Facilities Briefs

Ambulatory Care Facility – Concrete Pour

On Monday, May 18, 2015, the contractor for the new Ambulatory Care facility building will be pouring concrete from 7:00 am until 2:00 pm. Their pump truck will be blocking a section of 41st  Street, but there will be access to the Michael Sorrell dock and Parking Lot 4 from Emile Street and there will be access to Parking Lot 36 from Leavenworth Street.

The contractor will have a flagman on 41st  Street by Lot 4 to help with traffic.  41st Street will not be a through street due to the location of the pump truck (see attached map).  Please use caution and observe any temporary barricades or safety fences around the construction when walking or driving in this area.

This work is part of the Lauritzen Outpatient Center and Fritch Surgery Center construction project.    As the project progresses  you will be kept informed.

If you have any questions, please contact Tod Ringenberg, project manager at 402-559-5627 or by email at Tod.Ringenberg@unmc.edu. .  Since it is vital that everyone working in and around the area be informed, please mention it your colleagues.


Skywalk Construction Continues

Work continues on the new Emile Street skywalk connecting the Durham Outpatient Center (DOC) with the Lot 50 employee parking structure. The steel framework for the structure was set in place over the past several weekends. Going forward, construction crews will continue work to enclose it and make final connections to adjacent buildings. The skywalk will be complete for use by early 2016. As construction progresses, the following street and sidewalk impacts are necessary. Drivers and pedestrians are asked to exercise caution and pay attention to posted signage as changes will be ongoing.

Emile Street Lane Closures

Effective immediately, the south driving lane, adjacent sidewalk and pedestrian crosswalk along Emile St., west of DOC Circle Drive are closed. Two driving lanes will remain open. Employees parking in Lot 50 are asked to utilize the east crosswalk at Emile St. during this time. This closure is anticipated to last through fall 2015.

Work continues to install utilities west of 45th and Emile St., along south side of Durham Research Tower II. The adjacent sidewalk will remain closed through the month of May.

DOC Circle Drive to Close Again This Sunday, 5/10 and next Sunday, 5/17

The DOC circle drive and a section of Emile St., west to 45th Street will be closed for the next two Sundays:

  • May 10
  • May 17

The work that requires the closure may not take all day, and construction teams will re-open the drive and the street as soon as possible. During the closure, the Lot 2 parking structure adjacent to the DOC will only be accessible from the 45th St. entrance.  Lot 50, at south side of Emile St., will be available for patient and visitor parking during the circle drive closure.  This work is being done on Sundays to minimize the impact to patients, visitors and staff during busier weekday times.

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2015 May CCC-DOC Construction Map_0507


(Info from Melinda Sommerfeld)


MSB Parking Lot 3 Level A – Stalls Temporally Closed Due To Construction Work

Several section of MSB Lot 3 Level A will be blocked off starting Tuesday, April 28, 2015, through Tuesday, May 5, 2015.


  • 9 stalls north of elevators
  • April 28, April 29 and April 30
  • 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • 5 stalls south of elevators
  • May 1, May 4 and May 5
  • 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Please use caution and observe any temporary barricades or safety fences around the construction area when walking or driving in and around this area.

If you have any questions, please contact George Miedl at 402-238-8211 or email him at gmiedl@unmc.edu. Since it is vital that everyone working in and around and/or uses parking lot 3 be aware of the closure, please mention it to your colleagues.