Facilities Briefs

Emile Street Lane Closure Expanded

Effective Monday, July 6, a section of the south driving lane along Emile Street, directly across from the Lied Transplant Center, will be temporarily closed for utility work connections at the Central Utility Plant. This closure is in addition to existing lane impacts further west along Emile Street, related to the Skywalk construction. Two driving lanes will remain open at all times, and signage will be posted to assist patients, visitors, employees and students.

This utility work is anticipated to be complete by mid-July. The Skywalk construction affecting the west portion of Emile St. will progress through the end of 2015.

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2015 July 1 Emile Street Lane Closure-9295 Construction Map_0630


(Info from Melinda Sommerfeld)

Lot 2 (Green Parking) Construction Updates

 Additional Enhancements to Lot 2 (Green) Visitor/Patient Parking at the Durham Outpatient Center

Beginning Monday, June 29, the Lot 2 (Green) Visitor/Patient parking­- adjacent to the Durham Outpatient Center (DOC) – will undergo lobby renovations as part of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center and Emile Street Skywalk project. The phased construction within the lobbies includes all levels: A, B, 1, 2 and 3.  The adjacent stairwell has been reopened, and access to it and elevators will be maintained throughout the process, however, will have varying restrictions.  Directional signage will be posted to assist patients, visitors and staff with wayfinding, and updates will be provided throughout the work.  This renovation is anticipated to be complete in Fall 2015.

In addition to these lobby improvements, ongoing work is underway within the Lot 2 parking structure.  These upgrades include:  structural maintenance, surface coatings, painting, lighting and wayfinding.  This work is being phased and will span into 2016.

Construction work continues on the Emile Street Skywalk connecting the Durham Outpatient Center and Lot 50.  Crews are completing electrical and roofing preparations.  Glass installation will begin the week of June 29.  The skywalk is on track for completion by end of the year.

All questions should be directed to UNMC Facilities Help Desk at 402-559-4050 or Chris Johnson, Nebraska Medicine Facilities at 402-552-3292.

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2015 June 24 Lot 2_Stairwell_062415

(Info from Melinda Sommerfeld)



On Monday, July 6, 2015, from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM a crane will be setup on Dewey Avenue for delivery of equipment and materials related to the roof replacement on Eppley Science Hall.  Vehicle traffic in and out of the Clarkson Tower drive will be maintained and flagmen will be present.  The crane and material activities will be limited to the south lane of Dewey (See attached photo).

Please use caution while walking and/or driving in this area. Also, please observe any temporary barricades and barricade tape.  No required egress paths will be affected by this operation.

If you have any questions, please contact Nick Combs at 402-559-5292 or email him at ncombs@unmc.edu.  Since it is vital that everyone working in and around this area be aware of the lane closure, please mention it to your colleagues.

Please note this schedule is weather dependent.  Thunderstorms or high winds may require re-scheduling.   Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter. (click on photo to enlarge)

Dewey Avenue Crane Setup - DRAFT