Monthly Archives: March 2011

T-Dust Alert #34 – Pavement Repair of Westbound Right-Turn Lane to Abrams Road

WHAT? Due to pavement failure, it is necessary to re-surface the westbound/northbound right-turn lane at the Yield sign from Flickering Shadow Drive onto Abrams Road.

WHERE? This is the main intersection at the west entrance to campus.

WHY? The pavement has failed due to heavy traffic flow and the weight over time of DART buses.

HOW? The old pavement will be saw cut and demolished.  Then the substructure will be steel-reinforced with new concrete poured and cured.

HOW ELSE? With the lane closed for repair, motorists will be able to make right-hand turns from the right lane at the stop light.

WHEN? The work will be conducted, weather permitting, from Wednesday, March 30, through Sunday, April 3, with the repaired lane scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 4.

WHO? The work will be conducted by an outside contractor.

WHAT ELSE? Thank you for your cooperation and patience during the repair work.

WHERE ELSE? Previous T-Dust Alerts and construction updates may be found at http://www.richlandcollege.edu/construction


T-Dust Alert #33 – Phase II Storefront Door Replacement Project

WHAT? Remaining original storefront door entrances to campus buildings are being replaced during Phase II of our door replacement project.  To support our environmentally sustainable practices, the new doors have the best thermal rating for temperature retention.

WHERE and WHEN? The remaining work schedule is:  Wichita (four doors) March 22-24; and Crockett (six doors) March 25-26.  Work will commence daily between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and be completed by 3:00 p.m.

WHY? This project is necessary because misalignment of aging doors and doorframes prevents the campus-wide magnetic locking system from properly securing buildings.  This situation currently requires that many exterior doors on campus be manually unlocked and locked by College Police.  This lengthy, daily process leaves campus buildings vulnerable during early mornings and late at night.

WHY ELSE? Doors left ajar due to misalignment also cause the loss of heating and cooling to campus buildings and increase our energy costs.

WHO? Dallas Door, who completed Phase I in 2009, is the vendor completing Phase II of the project.

HOW? Richland Fund Balance dollars were approved to fund this necessary infrastructure project.  For the safety and security of students, faculty, staff, and visitors, workers will barricade specific work areas as work is taking place.

WHAT ELSE? There may be some intermittent noise from hammers and drills experienced at each location during the replacement work.  It also may be necessary to use an alternate entrance to a building during the work.  Signs will direct pedestrians to alternate access/exit for each building while work is being conducted.

WHERE ELSE? Previous T-Dust Alerts and construction updates may be found at http://www.richlandcollege.edu/construction


T-Dust Alert #32 – Phase II Storefront Door Replacement Project
WHAT?  Remaining original storefront door entrances to campus buildings are being replaced during Phase II of our door replacement project.  To support our environmentally sustainable practices, the new doors have the best thermal rating for temperature retention.
WHERE and WHEN?  The work schedule is:  Medina (four doors) March 14-15; Lavaca (five doors) March 15-16; and Neches (six doors) March 17-19.  Work will commence daily between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and be completed by 3:00 p.m.
WHY?  This project is necessary because misalignment of aging doors and doorframes prevents the campus-wide magnetic locking system from properly securing buildings.  This situation currently requires that many exterior doors on campus be manually unlocked and locked by College Police.  This lengthy, daily process leaves campus buildings vulnerable during early mornings and late at night.
WHY ELSE?  Doors left ajar due to misalignment also cause the loss of heating and cooling to campus buildings and increase our energy costs.
WHO?   Dallas Door, who completed Phase I in 2009, is the vendor completing Phase II of the project.
HOW?   Richland Fund Balance dollars were approved to fund this necessary infrastructure project.  For the safety and security of students, faculty, staff, and visitors, workers will barricade specific work areas as work is taking place.
WHAT ELSE?   There may be some intermittent noise from hammers and drills experienced at each location during the replacement work.  It also may be necessary to use an alternate entrance to a building during the work.  Signs will direct pedestrians to alternate access/exit for each building while work is being conducted.
WHERE ELSE?  Previous T-Dust Alerts and construction updates may be found at http://www.richlandcollege.edu/construction

WHAT? Remaining original storefront door entrances to campus buildings are being replaced during Phase II of our door replacement project.  To support our environmentally sustainable practices, the new doors have the best thermal rating for temperature retention.

WHERE and WHEN? The work schedule is:  Medina (four doors) March 14-15; Lavaca (five doors) March 15-16; and Neches (six doors) March 17-19.  Work will commence daily between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and be completed by 3:00 p.m.

WHY? This project is necessary because misalignment of aging doors and doorframes prevents the campus-wide magnetic locking system from properly securing buildings.  This situation currently requires that many exterior doors on campus be manually unlocked and locked by College Police.  This lengthy, daily process leaves campus buildings vulnerable during early mornings and late at night.

WHY ELSE? Doors left ajar due to misalignment also cause the loss of heating and cooling to campus buildings and increase our energy costs.

WHO? Dallas Door, who completed Phase I in 2009, is the vendor completing Phase II of the project.

HOW? Richland Fund Balance dollars were approved to fund this necessary infrastructure project.  For the safety and security of students, faculty, staff, and visitors, workers will barricade specific work areas as work is taking place.

WHAT ELSE? There may be some intermittent noise from hammers and drills experienced at each location during the replacement work.  It also may be necessary to use an alternate entrance to a building during the work.  Signs will direct pedestrians to alternate access/exit for each building while work is being conducted.

WHERE ELSE? Previous T-Dust Alerts and construction updates may be found at http://www.richlandcollege.edu/construction