Monthly Archives: October 2011

T-Dust Alert #37 – Mobility Assistance Shuttle Service During A & B Parking Lot Renovation

WHAT? A shuttle service for students, faculty, and staff with mobility issues will be offered throughout the A & B Parking Lot renovation project.

WHERE? The shuttle service will run from the sidewalk where Parking Lots C & D meet and transport riders to the north entrance of Thunderduck Hall.

WHEN? This shuttle service will begin on Thursday, October 20. Shuttle service will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays; 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Fridays; and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays until the resurfacing project is completed.

WHAT ELSE? For additional convenience, two benches, one just south of Sabine Hall and another along the sidewalk leading to Thunderduck Hall, have been installed as resting points for anyone walking from Parking Lots C & D to Thunderduck Hall.

AND THEN WHAT ELSE? To enhance pedestrian safety for students, faculty, and staff needing to navigate the project area, additional temporary fencing is being installed to prevent slips and falls from foot traffic on the grassy area northwest of Thunderduck Hall. Additional crosswalk markings will be installed to indicate where pedestrians should safely cross the service drive, and signs will be installed to advise vehicles using the service drive to stop for pedestrians crossing the service drive.

WHEN ELSE? The resurfacing project is tentatively scheduled to last through the week of November 20, 2011, if the weather cooperates.

WHERE ELSE? Previous T-Dust Alerts may be found at

T-Dust Alert #36 – Renovation of Parking Lots A & B

WHAT? It has become necessary to demolish, renovate, and resurface Parking Lots A & B.

WHERE? These lots are located west of ThunderDuck Hall and south of Sabine Hall.

WHY? Investigation has shown that the aging, inadequate sub-base is contributing to recurring potholes and can no longer sustain heavy, daily, vehicular traffic.

WHAT ELSE? Due to the extensive nature of the project scope, Parking Lots A & B will be completely inaccessible to students, staff, and faculty throughout the duration of the project.

WHEN? The resurfacing project will begin on October 10, 2011 October 12, 2011, and will tentatively last through the week of November 20, 2011, weather permitting.

HOW? Both parking lots will be taken down below the sub-base to construct a solid foundation. Once a stable sub-base is in place, a 6″ deep mix containing the existing asphalt and new material (asphalt mill) will be laid. A 2″ finishing layer of asphalt will be installed on top of the sub-base and asphalt mill.

HOW ELSE? Temporary ADA parking spaces will be created and located in Parking Lots C and D along the southern edge of both lots. Ride sharing is encouraged to mitigate the temporary loss of all A & B parking spaces.

HOW MUCH? This necessary project is being funded by $361,566 from Richland’s Fund Balance.

WHO? College Police will be actively involved in traffic control during the first week of renovation. Temporary signage will also be installed to help direct traffic during the project.

WHERE ELSE? Previous T-Dust Alerts may be found at