Crews to repair heating system pipelines near Center for Performing Arts

November 14, 2016 | Events, News, UToday
By Meghan Cunningham

Repairs planned for this week on underground pipelines in the University’s heating system will close a portion of West Towerview Boulevard and parking area 12E near the Center for Performing Arts.

Crews will begin work Monday, Nov. 14, to repair leaking steam condensate lines in the area between then Center for Performing Arts and Wolfe Hall. The work is expected to be complete by the end of the week, said Jason Toth, associate vice president for facilities and construction.

The University’s steam lines deliver heat and hot water to campus buildings, and the steam condensate lines then return that condensation and cool water back to the boilers to be recycled through the heating system again. Because the issue is only with the condensate lines and not the steam lines, heat and hot water will continue to be provided to the nearby buildings throughout the repairs, Toth said.

While no vehicle traffic will be allowed in the area during the repairs, members of the UT community will be able to walk nearby sidewalks and bridges to access buildings on the western side of Main Campus.

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