CATL will find new home in the Cofrin Library

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) will be moving to the fourth floor of the Cofrin Library this semester. With this move comes some construction on the fourth floor, so loud noises may occur occasionally throughout the library. Library staff apologizes for any inconvenience. The construction is expected to be completed by mid-semester of Spring 2020.

Construction on campus taking place this summer

To the UW-Green Bay Campus Community,

There will be a few more exterior construction projects this summer that will affect your daily travels. See the attached files for more detail.

  1. Instructional Services roof plaza:  Beginning May 28, the entire roof plaza will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians while the roof deck is replaced. Traffic will be entering the site from the fire lane that is east of the building. The project will be completed by August 19.
  2. North Circle Drive repairs:  The section of road from the Main Entrance Boulevard to the intersection of Theatre Hall will be repaired. The work will occur in July or August. We will try to keep one lane open at a time, but during some of the demolition, the road will be closed to traffic. Another email will be sent out when dates and details are confirmed.
  3. Concourse roof repairs:  The section of concourse between Rose Hall and the Cofrin Library will be excavated in order to repair the roof membrane system. The work will occur in July or August. During excavation, the concourse will be closed to all pedestrian traffic and signage will be placed at both points of entry. Once the excavation is complete, the area will be open for circulation. Another email will be sent out when dates and details are confirmed.

Thank you for your cooperation.

STEM Innovation Center construction begins

Construction begins this week on the new STEM Innovation Center and extends through August 2019. Miron Construction is the general contractor for the project and will be placing fencing around the construction site and parking areas. All construction traffic will be entering and exiting the campus via South Circle Drive and Leon Bond Drive. Heavy truck traffic for much of this fall semester means you may want to adjust your driving patterns. See map.

Construction on exterior stairs

Already broadcast campuswide but repeated here for the record: Facilities Management will begin work Thursday on replacing the exterior stairway that connects the Student Services Plaza with the lower (campus-quad) level near the Garden Café sidewalk entrance to the University Union. The work could extend through November. Barricades will be erected around the construction zone.

I-43 work on/near Frigo Bridge could affect traffic to campus

Motorists who cross the Fox River on Green Bay’s Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge (Tower Drive) may want to consider using an alternate route, as construction activities on this stretch of I-43 will add significant travel time this construction season. Work on the bridge and deteriorating pavement along I-43 between Military and Irwin avenues could cause delays and disruption. Travelers are encouraged to consider carpooling, using public transit or using alternate routes, including US 41/141, WIS 172, WIS 29, WIS 54/57. The DOT will suspend construction activities during holidays and Green Bay Packers home football games, but lane and ramp restrictions are expected to remain in place. Complicating all this, of course, is the significant construction taking place on Green Bay’s West Side in connection with the US 41 rebuilding. University employees with construction-season events might want to observe current conditions (or as current as is practical) and notify their constituents and visitors of the traffic issues. For details on US 41 Project construction activities and traffic impacts through 2017.

Timetable for construction work in LS/ES/IS area

Already broadcast to all employees but repeated here for the record and the benefit of our off-campus readers: Facilities Management reports that, affecting the Laboratory Science sidewalks and Instructional Services Court, they will be finishing the utility tunnel project by excavating the tunnel and waterproofing the exterior walls. This requires closing the entire sidewalk along the east side (Kress Center side) of Laboratory Science and Environmental Science buildings for the months of June and July. Emergency egress points will still remain open during this time. They will also need to close Instructional Services Court to all vehicular traffic from May 21-25, and pedestrian traffic on one sidewalk that leads to the west entrance of the Laboratory Sciences Building from May 15 to June 8.