SIDEWALKS CLOSED – NEW ROUTE FOR PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC
The construction contractor, Hausmann Construction Company, for the College of Pharmacy’s new building is putting up a construction fence around the job site. Several of the pedestrian walkways have been removed. Now, from Michael Sorrell Center to Student Life Center you can take the existing sidewalk to the north and follow the signage and it will direct you to the Student Life Center. (See path shown on attached map.)
The parking spaces located at the Michael Sorrell Center dock will be closed for the duration of the construction project.
Please use caution and observe any barricades and safety fences around the construction area.
If you have any questions, please contact Mic Tierney at 402-559-5261. Since it is vital that everyone working in and around the area be informed, please mention it your colleagues.
August is shaping up to be a very busy month for utility crews working in and around the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center project site. Due to unforeseen conditions, some of the Metropolitan Utilities District (M.U.D) work dates have shifted. Most of the remaining public utility work scheduled by M.U.D. is concentrated on Emile and 45th Streets and will likely add congestion to the area for the next few weeks. Please continue to adhere to modified pedestrian pathways and traffic signage.
Beginning the week of August 11
M.U.D will complete final utility tie-ins to the existing campus infrastructure, impacting the traffic patterns of patients, faculty, staff and students along Emile Street. Work will take place in front of the Durham Outpatient Center circle drive and involve vehicular lane restrictions along Emile Street. During this time, those exiting the circle drive will be required to turn east (left). Pedestrians will be required to use the Emile Street pedestrian walkway between Lot 50 and the Durham Outpatient Center, shifted just east of its current location as a result of the work. Depending on weather conditions and testing results, work in this area may extend into the week of August 18.
During this time, access to and from Green/Lot 2 Visitor Parking and Lot 50 Employee parking will be maintained. Throughout construction, drivers and pedestrians are asked to exercise extreme caution and pay attention to posted signage, as lane restrictions and traffic direction changes will be ongoing.
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Please direct all questions to Mike Faber, University of Nebraska Medical Center Facilities Management & Planning, at 402-559-4503 or Chris Johnson, The Nebraska Medical Center Facilities Management & Planning, at 402-552-3292.
(Info from Mallory Car)
Two of UNMC’s Facilities Management and Planning employees volunteered to (for most of us the unthinkable) have their heads shaved.
The annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser was held Friday, July 11, 2014 , in the Durham Outpatient Center’s west atrium. Mike Dakin and Kyle Hammitt had their heads shaved to help raise funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
The idea for the St. Baldrick’s event was conceived in 1999 to raise funds for kids with cancer by Tim Kenny, John Bender and Enda McDonnell. The head-shaving events began as a challenge between businessmen in Manhattan and has now spread across the United States. To learn more about the foundation go to: http://www.stbaldricks.org