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Project Advisories

Planned Electrical and IT Outages scheduled for March 18th, 25th and 30th

In support of the 2020 Project, there are a few planned electrical outages in March with impacts to various campus buildings, specifically on March 18, March 25 and March 30.  It is highly recommended to connect sensitive electronic equipment to a surge protector, or be disconnected during the time frames outlined below

Electrical Outage: Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 5am – 7am

The following buildings will experience a power outage for two hours:

  • Social Sciences and Management
  • Recreation & Wellness
  • Student Activities & Athletics Center
  • Early Childhood Education Center
  • Mariposa
  • Tuolumne
  • Valley Terraces Dining
  • Terrace / Visitors Center
  • Tulare Hall
  • Madera Hall
  • Stanislaus Hall
  • Kern Hall
  • Kings Hall
  • Fresno Hall
  • San Joaquin Hall
  • Calaveras Hall
  • Merced Hall

Electrical Disruption: Sunday March 18, 2018, the following buildings will experience a brief, seconds long, electrical outage

  • Science and Engineering 1
  • Kolligian Library
  • Cathedral Hall
  • Tenaya Hall
  • Half Dome

Network Connectivity: As a result of these planned outages, the Office of Information Technology anticipates the following service interruptions:

There will be no audio/visual services between 5pm on March 17, 2018  until 11 am on March 18:

  • Kolligian Library
  • Social Sciences and Management

Network Connectivity: There will be no network connectivity available in the following locations on March 18th between 1 am – 9 am:

  • Early Childhood Education Center
  • Kolligian Library
  • Science & Engineering 1
  • Social Sciences and Management
  • Pump House
  • Recreation & Wellness
  • Student Activities & Athletics Center
  • Sierra Terraces: Mariposa & Tuolumne
  • Summits: Cathedral, Half Dome, Tenaya
  • Valley Terraces: Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare
  • Terrace / Visitors Center

Third Construction Crane to be erected 

A third construction crane is being installed on the construction site during the week of February 19th, 2018.   It will be used to continue construction on Lab 3A, a large research laboratory.

Temporary Pedestrian Path opened Tuesday, December 18th, 2017 

The Bellevue Lot/Scholars Lane pedestrian path will open Tuesday December 18th.  This is one day later than had originally been planned and will enable the team to finish final preparation for pedestrians. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Construction starts on new student amenities

On December 16, 2017, the Lake Lot 1 and Lake Lot 2 parking lots closed to enable the construction of a student wellness center,  a student enrollment center and multiple recreation fields.  Those facilities are currently scheduled to open in Fall 2019 and Fall 2020.  

During construction, all lower campus parking will be accommodated in the Bellevue Lot which is accessible from the Bellevue/Lake intersection and Northbound Lake Road.  A temporary, 700-foot paved, accessible and lighted path will connect the Bellevue Lot to Scholars Lane during the course of construction. During construction, bicycle access will continue along Lake Road to Scholars Lane. Please visit the bicycle advisory page for latest details.   A permanent bicycle access route that will become fully operational in Fall 2020 is being developed as part of the campus expansion. 


Lake Road Bicycle Lane

Exercise Caution: In order to ensure bicycle access to the campus during construction of the campus expansion, Plenary Properties Merced, under contract with the University, has installed a temporary paved and gravel diversion near the intersection of Lake and Bellevue.  Please remain alert to inbound and outbound intersecting vehicles.

Ranchers Road

Current Status: No campus expansion related projects are underway at this time.

Scholars Lane

Current Status: As construction proceeds on the development of the Recreation fields on the former Lake Lots, pedestrians should use the north side of Scholars Lane between Ranchers Road and the Half Dome Residences.


Lake Road

Current Status: No campus expansion related projects on Lake Road proper are underway at this time. However, please stay observant near the construction site entrance. 


Bellevue Road

Current Status: No campus expansion related projects on Bellevue Road proper are underway at this time. However, please stay observant near the construction site entrance. 


Questions, comments, or concerns?

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