Construction Update on NVCC Annandale Campus

 For the past several months, crews have been working on the reconstruction of the lower plaza area that is in the center of the campus. That project has essentially been finished and the area is now beautifully landscaped. Only small “punch list” items remain to be completed on that project.
The new construction project is near this one. To the east of the lower plaza area is the Food Service or CF Building. In between that and the Classroom or CC Building to the east is a loading dock that is mainly shielded from view by a brick wall. A construction project is beginning on this loading dock area.
The concrete slabs on the upper and lower levels of that area, along with the columns and beams holding up the upper level, and a handicapped ramp on the side of the CC Building will be demolished and replaced.
The project began yesterday and will last for 150 days until October 21. The contractor installed fencing and temporary protective measures yesterday, and equipment for the construction work will be moved in between now and next Monday. Demolition work will start next Tuesday and occur sporadically until the end of the project.
The noisiest part of this construction project will be the demolition work of the concrete slabs and the handicapped ramp using jack hammers. Demolition activity is scheduled for the following days:
July 12 to July 25
July 31 to August 2
August 5 to August 9
September 2 to September 6
September 9 to September 13
October 7 to October 11
October 16 to October 18
The configuration of the loading dock area with the CF and CC Buildings on either side is somewhat like a cave, so much of the construction noise will be deflected out towards the lake. The fully leafed trees along the eastern edge of campus will also dampen the noise to our neighbors.
There may also be some noise as trucks come into the campus from Little River Turnpike along Lake Drive into the loading dock area. Outgoing eastbound construction traffic will go back out the same way and westbound construction traffic will go up Lake Drive to Wakefield Chapel Drive to Little River Turnpike. No construction traffic will go through the campus to the south. You can contact Bob Hull with any questions at (703) 764-5078.

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