The project to construct a new Jamrich Hall academic building at Northern Michigan University is scheduled to begin the week of March 25. Site-preparation activities will close about half of parking lot 28 between C.B. Hedgcock and the Learning Resources Center, which houses Olson Library. As the project evolves, the public is advised to watch for signs directing traffic to alternate lots and to additional handicap parking.
In the first week, crews will install construction fencing and deliver job trailers and heavy equipment. During the second week, excavators will begin preparing the site for underground utilities. About half of lot 28 will remain open through the end of the semester, but the entrance will eventually close and the entire lot will be fenced off in May as the project progresses.
“Because of the size and complexity of this project, and to ensure the new facility is complete for the fall 2014 semester, is it essential for us to begin construction as early as possible,” said Jim Thams of NMU engineering and planning. “Concrete work on the footings and foundation walls will start as early as April.”
For more information and updates on the project, go to www.nmu.edu/newjamrich.