Maintaining a campus the size of UNM requires a lot of planning and consistent diligence to protect the physical environment of the campus. The UNM Physical Plant Department (PPD) gears up for a week of special projects across campus when students leave campus for spring break, which allows for safer working conditions due to the lessened foot traffic on campus.
Below is a list of projects PPD will be working on during spring break. Individuals on campus during spring break are encouraged to find alternate routes whenever possible.
** PPD Grounds and Landscaping will install a new six-foot sidewalk and ramps on the south side of Tucker from Yale to the Domenici Education buildings. This project will allow pedestrians walking from the M parking lot to travel safely along the walkways in this area.
** The Collaborative Teaching and Learning Building (CTLB) will have new concrete installed on the southwest side of the building. This installation should improve the traffic flow in the parking lot on the north side of the Zimmerman Library.
** On the north side of the Anderson School of Management, the damaged concrete will be removed, and new concrete will be installed. There will also be drain piping incorporated in this project to improve the storm drainage in this area.
These projects are scheduled to be completed Friday, March 21.
** The Physics and Astronomy building on Lomas Blvd., the School of Medicine Building 2 (Med 2), Hokona Hall Zuni Wing and commons area, and the Latin American and Iberian buildings on Sigma Chi are all getting a face-lift with new stucco on the outside of the buildings. These areas have been fenced, where appropriate, and scaffolding has been erected in the work zones. Even though some of these stucco projects will be completed this week, some will continue for several weeks.
PPD suggests that pedestrians stay clear of any of these work areas and use caution when in the vicinity.