Physical Education Project Update

This summer Humboldt State University, in partnership with Kiewit Construction Company, began construction of the campus's new physical education facility. The first phase of this project - the new building, including work on Union Street and Fieldhouse Lane - is scheduled for completion in October 2007. Phase 2 - demolition of the standing West Gym and Natatorium, installation of a new Redwood Bowl Plaza, and minor renovations to the East Gym - are scheduled for completion by October 2008.

For the past several months, Kiewit has been very busy with site work. Milestones accomplished to date include: installation of site fencing; site clearing and grubbing; initiation of site utility installations, including re-location of all public utilities to Union Street and Fieldhouse Lane; and installation of the foundation pile system.

So, what will be happening in the next few months?

Project managers say the next tasks will include: installation of foundation system and some shear walls; installation of an east side retaining wall and new 17th Street driveway into the project area; completion of site utility work; installation of new storm drain system within the project area; begin work required to re-pave Union Street and Fieldhouse Lane.

“We appreciate your forbearance during the inevitable disruptions associated with a major construction project,” says Project Manager Traci Ferdolage, “and we thank everyone for continued patience and understanding.”

If you have any questions or comments regarding the project, please contact Traci Ferdolage at (707)826-5072 or