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

As part of the 2021-22 Street Resurfacing Project along NW Harrison Blvd, changes to access on NW Harrison Boulevard will remain in effect as follows:

  • October 1-12, 2021 – Harrison Blvd day time closure, open overnight (Circle to 29th), and open on the weekends. The existing detour that utilizes 29th, and Grant will be expanded to include Witham and Circle. Detours will be signed.
  • NW Harrison Blvd will be open all day on Saturday, October 2, 2021 for the OSU home football game.
  • 35th Street at Harrison Blvd will be closed during the daytime to allow the grinding and paving to occur. A traffic detour for the closure of 35th Street at Harrison will be Western to 15th to Harrison.

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

The Fairbanks Hall Renovation Project is now in construction. Due to forecasted windy weather and Fairbanks Hall re-roofing work overhead, the sidewalk between Fairbanks Hall and the Women’s Building will be closed temporarily for safety reasons on Friday September 24, 2021. The south door at the Women’s Building will have signage directing people to use a different door for this short duration. The sidewalk will re-open to pedestrians at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2021.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Construction Manager Amy Keene at 541-214-1038.

Fairbanks Hall sidewalk closure area map

For work related to the Arts and Education Complex project, a planned power shutdown for the old heat plant is scheduled between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 due to new electrical service being added to the building. A backup generator for the steam tunnel will be on during the shutdown.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Construction Manager Rick Freeman at 541-231-5368.

Old heat plant area map

As part of the North District Utility Plant (NDUP) and Cordley Hall Renewal projects, crews will be performing chiller start up procedures and functional testing on three new chillers within the North District Utility Plant. Functional testing will include integration with the existing chilled water loop beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, October 11, 2021 through 5 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021. The Agricultural & Life Sciences Building, 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. The NDUP is located along NW Orchard Avenue next to Cordley Hall.

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