August 26, 2002 Vol. VII, No. 1



Fall Construction Update for Roads and Major Projects

Substantial progress has been made in the campus reconstruction effort during the summer months. A summary of significant projects is provided below, with the major road and construction projects highlighted in the full-page map on page 3.

In addition, more information is available via the "current project information" links on the Facilities Planning web site (www-admin.csun. edu/facplan). If you have questions or concerns, please contact Facilities Planning, Design and Construction at x2561.

The patience and cooperation of the CSUN community is appreciated as we progress through the final stages of our earthquake reconstruction effort and advance our extensive capital construction program. The resulting improvements will help support our academic mission and will provide substantial long-term benefits to the University and the surrounding community.

Parking Lot, Roadway and Field Restoration Projects

Highlights for the fall 2002 semester include the completion of the Lot E6 (old Lot K) renovation, addition of parking spaces at Lot G3 (old Prairie St. School site), completion of Prairie St. construction on the west side of campus, and the addition of new exits from parking lots B1, B2 and B3 onto Darby Avenue.

The parking lot improvements have enabled the construction start of Parking Structure No. 1 in Lot B5 with no net loss of available parking spaces campuswide compared to spring 2002 levels. The added lot exits and conversion of Prairie Street to a two-way road will improve vehicle traffic flow on the west side of campus and help to reduce the impact of the upcoming roadway reconstruction on West University Drive (Etiwanda Ave.).

To maintain a safe environment during roadway reconstruction, the campus loop road along East University Drive (Lindley Ave.), North University Drive (Plummer St.), and the northern portion of West University Drive (Etiwanda Ave.) will be restricted during the fall to one-way traffic, traveling counterclockwise.

Notable landscape/hardscape improvements also have been made during the summer. The recently completed field restoration north of the Kinesiology Building provides the campus with an NCAA regulation soccer facility on the main campus.

Matador Square, which includes a student congregation and free speech area west of the student union, is well under way and scheduled to complete in late September. The renovation of the east instructional field (east of Kinesiology) began in June and is scheduled for completion in late fall.

Major Construction Projects

The Sierra Center project, which will provide new food service facilities on the west side of the campus, broke ground in early June. The construction of Parking Structure No. 1 in Lot B5 began in mid-July. Upon completion, this project will increase the campus parking inventory by 1,000 spaces. Construction of the Brown Western Center for Adaptive Aquatic Therapy continues, with completion slated for early 2003.

Two additional projects, the University Student Union renovation and the LAUSD's Valley High School No. 1 (Academy High School project), are scheduled to begin construction in late 2002/early 2003.


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