The volleyball courts have been officiaily relocated to the front of Hamel Hall. While the surroundings have changed, those that are enrolled in the upcoming semester of Volleyball will be able to show off their skills to the other students at JTCC. Relocation of these courts has allowed us to move forward with the construction of our new Academic building and Parking Deck.
Though it seems the project is not making progress, Liesfeld has made a lot of headway on this project by completing the storm water management basin (SWMB). The contractor has removed all of the trees and is in the process of removing all the stumps and rootmat. We still have a long way to go, but a lot of progress has been made. By the time students return for the Fall 2014 semester, construction of the new academic building foundation should be started.
Below is a load of dirt excavated from the SWMB.
Keep an eye on the volleyball court location, for it will be moving within the next month to a new location. The current location in the courtyard area of Hamel Hall, Eliades Hall and the Administration building will be moved directly in front of Hamel Hall. Refer to the photos below to see the location of the new courts. It will be especially important for those of you who register for the Volleyball classes in Fall 2014!
Volleyball Courts near Hamel Hall, Eliades Hall and Administration Building
Relocated Volleyball Courts in front of Hamel Hall
John Tyler Community College Phase 3 officially started on June 24, 2014 when the first trees started to fall for the extension of Tippecanoe Lane. The clearing of the trees makes way for a new road which will connect Tippecannoe with Woolridge Road, and lead to the future 351 car parking deck. The next steps will include the installation of erosion and sediment control devices and tree protection throughout the site.
As we progress through the project, we have started on an all-important phase: erosion and sediment control. We all have seen the videos warning against dumping into the waterways to protect the environment. Contractors are visited by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) throughout the life of the project. DEQ monitors the waterways to ensure that sediment runoff is not occurring on projects, and the proper erosion control measures are in place.
DEQ will visit the project prior to work starting, just after the contractor starts to clear and grub (removing tree stumps and root mat), after major storms and at other times just to monitor the effect of this work. While some contractor cringe at the sight of a DEQ inspector visiting the site, their role is important to ensure that we keep all runoff water clean and not pollute our waterways.
So when you see the silt fence (black fence approximately 2 feet high) or inlet protection (roll of straw in front of inlets for storm sewer), please understand that these items are there for a purpose. They help keep the project clean and preserve our water for future generations. Use caution when encountering any of these items, for if you damage them then the contractor has to take time and resources to repair or replace this barrier.
Silt Fence (Black fence along the edge of the tree line)