Published: Monday, December 17, 2012
Updated: Monday, December 17, 2012 14:12
Two projects that began Monday at Southern Miss are expected to cause road closures and detours on campus. The projects are scheduled to be completed before the start of classes in January.
The first project is the installation of a raised cross walk at Montague and N. 31st Avenue as part of the new Pedestrian Plaza. Montague will be closed to thru traffic, and detours around the work area will be at Montague and Kay James Drive and on Golden Eagle at Black and Gold Boulevard.
If entering campus on Golden Eagle Drive, access will be available to parking only on the north end of Joseph Green Hall. There will also be parking adjacent to Chain Technology, Walker Science, Johnson Science Tower, Power House, Thad Cochran Center and Cook Library. If entering campus from Montague, there will be access to parking at the Baptist Student Union, International Building lot, Polymer Science reserved parking lot and the Wesley Center.
The second project involves the closure of the parking garage beginning Saturday, Dec. 15. The inside of the garage will be cleaned and painted, and lighting will be changed out. Signs will also be put in place indicating a change in traffic direction from two-way to one-way.
Other disruptions caused by repairs and upgrades on campus include the following:
Electrical Upgrade/Transformer Replacement
Currently the Physical Plant is in phase two of an electrical upgrade project, which is legislatively funded and managed by the Bureau of Buildings. This project requires the powering down of major electrical equipment so that the upgrades and replacements may take place. As a result, the following outages and disruptions will occur:
*Dec. 17-18: There will be no power or HVAC in the following buildings: Owings-McQuagge Hall, Fritzsche-Gibbs Hall, Joseph Green Hall and McCain Library. The power for Owings-McQuagge Hall will be restored by 2 p.m. Dec. 17. Power to all other buildings will be restored the morning of Dec. 19.
Please note that McCain Library will be without HVAC Dec. 17-24 so that we may address some of the leaks caused by the air conditioning coils in the building.
*Dec. 19-21: There will be no power or HVAC in the following buildings: Cook Library, Marsh Hall, Mannoni PAC and Forrest County Hall. However, the Forrest County Hall Data Center will run from a generator and should not experience a loss of power. All power will be restored the morning of Dec. 22.
*Dec. 21 – 22: There will be no power or HVAC in the following buildings: Fraternity Row, Center for Child Development and Clinic for Family Therapy.
*Dec. 21: The Village and Pine Haven apartments will be without power and HVAC from 9-11 a.m.
If your building has a scheduled power outage, as a precaution, please power down all computers and unplug them from the wall outlet.
Water main repair
Dec. 21: There will be no water or HVAC in the following buildings: Payne Center, Reed Green Coliseum, the Natatorium, and the J.B. George Building. There will be no HVAC at the Dubard School.
A 12-inch water main located at the Payne Center has split and is leaking badly. Repairs will begin Dec. 21 and should be complete by the end of the day. Please note that this water main could fail at any time, therefore this date is subject to change.
Sewer line repair
Dec. 19-21: 300 feet of collapsed sewer line will be replaced. Because of this repair, Bennett Auditorium and the Lucas Administration building will be without sewer or flushing toilets Friday, Dec. 21.
Noon Dec. 20 – Dec. 21: There will be no HVAC in Danforth Chapel, Bennett Auditorium and the Lucas Administration Building while a leaking boiler is repaired.
Thames Polymer Science HVAC Motor and Filters
Dec. 17: The HVAC system for all floors of the North West wing will be down while we replace all filters inside the unit. On Dec. 18, HVAC system for all floors of the South wing will be off while a defective motor for the supply/exhaust fan on the roof is replaced.