Road Closure, Power Outage Scheduled During Winter Break
Dec 16, 2010
The University’s Central Energy Plant (CEP) will be shut down for annual maintenance from 7 a.m. Thursday, December 23 through Wednesday, December 29. The thermal system will be fully operational on Thursday, December 30. This shutdown was scheduled while the University is officially closed for winter break to minimize disruption to the campus. During the shutdown, all Central Energy Plant equipment, devices and systems can be safely inspected, cleaned, and maintained to ensure optimal performance. The shutdown will not affect power in any campus buildings. All or most buildings on the main Richardson campus affected by the utility outage will be locked. Exceptions include the Natural Science and Engineering Research Laboratory (NSERL), the Waterview Science and Technology Center (WSTC), and the Research and Operations Center (ROC). Please call 972.883.2222 to request a police escort, which will be required to gain building access. In the event of severe weather, the contractor will work closely with Facilities Management personnel to keep buildings above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. If weather does not permit, the timing of the shutdown may be altered or called off. For more information please contact Steve Lyles, Facilities Management utilities superintendent, at 469.426.5910.
In addition, crews will close West Drive, one of two exit/entry points off the Roundabout. When heading north on University Parkway to the Roundabout, the circle has two points for entry/exit. The first, East Drive, goes toward parking Lot M for the School of Management; the second, West Drive, which goes to parking Lot J and the Activity Center, will be closed December 27 through January 3 due to construction. A third exit/entry is located off University Parkway, immediately south of the Roundabout. It also deposits traffic toward Lot J, the Activity Center to the north as well as the soccer fields and basketball courts to the south. Please use this “third exit” to access Lot J during the winter break. For more information, please contact Sam Eicke, assistant director for Facilities Services, at 469.387.0418.