Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center Update: MUD on Campus

Metropolitan Utilities District (M.U.D.) Work – Emile Street and 45th Street Impacted

Beginning the week of June 23, M.U.D will start installation of new utilities to the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. Work will take place in front of the Durham Outpatient Center circle drive and likely involve vehicular lane restrictions along Emile Street.  During this time, pedestrians will be required to use the modified pedestrian walkway between Lot 50 and Durham Outpatient Center. Dependent upon water testing results, work may extend into the first week of July.

Once the circle drive work is complete (zone one), crews will move west and start work at the intersection of 45th and Emile Street and north along 45th Street (zone two). This work will take two weeks from the start date to complete. Lane restrictions are also expected at this location.

During construction, flagmen will be on site to direct traffic and we ask drivers and pedestrians to exercise extreme caution. Pay attention to posted signage as lane restrictions and traffic direction changes will be ongoing.

2014 June 23 Construction Notice Map

Please direct all questions to Mike Faber, University of Nebraska Medical Center Facilities Management & Planning, at 9-4503 or Chris Johnson, The Nebraska Medical Center Facilities Management & Planning, at 2-3292.

Information from Mallory Car – Project Communications Coordinator.

Emile/Jones Street Closing

Construction Work – East of Michael Sorrell’s Loading Dock 

Starting April 7, 2014, construction will begin on Emile Street between 41st and 40th Streets.   Michael Sorrell Center’s loading dock will  remain accessible.

Grunwald Contractors will be digging up Emile Street and the sidewalks on both the north and south sides excavating for new pipe.  The work will be fenced off and will affect vehicle traffic.  For those of you that park in lots 4, 36, 39, 21, and 20, you will still be able to enter the parking lots either from 41st or 40th Streets (see map).    This work should last (approximately) 3 months.   

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

Please use caution and observe any temporary 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.


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Look  for future notices  as the project progresses.


On Friday, May 3, 2013 there was a water main break at the intersection of 40th and Emile/Jones Streets.

The 40th street intersection of  Emile/Jones streets will be closed for approximately seven more days. Hopefully the road will open Tuesday, May 14.  “We’re waiting on the City to pave over the excavation site with concrete, according to Don Dickmeyer, project manager.”    The Student Life Center will be accessible during this time from 39th and Jones streets, and Parking Lot No. 21 will be accessible from 40th and Leavenworth streets.  If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Don Dickmeyer at 559-7170.