Facilities Briefs

Construction Update: Sidewalk Closure at 45th & Emile

Reminder: Construction Work at Intersection and Lane Closure

Anyone walking or driving through the intersection of 45th and Emile streets will see some changes for the next several weeks. As part of the expansion of the Central Plant hot water system, work crews will be installing new piping along and under the streets. The area impacted is just south of Durham Research Tower II. Beginning March 30, the sidewalk on the south side of Emile Street between 45th and Saddle Creek Road will be closed. That phase is anticipated to be run through April 10.

On April 13, the sidewalk on the north side of Emile, closest to the research tower, will be closed for similar work. This phase will also require contractors to close the north lane of vehicle traffic along Emile Street, west of 45th Street. This phase is expected to be complete by May 1.

Signs and detours will be clearly marked. For the safety of the work crews and themselves, staff, students and visitors are asked to follow all the posted detour signs and not walk in the street.

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2015 April 2 photo CCC Emile Street  Sidewalkd closed - Kiewit

(Info from Paul Baltes)


41st Street and Emile Street – Concrete Pour

On Monday, March 30, 2015, the contractor for the new Pharmacy building will be pouring concrete from 7:00 am until 2:00 pm. Their pump truck will be located at the corner of Emile Street and 41st Street, (see attached map). The dock for Michael Sorrell will remain open and will be accessible from Emile Street, but not from 41st Street.  Parking Lot 4 will be accessible from Leavenworth and 41st  Street, but not from Emile Street.

The contractor will have a flagman at the corner of Emile Street and 41st to direct traffic. 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 & Education and Center for Drug Discovery construction project.    As the project progresses you will be kept informed.  If you have any questions, please contact Mic Tierney at 402-559-5261 or by email at mic.tierney@unmc.edu.

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2015 Mar 30 CONCRETE POUR 41ST AND EMILE ST 3-30-15


On Saturday, March 21, 2015, there will be a steam shutdown to DOC, MSB, DRC 1&2, the Dietary Penthouse, Sterilization Services and Outpatient Surgery starting at 10:00 a.m. and will remain off for approximately 8 hours.

This interruption will affect all domestic hot water to all kitchens, labs and bathrooms.  It will also affect auto claves, glass washers, cage washers as well as all steam sterilizers in these buildings.  There might be minor temperature control fluctuations during this steam shutdown

The purpose of this shutdown is to repair a leak in the utility tunnel.

Disruption Schedule:

 Commence Time:     Saturday, March 21, 2015,  at 10:00 a.m.

 Completion Time:     Saturday, March 21, 2015, at  6:00 p.m.                                                            (Approximately)

If you have any questions, please contact Neal Buxcel at 402-559-1829 or by email at neal.buxcel@unmc.edu.