As part of the Arts and Education Complex project, half of the Kerr parking lot will be closed for waterline construction. Work is scheduled to start on Monday, August 23, 2021 through Monday, September 13, 2021.

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

Kerr parking lot area map

This courtesy notice is being sent to Oregon State University stakeholders to inform you that the Oregon Department of Transportation has put a new load restriction in place at the bridge crossing Oak Creek on SW Western Boulevard, located between SW 26th Street and SW Grove Street in Corvallis. The Oak Creek bridge, bridge no. 07T24, is a 43-foot-long single span, reinforced concrete bridge. It was originally constructed in 1925 and widened in 1941.

Weight restriction signage has been posted at both approaches along SW Western Boulevard at SW Grove Street and at SW 26th Street.

The weight restrictions are:

  • 4 axle – 23 Tons
  • 5 axle – 25 Tons
  • 6-7 axle – 25 Tons

Please contact Som Sartnurak, the Engineering Supervisor/Traffic Engineer for the city of Corvallis, at if you need help identifying alternate routes.

Oak Creek bridge along SW Western Boulevard area map

Brick repair work for the International Living-Learning Center (ILLC) is scheduled to start on Monday, August 9, 2021 through Thursday, September 16, 2021. Temporary sidewalk closures around the ILLC building will be in place and a lift will be on-site (view map).

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Joshua Walsh at 541-737-0927 or Patrick Robinson at 541-737-2428.

International Living-Learning Center area map

Because the building is centrally located on campus, please be aware that construction work is starting for the Fairbanks Hall renovation project. You can expect more activities at the building site along SW 26th Street and Jefferson Way as Fortis Construction starts work on the building.

You can expect:

  • A higher level of truck traffic on 35th Street and Jefferson Way.
  • The start of demolition of the metal Fairbanks Annex building will start this week.
  • A vacuum excavation truck will be onsite for exploratory work on Wednesday, August 4.

These activities will produce noise, as expected for typical construction work onsite. We will continue to provide information about other activities that may impact campus for the duration of the project.

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

Fairbanks Hall area map

As part of the Arts and Education Complex project, a temporary power shutdown to the former Facilities Services Shops buildings, located along SW 15th Street, is scheduled to occur from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. The power to the former shops buildings will be disconnected.This may cause a temporary disruption to power for the former heat plant.

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

Former Facilities Services Shops buildings area map

As part of the Nash Hall Elevator project, the southwest elevator in Nash Hall will be out of service starting on Monday, Aug. 9 through Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. The northeast elevator in Nash Hall will remain in service during this work. Work includes code-required modifications to fire sprinkler heads and associated electrical systems, which necessitates the temporary shutdown of the water to the fire suppression system and temporary disabling of associated alarms. A final elevator inspection is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. 

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Infrastructure Project Manager Aaron Collett at 541-207-2780 or contractor Jonathan Fisher, with Ausland Group, at 541-450-2774.

Nash Hall area map

For work related to the Arts & Education Complex project, sections of the sidewalks along 15th Street and Washington Way will be closed off for several weeks. Pedestrian detours will be in place. Work is scheduled to start on Monday, July 12, 2021 through Friday, July 23, 2021.

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

15th & Washington Way sidewalk closure area map