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UNH Under Construction

By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
June 6, 2007


Carolyn Kirkpatrick photo

Anyone who has ventured around campus knows there’s construction going on in several locations. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening.

Over on College Road, next to Forest Park and across from Kingsbury Hall, the mini dorms Sackett and Woodruff Halls have been torn down as work continues on two new undergraduate dorms. Building A will house approximately 289 students and Building B, about 203.

A pedestrian way at DeMeritt Circle is being rerouted behind the buildings.


The new dorms being built near Forest Park

The work to reconfigure parts of Main Street is well underway with the layout for the new bus stop pullouts clearly delineated. The road is being redesigned from Pettee Brooke Lane west to the bridge at Cowell Stadium.

The hot water emergency repairs along Main Street, across from Congreve, have begun. There are plywood covers over open utility trenches in three locations. Demolition of the damaged pipe will start next week.

The area around DeMeritt Hall is fenced and the access driveway over the steam tunnel is being installed. The removal of the two big pine trees in front of the building will happen soon. DeMeritt is being demolished to make way for a new state-of-the-art physics building.

Renovations are set to begin on Fairchild with the work area taking place in the Mills Quad. However, on the Main Street side, a fence will cut off the walkway closest to the dorm since work must be done in that area this summer. A second walkway will remain accessible.

Stillings Hall is fenced and construction has been started. Philbrook parking also has a construction fence for the dishwashing system replacement, which is part of the Stillings contract.

Southern Underpass is still restricted for painting but should be open to traffic soon.


Work is nearing completion on the southern underpass

And the backhoes are active in front of Nesmith Hall where the driveway is being moved off Main Street to College Road.

For a complete list of the $1.84 million Main Street project, visit http://www.unh.edu/facilities/design_mainst.html.


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