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Slusher Hall Repairs capital construction project to begin in May

From: The Division of Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities

Following authorization from Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors Executive Committee on May 9, capital construction efforts to repair Slusher Hall will begin in May.

Slusher Hall was constructed in 1972 as a 126,000-gross-square-feet residence hall with 630 beds. The university has been implementing normal maintenance to Slusher Hall to keep it in service but does not plan to upgrade the facility with refurbishments or renovations. The university’s long-range facility plans include demolishing Slusher Hall at the earliest time permanent replacement beds can be constructed, which are now programmed into Phase I of the Student Life Village. The scope of work includes repairs to 38,000-square-feet on floors one through 12 of the tower, which will allow the building to sustain operations until Phase I of the Student Life Village is complete.

Repairs to Slusher Hall are targeted for completion prior to the fall 2023 semester.

During construction, the surrounding Virginia Tech community may experience elevated levels of noise and contractor presence, including during the evening hours. Additionally, a portion of the Ag Quad Parking Lot along with nearby sidewalks leading to and along Slusher Hall will be closed from approximately Monday, May 15 - Friday, Aug. 11. 

During this time, all ADA parking spaces will remain available. 

Drivers are encouraged to utilize nearby alternative parking lots and to exercise caution and obey posted signage. 

Alternative pedestrian routes will be available alongside the construction fencing through the Ag Quad Parking Lot to the Drillfield. Accessible pathways will not be impacted by this work. 

Directional signage will be posted to assist with navigation.

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During construction, a portion of the Ag Quad Parking Lot along with nearby pathways to Slusher Hall will be closed. ADA parking spaces will not be impacted. Alternative pedestrian pathways will be available alongside the construction fence line.
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