Central Campus Construction

Wigton/Wittson updated timeline

  • Week of 7-15-19
    • Demolition continuing on structural part of connector building between Wittson Hall and UT– heavy equipment on site.
    • Continuing work on Level 8, L3 conference and L4 offices.
    • Abatement work on L8 North (1.5-2 week duration)
  • Week of 7-22-19
    • Continuing work on L3 conference room and L4 offices
    • Moving Library materials equipment to L8 North potentially
  • Week of 7-29-19
    • Continuing work on L3 conference room and L4 offices
    • Grading work for new Heritage Center – heavy equipment on site.
    • Moving Library materials equipment to L8 North.
  • Week of 8-5-19
    • Continuing work on L3 conference room and L4 offices
    • Foundation work and Pilings for new Heritage Center – heavy equipment on site.
  • Week of 8-12-19
    • Continuing work on L3 conference room and L4 offices
    • Foundation work and Pilings for new Heritage Center – heavy equipment on site.
    • Working on L6 demolition
  • Week of 8-19-19
    • Continuing work on L3 conference room and L4 offices
    • Foundation work and Pilings for new Heritage Center – heavy equipment on site.
    • Working on L6 and L7 demolition

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2 thoughts on “Wigton/Wittson updated timeline

  • I am very concerned about patient and staff safety on the outdoor walkway between Wittson Hall/Sorrell and the hospital/DOC/Buffett. My office is in Wittson Hall with windows facing the walkway. There are construction vehicles using this walkway on a daily basis, most of them driving at excessive speeds and sometimes parking in the middle of the walkway blocking pedestrian access, thus requiring pedestrians to walk off of the path on the grass/dirt. In addition, when the project first began a staff member fell just outside the entrance to Wittson Hall where the sidewalk is uneven. I contacted the Safety Officer for UNMC asking if this area could be marked, unfortunately that was never addressed. Just this week another staff member fell at that same location.

    It seems that this project was started without much preparation (i.e., sidewalk repairs) or foresight into hazards to pedestrians, and even when problems have been brought to the attention of the Safety Officer nothing has been done. Needless to say, I’m very disappointed in how this has been handled.

    • Lucie, apologies for the late reply. We have not been receiving notifications of comments. I have forwarded your comments to facilities and will let you know their response. Heather