Campus construction projects in September

Planners expect no major road closures

September 4, 2019
Author: Imran Ghori
September 4, 2019

September will see continued construction on several UCR projects but no major planned closures to campus roads.

A portion of Linden Street, which had been closed since last month, will reopen Sept. 12. Some partial lane closures may still take place with two major projects underway at the north end of campus. Planners advise the campus community  to remain vigilant of construction workers in the area.

The first one, the Dundee Residence Hall and Glasgow dining facility, just marked its halfway point toward completion with a topping out ceremony and is scheduled to be done by fall 2020.

A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for the other major project, North District student housing, in October. Demolition of the closed Canyon Crest Student Family Housing, where the new housing will be built, began in July.

Renovation of the Barn is also making progress. The expanded and refurbished dining and entertainment facility is expected to be completed in November and open in early 2020.

No road closures are planned on nearby West Campus Drive, but planners advise the campus community to remain vigilant of construction workers and equipment in the area.

No closures are expected on East Campus and Eucalyptus drives, where the Plant Growths Environment facility expansion is under construction. 

The central campus area around Pierce Hall, which is being renovated with new plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems, will remain fenced off for the remainder of the project.

The walkway between the Arts and CHASS Interdisciplinary buildings remains partially fenced off as work continues on an arts sculpture project. New concrete will be poured in October with trees, signs, and other features planned to be installed late that month. The sculpture is scheduled to be completed by the end of November.