Campus Construction Activity

Campus maps show the facilities planning and construction project sites for 2018. The intent of the general map is to identify the locations and dates that will be affected, as well as identify the project. As always, some projects will affect pedestrian and vehicular movements more than others. Those projects will be supplemented with additional phasing and traffic plans. As projects progress, larger more detailed maps will be provided as needed to communicate details in advance of the changes.


Upper Campus Construction Activity
Lower Campus Construction Activity

Spring Campus Projects

During this spring, you can expect to see:

  • Columbia Hall Construction - May 14, 2018 to June 29, 2018.
  • Replace the pressure reducing valves and piping in the underground vault. Replace the domestic water line to Northumberland Hall. Pedestrian traffic between Columbia and Northumberland will be affected. The existing water service to Northumberland on Schuyler Drive is being abandoned. It has to be plugged so Schuyler will be affected for two days. Work to be scheduled for a weekend. Provide new heating and cooling systems, piping distribution in the building, fan coil units, etc. for hall of the building (phase 2). Osuna Drive will be impacted with on/off times when the road will be closed during the month of May 15, 2018 and August 2018.
  • Kehr Union Construction - May 14, 2018 tp August 17, 2018
  • The temporary Bookstore space in Kehr will be converted back to a game room and multi-purpose room. A dumpster will be placed on Schuyler Drive across from the loading dock at KUB. Access to the project will be from the loading dock. Installation of emergency power source to computer systems. Access to areas second and third floor areas will be effected on a rolling basis.
  • Scranton Commons Construction - May 14, 2018 to August 13, 2018.
  • Construct a new vestibule addition on the exterior adjacent to the existing Starbucks entrance. Replace flooring, ceilings, lighting, work surfaces and walk-in cooler systems in first floor kitchen. Replace piping, lighting and ceilings in areas below the kitchen on the ground floor.
  • Lycoming Hall Construction - May 14, 2018 to August 13, 2018.
  • Completely gut and remodel all of the gang style bathrooms. New fixtures, finishes and MEP support systems. Schuyler Drive will be closed from May 14 to August 20. Install new heating and cooling systems in the long wing. Extend chilled water lines from Soltz hall Chiller Plant to Lycoming Hall. Replace existing walk and steps at pedestrian concourse. Install an accessible lift to navigate grade change. Construct new addition over area of existing entry plaza.
  • Soltz Hall Construction - April 16, 2018 to August 13, 2018
  • Install new chiller to existing chilled water plant to support Lycoming Hall air-conditioning.
  • Luzerne Hall Construction - May 14, 2018 to August 13, 2018
  • Replace and enlarge existing elevator.
  • Hartline Construction - May 14, 2018 to August 2018.
  • Replace streamlines between MH 10 and MH 12. Road will be closed, along with sidewalk from 2nd street to Ben Franklin entrance.
  • Medium Voltage Phase 5 Construction - May 15, 2018 to August 2018
  • Install new electrical switches in multiple buildings. Buildings affected: Carver Hall, Columbia Hall, Elwell Hall, Heating Plant, Kehr Union, Luzerne Hall, Lycoming Hall, Montour Hall, Northumberland Hall, Schuykill Hall, Scrantron Commons, Warren Student Services Center. Each building will require a power shutdown of less than 8 hours to complete the switching element. These shutdowns will be done during off hours or on weekends, and be announced to building occupants in advance.
  • New Waller Administration Building Construction June 2018 - August 2020
  • Construct a new 3 story administration building on the existing Centennial parking lot. Chuck Daly Way will be abandoned. A new bus lane will be constructed parallel to Chestnut Street. Staging will be on Chuck Daly Way and along Second Street.
  • Andruss Library Construction - May 15, 2018 to August 2018
  • Space will receive new finishes, cabinetry, and lighting. Starbucks will be closed during construction. Installation of new cell towers on the roof. Access to Waller parking lot and sidewalks will be closed during crane lifts. Additional communication will be provided once dates and time are confirmed.
  • LC East Parking Lot Construction - October 2017 to May 31, 2018
  • Construct new 249 space parking lot at Alumni House. Pedestrian and Vehicular traffic will not be affected.
  • Lightstreet Road Construction - May 14, 2018 to August 3, 2018
  • PennDOT project. Reconstruct the intersection to add turning and acceleration lanes and new traffic control. Access to campus will be affected due to single lane traffic and road closures to be expected during construction.
  • McCormick Construction - May 15, 2018 to June 2018
  • Psychology and Nursing Departments carpet replacement - Second and Third Floors. Carpet replacement in two classrooms on second floor and various offices of third floor. Access to classrooms and offices will be effected on a rolling basis.
  • Pedestrian Bridge Over Lightstreet Road Construction - Ongoing to December 2018
  • Construction of a pedestrian over pass across Lightstreet Road, connecting the student housing complexes on Honeysuckle Land with the lower campus at the rear of the Haas Center. Included are an elevator tower and stairs, sidewalk approaches from both sides, as well as state of the art lighting and security cameras.
  • Nelson Field House Construction - June 6, 2018 to October 9, 2018
  • Pool Wing - Replace Concrete panels at parapet and piers, replace roofing, install moisture barrie and renovate/repair mechanical system.
  • Gymnasium Wing - Repair select sealant and mortar joints
  • Montgomery Place Apartments Construction - April 30, 2018 to August 13, 2018
  • Replace existing lavatories, cabinetry and accessories in all buildings. Replace lights, flooring and paint walls in all buildings.