Anna Hiss Gym Renovation
A project to renovate the south wing and portions of the west connector wing of Anna Hiss Gym (AHG) begins FEbruary 6th and is scheduled to be completed in January 2020. During the project, pedestrian and cart access to the Molecular Biology Building (MBB) from the southeast corner of AHG will be blocked by construction fencing. To see the construction zone and travel paths for this project, visit the campus Construction Advisory.
Energy Engineering Building (EEB) Construction
Work to remove the W.R. Woolrich Labs building (WRW) and construct the new Energy Engineering Building (EEB) for the Cockrell School of Engineering begins December 2018 and will continue through summer 2021. Existing travel paths will be adjusted to navigate around the construction site. Signage will be installed at key locations around the site to assist with wayfinding. Construction will generally occur Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., although adjustments may be made to maintain the project schedule. To see the construction zone and travel paths for this project, visit the campus Construction Advisory.
Utility construction on 24th Street to begin Monday, Feb. 4
In preparation for construction of the Energy Engineering Building (EEB), Utilities and Energy Management will begin installing a new gas line to connect our campus loop to the new Texas Gas Service meter at the Hal C. Weaver Power Plant Annex (PPA) on E. 24th Street between San Jacinto and Speedway Mall. This part of the EEB construction project will begin Monday, February 4, and last approximately six weeks.
Gas service in the surrounding buildings will not be affected, although there may be some outdoor gas odor during the construction. Pedestrian and vehicular traffic will be affected by the following:
- Construction fencing will be in place on both sides of 24th Street, from San Jacinto Blvd. to the Woolrich Building (WRW), which is currently enclosed with fencing.
- There will be two lanes of traffic, although the lanes will be narrow, so caution is advised.
- Part of the sidewalk around PPA on the south side of 24th Street will be temporarily closed.
Pedestrians should be mindful of staying clear of the established work zones and follow signage directing them around the utility activity.
Please note that the EEB construction project will continue to have an impact on pedestrian and vehicular traffic as construction continues and intensifies. The building is expected to be completed in 2021.
24th St Pedestrian Disruption January 2nd-14th
The south side of 24th street that runs along the north side of Welch will be closed due to construction from January 2nd-14th. Pedestrians will need to cross over to the north side of 24th St. (along NHB).