Facilities Briefs

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center UpDates

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center Progress Impacts Campus Streets and Parking

The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is taking shape, and each phase brings adjustments to road and foot traffic.  The below grade pedestrian tunnel and utility work at Durham Research Plaza (formerly 45th Street) is now complete and ready to reopen.  Additional site utilities and building preparation along Dewey Avenue is set to begin this Spring, resulting in temporary street closure.  The following notifications will be posted as changes continue to occur.  Employees are asked to mention these updates to colleagues, and continue to observe all safety and directional signage around the site.

Road Reopens at Durham Research Plaza (formerly 45th Street)
Beginning Saturday 5/23, Durham Research Plaza (formerly 45th Street), including the west sidewalk, will reopen between Dewey Avenue and Emile Street. Access to Lot 2 (Patient/Visitor Green Parking) west of the Durham Outpatient Center will be maintained and construction traffic will continue. Pedestrians should exercise caution when crossing the street.

Temporary Road Closure of Dewey Avenue
Also, starting Tuesday 5/26, Dewey Avenue will be closed until Summer 2016. This will allow site utilities and other construction activities to progress. Those planning to park in Lot 31 (near the Munroe-Meyer Institute and J.P. Lord School) will need to utilize the reopened Durham Research Plaza (formerly 45th Street) to access parking.  Temporary road closure signage will be posted to assist with revised traffic flow, and to ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians.

Enhancements to Lot 2 (Green) Visitor/Patient Parking at the DOC
Beginning the week of May 25, contractors will begin improvements and repairs to the Lot 2 (Green) Parking structure located adjacent to the Durham Outpatient Center (DOC). Improvements will include new traffic coatings, lighting, security upgrades, signage, and striping to improve both pedestrian and vehicular traffic flow. The enhancements are comprised of regularly scheduled maintenance, as well as upgrades related to the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center project.  Work is expected to be completed in the summer of 2016.

Lot 2 will also have phased restrictions to the east entry/exit lanes from the DOC circle drive, as work progresses on the Emile Street skywalk.  An entry and exit lane will be maintained throughout the work.  Beginning the week of May 18, the impacts will be clearly marked, and run intermittently through the summer. <photo of Lot2DOC>

All questions should be directed to Mike Faber, University of Nebraska Medical Center Facilities at 402-559-4503 or Chris Johnson, Nebraska Medicine Facilities at 402-552-3292.

(Click on photo)2015 May 22-CCC UpDates-9295 DEWEY Construction Map_0515



(Info from Melinda Sommerfeld)

Michael Sorrell and Lozier Pharmacy Loading Dock

COP-DD Construction Project – Concrete Paving   
(See Map Below)

Starting Friday, May 22, 2015, Hausmann Construction, the contractor for the College of Pharmacy’s new building project, will be moving the existing fence between the Sorrell dock and the new Pharmacy dock to the west a few feet while the Pharmacy dock is being paved. The moving of the fence will start in the afternoon on May 22, 2015, and the paving of the new COP-DD dock area will take approximately 3 weeks to complete.

At no time will the Sorrell dock be closed. Please use caution and observe any temporary barricades and safety fences around the construction area.

This work is part of the Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences and Education / Center for Drug Discovery construction project.

If you have any questions, please contact Mic Tierney at 402-559-5261 or by email at mic.tierney@unmc.edu.  Since it is vital that everyone working in and around the area be informed, please mention it to your colleagues.  (click on photo)

2015 May 21 SORRELL AND PHARMACY DOCK 5-21-15-MicT

Administration Center (ADC) – All Levels


On Thursday, May 21st, 2015, there will be an extended interruption (shut off) of steam to the Administration Center.  This steam interruption will affect only heat throughout the building.  However, HVAC controls will be adjusted to minimize heat loss from the building.  Domestic hot water to all kitchens, labs, and bathrooms will not be affected.

This shut off is required to allow for relocation of existing underground steam and condensate lines located within Parking Lot #13 on the west side of the East Utilities Plant (EUP) Expansion project.

Disruption Schedule:

 Commence Time:              Thursday, May 21, 2015, 12:15 p.m. 

 Completion/End Time:     Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:00 p.m.                                                                    Approximately

If you have any questions,  please contact Dan Michalak at ext. 9-5048 or Darren Dageforde at ext. 9-5278.  Since it is vital that everyone working in the affected areas be advised of this, please mention this interruption to your colleagues.