Construction Advisory Update: North Campus Infrastructure Phase 2 (May 14, 2022 thru
August 14, 2022)
As a result of the initial exploratory excavation at the Chapel Bell tower foundation,
performed 5/16 – 5/20, it has been determined that additional precautionary measures
in the form of helical piers will be required to help stabilize the tower prior to
excavation for piping infrastructure that will serve the Chapel. Therefore, the Chapel
Bell will be closed and inaccessible to the public from 6/13 through 8/12. Thanks
again for your continued patience, assistance, and understanding as we work to provide
reliable and resilient infrastructure to support the mission of UGA.
Original Advisory :
As previously outlined last fall, Phase 2 of the North Campus Infrastructure project
is slated for the forthcoming summer months. This ongoing infrastructure upgrade
and renewal project will modernize a significant portion of underground infrastructure
and also directly supports the Holmes-Hunter Academic Building Renovation.
Work will commence on Saturday May 14, 2022 and is anticipated to conclude by Sunday
August 14, 2022.
The area of disturbance will be similar to the area of exploratory work conducted
during the Spring Break week, extending from the Herty Drive entrance off of Broad
Street to the parking area behind New College. The impacted area will be fenced and
inaccessible, with an emergency fire access lane maintained at all times. Signage
will be provided to route pedestrians safely around the area and ADA access will be
maintained to all buildings. Parking and Transportation Services (TPS) is making accommodations
for permit holders utilizing the ADA parking behind New College and those individuals
will be directly contacted by TPS.
Access to the Chapel Bell will be maintained with the exception of the following periods:
- May 15 to May 20 for underground exploratory work, and
- July 10 to August 12, 2022 when the underground electrical service to the Chapel is
Please see attached logistics map of the area. A construction advisory for this work
will be distributed to the campus community in early May.
As an additional reminder, the third and final phase of this infrastructure project
will occur in 2023 and will include work within buildings on the north campus utility
loop, connecting each of the buildings to the new infrastructure. All three phases
must be complete prior to the reopening of the Holmes-Hunter Academic Building, currently
anticipated in late 2023, early 2024.
Thank you for your continued patience, assistance, and understanding as we work to
provide reliable and resilient infrastructure to support the mission of UGA.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Chris Daigle, FMD Project Manager (email@example.com
) with any questions or concerns.