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Campus work resumes over break

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    Construction of the Garfield Avenue corridor project reached this point in August as students returned to UW-Eau Claire for the fall semester. Work slowed down during the acadmic year as the weather cooled, but will pick back up over spring break and finish during summer.

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Campus work resumes over break

Construction of outdoor classrooms, new pathways and updated utility lines on UW-Eau Claire’s lower campus will resume next week.

Work on the Garfield Avenue corridor project slowed down during the current academic year but will resume while students are away on spring break.

Trees will be cut down to accommodate underground utility work and concrete panels will be installed to form an outdoor student lounge next week, according to a post on the university’s website.

Work will continue through the rest of the spring semester, including landscaping, planting new trees and installation of concrete and brick paving.

Final work on the $12.4 million, two-year project will continue after the school year ends. The university’s footbridge will close on May 21 — as it was last summer — as part of the project. When that pedestrian bridge over the Chippewa River will reopen is not yet scheduled, but the university does expect the entire construction project to be finished before the fall semester.

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