Making room for a west side building

Crews work to level ground for paving

Photo by Christopher Gannon.

A crew is working this month to complete an extension to Lot 1 near Martin and Friley (pictured) residence halls in the southwest corner of campus. Expanding this lot is a necessary step in plans to construct a new building for the industrial and manufacturing systems engineering department northwest of Beyer Hall. Much of the Therkildsen Industrial Engineering Building's footprint will be on what currently is Lot 3. The Lot 1 expansion is scheduled for completion by the end of December.

In mid-December, a section of Sheldon Avenue will close for a few weeks to extend sewer lines to the Therkildsen building site. In early January, construction fencing will cordon off the site so construction can begin.