January 18, 2011
Beginning Tuesday January 25th, the D1 and L1 level restrooms in the Communication Arts building will be closed for the duration of the construction project. New and expanded restrooms will open in fall 2011, concurrent with the rest of the project.
Please note that the L2 restrooms will remain in service, but be aware that temporary outages of these restrooms are likely during construction since the plumbing systems are all tied together. We will advise you when these L2 outages must occur. Again, thanks for your continued patience.
January 14, 2011
Here is a brief update on Com Arts construction activities beginning next week:
On Monday January 17 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) a large opening will be cut in the east end of the Com Arts building on the D1 level (in the outdoor breezeway between Com Arts and Wyllie Hall). This opening will facilitate the removal of demolition materials which need to be removed from the building. Also, please rememberâ€¦all electricity will be out in Com Arts, as well as all steam heat, from 5:00 a.m. on Monday morning until 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. This outage is related to the campus primary voltage conversion project as described in previous emails from Facilities Management. You may want to dress in layers when you come to campus, on Tuesday only.
Starting Tuesday, interior demolition activities will begin in areas north of the central D1 corridor. Although this work was not originally scheduled to begin until March 1st, state officials and the construction contractor have determined that an early start is necessary to minimize the potential for any delays in the project completion. Door openings in the north wall of the corridor will be sealed off to minimize noise and dust, and all efforts will be made to minimize disruption of scheduled teaching and other activities in the building.
Please remember that the temporary inconveniences we will experience this semester (noise, dust, probable electrical and heat outages, and false fire alarms) are necessary for us to endure as we look forward to opening the remodeled and expanded building in fall 2011!!
January 4, 2011
Due to a construction-related emergency, we are forced to shut down the steam service to the Communication Arts Building next week. All heat to the building will be off on Tuesday January 11th and Wednesday January 12th. In addition, heat to areas behind the Main Stage will remain off through Friday January 14th.
For those working in the building: We don't expect that the loss of heat on Tuesday will be severe, but please bring extra layers of clothing should they be needed. We will know more at the end of the day Tuesday how cold the building is likely to get on Wednesday, and we will send more information at that time.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
November 30, 2010
Beginning today, certain areas of the Communication Arts parking lot will be cordoned off for additional construction work. This involves the installation of additional light poles to increase lighting levels in the lot. Work is expected to continue for four weeks. Depending on the stage of the operation, this could entail the loss of between 48 - 80 spaces at a time. Please exercise care when driving near the construction areas, and remember additional parking is available in the SAC and Tallent lots.
We apologize for the late notice. Thanks for your continued patience as this project continues.
August 20, 2010
On Tuesday August 24th we will open the new Communication Arts parking lot. When you enter campus at the new Highway JR intersection, you will be able to turn north on University Drive or go straight to access the parking lot entrances. Because the building construction will continue through next summer, the east edge of the parking lot near the construction site is not yet completed. The contractor has provided a sidewalk along the east edge of the lot to provide safe access. There is only one pedestrian crossing from the parking lot to the Comm Arts Building. The crossing is located close to the bus shelter.
In addition, please be aware that all pedestrian traffic to the Sports & Activity Center (SAC) must come through the buildings and use the sidewalk east of the construction site. No pedestrian traffic will be allowed along the old Inner Loop Road alignment. This area remains part of the construction site.
When entering campus from the Wood Road roundabout, you will only be able to turn north (right) when you reach University Drive.
THESE TRAFFIC PATTERNS WILL BE IN PLACE FOR THE ENTIRE 2010-2011 ACADEMIC YEAR.
Since construction will continue with the building, please be aware of construction traffic. On dry, windy days, your cars may collect more dust that usual. We apologize for this situation.
Thanks for your cooperation as we continue work on this project. Next year at this time, I look forward to welcoming you back to the completed Communication Arts Building.
July 29, 2010
As you may know, the Communication Arts Parking Lot is being totally "remodeled". The work to bring you a new and better parking lot is almost complete. However, due to rain delays over the last few weeks, the first day that the lot will be available for use is Monday, August 30.
We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Parking will be available in the SAC, Student Center (Lot A) and Tallent Lots. The old East lot, east of Tallent Hall, will be available in the event these lots are filled.
Any questions should be directed to me.
May 13, 2010
Beginning Wednesday, May 19th, and lasting throughout the summer, University Drive (formerly Outer Loop Road) will be closed to through traffic. Barricades will be placed at the intersection of University Drive and County Highway JR, and at the north end of the Communication Arts parking lot. Highway JR from Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) to Highway E will remain open. The large parking lot south of the Sports & Activity Center will remain open for visitors to the SAC. However, all other access to UW-Parkside facilities will be limited to the roundabout entrance on Wood Road. Please see attached map.
Also starting May 19th the Communication Arts parking lot and the small parking lot west of the Sports & Activity Center will be closed. Both lots will be out of service until the start of the 2010-2011 academic year in late August.
May 12, 2010
Beginning Tuesday, May 18, 2010, the Art, Music, Theatre, Modern Language, Communication, Philosophy, English and Humanities department offices and staff will be temporarily relocating to Molinaro D111. There will be no access to the L2 level of Communication Arts due to the renovation work being done. Mail for these departments should be delivered to MOLN D111. Telephone extensions for the departments will remain the same, but email is recommended to ensure that messages are received.
The Communication Arts parking lot, as part of the larger remodeling and addition project, will be closed starting May 19, for the entire 2010 summer. The lot will reopen with the beginning of the Fall 2010 term.
We are going to make every attempt to provide disabled parking spaces for those who need them. If you currently park in a disabled space in the Comm Arts parking lot, and you will need a disabled parking space closer than what will be available in the SAC or Student Center (Lot A) lots, please do one of the following:
Reserved parking permit holders:
If you currently have a Communication Arts reserved parking permit, that permit will be valid in the Student Center lot (Lot A) for the remainder of the summer while the C/A lot is closed. We will add additional reserved parking stalls in the front part of Lot A near the current reserved spots. Please contact the university police department if you have any questions or concerns.
Comm. Arts Parking Lot work: For the remainder of the semester, approximately 20 parking spots will be offline where the new storm sewer line rises above the current parking lot surface (eventually this will be buried under the new lot). Additional parking can be found in the SAC or Tallent parking lots. We do not expect any further disruption of parking until after Commencement. Please drive with extra care in the areas with exposed gravel.
Welding in D2: Welding activities in the D2 level of Communication Arts will last at least three more weeks. Everyone should avoid this area whenever possible. Only maintenance staff should be in the area, and even they should stay out except when absolutely necessary. Please do not use the Comm. Arts elevator to access the D2 level. Use the Wyllie Hall elevators instead.
Effective Wednesday, February 17, 2010, the main doors on the south side of the Communication Arts building will be closed off for the duration of the construction project. A temporary main entrance will be provided by widening the existing single door on the west end of the building. All foot traffic will now pass through the Theatre lobby to the D1 level corridor.
The sidewalk on the north side of the building (south of the Greenquist Pond) will also be closed to pedestrian traffic. People entering the complex from the Comm Arts parking lot will walk through the Comm Arts building, as described above.