
Here’s a brief rundown on what’s happening as of June 2016:
- The architectural and engineering contract for renovations to Memorial Stadium has been awarded to Huckabee and Heery Sports. The $24 million project will expand seating to 9,400 and convert the west-side stands for home seating. View more information about plans for the future stadium project.
- Sidewalk installation along Washington and St. Felix streets to provide better access from parking areas near the baseball/softball complex will begin in late June.TXDOT plans to install a signal light and crosswalk at the intersection, with work scheduled for mid-July to mid-August. Additionally, the university is adding almost 150 parking spaces in paved lots near St. Felix and Tarleton streets, Shirley and Lillian Streets and Jones and Cain Streets. Gravel lots also will add to parking as structures along St. Felix, Tarleton, Sloan and Frey are demolished.
- Initial work has been completed to prepare the former Fire Station for its new role as home of the University Police Department. Alpha Construction will begin construction renovations in mid-June.The facility at the northwest corner of campus is expected to be completed renovated by February, with the move of the University Police Department and Parking Services Office slated to follow. See more about the changes planned for these departments.
- Construction on a major infrastructure improvement at the center of campus is expected to begin in mid-June. The project will expand pedestrian walkways along Lillian, Vanderbilt and other campus core streets. At the same time, utility improvements will be made to eliminate flooding issues and enhance lighting. Scheduled for completion in November 2017, the project will bring a new beauty and aesthetics to campus and make it much better for our students as they walk from place to place. View information about this project.
- Phase 2 of the Pedestrian Mall project to beautify and improve the central campus area around Alumni Island will see additional work on the Campus Green in early June. Work on Doc Blanchard infrastructure will begin in mid-July.Installation of electrical duct bank and concrete for the project has been slowed by weather, but is moving forward.
- The Agricultural Machinery and Fabrication Center progress continues, with roof installation and front aluminum installed. The $3.8 million, 24,000 square foot facility at the university farm will house laboratories for metal fabrication, agricultural power applications and agricultural structures, as well as classrooms, a computer laboratory and office and meeting space. Learn about the progress of the Agricultural Machinery & Fabrication Center.
- Installation of synthetic turf on the lower recreation fields northwest of the Recreational Sports Center and sand volleyball courts at the intersection of Rome and Frey streets will occur this summer. The $2 million project will cover 140,000 square feet (3.2 acres). Find out more about the exciting changes coming to the intramural fields.
- In a former parking area east of Memorial Stadium, two new residential living and learning centers are under construction – designated Traditions North and Traditions South. The two buildings will house more than 600 students, including the new Corps of Cadets and ROTC students. One also will have a new health and counseling center for students. The buildings are scheduled for completion for the opening of the 2016-2017 academic year. View time-lapse video of residence hall construction.
- In the center of campus, off Lillian, the former Traditions residence hall is being remodeled and expanded as the new residential hall for the Honors College. Designed to serve 436 students, the upgraded building will open in Fall 2016.