With students away from campus, the summer months leave campus open to new residents — construction workers.
Sid Stone, director of construction management, said summer is the most common time for campus construction, and typical projects often include renovating dorms and ensuring that buildings are up to fire safety codes.
He said summer road work is also typical, such as the water main installation project on Cameron Avenue that has kept the road closed for several weeks.
Masaya Konishi, the facilities architectural supervisor, said the project is slated to be finished by the first day of classes.
Associate Director of Construction Management Dana Leeson said there are currently 12 projects underway at UNC — including the development of the Biomedical Research Imaging Center, the University’s newest building — totaling about $200 million in construction costs.