This is an update on the  Jen-Hsun Huang & Lori Mills Huang Collaborative Innovation Complex.

Truck traffic and activity will increase on SW 26th St. from SW Western Blvd. to NW Monroe Ave. on Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14. Construction will begin on a tower crane that will be built within the fenced construction site and operate throughout the duration of the project.

What to know about the tower crane

The tower crane will be actively working on a daily basis in a highly visible location. While the crane boom radius does extend over Monroe Ave., the CEOAS Admin Building and Johnson Hall, crane loads will NOT be lifted over these areas for safety reasons.

When the crane is unmanned and inactive, building occupants and those in the surrounding area may notice the crane boom swinging back and forth in a freely moving, “weathervane” state. While this may appear concerning, it is actually an important safety requirement that allows the crane to remain stable in windy conditions.

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