5.11.17 Campus Update

Campus Community,

Below are updates regarding our campus construction projects and changes to current parking.

Beginning Monday, May 15th:


Parking under Brown Hall will be closed.

Parking on Founders Drive in lot P20, will become Contractor parking ONLY for the summer.

All contractor parking will occur off of the main campus at 525 Broadway, with the exception of P20 which will be used for contractor parking during the summer of 2017.

Housing Construction Project Update:

Site demolition, clearing and grubbing are nearing completion.  Grading and site work will continue through May which will include the installation and tie-in of site utilities such as sanitary sewer and storm water. Materials for future construction work are beginning to arrive on site.

The sanitary sewer line tie-in is tentatively scheduled for the week of 5/15/17.  Every effort is being made to keep Founders Drive open during this tie-in work, but there is the potential that the road made need to be closed for up to 2 days.  If the road is closed, access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.

Highsmith Construction Update:

Beginning Monday May 15th:

  • Delivery and setting of Beverly Grant/Barnhill construction trailer.
  • Delivery and setup of construction fence to enclose work area within loading dock area (University Heights construction fence/bridge closure will be installed in July).
  • Delivery of large construction equipment.
  • Removal of asphalt and concrete in loading dock area.
  • Construction of new retaining wall and paving base at Highsmith loading dock.

Beginning in late May:

Excavation and installation of micropiles and foundations.

These timelines may change, and updates will be communicated via email and on the website: https://facilities.unca.edu/construction. If you have questions regarding this communication or other campus construction projects please email campusconstruction@unca.edu or contact Campus Operations at 828-251-6564.


David Todd
Associate Vice Chancellor of Campus Operations
University of North Carolina Asheville