Upper Science Hill Development - Construction Related Notice to Science Hill Community

Map.Beginning Monday, June 3rd, construction will begin on Phase 1 of the Upper Science Hill Development initiative. This phase will administer the construction of an new addition to Wright Lab, a New Parking Garage, a new YSB/Bass service node, a large geothermal borehole network and misc. utility infrastructure work to support this expansion.  As noted in previous Town Halls & campus communications, which can be found here, this work is the continuation of an expansion of Upper Science Hill to support a new Physical Sciences and Engineering Building.

As of June 3rd, the Science Hill community will begin to see changes to vehicular, cycling and pedestrian travel pathways. Leading up to this point, teams will begin to post and prepare temporary signage to help direct attention to new detours and changes to circulation pathways. The logistics plan linked indicates the initial areas of construction anticipated at the project onset. During the course of project, pedestrian & cyclist traveling from PSPG will be directed to Whitney Avenue to access buildings south on the Hill. There will be a clear walking path up the drive aisle for pedestrians seeking to access WL, WLW and Bass. Pedestrian access to the top deck of PSPG will also remain accessible for more direct access to WL and other facilities along the western half of Science Hill.

Vehicular traffic will still be permitted to access the remaining open portion of Lot 22 and the entrance to Pierson Sage Parking Garage. We will be keeping access to several vehicular charging stations and relocating handicap accessible parking spaces within Lot 22. Service vehicles seeking access to the various loading docks (KGL, Bass and YSB) will still be permitted to access these docks through the course of construction.

Summer Travel

Hand holding world globe.If you are traveling internationally during the summer whether for summer-long travel, vacation or business trips, please consult the Yale and the World International Toolkit Website or email and also see Yale Travel’s information on International Travel.

For international students and scholars please consult the OISS travel guidance web page or email the designated OISS advisor. Advice on handling immigration emergencies can be found on the OISS Emergency page.

For the department and Wright Lab newsletters please send in photos and notes on your summer activities – be it travelling to new locations or even staying at home to do research it is all of interest and we’d like to keep our community updated over the summer. Please click here for your submissions.