Beginning the week Oct. 19, The University of New Mexico Facilities Management (FM) will oversee the demolition of the wall structures at the corner of Central Avenue and Girard Boulevard. FM has contracted a local construction company to complete the work which will take approximately two weeks.
During this time, campus users can expect to see workers and construction equipment moving in and out of the area. Temporary safety fencing will be erected, though caution should be used when traveling near this intersection.
This corner of campus was the subject of a community survey issued by UNM Planning, Design and Construction in the spring of this year. Due to more pressing issues design efforts have been paused, however, the completion of design efforts will begin soon.
The decision by UNM leadership to move forward with demolition pending further improvements was made to address public safety concerns associated with the current structures.