Fitness and Recreation Center
Weather has slowed down the concrete slab placement schedule. There is one more slab placement expected to take place next week, weather permitting. These placements are roughly 100 yards and will require 8 to 10 trucks per placement. Placements will begin during regular business hours. Concrete delivery is anticipated to be completed between 3 and 5 p.m. for each pour, with finishing work going into the evening.
The contractor has received the permits to complete the trench work for the electrical connection from the O’Keefe parking lot to the new pole on Atlantic Avenue. They will start this work on Monday, April 8. We expect that the street will remain open to traffic during the work. A police detail will be on site through this process.
Roofing and curtain wall installation is also underway. The building is expected to be completely enclosed by June.
Logistics plans for the fitness and recreation center project were relayed to neighbors at the Salem State University Neighborhood Advisory Committee (SSUNAC) meeting on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Click here to view the general logistics plan.
Please note the last image is an aerial shot of the neighborhood that was intended to show the truck route. Trucks will enter the site from Canal Street to Forest Avenue, turning right into the first entrance of the O’Keefe Center parking lot. They will exit left onto Lussier Street, left onto Forest Avenue, and out onto Canal Street.
The Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA) presented this project to the greater Salem community in a special meeting on Monday, January 30, 2012. The university and MSCBA are committed to maintaining the quality of life of our neighbors throughout the project. Click here to view the presentation. At the meeting, a neighbor requested to see an image of the building from Forest Avenue. Please click here to see this image.
General Construction Schedule
|Foundation||October - November 2012|
|Structural Steel||November 2012 - February 2013|
|Roof||January - February 2013|
|Recreation Center - Interior Work||January - August 2013|
|Building Tight||February 2013|
|Atrium - Interior Work||February - August 2013|
|O'Keefe Renovations - Interior Work||May - August 2013|
|Substantial Completion and Occupancy||August 2013|
Contact the Emergency Hotline 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 978.542.6111 to report urgent issues regarding construction.
Updated on April 19, 2013.