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)

Notice: NW Harrison Blvd full closure (24/7) between NW 31st St and NW 34th St.

Effective Date: September 20 – September 30, 2021

As part of the 2021-22 Street Resurfacing Project along NW Harrison Blvd, NW Harrison Blvd will be closed 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week between NW 31st St. and NW 34th St from September 20 – 30, 2021. Detours will be put into place.

From October 1 – October 12, NW Harrison Blvd will be closed between NW 29th St and NW Merrie Dr during the day, and open overnight. NW Harrison Blvd will be open all day on October 2 for the OSU home football game. A separate notice will be sent for this closure.

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

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

Notice: Demolition of 3rd floor bridge between Rogers and Graf Halls

Effective Date(s): week of August 2, 2021

As part of the Graf Hall Renovation Project, the 3rd floor bridge between Rogers Hall and Graf Hall will be demolished. Work will occur through the week of August 6 and will generate noise and dust. No pedestrians or vehicles will be allowed in the vicinity of the work and the bridges at all levels will not be accessible.

The noise from this work will affect all the buildings in the area, especially the ones shown in the attached area plan.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Project Manager David Amundson at 541-737-2760 or Construction Manager Lindsey Austin at 541-990-7720.

Summer Construction Map 21
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This summer construction impacts map is for illustrative purposes only; individual campus notifications will be sent for each project impact. Project contacts can answer any questions you may have. Dates for scheduled work are still being determined for some projects.

For general questions about summer construction, contact

North Corvallis campus

North Campus

  • Project: Community Hall Slope Project
    • Dates: Mid-June-Fall 2021
    • Roadway/Sidewalk impacts: Will include impacts to walkways and around areas for Gladys Valley, Pharmacy Building, and Joyce Collin Furman Hall.
  •   Project: Fairbanks Hall Renovation Project
    • Dates: Mid-June to 2022
    • Roadway/Sidewalk impacts: Sidewalks along Jefferson and 26th should remain open with intermittent closures. The walkway between Women’s Building and Fairbanks Hall will be closed intermittently. The parking lot west of Fairbanks Hall will be partially closed.
  • Project: Roof inspections and repairs for Sackett and Weatherford Residence Halls
    • Dates: TBD
    • Roadway/Sidewalk impacts: Sidewalks around buildings will be closed off for use of lifts.
  • Project: Graf Hall Renovations
    • Dates: Mid-June 2021- until the end of year
    • Details: Reconstructing the north pedestrian entry (Monroe Street side). The south building entry will remain open. Pedestrian circulation to the exterior stairs at the southwest corner of Graf leading to the lower level of Rogers Hall will be closed. The bridges between Graf and Rogers will be demolished and rebuilt. The existing access from the Rogers Hall 2nd and 3rd floors to Graf Hall will be closed during construction. The pedestrian path from Monroe Street between Graf and Rogers will be closed. The elevator in Rogers Hall will be closed for renovation.
    • Roadway/Sidewalk impacts: Contractor staging areas will be fenced next to the building on the east end and south side of Graf. Parking on the east and south will be reduced and vehicle circulation (including deliveries) will be restricted. The south building entry will remain open. Utility work in the parking lot south of Graf will restrict pedestrian and vehicular traffic and will remove parking spaces from use. These restrictions will be temporary and will be coordinated to minimize disruption.
  • Project: West Greenhouse Wing #20 & 21 Classroom ADA accessibility
    • Dates: August-September 2021
    • Roadway/Sidewalk impacts: At Campus Way & front of Wing #20 & 21 (Sidewalk only).
  • Project: Champinefu Lodge Tree Damage Repair
    • Dates: TBD
    • Roadway/Sidewalk impacts: Roof and siding to be repaired at east end of the building.  Walkways around repair areas will be closed during work.
  • Project: Owen Hall Project
    • Dates: Now until October 2021
    • Roadway/Sidewalk impacts: Closure/driveway only of parking lot between Benton Hall and Campus Way for construction staging & connex storage. (Parking lot closure, roadway still open).
  • Project: Cordley Hall Renovations and North District Utility Plant Construction
  • Project: Austin Hall Suite 122 Renovation
    • Project Contact: Julie Drolet, project manager
    • Dates: June to mid-September

South Campus

  • Project: Roof inspections and repairs for Halsell Residence Hall
    • Dates: TBD
    • Roadway/Sidewalk impacts: impact sidewalks around building for use of lifts.
  • Project: International Living Learning Center Masonry Repair
    • Dates: June 2021, possibly longer
    • Roadway/Sidewalk impacts: Closures of sidewalks around the perimeter of the building to facilitate brick repairs.
  • Project: OSU Parking Structure Cleaning
    • Dates: 2 weeks in July or August 2021 (Dates not yet confirmed)
    • Roadway/Sidewalk impacts: Would include all adjacent sidewalks, a portion of the multi-use path north of the garage, and a closure of the western portion of Lot 3280 (off Stadium Ave.) for staging.
  • Project: Poling Hall Window Replacement
    • Dates: June to August 2021
    • Roadway/Sidewalk impacts: Intermittent obstructions of west sidewalk of SW Weatherford Place, interior Residence Hall Quad sidewalks adjacent to Poling Hall, SW Weatherford Place and SW Intramural Lane.
  • Project: Callahan Window Repair
    • Dates: TBD
    • Roadway/Sidewalk impacts: South side walkways, parking in the evenings in the Tebeau parking lot, large lift going over the food forest/planting area.
  • POSTPONED UNTIL 2022 Project: Dryden Hall Roof Work
    • Dates: TBD
    • Roadway/Sidewalk impacts: Staging in several parking lots.
  • Project: Magruder Hall Percent for Art Installation
    • Dates: August to September 2021
    • Roadway/Sidewalk impacts: Access only to front of Library at Magruder Front entrance (west sidewalk closure only for unloading).
  • Project: Shops Demo, Underground Tank Demo and Arts and Education Complex Early Works Projects
    • Project contact: Julie Drolet, project manager and Rick Freeman, construction manager
    • Dates: Starting July 2021
    • Roadway/Sidewalk impacts: Impacts anticipated.

The Orchard Ave. House, located at 3036 NW Orchard Avenue, is scheduled for demolition. Demolition work is scheduled to start on Monday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Work will occur on site from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. Right of Way permits have been obtained from the City of Corvallis and the City of Corvallis has been notified about the demolition. The Wiegand Hall parking lot (lot #3330) as well as the alleyway to NW Orchard Avenue will be impacted while demolition work occurs.

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

Orchard Ave. House demolition area map

As part of the Burt Hall II Fire Renovation project, there will be construction activities in and around Burt Hall II. Construction activities begin on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.

The demo phase of the project is set to begin on Dec. 16, 2019. You may experience increased noise, smells, traffic congestion and/or general construction-related issues. Construction activities will occur in the parking lot to the north of the Burt Complex and there may be traffic congestion along NW 27th Street between Jackson Avenue and Orchard Avenue (view map).

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