Several construction projects will take place at the University of Guelph this summer in preparation for the fall semester.

This summer’s projects involve road and parking lot repairs, updates to athletic facilities, housing improvements and building repairs. A major construction and renovation project will also begin at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).

Construction-2016These projects are important capital improvements to maintain existing facilities and further expand U of G’s academic and research capabilities, said Don O’Leary, vice-president (finance, administration and risk).

South Ring Road is temporarily closed for repairs and will reopen May 6, but with limited access as work will continue through early August. The road will be closed on certain days for major sewer work.

Parking lot P13, next to the baseball field, will be closed for installation of new curbs, LED lighting and a storm water management system, as well as asphalt resurfacing.

Parking lots P3 and P19 will also undergo resurfacing, and bus loop and sidewalk repairs will take place.

Major expansion of the W.F. Mitchell Centre is expected to be completed by this fall.

The renovations of Macdonald Hall will also be completed this summer.

Repairs to student residences and family housing will include exterior renovations, mechanical and electrical upgrades, and interior improvements.

Maintenance and safety projects, including deferred-maintenance projects, to be completed this year are the following:

  • Massey Hall – wall and window repairs
  • McLaughlin Library – elevator upgrades
  • Electrical distribution infrastructure upgrades
  • Crop Science Building — replacement of perimeter heating system
  • Alumni House – exterior wall repairs
  • Central Plant – boiler and chiller control upgrades
  • University Centre – heating and air conditioning upgrades

At OVC, work will begin on an advanced surgery and anesthesia facility in renovated space within the existing hospital.