T-Dust Alert #57 – Del Rio Elevator Repair Closure

WHAT? The Del Rio Hall elevator requires major repair to its hydraulic jack assembly.

WHY? The hydraulic jack assembly has failed after more than 40 years of safely delivering students to classes and labs on two floors.

WHEN? The repair work will begin Tuesday, September 15, from 11 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. and continue on this nightly schedule for approximately four weeks.

HOW? The repair work requires noisy jack hammering to break out the concrete in the elevator pit floor and repair the hydraulic jack, so all work is scheduled to take place nights and weekends when classes are not in session.

WHERE? Signage directing physically challenged individuals to alternate elevators in Bonham and Medina halls is being posted.

WHO? The work is being conducted by Texas Independent Elevator, Richland College’s contracted elevator service provider, in compliance with all environmental regulations.

HOW FUNDED? The funding for this emergency repair is being provided from the Richland College Fund Balance.