Construction updates from Salem State University
Turner Construction Company will be on site on Saturday, March 8 to perform a telecommunication and data switchover to the Enterprise Center. This work will be primarily interior to the building.
Central Campus Residence Hall
Full construction of the residence hall is underway and is expected to be complete by the fall of 2015. As of now the entrance to Central Campus, between the University Police station and the Classroom Building, will be closed to all traffic until the beginning of April. All traffic will have to enter Central Campus from the south entrance. A police detail is on site to help manage traffic entering and exiting campus during this time as needed.
The first major piece of construction to take place on this building will be the foundation work. The contractor will begin geopier installation for the foundation on Monday, March 17. Geopiers are used to reinforce soils for the support of high bearing pressure spread footings. This is the same process that was used in the construction of the Marsh Hall foundation on Central Campus.
In total, there will be roughly 538 geopiers installed for the foundation of the residence hall. This work is expected to be intermittent for five weeks. Geopier installation will start on the west bar of the building, closest to the Enterprise Center, and will move toward Loring Avenue. Vibration will be monitored throughout the work.
Turner Construction Company presented the logistics plan for the residence hall construction project to the Salem State University Neighborhood Advisory Committee on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Visit http://www.salemstate.edu/community/2326.php to view the presentation.
Phase II utility work continues.
Canal Street Parking Lot
Interior demolition work continues in the blue building. The logistics plan for fencing and truck routes can be seen at http://www.salemstate.edu/community/2326.php.
Library and Learning Commons Construction and Demolition of the Existing Library Building
Thirty additional parking spaces have reopened in the lot next to the old library site. These spaces are designated for faculty and staff.
Salem State Construction Blog
Salem State’s Marketing and Communications department has developed a blog around active and planned university construction projects. Click the following link to view the blog http://campusconstruction.salemstate.edu/. Updates on active construction projects will continue to be available at http://www.salemstate.edu/construction.
As always, contact the emergency hotline 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 978.542.6111 to report urgent issues regarding construction.
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