Ongoing UM Tunnel Renovations Underway

Continuing an upgrade of the University of Michigan’s tunnel infrastructure on the Ann Arbor campus, regents approved a $3.2 million project to replace 100 feet of concrete tunnel along South University Avenue. The approval came during the board’s Nov. 15, 2012 meeting.

According to a staff memo, the work includes “replacing a portion of the low pressure steam line and condensate return line in the tunnel, maintaining operation of the affected utilities during construction, and repairing paving and landscaping disturbed by the project.” The project has been designed by Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber Inc., and is expected to provide about 13 on-site construction jobs. The work is set to be finished by the fall of 2013.

This report was filed from the Anderson Room at the Michigan Union on UM’s central campus in Ann Arbor, where the regents held their November meeting.