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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Summer construction continues with new updates

Various construction projects on campus will continue during summer quarter as the renovation of Ridgeway Kappa and the remodel Carver Gymnasium progress.

In the meantime, West College Way re-opened on Friday, June 26, after 10 days of replacing the pavement.

In addition to the street construction, the parking lots around campus are currently being sealed and repaired, and accessible parking space users will be relocated. This will be completed by Aug. 2015, according to Western’s public works website.

Betsy Linnane, a junior at Western, said construction projects were both good and bad.

“It looks like there are a lot of good improvement that we need,” Linnane said. “At the same time, it’s really hard to get around campus.”

Western’s construction on campus and in surrounding neighborhoods will be completed before fall quarter in August.


Summer construction updates:

  • The Performing Art Center’s roof is currently being replaced, and will help expand the life of the building by shielding the inside completion from water interruption. This will not affect traffic on High Street.
  • The seventh floor of Nash Hall is being re-roofed and is not being occupied during construction.
  • Parking lot closures on north and south campus will have pedestrian detours posted, according to the parking office website.
  • The sidewalk in front of Arntzen Hall (AH) is currently blocked in order to replace a new concrete surface.
  • Carver Gymnasium remodels will commence at the start of July. The completion date is tentative.
  • Ridgeway Kappa is estimated to be completed and ready for occupation in September, with a newly installed fire sprinkler system and interior painting.


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