As part of the Graf Hall Renovation Project, ongoing construction work is scheduled to take place in and around the building starting on Friday, October 29 through Friday, November 5, 2021 (view map).

Planned construction activities include:

Friday, October 29

  • Excavation on west side of Graf Hall parking lot (lot #3221), near Dearborn Hall. Excavator may be moving around to other locations in the lot.
  • Dump trucks hauling in and out.
  • Lot can remain open, but there will be fewer spaces available and there may be times that entry/exit may be blocked. 
  • Structural work continuing on bridge between Rogers Hall and Strand Hall.
  • Walkway from Monroe Street to Graf Hall parking lot (lot #3221) closed.
  • Exit doors from Rogers Hall will be marked closed except in emergency.

Tuesday, November 2 or Wednesday, November 3 (Actual date weather-dependent)

  • Concrete pour for ADA parking 
  • South entry to Graf Hall closed (will direct pedestrians to north entry of building)
  • May affect some parking spaces, vehicle circulation in Graf Hall parking lot (lot #3221). 

Wednesday, November 3

  • Deliver and install Electrical vaults. Graf Hall parking lot will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians.

Thursday, November 4 and Friday, November 5

  • Removal of oil tank near north entry to Graf Hall, and backfill of hole. Please note that this work will block the sidewalk and north entry to Graf Hall. 
  • South lane of traffic will be blocked. 
  • Flaggers will direct traffic in street.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Project Manager David Amundson at 541-737-2760.

Graf Hall and Parking lot #3221 area map

The steam will be shut down in Sackett Hall, Austin Hall and Learning Innovation Center November 3, 2021 from 9:00am- 2:00pm for repairs. This will affect all steam services, includes heat & hot water building wide.

For questions or comments on this closure contact Facilities Services at 541-737-2969.

As part of the Owen Hall chiller replacement, the chiller manufacturer will be installing additional equipment that will require the chiller to be shutdown. This will only impact comfort cooling. The secondary chiller will continue to support the labs. The primary chiller shutdown is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Construction Manager Jason Lundy at 541-270-0193

Owen Hall area map

As part of the North District Utility Plant (NDUP) and Cordley Hall Renewal projects, crews will be performing additional chiller start up procedures on three new chillers within the NDUP. Functional testing will again include integration with the existing chilled water loop beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, October 25 through 5 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021. Ag Life Sciences, Nash Hall, Cordley Hall, Wilkinson Hall and the Burt Complex could see chilled water flow and temperature fluctuations as a result of the testing procedures.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Construction Manager Jason Lundy at 541-270-0193 or Project Manager Dustin Sievers at 541-760-6240.

North District Utility Plant area map

As part of the West Greenhouses #20 & #21 and Headhouse Restroom Project, plumbing fixtures, including toilets, will be shut down so the sanitary sewer line can be tied in. All fixtures will be shut down and unusable from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Signage will be posted as a reminder in key locations.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Project Manager Amy Keene at 541-214-1038 or Project Manager John Doty at 541-740-8302.

West Greenhouses area map

From Monday, October 18 through Friday, October 22, 2021, Oregon State University will be conducting traffic counts at locations in and around the Corvallis campus as part of a code-required Traffic Operations Study (TOS), which the university is obligated to conduct every three years. While the TOS is a code requirement, the data gathered is very useful to long-range planning efforts. As part of the data collection, tube counters will be placed at 16 locations on and around the Corvallis campus. A map showing tube locations is included below. Tube counters allow the university to determine the volume of vehicles travelling on a roadway. Tubes can stretch across roadways, sidewalks and bike lanes.

Please use caution when operating heavy equipment and/or large vehicles over the tubes placed throughout campus next week. Tubes will stretch across roadways, sidewalks and bike lanes in the locations shown on the below map. While the equipment is pinned to the roadway, it can sometimes be pulled up when heavy equipment and/or large vehicles drive over it.

While tubes stretch across a roadway, counter boxes are located out of the roadway. Where there is a planting strip, the counter box is located in the planting strip. Where there is a curb-tight sidewalk, the counter box is sometimes placed behind the sidewalk and the tube stretches across the sidewalk. The university is working to set up cones at these locations, but please be aware that tubes may be present in the sidewalk at various locations.

For questions or comments on this notification, contact Associate Campus Planner Sara Robertson at 541-737-0459.

 Map showing tube locations for Traffic Operations Study (TOC)

Updates related to the 2021-22 Street Resurfacing Project along NW Harrison Blvd:

·         Paving was completed on Monday, 10/11.

·         Harrison and 35th Street is anticipated to be back to open for traffic by the end of the day Friday, 10/15. This means that Corvallis Transit System (CTS) routes should also be back to normal operations and routes at that time.

·         The following work and road closures remain on the project;

  • The striping contractor will be on-site Thursday, 10/14 and Friday, 10/15 to complete all long line striping.  Striping placement will require the continuation of the Harrison Blvd closure and the 35th Street closure at Harrison Blvd.
  • Signal detection loop installations will begin Monday, 10/18 and will continue for several days. This work will require lane shifts. No street closures are anticipated to complete the loop installations.
  • Final clean up and punch list work will be ongoing the next couple of weeks. There will be times when punch list work may require flagging, lane closures or lane shifts to complete the work. Please use caution when driving around an active work zone.

This project is managed by the city of Corvallis. For questions or comments on this closure, contact Project Manager Josh Bjornstedt

As part of the Owen Hall Renovation Project, a temporary elevator shutdown is scheduled from 7 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2021 to upgrade the fire alarm system in the building. The first and second floors of Owen Hall can be accessed by using Kearney Hall and the sky bridge.

For questions or comments on the elevator shutdown, contact Project Manager John Doty at 541-740-8302.

A temporary sidewalk closure in the area around the Owen Hall loading dock is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily starting Thursday, October 14 through Friday, October 15, 2021. A crew will be working on the roof of the building to install antenna locations for a DAS system.

For questions or comments on the DAS antenna work and temporary sidewalk closure, contact Project Manager David Amundson at 541-737-2760.

Owen Hall area map