"Facilities and Campus Services" Archive

Wellbeing Center/Reynolds Gym front entry stairs closed Jan. 11-15

The following information is shared on behalf of Facilities and Campus Services.

The front entry stairs of the Wake Forest Wellbeing Center/Reynolds Gymnasium on Wingate Road will be closed for the week of Jan. 11-15. The accessibility ramp to the front entrance will remain open.

Please contact Landon Burrow at 336.758.4542 or burrowlg@nullwfu.edu with any questions.

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Greene Hall sidewalk closure and Wingate Road maintenance

The following message is shared on behalf of Facilities and Campus Services.

Greene Hall sidewalk closure

The sidewalk in front of Greene Hall along Wingate Road will be closed due to construction beginning on Monday, Dec. 14, at 8 a.m. and will remain closed through Thursday, Dec. 31, at 5 p.m. Please adhere to safety signage and use caution when navigating near Greene Hall during this time.

If you have any questions, please contact Jill Perry at 336.758.3913.

Wingate Road maintenance

Traffic on Wingate Road at Calloway Hall will be redirected due to maintenance work from Tuesday, Dec. 15 through Thursday, Dec. 17.

If you have any questions, please contact Anthony Schallert at 336.758.2433.

A campus map and directory is available here.

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Categories: Inside WFU

Construction on Hearn Plaza and Benson University Center stairs

The following updates are shared on behalf of Facilities and Campus Services:

Hearn Plaza: East stairs

Construction will begin on the Hearn Plaza east side stairs on Friday, Nov. 27. Both levels of the east stairs between Reynolda Hall and Kitchin Residence Hall will be closed during the construction period, which is expected to continue through the first week of Feb. 2021. Access to Reynolda Hall through the loading dock is not expected to be adversely impacted; however, parking in Lot M will be limited. Pedestrians and motor vehicle traffic through that area should exercise extreme caution and adhere to all safety signage.

For questions about the Hearn Plaza stairs reconstruction project, please contact Kim Jackson at 336.408.4172.

Benson University Center: South stairs

A winter break project to rebuild the exterior south Benson University Center steps to the Tribble courtyard is scheduled to begin on Monday, Nov. 30 and continue through early Feb. 2021. The project will also rebuild the concrete accessibility ramp from the ZSR Library to the Tribble courtyard at Benson. The north half of the Tribble courtyard will be used for storage of construction materials with heavy equipment onsite to move and install materials.

Foot traffic will be directed to the center stairs from the ZSR Library to the center and south pathways of the Tribble courtyard. Although the exterior south steps to Benson will be closed, the post office will remain open to public access from the south side of Benson via the sidewalk beside Shorty’s.

The accessibility ramp from the ZSR Library to south Benson and the Tribble courtyard will be closed during this time. For an accessible pathway between the ZSR Library and the Tribble courtyard, please use the ramp located at the north entrance of Benson.

For questions about the Benson University Center stairs reconstruction project, please contact Chris Looper at 336.816.7187.

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Wait Chapel closed for planned refurbishments Nov. 16 - Jan. 31

The following message is shared on behalf of Facilities and Campus Services:

Wait Chapel will be closed from November 16 – January 31 to complete major window refurbishments and audio/visual installations. Hearn Plaza and Wait Chapel framed by fall leaves

During this time access will be very limited and managed by the construction team. However, the remaining organ sessions that are currently scheduled through the end of November will be allowed to proceed without disruption. Access to the tower, along with the chapel’s lobby and the elevator, will remain open for the duration of the project.

Please adhere to all posted safety signage and use care when navigating near the construction zone.

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Reynolda Road crossing to enhance pedestrian safety

Construction is underway on a new Reynolda Road crossing, with expectations to wrap up at the end of August. A crosswalk Cyclist and pedestrians used crosswalk on Reynolda Roadand 10-foot wide landscaped median will be installed just north of Graylyn Court, which serves as an entry to both the Graylyn Estate and Reynolda House Museum of American Art. The median will provide pedestrian refuge and a dedicated left-turn lane onto the Reynolda House grounds. It will be mirrored by a second median, forming a left turn lane toward Graylyn. The crossing will connect users to wide gravel paths on either side of the road, leading to the local landmarks. Two solar-powered rapid flash beacons will use thermal detection and manual push buttons to alert drivers and cyclists to pedestrian crossings.

The Reynolda Road crossing is the latest in a series of safety improvements resulting from recommendations in the 2014 Bicycle, Pedestrian and Transit study. Guided by a stakeholder advisory group with representation from Wake Forest, the community and government entities, the report included infrastructure and policy recommendations to improve active transportation and transit choices between the Reynolda Campus and surrounding neighborhoods.

Neighbors and community stakeholders were invited to provide additional feedback about the Reynolda Road project last fall.  “Stakeholder engagement is important to clearly understand the community’s support for the initiative and to learn from the end-users’ observations and experiences to improve the proposed design solutions,” said Rosalba Ledezma, senior advisor for facilities and campus services. “Support for the project and appreciation for the initiative to improve pedestrian safety were the clear messages received.”

The Polo Road pedestrian crossing zone is another safety improvement to come out of the advisory group’s 2014 report. Read more about Reynolda Road safety improvements on the Office of Sustainability website.Overhead view of Reynolda Road crossing


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