Update: Friday September 24, 2021 temperatures are expected to climb into the mid 80’s. Due to shipping delays, Facilities has been unable to obtain the parts necessary to make the final repairs.  Therefore, at this time we will not be able to hold comfortable temperatures in the building.  Please plan accordingly.

This shutdown will not affect the server room.

Please forward this notice to anyone who would benefit from this information.

9/21/21- Due to a failed chiller component, the Kerr Administration Bldg. will be without cooling for the next several days while replacement parts are on order. This may cause higher than normal temperature levels building-wide. An additional notice will be sent out when repairs are complete and cooling is restored. This shutdown will not affect the server room.

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

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 Somkeart.Sartnurak@corvallisoregon.gov if you need help identifying alternate routes.

Oak Creek bridge along SW Western Boulevard 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 campus.notifications@oregonstate.edu.

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.

As part of the Poling Hall window replacement project, the north lane of Intramural Lane south of Cauthorn and Poling Halls will be closed. In addition, the sidewalk to the east of Poling, along Weatherford Way, will be closed, as will the east entrance to the quad interior between Poling and Buxton Halls. There will be sidewalks closed inside the quad as well. Parking spots south of Cauthorn and Poling Halls will be closed. Work is scheduled to take place between 6am-4pm daily, starting on Monday, June 14  until Friday, September 3, 2021 (view map).

For questions or comments on this closure, contact project support Josh Walsh at 541-737-0927.

3:20 pm Update: Power has been restored

Contact Facilities Services at 541-737-2969 if you notice other areas without power or if there are issues with equipment not resetting.

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Portions of OSU’s Corvallis Campus may have recently experienced a power bump. Currently, Johnson Hall,  Hovland Hall, and Gilmore Annex are experiencing power outages.  Pacific Power is still investigating the cause of the outage and OSU Facilities Services is working to identify if there are any additional buildings affected. Pacific Power estimates the power to be restored by 4:30 pm. Contact Facilities Services at 541-737-2969 if you notice other areas without power or if there are issues with equipment not resetting.

If you need emergency assistance, contact the Department of Public Safety at 541-737-7000. 

The Corvallis Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) will be placing bike counters at locations across Corvallis. Counter equipment will be placed on a utility pole on the north side of SW Campus Way on Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus. The counter equipment will be in place starting on Wednesday, Feb. 24 through mid-March 2021. Tubes associated with the counting equipment can be driven over.

For questions or comments on this closure, please email OSU Senior Planner Rebecca Houghtaling.

SW Campus Way map
Counter equipment examples