CAMPUS NOTICE

 

OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT VICE CHANCELLOR
FACILITIES DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

April 8, 2014


ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF AND STUDENTS AT UCSD

SUBJECT:   Construction Alert Preparatory Pot Hole Drilling Work for Reclaimed Water Pipeline Expansion

Project Description/Location: West Campus

The Reclaimed Water Pipeline Expansion project includes the installation of approximately 8,200 feet of reclaimed water mainline piping from the intersection of Hopkins Drive and Voigt Drive to the Central Utilities Plant, near the intersection of Gilman Drive and Scholars Drive South. Over 5,000 feet of this mainline piping will be installed with minimally invasive micro-tunnel technology and the remainder will be installed in an open trench. In addition, over 4,000 feet of lateral piping will be installed to connect to existing irrigation feeds. This pipeline expansion project will result in significant permanent reduction of the UC San Diego potable water demand.

Immediate Developments and Impacts:

In preparation for the above project, pot hole drilling work will commence April 8, 2014. Thirteen soil borings will be taken to confirm conditions along the proposed drilled pipeline route. The borings will take one to six hours each to drill. The drill rig will need to drive on pedestrian paths and/or over curbs and lawn to access some of the sites. The impact to pedestrians and vehicles will be brief and the drilling operations themselves will not interfere with pedestrian or vehicle movements. Pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers are requested to observe the coned-off areas around the drill rig and to cooperate with pedestrian and traffic control as the rig accesses each site. This preparation work is anticipated to be completed by April 14.

Please view area map at:

http://rmp-public.ucsd.edu/fdc/Alerts/ReclaimedWaterExpansion.pdf

If you have any questions please contact project manager Laura Moore (lamoore@ucsd.edu) at (858) 822-2453 or project specialist Lin Prentice (lprentice@ucsd.edu) at (858) 534-3795. We greatly appreciate your patience during these pre-construction activities.



Wm. Joel King, AIA
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Campus Architect