Work In Progress Construction updates.
» Main entrance to CCU now blocked, must enter from SC 544
The main entrance into Horry-Georgetown Technical College and Coastal Carolina University will be modernized this summer.
Horry Countyâs first roundabout will be built on University Boulevard, the entry way into the two campuses. After numerous incidents, the campuses decided on a roundabout as the best method to slow traffic and offer additional safety to students, faculty and staffs, as well as persons interacting with the educational institutions.
A roundabout is a circular intersection where traffic flows around a center island and is often used in place of stop signs or traffic signals. Roundabouts have been shown to decrease the number of accidents and to improve pedestrian safety.
Thomas-Hutton has been hired to design and manage the project. The firm says that the construction will require a limited closing of University Boulevard as of May 31. University Boulevard will reopen on Tuesday, Aug. 3 after a morning ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The road will be closed from U.S. 501 to CCU Student Health Services on the east side of the CCU campus. From U.S. 501, motorists will not be permitted to turn onto University Boulevard during construction. From East Chanticleer Drive, motorists will not be able to access U.S. 501; however, Student Health Services will be accessible.
HGTC may be entered at the intersection of U.S. 501 and Singleton Ridge Road. From U.S. 501, take the second right at Jiffy Lube to enter the campus. Motorists can exit HGTC using the same routing or may exit from Victory Lane.
There are several options for entering Coastal Carolina University:
â¢ Motorists traveling from Conway or the Surfside Beach area should enter CCU from S.C. 544 at University Blvd. near Brooks Stadium.
â¢ Motorists traveling from Myrtle Beach on U.S. 501 should turn left at Singleton Ridge Road, travel to S.C. 544 and turn right, then travel to University Boulevard and enter near Brooks Stadium.
â¢ Motorists traveling from Conway on U.S. 501 may also turn right at Singleton Ridge Road, travel to S.C. 544 and turn right, then travel to University Blvd. and enter near Brooks Stadium.
Any additional questions can be answered by contacting: Harold Hawley, HGTC, at 843-349-5279.
» Update on ongoing and upcoming projects on campus
Sandy Williams, director of Facilities Planning and Management, updates us on ongoing and upcoming projects.
â¢ The Adkins Field House â furniture is currently being installed in the building, and occupants have started moving in as of June 1.
â¢ New end zone bleachers will be installed late July or early August.
â¢ Energy Efficiency projects related to stimulus funding (lighting, lighting sensor and demand ventilation control upgrades) for the Library, Prince and Wall buildings will be completed during summer.
â¢ Baseball Hitting Facility â project should be substantially complete by mid-August.
â¢ Student Center first floor renovation â This project should begin in June, starting with the game room; completion date to be determined.
â¢ The Will Garland Academic Enhancement Center project is complete.
â¢ Central Energy Plant and Bryan Information Commons (library addition) projects should be bid out in August, with construction to begin shortly thereafter.
â¢ Academic Classroom/Office Building â An architect has been selected to begin design phase, with proposed completion by August 2012.
â¢ Wall Building first and second floor hallways are currently being repainted.
â¢ Student Recreation/Convocation Center has been bid, and construction is anticipated to begin in June.
â¢ Swain Science Annex construction will begin this fall.
â¢ Timber removal is taking place on campus this summer to prepare for upcoming construction projects and the proposed 500-space parking lot behind Kingston Hall.
â¢ Portables planned for removal from campus during summer 2010 include WBAX 2, 3, 6, and 8 and SCI 3 and 4.
â¢ Parking lot improvements for Brooks Stadium, Coastal Science Center and Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies planned for summer 2010.
â¢ Extension of University Boulevard across U.S. 501 to be completed during summer.
â¢ Chad Beaty Bell Memorial to be completed this summer.
â¢ Dorm improvements include: new flooring in Dogwood and Elm, painting in Palmetto and Oak, ceiling and duct replacement in Palmetto and Oak, heat pump replacement in Maple, shower replacements in Maple, Cypress and 3rd floor of Waccamaw, new flooring on third floor of Santee, sidewalk improvements in Woods, addition of two gazebos, and construction of a picnic shelter.
Projects by other entities:
â¢ Horry County Higher Education Commission will complete the construction of new intramural fields on East Campus this summer.
â¢ Horry Georgetown Technical College will complete construction of a roundabout on University Boulevard this summer.
â¢ Coastal Educational Foundation is working with the Jackson family on proposed construction of a chapel.