Facilities Briefs

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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(Info from Melinda Sommerfeld)



Access to the Wittson Hall Dock will not be available on Thursday, July 2, 2015, from 6:00 AM until Noon to allow for crane setup and delivery of equipment related to the air handler replacement on Level 5 of Wittson Hall.  In addition, the parking stalls along the west side of the dock area will also be closed due to interference with the crane setup.

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 closure.

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 dock closure, please mention it to your colleagues.

Please note this schedule is weather dependent.  Thunderstorms or high winds may require re-scheduling.


On Saturday, June 6, 2015, the domestic hot water will be turned off in the Wittson Hall / McGoogan Library building on levels 1 through 8. This shutdown will affect the hot water to all the bathrooms, kitchens and labs on all levels.  The bathroom sinks (levels 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8) that have hands free activation faucets will not have water (hot or cold), but there will be hand sanitizers for your use.

This shutdown of the domestic hot water is for repairs to the water system.

Shutdown Schedule:

Start Time:   Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 8:00 a.m.

End Time:    Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. (Approximately)

If you have any questions, please contact Sean Smith at 402-960-4035.


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